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“Meeting Clients Where They Are”

Inside Home-Based Family Recovery Most of the parents who enter HFI’s Home-Based Family Recovery service are thinking about their families. The innovative program helps parents recovering from substance use provide a safe, healthy, and nurturing home for their young children. Participation is free, but the program requires a significant commitment of time and energy. “It’s […]

Celebrating World Day of Social Justice

As a ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Holy Family Institute participates in the rich tradition of Catholic social justice. Their three pillars of their spiritual mission – faithful listening, loving relationships, and finding God in the everyday – motivate our work. Faithful Listening When life feels chaotic and distressing, it […]

Household Supplies Needed

Interested in helping neighbors in a practical, accessible way? Our CAP offices create care packages for families and are always looking for partners. Here are our most frequently requested supplies: Hygiene Items: Shampoo and conditioner Bar soap Laundry Detergent Deodorant Baby wipes Paper towels Toilet paper Household Supplies: Warm blankets Sheets and pillowcases (any size) […]

“We Know Their Needs”: Behind the Scenes at HFI CAP

This piece is part one of an ongoing series that explores Holy Family Institute programs, the clients they serve, their relationships with other Pittsburgh charities, and the employees who live out their mission of hope. Although Judy never planned to pursue a career in social services, her open demeanor and determined energy make Holy Family […]

Supplies Needed

Over this past year, we’ve seen just how generous our community can be. Would you consider partnering with us again to meet the needs of the children and families we serve? We are now accepting the following new and gently-used donations: Craft Supplies Thick, sturdy yarn (both solid and multi blends, bright and neutral colors) […]

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 […]