SHIM’s fully stocked food pantries help our neighbors in need put healthy meals on the table. We have sites at SHIM Center at Bethel Park, SHIM Family Center at Prospect Park, and Baldwin United Presbyterian Church. SHIM’s food pantries serve people who reside in the following South Hills neighborhoods: Baldwin-Whitehall, Bethel Park, South Park, Keystone Oaks, Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair school districts.

For more information, please contact:

Molly Patterson
(412) 854-9120 ext. 108
Operations Coordinator
mpatterson@shimcares.org

The Community Closet at SHIM is open to everyone in the community. Families and individuals are welcome to “shop” at no charge for seasonally appropriate clothing and other necessary items.

Community Closet Hours:

Monday 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.,
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

Molly Patterson
(412) 854-9120 ext. 108
Operations Coordinator
mpatterson@shimcares.org

SHIM is a screening site for the Dollar Energy utility assistance program. If your utility service has been terminated, or is in threat of termination, you can apply to receive a one-time utility assistance grant. Last year, we helped over 80 families receive more than $25,000 in utility assistance from the Dollar Energy Fund.

For more information, please call:

SHIM Center
(412) 854-9120

If you need assistance, we can connect you to resources in the community.

For more information and referrals, please contact:

Jennifer LaRosa
(412) 854-9120 ext. 107
Family Assistance Caseworker
jlarosa@shimcares.org

SHIM’s Prospect Park Family Center in Whitehall Place works with parents on health and well-being, positive parenting, economic self-sufficiency and keeping their children safe at home though home visits and group activities. Individual counseling for children and adults and support groups are also available.

For more information, please contact:

Lori Haller
412-885-0284 ext. 360
Asst. Site Director and Counselor
lhaller@shimcares.org

Our Immigrant Services and Connections (ISAC) program assists refugees and immigrants in accessing existing services like shelter, education, healthcare, and legal support in Allegheny County. Interpreters are available to enhance communication

For more information, please contact:

Lori Haller
412-885-0284 ext. 360
Asst. Site Director and Counselor
lhaller@shimcares.org

Early Childhood Program

SHIM’s Early Childhood Program helps promote school readiness for children who turn 3 or 4 on or before September 1 living in Whitehall Place.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Smith
412-885-0284 ext. 325
Early Childhood Lead Teacher
jsmith@shimcares.org

After School Program

SHIM’s After School Program is available for students in grades K-5 attending Paynter Elementary and living in Whitehall Place, to receive homework assistance and more.

For more information, please contact:

Courtney Macurak
412-854-9120
Director of Programs
cmacurak@shimcares.org

Youth Mentoring

Middle and high school students living in Whitehall Place receive mentoring in a group setting, participate in fun activities, field trips, service projects, and more. Additional programs for middle school girls and middle and high school boys are also available.

For more information, please contact:

Susie Backshieder
412-855-0284 ext 340
Youth Mentoring Coordinator
susie@shimcares.org

Summer Camp

SHIM’s summer camp is available for children in grades Pre-K-8 living in Whitehall Place  to engage in arts, crafts, games, group activities, and playground time. A healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack are provided each day.

For more information, please contact:

Courtney Macurak
(412) 854-9120 ext. 103
Director of Programs
cmacurak@shimcares.org

If you’re unemployed or underemployed, we can help provide access to free one-on-one career counseling, workshops, career fairs, resume assistance, job searching strategies, LinkedIn training, access to an online learning center and more.
For more information, please contact:

Jennifer LaRosa
(412) 854-9120 ext. 107
Family Assistance Caseworker
jlarosa@shimcares.org

Need help but not sure where to start? Turn to SHIM, 412-854-9120.