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Ward Home’s mission is to train at risk young adults in practical life skills in safe, nurturing environments in order to live independently as effective, contributing members of the community. Ward Home operates three independent living facilities and they are located in Friendship, Wilkinsburg and East McKeesport. They also provide in-home service through the Allegheny County Independent Living Project called Ward Independent Skills Enhancement (W.I.S.E.)
Please take a moment to read this article about the Ward Home and the impact they have on teens. http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/brian-oneill/around-town-mentoring-program-helps-foster-children-counter-assumptions-248221/
You can make a difference at the Ward Home by clicking her and fulfilling their wish list of items needed for their facilities. http://www.wardhome.org/ward_donate.html
Project Linus provides love, a sense of security, warmth and a comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly create by volunteer “blanketeers.”
They also wish to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
There is a chapter right here in our own backyard. For residents in Allegheny, Westmoreland, & Butler Counties, Contact: Lois at (412) 207-8259
CASA ~ Court Appointed Special Advocates
The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, together with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused or neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive.
You can make a difference with CASA by clicking here http://www.casaforchildren.org/site/apps/kb/cs/contactsearch.asp?c=mtJSJ7MPIsE&b=5331473&Submit=submit