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  • Prayers for Tree of Life Synagogue

    The Holy Family Institute community is extremely saddened by the devastating shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. We stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters in this difficult time and offer our support and prayers. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families of all those who died and to those who were harmed. […]

  • Gift Acceptance and Utilization Guidelines

    Dear Friends, We are blessed to live and work in a community where our neighbors are ready and willing to help when asked. Throughout the year I often hear “How can I help?” and “What do the children need, Sister?” While the answer may change based on a new program, the start of a new […]

  • Back to School Preparation and Needs

    What an amazing response of support for the children, youth and families in our care over the last month! We appreciate the contributions and want you to know that as we continue to serve migrant children, we are also preparing resources for the local children and families we serve as a new school year approaches. […]

  • UPDATE: Immigrant Children at Holy Family

    I am pleased to share that all of the children in our care who were separated from their families are in telephone contact with them, and some have been reunited. We are working diligently with the Office of Refugee Resettlement to reunite the remaining families. We will post an update here when all families are […]

  • Holy Family Institute and Duquesne University Launch Teaching Fellowship

    Participants can earn a tuition-free master’s degree in education through the 2-year service program. Holy Family Institute (HFI) has launched a new fellowship program that enables aspiring educators to work with underserved communities while earning a tuition-free master’s degree from Duquesne University. Participants in the Teaching Fellows Program will spend two years teaching at HFI’s […]

  • New Name, Same Mission

    Formerly known as Holy Family Academy, Nazareth College and Career Prep continues its mission to prepare students for college, careers and meaningful lives. In 2014, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth established a high school on the Emsworth campus that had formerly housed the Holy Family Institute residential program. For the first three years of […]

  • Holy Family Launches New Service Corps, Welcomes Inaugural Volunteers

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Fetchin Owner/Director, Elm Ink liz@elmink.com 724/612-9921 Holy Family Launches New Service Corps, Welcomes Inaugural Volunteers Year-long volunteers to serve children, teens & seniors in Pittsburgh area PITTSBURGH, PA (August 7, 2017) – Holy Family Institute, a Catholic, faith-based nonprofit that provides educational and social services to children and families in western […]

  • Holy Family Academy Student Spotlight

    Congratulations to Tyrone Johnson-Townsend, who is featured on Junior Achievement’s website.  This is Tyrone’s job placement in the Corporate Work Study Program.  Great work, Tyrone! You can read more about Tyrone’s work at JA here.  

  • HFI Provides Counseling to Moon School District

    Help on way for bogged-down Moon Area guidance counselors By Tory N. Parrish Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, 9:00 p.m. Today’s school guidance counselors need to be able to multitask. Moon Area’s counselors are spending more time counseling students in crises, leaving less time to devote to curriculum areas, district spokeswoman Tina Vojtko said. The school district […]

  • Where are they now? An update on the orphans from Haiti

     Photo courtesy of Michael Henninger By Mackenzie Carpenter / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Can it really have been five years? Five years since the earth cracked and crumbled and, in less than a minute, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake destroyed hundreds of thousands of lives on the island of Haiti? On Jan 12, 2010, that cataclysm launched three children […]