The Salvation Army to Host Roundtable Discussion on Pittsburgh’s Unhoused
PITTSBURGH (September 7, 2023) – Join The Salvation Army and other nonprofit and corporate leaders on Thursday, September 28, for a roundtable discussion about solutions for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Pittsburgh. The Salvation Army of Allegheny County is proud to host this discussion in partnership with Aetna Better Health® Kids. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Press Box Dining Room at Acrisure Stadium.
“We all share concerns about this growing need in our community,” Major Philip Lloyd, General Secretary/Allegheny County Coordinator for The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division said. “We hope by gathering a diverse group of individuals and organizations to discuss this issue, the combined knowledge, experience and creativity will guide us toward solutions. Our goal is for this event to be the first of many discussions leading to positive change in Pittsburgh.”
Major Philip Lloyd and Lauren Fair, Social Services Director for The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division, will lead this discussion. Seating is limited, registration is required in advance. Visit salvationarmywpa.org/unhoused to secure a spot. Attendees should enter through the stadium’s press gate (across from the Carnegie Science Center). Breakfast will be served, and the event will conclude at 10:30 a.m.
From emergency shelters to long-term housing assistance, The Salvation Army provides a wide array of services to individuals and families in crisis across the globe. The Salvation Army’s Family Caring Center, located in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood, accepts entire family units, offering a unique, family-focused program. Visit salvationarmywpa.org/fcc for more information.
About the moderators:
Major Philip Lloyd has served alongside his wife, Jodi, in The Salvation Army for more than 30 years. As employees and Salvation Army Officers, they have served in local, state and regional leadership levels of the organization. Major Lloyd is presently appointed as the Allegheny County Coordinator for The Salvation Army’s Western Pennsylvania Division. Major Lloyd earned his undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership at Cincinnati Christian University, his MA in Strategic Communications and Leadership at Seton Hall University and his Doctorate in Strategic Leadership at Regent University.
Lauren Fair is the Divisional Social Services Director for The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division. She started her professional career as a Public Defender and found her calling when she transitioned to faith-based social services. She has experience leading programs for all ages and overseeing a diverse range of services. Her expertise is in training and technical assistance, homeless prevention, emergency shelter, supportive housing, case management and survivor-centered anti-trafficking services. Fair received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville and is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association.
Celebrating over 150 years of global service as both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 132 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, visit salvationarmywpa.org. The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.