Through a variety of financial assistance programs, SHIM helps individuals solve problems, set future goals, and achieve financial wellness.
SHIM desires to see all families thrive and provides a holistic approach to meet each family’s needs.
We help individuals and families move toward self-sufficiency by addressing underlying challenges and obstacles, beyond basic needs.
Steps to Success
Interested in taking the next step in your career? Or ready to develop a plan to pay off debts? SHIM service coordinators can help you identify financial and employment goals. Through education and training, along with nurturing support from coordinators, you can gain higher earnings and build a strong future.
Contact us today to see if you qualify.
Call: (412) 854-9120 ext 104
In partnership with North Hills Community Outreach and Jewish Family & Community Services, SHIM provides career help to Allegheny County residents through the United Way funded program WorkABLE. We’ll help you navigate a path towards fulfilling employment.
SHIM offers a wide array of financial assistance programs, including emergency hardship grants, transportation aid, and tax help. Our wraparound services help individuals and families solve problems and regain economic stability.
Contact us to see how we can help.
Call: (412) 854-9120 ext 107.
SHIM can help you pay down utility bills thanks to local partnerships. Find out if you qualify for an emergency hardship grant through the Dollar Energy Fund, or if other programs can help you manage your gas, water, electric and sewage bills.
Contact Molly Penderville today to see if you qualify.
Call: (412) 854-9120 ext 108.
You can also apply for several assistance programs online:
LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is open yearly from November-March to assist with heating bills. Apply online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/compass.web/Public/CMPHome.
You can now apply or check your eligibility for several Dollar Energy Fund programs online at https://www.hardshiptools.org/MyApp/.
Emergency Rental Assistance
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) ended on March 31, 2022. As a result, SHIM is no longer able to assist with this program.
For assistance with previously submitted ERAP applications, please contact Action Housing at 412-248-0021 or email email@example.com.
Due to high participation in the program, response time for a call back is 7-10 days. You should expect a response to your email within 5 days.