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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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for helping members of our community! Great Organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This community is blessed to have the NHCO. From the Executive Director, Fay Morgan, to the employees and numerous volunteers - you won't find more motivated, caring individuals that work tirelessly to make the lives of those in need better.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The world would be a better place if all communities had an organization like NHCO. They give you a sense of family, knowing someone is there for you if in need.

Sonya S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NHCO is a wonderful service organization that provides critical help to families in the North Hills communities. I am personally acquainted with members of their staff and several of their board members, and am continually amazed at the good work they do with limited resources. The world needs more people and organizations like this - caring, honest, resourceful, reliable and just downright good! When they don't have the resources they need to accomplish their mission, they look for other non-profits to partner with to achieve their goals.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had made a desparation call for help. The lady that answered my call was very understanding to my needs and we had made an appointment for a meeting. The lady I met with walked me through all my options and finally agreeing on a plan of action,she showed me there was a light at the end of the tunnel. That lady's name is Nicole M. Davis. Speaking from experience,I feel she is such a valuable assett to your organization and a Godsend ,along with your orginization,to me and my 20 yo pregnent daughter. My daughter and I would love to personally thank all of you who are committed to helping those in need but I do have a special feeling of gratitude to Nicole.(give her a raise or a day off). Once again My daughter and me thank you all from the bottom of our hearts,May God bless you all.Thank you. Nicole Lee & Keith Leighton McElvany

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The people here are great!! They are very understanding and caring to families.. I just did the toy shop and the two women that were helping me shop for my three kids were very helpful and kind.. Also they helped me out with clothes and coats for my three kids and I thank them all the time..

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had volunteered for NHCO in the past with various school and community services, but in January of 2008 I was hired as a youth leadership coordinator for the Millvale location. One of the first things I learned about the organization is that they have several locations including but not limited to: Allison Park, Millvale, etc.; making the organiztion more available to those who do not have transportation or have limited transportation. Unlike most organizations that I have helped with in the past, I discovered within my first few days of working here that NHCO exclusively helps those in need in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh but will help other places if need be. NHCO can address a variety of issues in a person's life including spiritual, emotional, physical, and material needs. While NHCO will provide emergency assistance such as emergency food or emergency rent payment, NHCO works with the people in need to become and stay self-sufficient in their daily lives thru a diverse selection of programs such as community auto, a family savings account, and so much more. As part of my job, I run and maintain collection drives in the local area at places such as my school district and my church. A nice thing about these drive is that there is no age limit on collecting items. I have involved children as young as the elementary-school age level and have involved senior citizens from my church. Since my time working here, I have personally participated in the Souper Bowl Drvie, the Spring Share collection, and the Bike Shop; all which had great success. I would recommend the services of this organization to anyone in need because of the diversity of their programs.

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Pgh Girl 10/02/2009

NHCO serves ALL of northern Allegheny County (not just the North Hills). Some programs extend to all of the county and still others extend to surrounding counties as well.