One of our core values here at Community Human Services (CHS) is relevance, and as an organization who provides social services and support, it is our responsibility to keep up with current housing and community issues.
The specifics of someone’s past are not details Community Human Services (CHS) staff use to determine a person’s worth in receiving our help accessing affordable and stable housing.
This week, our South Oakland Food Pantry received two generous donations from The Children's Center of Pittsburgh in Oakland and the Mid Atlantic Capital Group in the Strip District that equaled over 2,500 pounds! We couldn't be more grateful to such good allies in Pittsburgh.
According to the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, more than 350,000 people in Allegheny County are food insecure, meaning they do not know when or where their next meal is coming from.
As I sit down to write this article on affordable housing, I can’t help but focus on the word home. Home means something more than four walls and a bed. It’s a place to find comfort in, to raise a family in, and to grow in. While four walls and a bed does impact homelessness, the level of that basic solution is temporary and often a short-term fix.
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.
The Board of Directors of Community Human Services (CHS) has selected Everett McElveen to be its next CEO. He will begin in this official capacity on January 22, 2019. He is following former CEO Adrienne Walnoha after her resignation of her position after 17 years of service to the organization.