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VoiceGivers Choir to Perform at Holy Family Institute’s Chapel

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (Jan. 27, 2020) – On Sat., Feb. 29, 2020 at 7 p.m., Holy Family Institute will host a live choir concert in its chapel, produced and performed by VoiceGivers Choir, an organization founded in 2019 that aims to raise awareness of social issues in the Pittsburgh region through music.  Artistic Director Joe Stuligross […]

HFI is Bringing Active Shooter Response Training to Pittsburgh

** The training has been rescheduled for August 4-5, 2020. Updated information will be released soon. ** PITTSBURGH, PA –  Holy Family Institute and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Instructor Certification Training to Pittsburgh, PA, on April 7-8, 2020, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The course will be held at Holy Family Institute, 8235 Ohio River Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15202. […]

Christmas Message from Sister Linda Yankoski

Greetings Friend of Holy Family Institute,  I often wonder at the timing of Christmas. I understand the current date was decided by church officials sometime in the year 336. As I think about Christmas and the celebration of Jesus being born into our world, I think this celebration at the end of one year and […]

Nazareth Prep Marching Band Donations

This year, Nazareth Prep has welcomed 83 new freshman, the largest of any class since its founding in 2014. With the growth of the student body comes the need for growth in our music department to serve the many talented musicians we have walking our hallways, and we need your help! The following is a […]

In Response to Recent News Media

On August 19th I was made aware by the news media of a lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Pittsburgh and Holy Family Institute (HFI). The lawsuit alleges that two priests abused a resident living at HFI in the 1970’s. As of the date of this posting, a lawsuit has not been served on HFI. For more […]

“The Power Of A Friend”

As we prepare to go back to school, we wanted to share this powerful testimonial to the power of mentorship! My name is Liz, and I’m a staff member in Holy Family’s Student Assistance Program. Today, I want to tell you about a young woman named Carly.* I met Carly last year when she walked into the guidance office at her school. She seemed nervous and scared. Soon, we realized that Carly only had […]

“Now We Do It Without The Reward”

Last year, after struggling with opioid use for years and losing custody of their young daughter, couple Nick and Jesse enrolled in HFI’s Home-Based Family Recovery (HFR) program, which enables families to remain together while parents recover from substance use disorder. The two have since completed the program, with Nick finding a good job and […]

“A Commitment To Change”

When Holy Family Institute opened the doors to our Shores Program in 2000, our goal was simple: help neighbors recover from drug and alcohol use in a safe, supportive environment. Caring For Everyone Anyone can struggle with drug and alcohol use, but not everyone can find affordable, accessible treatments. Our clinicians help children, adolescents, and […]

Resources for National Alcohol Awareness Month

Have you ever overindulged and regretted it later? Although we live in a “more is more” culture where excess is celebrated, consuming too much alcohol can cause serious mental and physical damage. In recognition of National Alcohol Awareness Month, here are some resources and information for anyone who wants to learn more about the risks […]