Proud Haven Inc

Mission Statement

Proud Haven's mission is to provide a safe shelter for LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness in Pittsburgh. We will also provide emotional support and resources to help LGBTQ+ youth develop the skills needed to live independently.

About Proud Haven Inc

Deeply troubling national statistics have found that 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ+. Available data suggests that conditions are similar in the Pittsburgh region.

Many traditional service providers cannot or will not provide physical and emotional safety, support and resources for their sexual and gender identities, and the encouragement they need to reach their full potential as independent, confident adults. Proud Haven will be the first overnight shelter of its kind in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. We are in the process of raising funds and locating resources to open and sustain our shelter in Pittsburgh.

Contact Information

Deborah Scotto Phone: 412-889-3668 deborah.scotto@proudhaven.org