NCM’s Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter

Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter accommodates the needs of 25 men who are homeless every night of the year.  The Shelter opens daily at 4:30 p.m. and provides residents with safe, secure sleeping quarters, a hot shower, and a warm evening meal.

 

Northside Community Food Pantry

The Northside Community Food Pantry provides a week’s worth of food for over 950 food insecure Northside individuals and  families each month.  Among local food pantries, it is the largest single client of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

 

NCM’s Permanent Housing Program

In accordance with our mission to “receive the stranger,” NCM offers housing to men who are working to break the cycle of homelessness.  This program is designed to address the long-term needs of men who are homeless and have disabilities.

 

Mission Vision Eye Exams

In conjunction with NCM, Mission Vision provides free eye screenings and eye-wear.

 

Health Care Clinic

Primary Care Health Services provides free, complete medical care to any client in our housing programs, including follow-up and specialist referrals. Any Homeless individual is able to meet weekly with a doctor, nurse, counselor, pharmacy intern and psychiatrist.

 

Get Personal Help Applying for Health Coverage

The information surrounding the new Affordable Care Act can be confusing, but Northside Common Ministries can help.  NCM is a Certified Application Counselor organization, which means that certified staff are on hand to guide you through the healthcare process. Our CACs will answer your questions and help evaluate which plan is best for you.  Funded by the Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, and Staunton Farm Foundation.

 

Duquesne Light Customer Assistance Program

In conjunction with NCM, Holy Family Institute offers our neighbors assistance with their energy bills.

 

Goodwill Literacy Initiative

Goodwill Literacy Initiative operates a classroom at NCM.  Individuals who have an interest in working toward their GED® credential or developing basic employability/post-secondary education skills, can call the GED® Registration Line at Goodwill at 412-632-1841 to register for classes.

 

VITA Tax Preparation Assistance

During tax season, Goodwill has teamed up with the IRS to offer guidance and filling services to taxpayers with low incomes. The IRS Volunteer Tax Assistance Program certifies Volunteers to prepare tax returns and ensure that the returns are filed correctly, on time and include all qualifying credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).  Goodwill operates VITA sights in their Lawrenceville Workforce Development Center and in the Northside at the Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter of Northside Common Ministries.  To schedule an appointment with Northside Common Ministries, call 412-323-1163.

Financial Opportunity Center (FOC)

NCM’s newest addition to our menu of services is our Financial Opportunity Center. At the F.O.C. staff provide one to one job search assistance, help connecting with government benefits like Social Security or Food Stamps and help people learn how to budget their money  and repair their credit. With the addition of the FOC we are now able to help people exit the cycle of dependency and poverty.