North Hills Community Outreach Inc

Rating: 4.91 stars   180 reviews

Issues: Food, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 1975 Ferguson Rd Allison Park PA 15101 USA

Mission: NHCO is a faith-based organization that addresses the needs of people in crisis, hardship and poverty so that no one in our community is cold, hungry or alone.
Results: In 2009-10, $1,219,023 in direct assistance was provided to 4,915 families in poverty, hardship and crisis. 4,861 donors gave financial and in-kind gifts
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: 1,248 food pantry participants, 1,472 received utility help, 627 elderly received nonmedical assistance from 134 volunteers
Geographic areas served: Northern Allegheny County for the majority of services; some programs are covered countywide and beyond
Programs: Two food pantries, utility assistance, emergency financial assistance, employment services, support groups, college scholarships, holistic case management, Family Savings Accounts, Faith in Action volunteer caregiving for the elderly, Community Auto vehicle ownership program, and more.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 25-1553057
412-487-6316
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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

HI, im homeless, i have been for almost 2 years now. me and my husband and my best friend. you would think with the three of us we would be able to get a place to live, but after one year, we were able to get a car. a good car. its cold out again. witch sucks.... Back to the tent boys summer is over.... one day when i grow up, im going to be just happy with what I have. almost 2 years of homelessness, still not holding up signs... still working still homeless. If I thought any one really cared, I guess I would of left my name. but it takes alot more then just a volunteer to get the heck out of the cold into a home... of what your ideal of a home is any way. Im just glad Im in america, people wast a lot of good stuff...

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My sons were looking to get some service hours for a scout merit badge and they contacted NHCO. They went through orientation, which really helped them understand the work that NHCO does. They were most impressed that it was more than a handout and they loved the community garden idea. They both worked at the food bank for those initial service hours, but they also both went on to help more by doing their Eagle Scout projects for them. Everyone they met was so friendly and easy to work with.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

NHCO has met the needs of the families, individuals and seniors it serves in Northern Allegheny County beyond words. The impact of their caring and generousity is seen and felt on a daily basis.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Thanks for your help on my food bills. They are all nice and very helpfull

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

on disability

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

faster

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a resident of the North Hills community, I've know about NHCO for many years and have regularly donated groceries, clothing, coats and money to this very worthwhile organization. Last year, after retiring, I began to volunteer there for a variety of special projects. My eyes were opened even further when I saw first hand the wonderful services these dedicated people perform. For example, giving emergency counseling and help to desperate people; providing back-to-school supplies to hundreds of needy area children, and warm winter coats to children and adults alike. And of course operating the year-around food pantry which feeds so many. This is a first-class operation, through and through.

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

volunteering for several different projects last year.

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

try to duplicate its model throughout the country. It is a winner.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I live in the North Hills and know people who have used the organization and think very highly of them. I like that NHCO supports the North Hills community and has been able to help so many people in multiple ways.

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I have not personally experienced the results of the organization.

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

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

As a long-time resident of Pine Township, I have been exposed to a variety of NHCO efforts over the years. I would like to personally thank the organization for continuing to strengthen the Northern Allegheny County region.

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

Pine Township

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

Maybe create a Facebook group to better notify the community of news and upcoming events.

 
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Pgh Girl (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

NHCO does have a facebook page that we regularly use to update our supporters. Please "like" us today! http://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Hills-Community-Outreach/147499803724

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

NHCO is an asset to the greater pittsburgh community. It is an outstanding, non-profit offering much needed support services. Kerry Mulhern is outstanding as a mentor and program coordinator.

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

Not personally, but through networking have come to know about the program and its services.

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

Enhance the marketing strategy of the organization and feature the services offered.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Keep up the great work!!! Thank you for all you do!!!

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

Looking forward to help in the future

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

Looking forward to help in the future

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you for all that you do for the Shaler community!

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the way that the NHCO helps my students.

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

change nothing!

 
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