Who We Are


Stories You Don’t Want to Miss

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

“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. […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]