Allegheny County St. Vincent de Paul assistance programs.

Several churches are members of the St. Vincent de Paul organization in Allegheny County. They rely on donations and volunteers. Together these parishes may be able to provide assistance to the working poor and low income in the region. Services are also offered for senior citizens and children in the county. Resources offered are wide ranging and can include food, groceries, financial assistance, shelter, and home delivered meals for the elderly. Get information below on some of the leading churches and religious organizations in Allegheny County and Pittsburgh. They will offer help to people regardless of their religion, age, and background.

The exact type and amount of assistance will vary. It will really depend on funding and donations from the community. Many of the churches will only be open certain hours and days of the week as well and they more than likely will require an application to be complete.

Food pantries are located around the county. These may distribute boxes of free food or bags of groceries. Some centers may have special items to meet the requirements of a certain diet or they may have goods such as baby formula. Some of the churches that are involved with St. Vincent may also have vouchers that they can distribute. Recipients can use them to buy food at local retailers and grocery stores.

Meal deliveries may operate in certain parts of Pittsburgh or towns in the county. This is mainly for the homebound. The person delivering the food, who will be a Society of St. Vincent volunteer, will also be able to in effect check up on the elderly or disabled person as well and provide some form of companionship.

Direct financial aid may be offered in some cases. This mostly resolved around homeless prevention, so it would be funds for paying rent or utility bills. This is only offered as a last resort, in an emergency and to help resolve a crisis that was not caused by the family. Only a few select parishes in Allegheny County will offer this.

Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving programs may be offered in western Pennsylvania. For example, some St. Vincent affiliated parishes will take part in Thanksgiving collection for holiday meals and may oversee donation programs for toys and gifts for children.




Some examples of other services offered may include education and job training, elderly outreach, free clothing, winter attire, and more. St. Vincent will basically do whatever they can to assist the poor and low income in the region.

-St. Albert the Great of Baldwin -  412-884-7744. This location also has a bereavement ministry.
-St. Alexis, Wexford, 724-935-4343. Clothing is collected and distributed. Assistance is available for the homeless.
-St. Aloysius Reserve Township, 412-821-2351.
-St. Alphonsus, Wexford, 724-935-1151.
-St. Angela Merici of White Oak PA. Call 412-672-9641.
-St. Anne of Castle Shannon. Call the center at 412-531-5964. This church may also have vouchers for groceries.
-St. Athanasius, West View, 412-931-4624.
-St. Bartholomew, Penn Hills, telephone 412-242-3374.
-St. Basil supports the town of Carrick. Dial 412-882-9763 for intake.
-St. Bernard of Mount Lebanon. 412-561-3300. Numerous services are administered, including a tuition/scholarship program. They also offer special aid for the homebound.
-St. Bonaventure, Glenshaw, telephone 412-486-2606. Call for referrals or other direct assistance. They also offer meal delivery services with Elfinwild Presbyterian Church
-Christ the Light of the World, Duquesne, telephone 412-469-0196.
-St. Columbkille, Imperial, call 724-695-7325. This church offers support for the West Allegheny Ministerial food pantry.
-St. Francis of Assisi, Harmar/Indianola, 412-828-3123.
-St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin, Whitehall, call 412-881-8115.
-St. Gerard Majella, Penn Hills, Pennsylvania 412-793-3333. Among other programs this center will coordinates food and clothing distribution with Penn Hills Service Associates.
-St. Germaine of Bethel Park, call 412-833-0661 for intake.
-Good Shepherd, Braddock, 412-271-1515.
-Holy Child, Bridgeville, 412-221-5213.
-Holy Angels, Hays, 412-461-6906.
-Holy Cross, East Pittsburgh, dial 412-829-1146
-Holy Innocents (Sheraden), call 412-331-0268
-Holy Wisdom, North Side/Spring Hill), main number is 412-231-1116.
-Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph, Bloomfield, 412-682-5353.
-Incarnation of the Lord, Observatory Hill/Perry North, dial 412-931-2911
-St. John the Baptist, Unity PA. 412-793-4511
-St. John Cantius, Sharpsburg, 412-784-8700
-St. Joseph, O’Hara Township, 412-963-8885. Among programs offered include a shelter and the church serves as an ongoing food collection for East End Cooperative Ministry. Many other resources are offered for the poor.





-St. Joseph, Coraopolis, 412-264-6162
-St. Joseph, Duquesne, 412-466-1304
-St. Joseph, Verona, 412-795-5114
-St. Jude the Apostle, Wilmerding, 412-823-8390
-St. Justin, Mount Washington, telephone number is 412-381-9878
-St. Louise de Marillac (Upper St. Clair), call 412-833-1010 for information. May have assistance such as fruit baskets to shut-ins, vouchers for groceries, and elderly outreach. Assistance is also available for the homeless in Allegheny County.
-Madonna of Jerusalem, Sharpsburg, 412-784-8700
-St. Margaret of Green Tree). Call 412-921-0745
-St. Margaret Mary, Moon Township, 412-264-2573
-St. Mark, Liberty Boro/Port Vue, call 412-678-6275
-St. Mary, Sharpsburg, 412-784-8700
-St. Mary Czestochowa, McKeesport, dial 412-672-0765 for intake and referrals.
-St. Mary, Aleppo Township, 412-741-6460
-St. Mary of Mercy, Downtown Pittsburgh based. Phone 412-261-0110. May have clothing, groceries, winter coats and more.
-St. Mary of the Mount Washington, 412-381-0212
-St. Michael, Elizabeth, dial 412-751-0663
-St. Michael, Pitcairn, 412-373-2610
-Most Holy Name of Jesus, Troy Hill, call 412-231-2969
-Our Lady of the Angels of Lawrenceville Pennsylvania can be reached at 412-682-0929. Direct financial aid, food bank, senior assistance and more may be administered.
-Our Lady of Joy, Holiday Park, 412-795-3388.
-St. Pamphilus, Beechview, 412-341-1000
-St. Paul Cathedral, Oakland, 412-621-4951
-St. Peter, North Side, telephone number is 412-321-071
-St. Philip, Crafton, telephone number is 412-922-6300. Volunteers will also visit shut-ins and nursing
home residents in the county.
-Prince of Peace, South Side, 412-481-8380
-Queen of the Rosary in Glassport PA can be reached at 412-672-7209.
-St. Raphael is based in Morningside. Main phone number is 412-661-3100. Call for referrals to Allegheny churches and charities.
-St. Regis (Oakland), 412-681-9365. Among services provided is outreach to the Latino community in Allegheny County. They also work with Catholic Charities on this.
-Resurrection, Brookline, telephone 412-563-4400. Resources include a food bank, meals on
wheels, transportation and clothing.
-St. Rosalia, Greenfield, PA can be called at 412-421-5766
-Risen Lord, Marshall/Shadeland, 412-761-1507
-St. Sebastian, Ross Township, 412-364-8999
-SS. Simon and Jude of Scott Township. Call 412-563-3189.
-St. Stephen, Hazelwood, call 412-421-9210




-St. Teresa of Avila of Perrysville. Call this St. Vincent church at 412-367-9001 for information.
-St. Therese of Lisieux, Munhall, 412-462-8161
-St. Thomas a Becket is located in Jefferson Hills. Call 412-655-2885.
-St. Thomas More of Bethel Park. Call 412-833-0031
-St. Valentine of Bethel Park can be called at 412-835-4415
-St. Victor, Bairdford, call 724-265-2070. Direct assistance and programs run with the local food banks are available.
-St. Wendelin, Carrick, telephone number is 412-882-1480.


By Jon McNamara

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