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Seeking youth for upcoming workforce development session!

It’s not too late to sign up! With support from a generous grant from BNY Mellon, Holy Family Institute is pleased to offer a Youth Workforce Development session beginning in February 2013. Classes are held after school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 6:30 pm at the HFI Workforce Development Building in Emsworth. […]

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

This year’s Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community will be held on May 18, 2013 at Stage AE on the North Shore. This annual fundraiser benefits 69 local, nonprofit health and human services agencies in Western Pennsylvania, including Holy Family Institute. Last year’s walk raised more than $7,000 to support Holy Family’s programs, with Highmark […]

Helping children cope with violence

As an organization that focuses on helping children and families, we are so deeply saddened by the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Too often we see firsthand the effects that violence and trauma have on the youngest and most vulnerable members of our society. Our thoughts, prayers and hope for healing go out […]

Hussey Copper Employees Bring Gifts and Hope to HFI Families

Santa Claus has dispatched an enthusiastic team of helpers, in the form of Hussey Copper employees, to bring gifts and hope to Pittsburgh-area children and families who are struggling this Christmas. For the sixth straight year, more than 30 caring employees and their families devoted an entire work day to shopping and wrapping gifts for […]

Courage House Luncheon Raises Over $195,000 to Help Children and Families in Need

Thanks to the generosity of the Rooney Family, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and our volunteers, supporters and the Courage House Planning Committee, Holy Family was able to raise more than $195,000 at our 20th Anniversary Arthur J. Rooney Sr. Courage House Luncheon on October 30! Despite the threat of bad weather caused by Hurricane Sandy, people […]

Students Unveil "Les Iris" Mural at Northside Common Ministries

The students of the HFI Cathy Pelusi Art Studio unveiled their first public art piece on Monday, October 15.  The students worked on this 8 x 13′ mural, inspired by Van Gogh’s “Les Iris,” during the spring and summer months and donated it to Northside Common Ministries, the largest food pantry helping food-insecure families in […]

Holy Family Institute Announces New Board Chairperson for its Foundation

Holy Family Institute announces Charles J. Dougherty, Ph.D., President of Duquesne University, was appointed to serves as the Chairperson of the Holy Family Foundation Board. “Dr. Dougherty understands the financial challenges we face to improve the quality of life for our community’s children, youth, and families. He brings to the Chairmanship leadership and service excellence, […]

Highmark Volunteers Spruce Up HFI Campus

On the morning of September 7, nearly 30 volunteers from Highmark arrived bright and early at Holy Family’s Emsworth campus to participate in a United Way Day of Caring. Wearing their bright blue t-shirts, this enthusiastic group rolled up their sleeves and got to work sprucing up a building on the property that was in […]

Mission:Possible Weekend Rescheduled for Spring 2013

Put your talents to work this Spring to help the Pittsburgh community! Mission: Possible Weekend that Matters (originally scheduled for Fall 2012 but rescheduled for Spring 2013) is an event designed to provide an exciting, hands-on entrepreneurial experience for people from diverse professional backgrounds to create new solutions to address the Pittsburgh area’s human services […]

"Drive for HFI" Participants Bring Hope to Children and Families

More than 160 golfers arrived at Montour Heights Country Club bright and early on the morning of July 30 for a sunny day of golf and philanthropy all rolled into one. With a fantastic turnout and the generous support of our golfers and donors, nearly $85,000 was raised to support HFI programs like the Parent-Child […]