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There’s no such thing as no place to go. Image

There’s no such thing as no place to go.

From emergency shelter to long-term housing assistance, The Salvation Army provides a wide array of services to those facing life on the streets.

About 15% of all homeless people are considered “chronically homeless.”

Homelessness can happen to anyone - single men, single women, entire families, the elderly, children or young adults. No one population is immune. That's why our doors are always open, and we embrace all who walk through them.

“I didn’t realize at the time that there was a different type of army out there ready to help me, to have my back”

John, Amanda and their three young children found themselves at the Family Caring Center after being evicted from their home. John served his country in the U.S. military for four years but found himself struggling with unforeseen disabilities, resulting in him losing his security job. The family was welcomed to the Family Caring Center with open arms, and after participating in our programs, both John and Amanda found new jobs and a three-bedroom house they now call home.

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6017 Broad Street  |  P.O. Box 5170  |  Pittsburgh, PA, 15206

412-362-0891   |  Open 24/7

 

The goal of the Family Caring Center is not only to help families through difficult times, but also to enable them to find permanent housing and learn how to live productive and fulfilling lives.

Typical homeless shelters are often gender specific, allowing either women and children or men only.  The Salvation Army’s Family Caring Center accepts entire family units, offering a unique, family-focused program. The Family Caring Center has seventeen individual rooms with a total of 36 beds for families in apartment-style units allowing the family to remain together in a safe, secure environment with three meals a day and specialized programming to help them get back on their feet. 

Children’s activities are supervised while parents attend classes in parenting, budgeting, resume-building and job skills, all with the intention of transforming their lives and transitioning them back into the community.

Clients are charged a minimal fee, based upon their ability to pay. For program or volunteer information or for more information about admission, please call the Family Caring Center at 412-362-0891.

STAFF

Major Earnest Fullwood | Email | 412-362-0891

Major Vanessa Fullwood | Email | 412-362-0891

Sr. Michele Farabaugh, Social Worker | Email |412-362-0891 ext 101

Faith Quarles, House Manager | Email | 412-362-0891 ext 108

FAQ's

Families can become homeless for all sorts of reasons, including physical abuse, alcohol or drug dependency, eviction, fire or flood. Each family's situation is unique, and for that reason, we can provide accommodations for as long as their situation deems appropriate.

We can provide you with a variety of resources that will help get you back on your feet. For example, we provide families with counseling and instruction on daily living skills. We also help families and individuals schedule appointments for housing, employment, job training, public assistance and school. In addition, we will provide your family with three nutritious meals per day, as well as snacks for your children throughout the day.

We feel it is important for children to have a sense of stability in their lives. Thus, we arrange for transportation so children can continue to attend their regular schools. We also provide children with daily reading programs, after school programs and homework assistance. We offer field trips, free play time, exercise, music, games, toys and books for the children.

Yes. We believe it is crucial for families to stay together during their problem times. Consequently, the Family Crisis Center offers units designed to house entire families. It is the only shelter in the Pittsburgh area that can accommodate families in this way.

Yes. Children can take part in a number of playful activities including riding bicycles and learning to use computers.

Yes. We recognize the fact that single father families make up a growing segment of the homeless population. This is the only facility in Pittsburgh that accepts single fathers and their children.

Volunteers with special vocations help by providing services such as legal aid, medical and dental work, education and mental health support. We also have volunteers who can teach parenting skills and coordinate activities for the children. Call The Salvation Army Family Caring Center at 412-362-0891 for more information.

You might also consider supporting the Family Caring Center through the Garbage Bag Gala event. Click here for more information.

Families can become homeless for all sorts of reasons, including physical abuse, alcohol or drug dependency, eviction, fire or flood. Each family's situation is unique, and for that reason, we can provide accommodations for as long as their situation deems appropriate.

 

 

Schedule


Sunday

9:30 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Morning Worship


Monday

6:30 PM Children's Bible Study


Wednesday

10:00 AM SALT Outreach

6:00 PM Music Instruction


Thursday

6:00 PM Music Instruction


Friday

6:00 PM Family Meeting


Monday-Friday

10:00 AM-2:30 PM Adult Job Readiness Program


Monday-Friday

3:00 PM-6:00 PM After School Assistance

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