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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Residential Care & Adult Day Programs

Mission:

The Genesis mission is to provide life-affirming programs and services for pregnant women, children, and adoptive families.

Programs: Parenting classes are held weekly at both the Genesis Centers (Bellevue and Washington).  They are free of charge and are available to anyone who is pregnant or has a child under three years of age.  Both mothers and fathers are encouraged to attend  Upon completion of class, parents will be rewarded with furniture items for their child.

Community Stories

51 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Lying, manipulative baby stealers who prey on naive, scared young women.

Client Served

Rating: 5

almost 6 years ago I was pregnant with my son, also a single mother. I was looking for parenting classes for free and came upon the Genesis center. This organization helped me so much to this day I still donate to them. Not only do they help single mothers like me but they also house pregnant women who are homeless. This is a great non profit for women.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

An organization that truly walks the walk! I found out about them thru my brother who bought their raffle tickets for me (I won $100!!). Genesis gives practical, concrete help to expectant mothers and families in need with counseling, prenatal classes, adoption, foster care. I wish I'd heard of them sooner. I admire people who take constructive action and don't just talk. Such a worthwhile charity. Thanks Genesis for all the good you do.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Genesis of Pittsburgh arranged my adoption. My birth mother was in college when she got pregnant with me. Genesis provided her with the resources she needed during that time and helped her place me up for adoption. They did a wonderful job placing me with an adoptive family that gave me a great upbringing, and no one would even guess I am adopted because I look so much like my adoptive mother. When I was 7 they helped my adoptive parents by doing some of the work needed to help them adopt a set of siblings from an orphanage in Poland. I have since met my birth parents, and I think I have probably had one of the best possible experiences as an adoptee.

Review from The Pittsburgh Foundation

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My husband and I attended classes at the Learning center at Genesis prior to the birth of our daughter and we found them to be very informational and extreemly helpful. There are so many things that we learned that I believe already mothers would not think to tell new mommys cause its just second nature to them.

Felicia D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Genesis has helped myself and husband and children a lot I would like to personal thank them! when I was pregnant I took classes at genesis and earned a crib. If it wasn't for the classes I wouldn't have learned child CPR and adult CRP my husband and I are very grateful for everything they helped and did for us!

Thanks Again

1 Laura C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I lived at Genesis about three years ago. I was pregnant, homeless, and had no true source of income. I was also new in recovery and therefore needed a lot of support and encouragement. Genesis helped me in so many ways. First and foremost, they put a roof over my head but they were also very caring and willing to do anything to help as long as I was also willing to do anything to help myself . The parenting center prepared me so much for a newborn and instilled techniques and characteristics in me that continue to make me a good mother today. I am now 2.5 years clean, employed full time, have my bachelors and excited for the future! My daughter just turned two and I know if i walked into The Genesis Center tomorrow needing help I would be greeted with open arms. Donating to Genesis of Pittsburgh doesn't only help a pregnant woman in need, it will also greatly effect the life inside her and how mother and child relate and interact with each other for a lifetime. Honestly, I hope one day I can give back to them for all they did for me and my daughter. Truely Thankful, Laura and Kiah

Previous Stories
1

Client Served

Rating: 5

In May 2011 I moved into the Genesis house which provides housing, support and parenting skills to expecting mothers in need. I had just gone through detoxification for drug addiction when I found out I was pregnant. Expectedly, my family was at wits end with my use and was no longer willing to support me. Genesis took me in when I literally had nowhere to go and no one to turn to. Honestly, my experience here at Genesis has been very rewarding and constructive. The staff here has helped me to help myself become a better person, as well as make good, stable life decisions for myself and soon to arrive daughter. They have assisted me in staying clean and setting up all the support I need to continue living on the right path. Additionally, they have assisted me in finding permanent housing so that when my daughter is born I do not have to worry about her not having a roof over her head. The educational classes offered by Genesis have given me the information I need in order to have positive experiences and outcomes as a parent. Being a first time parent is scary enough without having all kinds of obstacles and traps in your way; but with the support and encouragement of the women at Genesis, I have found that it is possible to get through struggles and stressful circumstances and come out on top. I am very thankful for Genesis and all those who donate to and assist them in making a difference in the lives of women such as myself.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Genesis and their staff helped me prepare for motherhodd as well as treating me with respect in all areas I am a single mother who is as recovering addict,. I have 16 months clean and my son is a healthy 8 month old who is happy,loved, and well cared for due to the help I received through them I was able to earn a crib and mattress as well as a car seat in which being a single mother would be hard to provide right away. This program offers hope to women and their children!!! Thank you Genesis you made a difference in my life as well as my sons!!! Greatly appreciated!!

1 Lauren58

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Genesis of Pittsburgh helped my husband and I become a family through their adoption services. We have volunteered for Genesis and always felt a feeling of family at every event. It just seems to be woven into the fibers that make up Genesis of Pittsburgh. No one is ever turned away and help always seems to multiply to make the lives of children and families so much better for having used Genesis' services. Genesis of Pittsburgh helped us realize our dreams to become parents and brought 4 very special children into our lives. For this and so many other reasons, Genesis will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for many years off and on, in many capacities. Services are given to EVERYONE that needs them and in the best and most professional ways. No client is ever turned away. Professional people of all arenas come together and give of themselves for the full benefit of the client, and always with understanding and compassion.

This organization is the most giving I have ever worked with as everyone has and shows their passion in what they are doing.