The 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.  In addition, the NCM staff – Case Manager, Program Director, and Shelter Monitors – assist the men as they work toward stability and independence by providing various services and supports, including:
  • Respect and Dignity
  • Donated Clothes and toiletries
  • Referrals to counseling for substance abuse and mental health support
  • Weekly medical clinic
  • Counseling from the Veterans Administration
  • Spiritual nurturing, counseling and support from volunteer clergy and laypersons

A Personal Story

Mike came to Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter from Michigan after unsuccessfully looking for work for two years.  He stayed at the shelter while his wife and kids stayed with friends back in Michigan.  After just a few weeks he landed a job!  After a couple of months he had enough money saved to get an apartment.  And just a couple of months later, he was able to bring his family to Pittsburgh so they could all live together again.  Life-long Steelers fans, they now call Pittsburgh home.

 

How You Can Help Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter

Consider holding a toiletries or underwear drive at your local church, school, community group or place of employment.  The men who utilize our facility are always in need of shampoo, soap, toothpaste and deodorant.  Additionally men’s underwear (sizes 32-44), t-shirts (medium to 3XL) and tube socks are always in demand.
To coordinate a toiletries or underwear drive, contact Jay Poliziani, Executive Director of Northside Common Ministries, at 412-323-1163 or jay.poliziani@ncmin.org