"Service"

For Zonta Three Rivers North, our largest service project is fundraising which enables us to sponsor scholarships for women through the local agencies identified below and to support Zonta's mission of advancing the status of women worldwide.  In addition, our members volunteer their time at many of the same agencies.  Through fundraising, volunteer work and creative activities at each of our monthly meetings, the members of Zonta Three Rivers Pittsburgh North continue to impact the lives of women in our local community and on an International basis.



   

Crisis Center North is a non-profit counseling and educational resource center, serving victims of domestic violence, their children, and teens involved in violent dating relationships in the northern and western communities of Allegheny County.

The mission of Crisis Center North is to empower victims of domestic violence and cultivate community attitudes and behaviors that break the cycle of violence.

Trained professionals and volunteers provided CCN's services free of charge to all domestic violence victims who request assistance.

Their 24 hour hotline is 412-364-5556.  You can contact Crisis Center North's Administrative Offices at 412-364-6728 or by e-mail at info@crisiscenternorth.org.  For more information visit their website at www.crisiscenternorth.org

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North Hills Community Outreach is an interfaith organization addressing the needs of people in crisis, hardship and poverty.

NHCO provides services for struggling families and individuals including two food pantries, utility assistance, emergency financial help, Family Savings Accounts, college scholarships for nontraditional adults, support groups, employment coaching, Faith in Action volunteer care-giving for the elderly, Community Auto car donation program, and much more!

NHCO charges absolutely no fees for its services relies on the generosity and support of individuals, businesses, foundations, government entities, religious organizations, schools and civic groups to help us carry out their mission.

To learn more about North Hills Community Outreach, you can visit their website at www.nhco.org.

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HEARTH's Mission is to provide supportive services and housing that empowers families to become independent, self-sufficient, and adequately housed.

They accomplish this mission through two programs, Benedictine Place and PRIDE.

At Benedictine Place they provide transitional housing to homeless women with children while they work to become economically self-sufficient. When the women leave Benedictine Place they are able to obtain and maintain employment, financially supporting themselves and their children.

PRIDE is a permanent supportive housing program for women with a mental health or physical disability in apartments throughout the community. Participants are required to work toward self-sufficiency and financial independence.

To learn more about HEARTH you can visit their website at hearth-bp.org.

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POWER’s mission is to help women reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs, and reduce the incidence of addiction in future generations. They envision a day when all women struggling with addiction will embrace the journey and realize the promises of recovery, enhancing and strengthening relationships with children, family, and community.

POWER offers a full range of treatment and support services to women who are experiencing problems with alcohol or other drugs. Programming addresses issues like social stigma, trauma, physical and gynecological health, parenting, relationships, self-esteem, and mental illness. POWER’s focus is on client strengths and the belief that empowering women leads to healthy families and strong communities.

To learn more about P.O.W.E.R. visit their website at www.power-recovery.com/index.html.

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Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become “women for others” by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college. They serve children between the ages of 10-18 who are at risk due to poverty, neglect or harmful neighborhood conditions.

Girls Hope gives girls a foundation for success by addressing their basic needs and providing enriching opportunities that build confidence and self-esteem. Their focus on academic achievement through college creates a strong foundation that builds a future of hope and opportunity for our girls. Founded in 1990, they were the first Girls Hope established in the U.S. and a model for developing other Girls Hope programs across the nation. They provide two stable, family-like homes, each accommodating eight full-time residents, while also serving as a home base for several Girls Hope college students.

To learn more about Girls Hope of Pittsburgh visit their website at www.girlshope.org.

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Established in 1973, Genesis of Pittsburgh, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian, tax-exempt organization, whose mission is to provide life-affirming programs and services for pregnant women, children, and adoptive families.

Genesis is committed to providing a complete spectrum of programs and services for those facing an unplanned pregnancy.

Genesis offers free services, including pregnancy testing and distribution of baby equipment, supplies, clothing, and furniture, at Genesis Center, Pittsburgh and Genesis Center, Washington.

Genesis provides prenatal and childbirth classes, support during labor and delivery, counseling and emotional support throughout your pregnancy and for as long as desired after the birth, as well as housing during your pregnancy, if needed.

To learn more about Genesis of Pittsburgh visit their website at www.genesispgh.org.

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The mission of the Love and Care Family International is to provide a loving home, education, food and spiritual nourishment to abandoned and orphaned children in Uganda.

Through the vision and outstanding leadership of Dr. Sylvia Tamusuza, 24 children receive the benefits of living in a family instead of the streets.

Love and Care Family International offers two sponsorship programs:
  1. The Miriam Duggan Home that provides shelter, food, and education for children by creating a home modeled on the traditional Ugandan extended Family.
  2. The Oliva Kinship Program places orphaned children in loving Christian families by providing education fees and other resources that allow poorer families to take children into their homes. Both of these programs seek sponsors for children.


To learn more about Love and Care Family International visit their website at www.loveandcarefamily.org.

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The mission of the Zonta International Foundation is to support the charitable and educational programs of Zonta International through effective fundraising, investment of funds, and the distribution of proceeds. Through its financial support of Zonta International programs, the Foundation becomes the catalyst for greater service to women throughout the world.  To learn more about Zonta International and the foundation, visit our website at www.zonta.org.

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