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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Job Training, Vocational Rehabilitation

Mission: The mission of Life''sWork of Western PA is to continue its comprehensive and innovative role of assisting persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment to achieve independence and dignity through productive employment opportunities.

Results: More than 83,000 individuals with disabilities or other employment barriers have utilized Life'sWork to achieve independence and self-sufficiency.

Target demographics: Individuals with disabilities, both adults and youth, as well as people with other barriers to employment, including at-risk youth, single parents and people transitioning off public assistance.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1200

Geographic areas served: Southwestern PA

Programs: Project Career Connections assists adults with disabilities who are job-ready to find competitive employment. This is a Project With Industry (PWI) program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Life'sWork is seeking funding to provide Supported Employment services, such as long-term job coaching, for participants of this program.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that we partnered with a few years back that has not disappointed our organization at all. They are dedicated to supporting the lives of all people as well as their clients. Due to their values and offerings, I am still a client but also a board member .

Steve K.4

Board Member

Rating: 5

They go above and beyond in helping their clients have meaningful work.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Lifes'Work has been part of the Pittsburgh community for generations. As a Board member, I have been encouraged to watch the organization pull itself out of a fiscal crunch that was exacerbated by the 2008-2009 recession. The organization is stronger, leaner, and more agile today.

I have had the privilege of attending several Client Recognition events over the years. The organization has clients in who have been part of the LW family for 20, 30 and even 40 years. That alone speaks volumes.

Diann D.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been an employer of Life's Works clients for many years. I have found that Life's Works clients are eager to work, eager to please, want to do the job at hand perfectly. Along, with the support of the staff at Life's Work it allows training to go smoothly and the transition flawlessly,
I highly recommend any employer to utilize the services available by this beautiful Non-Profit
I have been recently appointed to the Board of Directors which is so humbling. I look forward to be playing a vital roll as a board member.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Being apart of this organization has been a great experience! The leadership and staff are dedicated to the mission.

Life's Works of Western PA strives to help provide resources/aid to youth/individuals with disabilities or barriers to employment.

I am honored to be apart of this organization as it continues a historical mission since 1927!

Board Member

Rating: 5

For over five years, I have used the mailing and fulfillment services of Life'sWork to distribute materials and packages during health insurance open enrollment season. They have been tremendous partners in delivering to my customers, and in turn, it has been an incredible experience to be able to provide meaningful opportunities back to their clients working onsite. Out of this collaboration, I was recently afforded the opportunity to join the Life'sWork board to help advance the goals of the organization and provide even greater to support to the communities in which we all live and work.

Ashley Lynn P.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that is dedicated to supporting the lives of all people!

3 aks

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I wish that every organization was so concerned about the dignity of their clients. I wish I was always treated with as much respect and care as it seems this organization treats its clients.

3 PittsburghFellow


Rating: 5

I was able to visit Life'sWork through my volunteer work with the greatnonprofits website. The experience was a wonderful one. Chris, Director of Marketing and Development, took us around the facility, and showed us the people the serve and the work they do. I was overwhelmed by the size of the operation and the happiness of the clients served.