News Stories

Helping People Holistically-by SHIM coordinator Lisa

by Lisa Turske, SHIM Service Coordinator Some people have misconceptions about the clients SHIM serves. As a service coordinator, I’m on the frontlines working with South Hills residents who need…

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18-year-old cosmetics entrepreneur fights for beauty inclusivity- featured story on Good Morning America

By Dhanika Pineda April 02, 2024, 3:40 am “Kavya Odari, raised in a refugee camp in Nepal, moved to the U.S. at three years old with her family from the…

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Meet Bhola, Employee with Close Family Ties to SHIM

SHIM feels like one big family, and often we are connected to family members through various programs and services. You may remember reading about Youth Mentoring graduate Ritika, who recently…

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Rebecca’s Story- from South Sudan to Pittsburgh

Plenty has been written about the refugee and immigrant experience, and it can be easy to forget that there are real people caught up in the issue. Statistics like more…

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Baltimore Native Alex Brings Perspective to SHIM’s Board

Board member Alex Samuel joined SHIM’s board of directors at the tail end of the pandemic, meeting virtually for several months before getting to participate in person. She was encouraged…

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Ramadan Explained by Community Liaison Jinan

by Jinan Hassan, SHIM Community Liaison Ramadan is beginning and the Muslim community will observe fasting every day for thirty days. As this is an important time for our community,…

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Board Member Kiran talks Unity in the Community

Kiran joined the SHIM board in 2020, right as the pandemic hit our community. As a healthcare provider, he was eager to share his knowledge and expertise in any way…

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Bhim’s Story

Growing up in Southern Bhutan, Bhim lived with his parents and his father’s parents in a farming community. Bhim’s father was a village representative and helped share messages from the…

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Kathy- From SHIM Employee to Board of Directors

We are lucky to be surrounded by caring neighbors. Many of our supporters are connected to us in multiple ways. From volunteers who donate to clients who volunteer, we’re made…

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Do You Know About CheckMates?

Not everyone knows about our CheckMates program, which serves seniors in the South Hills through weekly check-in phone calls from dedicated volunteers. The goal of the program is to reduce…

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