Tribune-Review – SHIM adds guidance and resources
While the community still reels from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, many struggle with knowing where to turn. Fortunately, South Hills Interfaith Movement has implemented a new effort to help connect people in financial hardship due to covid-19 with the programs and services best suited to help.
“The community is still suffering, and we’ve seen that one unexpected setback – a medical bill, a sudden cut in hours, a furnace malfunction – can make a bad situation even more devastating,” said James Guffey, SHIM’s executive director. “We’ve developed a dedicated system to help people in our community navigate the complex network of aid available.”
People facing hardship due to covid-19 are encouraged to connect with SHIM to navigate and access programs available, especially as eligibility and application timelines vary. For this customized assistance, contact SHIM at 412-854-9120, option 7 or visit shimcares.org/covid-relief.
In addition to the new COVID-19 relief effort, SHIM has reimagined its three SHIM food pantries to be socially distanced; they are located at Baldwin United Presbyterian Church, SHIM Center in Bethel Park and Whitehall Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit shimcares.org.