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Our Partners

Below are listed the 10 current partners for the Northside Homeless Alliance. Click on the name of the organization to read more about what each does.

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Charles Chapman

2536 Maple Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15214

About LIVING Ministry

L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry (love initiated ventures investing in neglected groups) is one of the leading organizations addressing poverty in Pittsburgh through a strategy that combines building personal relationships, meeting basic needs, offering tools for self-sufficiency, and providing opportunities for community involvement. In almost fourteen years of ministry, we have effectively reached over 10,000 homeless individuals on a face-to-face basis. At L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry, our desire is not just to take people out of the streets, but take the street out of people. Everyone wants to 'fix' the problems of the homeless, but not many people are dealing with the root issues. At L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry, we are called to address the root causes of the homeless by providing mentoring, counseling, and relational support. Experience and observation have shown us that the current methods of serving the homeless are not the most effective. Treating the homeless as 'clients' tends to produce entitlement more than it produces empowerment. Shifting the focus to relational needs helps promote real and sustainable change in the life of a homeless man or woman.

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Pastor Bob Maravalli

114 W. North Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

About United methodist church union (Daily bread)

Daily Bread (also known as the Northside Congregate Feeding Program), located in Pittsburgh’s Northside, serves meals to those without a home or who are under-employed. We serve meals three times a week: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 am and Sundays at 4 pm. Our program communicates with other feeding programs on the Northside to ensure that a hot meal is available every day of the week. Food is served out of the kitchen of the former New Hope Methodist Church.

This feeding program is over a quarter of a Century old and has served over 250,000 meals to those in need! Most importantly, we focus on giving quality nutritious meals and straying from the typical foods served at other programs.

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Emily Rabatin

P.O. Box 6823
10 E. North Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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About Light of Life Rescue Mission

Founded in 1952, the Mission was known as Harbor of Hope Rescue Mission where it served as a refuge for transient men. In 1957, it was named Light of Life Rescue Mission. Eventually, programs were expanded to include women and children. In 1979, the Mission purchased buildings on the North Side where the bulk of its programming is still conducted. Every day, Light of Life provides food, shelter, and hope to Pittsburgh’s homeless and vulnerable. We serve warm meals and provide emergency shelter 365 days of the year, as well as running our long term recovery programs for men, women and children.  Our outreach team offers community support and connects vital services with people in need.

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Ed Kramer

763 Cottonwood Dr.
Monroeville, PA 15146

About No Walls Ministries

We are a team ministry of people working towards the expansion of the kingdom of God. Our mission is to reach the underprivileged in the Pittsburgh area with the love of Christ by caring and by addressing their personal and spiritual needs. We first received a vision for this ministry in 2003 while returning from a trip to New York City where our group joined others in ministering to the homeless. During our return to Pittsburgh some of us realized that we could do the same. 

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Jay Poliziani

1601 Brighton Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

About Northside common ministries

Northside Common Ministries is a non-sectarian, non-profit, community-based organization established in 1982 by a collaboration of 30 local churches to meet the increasing needs of the homeless population. At Northside Common Ministries we are committed to building that bridges that connect our neighbors in need to an improved quality of life while tearing down the walls that keep the hungry and homeless from success. Our mission answers the call “to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and receive the stranger,” and the prophet’s call to “do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God.”

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Chris Roach

903 Watson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

About Operation Safety Net

Operation Safety Net, part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System and Trinity Health, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, reaches out to those in need by meeting people where they are in life. Operation Safety Net’s roots were in making “house calls” to people in Pittsburgh wherever they call home – in door and alleyways, along river banks, or beneath bridges and highway overpasses. Today, Operation Safety Net is recognized as one of nation’s first, targeted, full-time street medicine programs. It continues to set the standard for this unique form of health care.

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Coach Jack Brumbaugh

About Blankets Over Pittsburgh

For approximately fifteen years, Coach Jack has worked as a volunteer for the Red Door Daily Lunch Feeding Program out of St. Mary of Mercy Church in downtown Pittsburgh. About twelve years ago, through the guidance of Betty Penny the director of the Red Door, Coach began taking excess blankets directly at night to the homeless on the streets and under the city bridges in a duffel bag or shopping cart. Over the past few years “Blankets Over Pittsburgh” has expanded in to the distribution of tents, sleeping bags, shovels and bikes directly to the street homeless.Today the ministry includes resume writing, helping find jobs, and gathering furniture for those who have recently found housing. 

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Pastor Gary Brougher

PO Box 13
McKeesport, PA 15135 

About Pittsburgh Dream Center

At the heart of the Dream Center it is our desire to rescue those who have been enslaved by hunger, homelessness, poverty, and human trafficking, and other life controlling issues. We do this by providing hope, empowerment, and the love of Christ both in word and deed in our four focus areas- Children, Community, Discipleship, and Hunger Relief. We seek to meet urgent physical and spiritual needs through our many outreach and discipleship programs. The mission of the Pittsburgh Dream Center therefore is to directly impact the issues that afflict Pittsburgh communities by reconnecting people to God and a community of support by providing free human services that address immediate and long-term needs in the area of hunger, poverty, homelessness, education, and human trafficking.

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Christy Pendarvis

144 Old Route 8
South Valencia, PA 16059 


About Misison from Mars

The goal of Mission From Mars is to create a community of like-minded men and women who feel compelled to help the homeless. We are a liaison and partner to the larger organizations and non-profits serving the homeless community. We want you to find a place to serve within our street ministry, when you don’t know where or how.

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Bonnie Nichols

PO Box 488
Gibsonia, PA 15044

About Living in Liberty

Living in Liberty offers a secure safe house for victims of human sex trafficking and does street outreach with victims on the streets. Living in Liberty also educates the community at large about sex trafficking, its prevalence worldwide, and its presence in our own communities.

Women rescued from commercial sexual exploitation live at a safe house at an undisclosed location in the Greater Pittsburgh area. There they receive a range of services in a loving, caring environment, including emotional and spiritual support, healthcare, education and skills training, food, clothing, legal counseling, and more.