We believe that no one in
Pittsburgh or Allegheny County should be homeless, hungry, without help,
or thinking that no one cares.
The Homeless Outreach
Coordinating Committee exists to give hope and help to homeless
individuals who need individualized support to achieve self-sufficiency.
We are a collaborative of over 30 nonprofit organizations that are
working to integrate services so that we can better meet the needs of
homeless individuals and families on their terms, focusing on both
immediate and long term needs. Together, we work to decrease the numbers
of homeless living in Pittsburgh & Allegheny County.
Many people living on the
streets are single men and women. Many are veterans. Many have been on
the streets for several years. Current estimates are that 200-300
chronically homeless people are living on the streets on any given night
in Pittsburgh. People who live on the streets represent less then 10% of
the total homeless population in Pittsburgh. Most homeless people are in
shelters or doubled up with friends and families and are much less
visible. There is not enough shelter beds available for the number of
people who are homeless in Pittsburgh. We know it's time to make a
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