Genesis of Pittsburgh Inc.

Rating: 4.9 stars   49 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 185 Dakota Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15202 USA

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more publicity.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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2 people found this review helpful

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.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the changes it has helped me make in my life and the resources it has provided me with.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand to make services available to women after their child is born too.

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Rating: 4 stars  

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!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Want them to get more exposure.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am impressed with the breadth and depth of services that Genesis provides to young pregnant women in crisis. I had no idea of how many ways they help service the women they work with; from continuing education and tutoring, to parenting classes and daily living skills. I especially like their emphasis on young mothers earning things they cannot afford through educational programming hours they attend. Kudos Genesis!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Genesis of Pittsburgh was invited to our Church for a baby shower for their organization. The speaker who is also the director presented an inspiration talk about the good works of Genesis House. The support Genesis of Pittsburgh gives to the community is outstanding. They are a light in the darkness for individuals who need their help. I give them 5 stars and a prayer that they continue in their mission!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

just make sure they continue their good works.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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