This year donations raised by Pittsburgh Mercy teams will benefit The Way Home, a fundraising campaign in support of Operation Safety Net. The program provides permanent homes and support for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness in Pittsburgh.
Nearly 250 Pittsburgh men and women currently live in tents, on the streets, or in dangerous, unstable living situations. While the reasons for homelessness varies, a transition to housing has been a proven path to success for many.
On average, $2,600 is enough to help open the door to a new life - covering costs for a security deposit, first month’s rent, basic furnishings, and food. Paired with ongoing care management and follow-up visits, once-homeless individuals are given hope and a renewed journey toward self-sufficiency.
Since 2007, more than 1,400 individuals have found a home through the efforts of Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net.® An impressive 85% of those housed have remained in their new homes — with most requiring two years or less of continued support before achieving independence.
With a long waiting list of candidates hoping to make a fresh start, The Way Home aims to raise critical funds to fuel the efforts of Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net® to aid Pittsburgh’s homeless community.
With your help, individuals experiencing homelessness can find not only a safe place to live, but also a productive place in our Pittsburgh community.
As an individual, organization, business, school, or faith community, we hope YOU will make a pledge today to help transition a homeless individual into stable housing. Each dollar helps Pittsburgh Mercy continue to be a compassionate and healing presence to vulnerable people in our city.