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Media Resources

Information for Media Reps

Media Contact

If you are a member of a news or media organization and need assistance, please contact the City Mission’s media team point of contact:
Gary Porter
City Mission
Communications Manager
(724) 222-8530 x 236
If you would like to contact the City Mission directly, feel free to contact us at the following address and phone number:
City Mission
84 W. Wheeling Street
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 222-8530

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News Releases

Our Mission

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Compassionate Care is often the first step to renewal. Many of the individuals that come into our program learn about the City Mission through a visit to the kitchen for a meal or through our Samaritan Care program. This branch includes food, shelter, medical care, and our comprehensive Samaritan...
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In addition to meeting the immediate physical needs of the homeless, we provide something even more valuable: hope. City Mission’s comprehensive suite of recovery programming is designed to help residents suffering from mental illness, chemical addiction, multiple relapses, incarceration, histories of abuse...
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Because City Mission strives to bring hope to anyone experiencing hardship in our region, we extend our reach beyond our doors. Through our Samaritan Care Center, the We Care Street Outreach Program, and the Shelter+Care Supportive Housing Program we extend our hands to those in need...
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Leadership Team

Dean Gartland, President/CEO
Dean Gartland
(724) 222-8530
Dean Gartland is President/CEO of the Washington City Mission in Washington, PA, serving the greater Pittsburgh area. Prior to becoming President/CEO, Dean was the Vice President and Director of Programs at the Mission. Dean is past President of Dean R. Gartland Consulting, Inc. Dean’s professional background in mission leaderships includes 28 years of service at Light of Life Rescue Mission in Pittsburgh, PA. Dean served in various capacities, including Director of Discipleship, Director of Programs, and Chief Operating Officer.
Brian R. Johansson, Chief Operating Officer
Brian R. Johansson
Chief Operating Officer
(724) 222-8530 x 205
As a Pastor’s son and native New Yorker, Brian grew up in the intercity neighborhood of QueensBridge and attended public school. After college, he married Peggy and worked as a project manager in the construction field. In 1992, Peggy and Brian felt the call to work with the large homeless population in NYC. They started driving around Manhattan to give out food. One night, standing around a fire barrel in Columbus circle, a homeless man told Brian about the Bowery Mission. Brian went to work for the Bowery Mission in 1993.
Dr. Sally Mounts, Chief Development Officer
Dr. Sally Mounts
Chief Development Officer
(724) 705-7122
Sally is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army and a former Veteran’s Affairs Program Director. She has a doctorate in Psychology from Yeshiva University, and Master’s degrees in Psychology and Journalism from Rutgers University and West Virginia University, respectively. Sally was the first woman commissioned to the Armed Services from The College of William and Mary in Virginia, in 1971. She is the 2017 Washington County Athena Award Winner, an award that recognizes her leadership contributions to the Washington County Housing Authority Board of Directors in general and to women in particular.

Impact of Our Services

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So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.    — Romans 12:5