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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Homeless & Housing, Housing Expense Reduction Support, Human Services, Personal Social Services

Mission: North Hills Community Outreach addresses the needs of people in crisis, hardship and poverty.

Results: In 2014-15 , $1,503,628 in direct assistance was provided to 4,099 families in poverty, hardship and crisis -- 86% of our expenses were direct services to those in need. 4,917 donors gave financial and in-kind gifts, and 1,538 volunteers gave 34,057 hours.

Target demographics: Everybody in northern Allegheny County can be a part of “People Helping People.” Low-income families, people experiencing disasters or other hardships, and frail elderly individuals can receive help. Adults and youth can help their neighbors in need by volunteering and/or donating funds and goods, such as food, winter coats, school supplies, etc.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,404 families in three food pantries; 482 families received utility help; 35 low-income working families purchased low-cost vehicles and 598 individuals received 951 Community Auto services; 598 seniors elderly received nonmedical assistance and 141 seniors received 5,768 rides on our Free Rides for Seniors shuttle.

Geographic areas served: Northern Allegheny County for the majority of services; some programs are covered countywide and beyond

Programs: Three food pantries, organic garden for food pantry, utility assistance, emergency financial assistance, employment services and computer skills coaching, education assistance, budget coaching, holistic case management, In Service of Seniors volunteer care giving for the elderly, Community Auto low-income vehicle ownership program, and more.

Community Stories

81 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer, I see firsthand the dedication and compassion of everyone involved, either staff or the many volunteers. Clients are treated with respect and kindness as they receive help with utilities, housing, employment, food, specialized services to seniors, and assistance with computers, finances and legal issues.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have followed North Hills Community Outreach's growth since it started. I covered the floods in 1986 for a local newspaper and formation of NHCO in their wake. I was so impressed with its contributions to the community that I became a volunteer after I retired. You couldn't find more dedicated staff members and the many voluneers who carry out the organization's work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm so happy to volunteer for such a wonderful nonprofit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for several years for the "Ask the Attorney" segment of this one stop shop for a wide variety of needs. The personnel on site at the Millvale office are welcoming and generous to their clients. The screening makes my volunteer time more effective. The Millvale site is clean, oranized and very accessible to those members of the surrounding communities which need assistance. I personally donate money as well as time to this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked as a food bank volunteer, toy drive participant, winter coat event coordinator, Job coach and my wife and I are donors to this wonderful organization. Words cannot describe the amazing impact this tremendous organization has on the community and its residents. Seeing the appreciation and knowing that people are there to assist in ones time of need, be it through food, clothing, shelter, employment or just kindness really makes an impact. I would encourage everyone to keep NHCO in mind this Holiday season and all year long and help in any way you can!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for the Ask the Attorneys program. The program provides advice to people in the community so that they can understand the legal options that are available and the legal process ahead of them. This program has helped some people connect with free or low cost resources so they can finalize their legal matters. Both in-person and phone consultations are available for the community members, and everyone is treated professionally and receives a high quality of customer service. I'm very happy to help such a sonderful organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer, I have seen first hand the compassionate and careful help that is given to people in our community in need. They meet these needs on every level from food to resumes to job search and interviewing skills, untility help, rides and visits for seniors and the disabled, computer skills and much more. This is truly a group worthy of its name and they deserve all the help and support we and our neighbors can give them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at NHCO for over 5 years and continue to be impressed with the compassion and caring of this organization. They meet the needs of people in a great variety of ways. If they are not able to do this because of location or ability, they will guide the person to someone who can help. The community is richer because of their presence.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began working with the North Hills Community Outreach about a year as a savings coach. NHCO is a well organized and professionally run organization. It deserves the highest of accolades when it comes to their leadership and vision for the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I help senior citizens by giving them rides to doctor appointments, hair appointments or taking them grocery shopping. It is very enjoyable to meet new people and I like the feeling of giving back that I receive from doing this. NHCO is an awesome organization for facilitating this.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is a wonderful organization, well run, and the people are fantastic.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered numerous times over the years for North Hills Community Outreach. I'm always impressed with the warmth and compassion that the NHCO staff always demonstrates towards their volunteers and clients. I'm certain that they are efficient and trustworthy with the resources they are given, and I know I have felt lots of appreciation every time I've volunteered for them. They are such a wonderful organization; so giving and caring to those in need, and such a valuable organization within our community.