End of the Year Reflections

The ending of another calendar year is upon us, and while we look forward to impacting 2019 with just as much innovation and quality services, we invite you to reflect with us on the work we accomplished during the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Our 2017-2018 Community Report acknowledges the people who do the hard work to make CHS the organization you see before you today. Whether you are a supporter, volunteer, neighbor, or a friend, we consider you a member of our community, and we hope you will take the time to reflect with us the impact our team has had on Allegheny County this year.

You’ll notice a Harvey Milk quote on the first page of our report this year, “Hope will never be silent.” If there is one takeaway about the staff at CHS, it’s that we are never silent in our hope that there is a better future for the people we serve. No matter who you are, hope is something each and every one of us can strengthen within others. With hope comes the assurance that progress is possible. Hope reminds us why we are doing the hard work to lift up communities and change systems, because for the people we serve, hope is sometimes all they have.

Over the past year, we have grown to meet the increasing demands among community-wide struggles facing Allegheny County. The expanded partnerships and innovative programs mentioned in this report that you will see impact 2019 are a reminder of how our work is never completely finished. As the needs of Allegheny County change and evolve, so does CHS. But our services cannot keep up without you.

Please consider making a gift this holiday season to support our work.

You have the power to bring change to your neighborhood. We promise to stand by our history of advocacy, quality, respect, relevance, and equity to keep hope thriving in all neighborhoods. Your support will ensure that the hope of the people we serve does not remain silent. 

If you wish to learn more about how your gift will be used by CHS, or if you would like to volunteer your time to engage in the work we do, I encourage you to email me at [email protected] for additional information.

From all of us here at CHS, we wish you a safe holiday and a happy New Year.


Sarah Nesbella

Development Specialist


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