Pittsburgh, PA (June 20, 2018) — This year marks 50 years for South Hills Interfaith Movement, an organization that began as South Hills Ministry in the Mall in 1968. To recognize SHIM’s commitment to the South Hills community, the Allegheny County Council issued an official proclamation at its meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
“At SHIM, we are proud to help our neighbors reach self-sufficiency,” said Jim Guffey, executive director, SHIM. “It’s been at the core of our work for the last five decades. As we continue forward, we hope to serve even more members of our community and continue to help make the South Hills the best it can be for all our residents.”
SHIM serves nearly 4,000 South Hills community members every year with a variety of services, including its three food pantries, financial literacy assistance, job coaching, counseling for foreign-born families, mentoring for teens, and more.
Community members who wish to view the proclamation can visit www.AlleghenyCounty.us for the video.
South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) is a human services organization dedicated to improving the lives of people in need across the South Hills. This includes working to reduce the devastating effects of suburban poverty among the working poor, unemployed, families, single parents, senior citizens, women, and the high concentration of refugee families in its service area. SHIM works to identify the most critical needs across the South Hills, then develops and implements effective solutions. SHIM aims to empower individuals and families to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by offering short-term help with basic needs (food, clothing, utilities) and longer-term support (employment, financial planning, youth programs, family support) to help people build and sustain promising futures.