Mission: The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is committed to ensuring that out programs are open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. Services are provided by the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh address needs as diverse and the communities where we are located. Our program delivery is focused on creating hope for children, engaging families, establishing balanced health for all and to help strengthen communities through outreach support services. Aside from programs in child care, summer camps and health and wellness, the YMCA also delivers and array of social service programs that include food pantries, family support services, job and computer training, teen enrichment programs, drug and alcohol counseling, special needs camps, service learning projects, single resident housing, literacy initiatives and senior programs.
The Vision of Lighthouse is to engage at-risk teens living in Homewood who attend Westinghouse High School. Through an arts immersion program which includes modules in digital media, graphic arts and performing arts, youth are occupied in a meaningful way and are safe in the vulnerable evening hours between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. This unique partnership between the Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Homewood YMCA was a success in its first year and we are building upon that success through strategic planning now.
This organization excels in providing a plethora of services to benefit the community they work within. The organization also is able to remain a symbol of community in areas that may lack connectedness.