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: 5 stars  

North Hills Community Outreach has been a lifesaver for many in the North Hills of Pittsburgh for decades. They feed and clothe the poor, collect school supplies for students every fall, and provide numerous services for the unemployed, the newly poor, and the disabled. No other non-profit in my area provides the superb services for so many as NHCO.

When I bought a new car two years ago, I gave them my old car. When my cell phones are replaced, they use cell phones for abused women's safety. When they have a food drive, I donate. When they sell citrus each winter to raise money, I purchase it. This organization is surely one of the best in the country.

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I would clone some of their volunteers. There are never enough great people to give their time to others--but their volunteers are wonderful.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I donate as much as we can because we know that this organization meets the needs of its constituents. Please do what you can to help NHCO continue to help those in need.

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Review from The Pittsburgh Foundation
Rating: 5 stars  

NHCO is an excellent community community partner and well run organization. By relying on donations and volunteers, they are able to achieve great things with donated funds. Their commitment to creating a sustainable garden in order to provide healthy produce for their food pantries is just one fantastic example of the quality organization they are!

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Rating: 5 stars  

NHCO does a wonderful job of meeting such a wide range of needs in our community. The entire organization is filled with committed, passionate people and their volunteers doing an amazing job of helping families, while always maintaining the utmost respect for the people they help.

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Rating: 5 stars  

North Hills Community Outreach is a fantastic organization! I have donated food, winter coats, and even a gas stove!

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

North Hills Community Outreach is highly organized and efficient in its use of donor resources to assist those in need. Its services are comprehensive, benefiting young and old. I feel assured that what I donate does maximum good. The staff is dedicated and conscientious and make me feel like a member of the team whenever I stop in. Volunteering is also easy and satisfying. Our region is truly blessed by this non-profit organization. Associate Pastor Roger Nicholson, Perry Highway Lutheran Church

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having an organization that I can give to that I know is doing great work in our geographical area.

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not make any at this time.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great organization who helps so many people in our local community. It is great to see how my donations can help those locally.

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listening to the people it impacted

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Rating: 5 stars  

NHCO appers to be well run. They took care of everything when I donated my vehicle. I will recommend them if I know of anyone wanting to donate.

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Rating: 5 stars  

NHCO is an incredible asset to our community. They provide a wide variety of programs for those in need. Those programs address immediate need, such as the food pantry, and others provide information and training for participants to make a better life for themselves. They continue to provide the assistance for neighbors in need and help them get back on their feet again. I am happy to be a donor and will continue to support this amazing organization.

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I did not personally experience the results of this organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

There are only 2 organizations I donate to and North Hills Community Outreach is one of the two. They are one of the most caring organizations I have come across. I recommend them to anyone who needs a helping hand.

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Seeing the senior citizens in my neighborhood being cared for both financially and physically.

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I don't thing I could. They are doing a wonderful job of doing God's work.

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