Northside Common Ministries, An Affiliate of Goodwill of Southwestern PA

Mission Statements

Northside Common Ministries’ 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.”

Goodwill helps people improve their quality of life through work and related services.

About Northside Common Ministries, An Affiliate of Goodwill of Southwestern PA

As a program of Goodwill, Northside Common Ministries addresses the needs of the community by providing food, shelter, education, and other essentials to get people back on their feet and give them hope.

The Northside Food Pantry, Pittsburgh’s largest with about 1,000 people served each month, is a progressive, nonsectarian nonprofit founded in 1982 over a Thanksgiving meal shared by three pastors of local churches.

The Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter accommodates the needs of 25 men who are homeless every night of the year.  The Shelter opens daily at 4:30 p.m. and provides residents with safe, secure sleeping quarters, a hot shower, and a warm evening meal.  In addition, the NCM staff – Case Manager, Program Director, and Shelter Monitors – assist the men as they work toward stability and independence by providing various services and support.

NCM’s newest addition to our menu of services is our Financial Opportunity Center. At the F.O.C. staff provide one to one job search assistance, help connecting with government benefits like Social Security or Food Stamps and help people learn how to budget their money  and repair their credit. With the addition of the FOC we are now able to help people exit the cycle of dependency and poverty.

At Goodwill, we reuse and recycle your donations to help us improve job and educational skills, careers and lives. Our well known stores, which are vitally important, are just part of the big picture. Goodwill is a widely recognized leader and community partner in helping people gain the many benefits of work to improve their quality of life. With the financial support of our stores and other funding sources, we provide expert services to help people overcome physical, mental, educational, social and economic barriers that stand between them and having a meaningful job.

Contact Information

Erika Romano Phone: 412-632-1934 erika.romano@goodwillswpa.org