Hope for All
Hope for All is a collaborative project of YWCA Greater Pittsburgh and the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh that identifies households in the Pittsburgh area facing financial hardship and provides them with access to benefit programs and supportive services. Funded by United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Hope for All seeks to eliminate barriers to assistance through streamlined, deliberate partnerships with external collaborators.
Hope for All connects individuals and families to a full range of supports addressing emergency and basic needs and setting them on a pathway to stability and self-sufficiency. Services include:
Assistance with benefits applications, such as:
• Food Stamps
• Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
• PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate Application
• Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Bi-weekly food pantry at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA
Dollar Energy utility grant applications
Coordinated referrals to local social service programs
Emergency financial assistance available via YWCA’s Resource Center
Program Services Update
In accordance with Governor Wolf’s directive to shelter-in-place until May 8th, our Wood Street office, Homewood-Brushton location with childcare services, and Pre-K Counts classroom at Propel Braddock Hills classroom are currently closed. Our staff is working remotely to continue to provide important services to our community.
Due to the Governor’s directive, our Free Tax Preparation services are currently on hold. However, the state and federal tax deadlines have both been extended until July 15. In addition, households with simple returns can file their taxes for free at www.myfreetaxes.com.
If you need immediate assistance through the Resource Center, please click the “get help” button above to complete an online application.