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Working to help our neighbors with basics and beyond

For nearly 50 years, SHIM has been helping our struggling neighbors here in the South Hills, and our programs have evolved to meet the changing needs of the community. We served more than 4,000 people in 2015 at our two program sites: SHIM Center in Bethel Park and SHIM Family Center and have plans for future growth.

Our goals are to address the effects of suburban poverty and help our clients meet basic needs through clothing, food and utility assistance; achieve self-sufficiency through education and training; and build community through educational programs, advocacy and community partnerships.

Meeting Basic Needs

Food, Clothing and Utility Assistance Programs

If a family is in crisis, they may lack access to basic human needs like food, clothing and utilities. SHIM operates three food pantries, a community clothing room and is a screening site for the Dollar Energy Utility Assistance program.

Achieving Self-Sufficiency

Strong families. Successful students.

SHIM offers programs focused on parenting, education, youth development, financial assistance and employment counseling.

Building Family & Community

Community Programs

Designed to bring the South Hills together to help those in need, SHIM offers opportunities for the community to get involved.