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Financial Assistance

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh provides both emergency and empowerment grants to individuals and families in need. Our financial assistance removes barriers and disparities that hinder families from becoming self-sufficient, helping them cover costs such as arrearages, rental down-payments, healthcare costs, transportation, and more. Please access our Online Application by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

All-round support

Through our Women’s Impact Network, YWCA partners with the National Council for Jewish Women’s Center for Women and the Neighborhood Legal Services Association to provide financial education and legal aid to give financial assistance recipients a full package of supports so they can achieve stability.

Eviction prevention

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh partners with the Urban Redevelopment Authority through the Housing Stabilization Plan to help individuals and families maintain their housing and prevent eviction. Eviction prevention grants can contribute to costs such as rental down-payments, utilities arrearages, mortgage payments, etc.

Making Real Differences

The Liz Prine Memorial Fund honors the memory of Elizabeth Erskine Prine, a former YWCA Greater Pittsburgh and YWCA USA Board Member. Liz was committed to making real differences in women’s lives. Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded to assist women pursuing long-term goals by covering costs such as: education expenses, job training, professional fees, books, test fees, uniforms, laptops, trade tools, and childcare costs. Find out more by clicking the button below.

Online Application Liz Prine Fund

Following Governor Wolf’s directive, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s operations remain largely virtual.  As we adapt to our modified schedule, appointments are required.  Our Homewood-Brushton Early Child Development Center is open, with special precautions in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Our Pre-K Counts classrooms in Homewood and Braddock Hills will open in the fall. Click here to view our family welcome packet for more information. Please check our website frequently for service updates and sign up to receive our monthly newsletter. For a list of local resources, please follow this link.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact United Way’s PA 2-1-1 Southwest by texting your zip code to 898-211, visiting pa211sw.org or by dialing 2-1-1.

If you need immediate assistance through the Resource Center, please complete our online application by clicking the button below.

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