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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.

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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
• Medicaid
• Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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 Tuesday, April 14th, our Wood Street office, Homewood-Brushton location with childcare services, and Pre-K Counts classroom at Propel Braddock Hills classroom are currently closed and will reopen once the directive is released. 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.

In accordance with Governor Wolf’s directive to shelter-in-place through Thursday, April 30th, our Wood Street office, Homewood-Brushton location with childcare services, and Pre-K Counts classroom located at Propel Braddock Hills are currently closed. Parents will be notified once they are able to reopen.  Our staff is working remotely to continue to provide important services to our community.  Please check our website for updates and to sign up to be a friend of the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh.  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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