The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

People who meet Terri for the first time are often struck by her calm demeanor and ready acceptance of others, but it wasn’t always that way. Terri grew up in an impoverished section of Pittsburgh with alcoholic parents who divorced before she entered the first grade.   “It was horrible,” she said. “I lived with […]

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Time for Change

Wesley is staying in the Veterans Dorm , a precursor  to the homeless shelter that City Mission is currently building, for 22 homeless veterans. He says the Veterans Dorm is a quiet place where veterans can share their stories with each other and find healing  together. He’s  happy that the City Mission is helping veterans. […]

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Introducing Susan

Susan is a resident at Avis Arbor Women’s Shelter. Each day she and dozens of residents make their way across the City Mission grounds to attend classes in the new and improved Life Recovery program.    Both the men and women’ programs benefit from the classes which offer subject matter covering these crucial areas:  Recovery […]

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Addressing Addiction

Recently a resident of City Mission’s Life Recovery Program faced the reality of addiction in a letter: To my addiction: Today I realize for the first time with total clarity the damage you’ve done and the intention you have for me.  You plan to keep me in bondage to failure, loss, hopelessness and misery, to […]

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Kitchen Schedule Change

City Mission Kitchen schedule has changed! Starting July 24th, Monday thru Friday dinner meal times are as follows: 5-5:30 PM for all residents and 5:30-6 PM for community walk-ins. If you are a volunteer scheduled to serve please arrive at 4:30 to prepare for our guests. Thank you! The Saturday/Sunday schedule has NOT changed.

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More Than I Could Imagine

B.I.B.L.E. Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. When Marlo saw those words written on a bulletin board, she knew God was speaking to her, and her life changed for her from that moment on. Thirty years of drug and alcohol abuse had destroyed everything that had meaning in her life – including a relationship with her […]

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Help Feed the Hungry This Summer

A good meal can be the first step to a better life. City Mission serves 300 nutritious meals every single day to the homeless and at-risk men, women and children of Southwestern Pennsylvania. We especially need your help during this busy summer time. Donations usually fall off in the summer when so many of our […]

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