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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pgh Girl 02/22/2011
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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.
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.
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.
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
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..
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.
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.