Wood Street Commons
Located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, Wood Street Commons is one of the last SRO (single room occupancy) buildings in Pittsburgh. CHS does not own Wood Street Commons, but we do operate and provide support for several shelter programs within the building to provide residents with stability, permanent housing, support services, and social interaction. These programs are designed to help residents meet their individual needs and ensure appropriate levels of care are being provided to them.
CHS also operates the Wood Street Commons Cafe where residents and staff are able to receive reduced-priced hot meals. Food for the WSC Cafe is partly supplied by the CHS food pantry.
The Shelter Program
CHS assists in finding safe and affordable housing, obtaining income, and providing health care and education.
Bridge Housing provides moderately structured support to 15 individuals with chronic mental illness who have been or are at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The on-site staff provides a variety of support including assistance with daily living skills, care management, service coordination, medication monitoring, and health and wellness services.
Work Toward Sustainability From Crisis
Residents enrolled in this permanent housing program receive assistance with room and board, care management, supportive counseling, daily life skills training, medication monitoring, and referral to local resources.
How Wood Street programs are impacting Pittsburgh:
-84 shelter residents moved into stable housing
-14 individuals successfully graduated from the probation system
-9 individuals exiting hospitals received respite care
-75% gained or maintained income in Work Toward Sustainability From Crisis
-43,000 meals served by Wood Street Commons Cafe