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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

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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...

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Pgh Girl 02/22/2011

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

Amy M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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