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.
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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 Lizzie Henninger today to see if you qualify.
Call: (412) 854-9120 ext 104.

Or apply now by clicking on the button below:

Employment Services

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.

Financial Assistance

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 Corrie Yanko to see how we can help.
Call: (412) 854-9120 ext 107.

Utility Assistance

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

You can now apply or check your eligibility for several Dollar Energy Fund programs online at

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Emergency Rental Assistance

SHIM has partnered with Allegheny County Department of Human Services to help neighbors access relief funds. If you’re behind on rent due to the pandemic, contact us to find out if you’re eligible.

Contact Toni Vecchio today to see if you qualify.
Call: (412) 892-4673 ext 381.

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SHIM envisions a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Our comprehensive programs help neighbors gain employment, transportation, and financial literacy, empowering them to build strong families and healthy communities.

Additional Assistance

Not sure what you’re looking for? Contact Corrie Yanko at or 412-854-9120 ext. 107.

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