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Board Member Barbara on Why She Serves

Barbara joined the SHIM Board of Directors in 2021 amid the turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic. As an active congregant of Temple Emanuel, she was familiar with SHIM’s work and…

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Nurturing Parenting Participants Love Learning

Moms in our Nurturing Parenting class learn so many important skills. From establishing routines to explaining consequences, these moms are committed to becoming the best parents they can be. While…

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Meet Food Pantry Volunteer Tom

Originally from Buffalo, Tom moved to Pittsburgh when he graduated from college. He majored in labor relations and received a master’s degree from Cornell University before he was recruited by…

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From Turkey to Pittsburgh- Part 3

Our story of Enise’s journey to Pittsburgh continues with her introduction to SHIM programs. (Read PART 1 and PART 2 first.) The support Enise received at SHIM empowered her to…

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Welcoming Week Spotlight on Language Access

Casey Rich, SHIM Family Center Site Director Did you know that more than 7% of people in Allegheny County speak a language other than English? Equity is recognizing that all…

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Gardens Help to Alleviate Hunger

Rachel White, Development and Communications Manager We’re enjoying an excellent harvest season in our community gardens, and at the same time we are observing Hunger Action Month, which focuses on…

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My Experience at the Afghan Support Center Resource Fair

Casey Rich, Family Center Site Director Last month, I had the opportunity to participate in Pittsburgh’s Afghan Support Center (ASC), a huge resource fair designed specifically for Afghan families who…

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Meet Our Versatile Volunteer, Germaine

We are thankful for our amazing volunteers, and today we want to highlight one of these dedicated individuals. Since joining SHIM’s volunteer team in 2013, Germaine has donated more than…

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From Turkey to Pittsburgh- Part 2

Our story of Enise’s journey to Pittsburgh continues with her introduction to SHIM programs. (If you missed part one, you can find it HERE.) “I was a little nervous but…

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