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“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 […]

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.