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Phone: 412-258-6100
10 E North Avenue
PO Box 6823

Pennsylvania 15212

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Target demographics: Men, women and children of all ages in the Pittsburgh area who are…


Living in poverty


Mentally challenged

Direct beneficiaries per year: ~1,000

Geographic areas served: Greater Pittsburgh

Programs: Light of Life provides comprehensive services to the poor and homeless which fall under two main areas: the Recovery Program and Samaritan Ministries.

The Mission’s Recovery Program empowers men and women to achieve healthy, productive, self-sufficient living. Components of the program include: addiction recovery counseling, transitional housing, education and career training, life and parenting skills, treatment referrals for mental health issues, activities for improving socialization and relationship building, after-care and mentoring and other services. On-site care is also provided for children, including the services of a full time family therapist. Accommodations for men include a 38 man capacity site for residential care and an additional 12 man capacity for extended care at a nearby apartment facility. Hours of education, counseling, training and other services total >110,000 hours annually.

Samaritan Ministries offer daily meals for the public at large, emergency shelter for men, daily chapel services, community outreach and a unique short-term case management program for homeless men called the High Commitment Shelter. This program serves close to 1,000 different individuals in a 12 month period. The Mission provides ~ 100,000 meals and 34,000 nights of safe shelter annually. 

As a ministry of Jesus Christ, Light of Life will provide a home for the homeless and food for the hungry, and will build disciples for the Kingdom of God among the poor, addicted, abused and needy.

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I began working at Light of Life three months ago, and ever since have been incredibly impressed with them as a non-profit organization. As a ministry focused on Jesus Christ, I see each staff member carrying out their tasks with excellence. I love hearing all of the success stories and how people's... more »
I started working with Light of Life about 3 months ago. Going to work each day is a huge blessing because of the great environment that surrounds this organizations. All staff members are here to work with the homeless and love them from the inside out. I have been honored to work in the meal ... more »
Light of Life is an amazing ministry in the Pittsburgh area. They do so much to change the lives of the homeless and suffering men, women and children in our community. Not only do they offer food, clothing and shelter, but also kindness, compassion and love which money cannot buy. I know that ... more »
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