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NHCO provides free home safety checks for seniors
North Hills Community Outreach can provide a free home safety check for senior citizens living in northern Allegheny County north of the City of Pittsburgh. Trained volunteers will do a thorough safety check, install smoke detectors or change the batteries in current smoke detectors. Seniors will also be provided with a bathmat, a flashlight with fresh batteries, a night light, baking soda for grease fires, plus other helpful items.
     After the check is completed, seniors may request free grab bars to be installed in a bathroom or a free railing installed in a stairwell inside the home. Those installations will be done at a later date by a state-licensed professional contractor, at no charge.   
     Interested seniors who reside in northern Allegheny County north of the city should contact Cathy at 412-307-0069 X 3313 or email clpschirer@nhco.org .
For more information about other NHCO’s other services, please visit www.nhco.org or call 412-487-6316.

NHCO collecting Spring Cleaning supplies 
North Hills Community Outreach is collecting Spring Cleaning supplies for distribution to the families who use its three food pantries. Items are appreciated by June 8, but are accepted all year. Items needed include: laundry detergent, antibacterial wipes, all-purpose cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, dish detergent, pack of sponges, paper towels and canvas shopping bags. Please donate Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm at NHCO Allison Park, 1975 Ferguson Road, Hampton, or NHCO North Boroughs, AGH-Suburban Campus, 100 S. Jackson Avenue, Bellevue, or call 412-487-6316 option 1 to make alternate arrangements.

Walk for NHCO in the Highmark Walk
Join North Hills Community Outreach in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community May 12. When you register to walk, and /or fundraise for NHCO, 100% of the proceeds support NHCO’s programs to help local families in need. Registration is now open at http://hcf.convio.net/nhco. This is a great family activity. Dogs are welcome. For more information, please contact Maria at mschristina@nhco.org or 412-408-3830.

Vehicle donations are needed for NHCO’s Transportation Assistance program
Your unwanted car, van, truck, boat, RV, trailer or motorcycle can help several low-income individuals or families. Vehicles donated to North Hills Community Outreach’s Transportation Assistance program are sold at auction and 100 percent of the funds NHCO receives help local people in need overcome transportation challenges. Your donated car could change lives. FREE pickup or towing and hassle-free donation process. Please visit nhco.org or call 412-408-3830 x 3225. Please note that Community Auto is no longer a program of NHCO.

NHCO’s Pathways program  offers goal-setting help for those who are struggling
North Hills Community Outreach’s Pathways program helps low-income people set goals for employment or education. Our coordinators meet one on one with people to coach and provide free resources and support. Appointments are available. For information, call Abby in North Boroughs (Bellevue) at 412-307-0069, Nicole in Millvale at 412-408-3830 or Shela in McKees Rocks at 412-331-1685 ext. 233.

Employment help is available at NHCO
North Hills Community Outreach offers multiple programs aimed at helping people attain self-sufficiency, including employment help.  Those seeking help with career counseling, updating a resume, job search techniques and more can contact NHCO Resource Coordinator Jackie Boggs at jmboggs@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3217.

NHCO needs on-board volunteer dispatchers for our senior shuttles
North Hills Community Outreach urgently needs volunteer on-board dispatchers for its two Free Rides for Seniors shuttles, which transport seniors in the Route 28 communities to UPMC medical appointments and shopping during weekdays. No special license is needed and training is provided. Shifts are short. Please contact Kerry at kkmulhern@nhco.org or 412-449-0151 for more information.

Ask the Attorney sessions for low-income families
Free legal consultation for issues such as divorce, bankruptcy, credit issues, family matters, rent disputes and more is available for families in need at North Hills Community Outreach locations the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm except December. The next ATA sessions are May 16 in NHCO North Boroughs and June 20 in Millvale. Attendees MUST preregister for these sessions by contacting Jackie at jmboggs@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3217.

NHCO speakers available
North Hills Community Outreach’s staff or volunteer speakers will speak to your congregation, business, civic group or school at no charge about NHCO’s programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information or to schedule a speaker, please contact Jen at JLKissel@nhco.org or 412-487-6316 opt 1 x 3112.

June Events

NHCO’s annual Back-to-School Colle­­ction is on
North Hills Community Outreach NHCO is collecting new backpacks and school supplies for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Items needed include backpacks, notebooks, binders, paper, folders, pencils, pens and calculators. Good quality teen backpacks with sturdy zippers are especially needed. Gently used Texas Instrument graphic/scientific calculators are also needed for high school students. NHCO provides more than 1,200 backpacks full of school supplies for students each year.
     Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 9a.m. - 4p.m. through August 3 at any NHCO office including NHCO Allison Park, 1975 Ferguson Road, Hampton, or NHCO North Boroughs, AGH-Suburban Campus, 100 S. Jackson Avenue, 2 South, Bellevue. Special donation hours will be held 9a.m.-noon, Saturday, August 4 in the food pantry behind the main office in Allison Park, or alternate arrangements can be made by calling 412-487-6316 option 1.

NHCO provides free home safety checks for seniors
North Hills Community Outreach can provide a free home safety check for senior citizens living in northern Allegheny County north of the City of Pittsburgh. Trained volunteers will do a thorough safety check, install smoke detectors or change the batteries in current smoke detectors. Seniors will also be provided with a bathmat, a flashlight with fresh batteries, a night light, baking soda for grease fires, plus other helpful items.
     After the check is completed, seniors may request free grab bars to be installed in a bathroom or a free railing installed in a stairwell inside the home. Those installations will be done at a later date by a state-licensed professional contractor, at no charge.   
     Interested seniors who reside in northern Allegheny County north of the city should contact Cathy at 412-307-0069 X 3313 or email clpschirer@nhco.org .
For more information about other NHCO’s other services, please visit www.nhco.org or call 412-487-6316.

Vehicle donations are needed for NHCO’s Transportation Assistance program
Your unwanted car, van, truck, boat, RV, trailer or motorcycle can help several low-income individuals or families. Vehicles donated to North Hills Community Outreach’s Transportation Assistance program are sold at auction and 100 percent of the funds NHCO receives help local people in need overcome transportation challenges. Your donated car could change lives. FREE pickup or towing and hassle-free donation process. Please visit nhco.org or call Dan at 412-408-3830 x 3225. Please note that Community Auto is no longer a program of NHCO.

NHCO’s Pathways program  offers goal-setting help for those who are struggling
North Hills Community Outreach’s free Pathways program helps low-income people set goals such as employment or education. Our coordinators meet one on one with people to coach, set short- and long-term goals and provide free resources and support. Appointments are available. For information, call Abby in North Boroughs (Bellevue) at 412-307-0069, Nicole in Millvale at 412-408-3830 or Shela in McKees Rocks at 412-331-1685 ext. 233.

Employment help is available at NHCO
North Hills Community Outreach offers multiple free programs aimed at helping people attain self-sufficiency, including employment help.  Those seeking help with career counseling, updating a resume, job search techniques and more can contact NHCO Resource Coordinator Jackie Boggs at jmboggs@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3217.

Ask the Attorney sessions for low-income families
Free 30-minute legal consultation for non-criminal issues such as divorce, bankruptcy, credit issues, family matters, rent disputes and more is available for families in need at North Hills Community Outreach locations the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm except December. The next ATA sessions are June 20 in Millvale and July 18 in Allison Park. Attendees MUST preregister for these sessions by contacting Jackie at jmboggs@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 x 3217.

NHCO needs on-board volunteer dispatchers for our senior shuttles
North Hills Community Outreach needs volunteer on-board dispatchers for its two Free Rides for Seniors shuttles, which transport seniors in the Route 28 communities to UPMC medical appointments and shopping during weekdays. No special license is needed and training is provided. Shifts are short. Please contact Kerry at kkmulhern@nhco.org or 412-449-0151 for more information.

NHCO speakers are available
North Hills Community Outreach’s staff or volunteer speakers are available to staff an NHCO information table at your community event or speak to your congregation, business, civic group or school at no charge about NHCO’s programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information or to schedule a speaker, please contact Jen at JLKissel@nhco.org or 412-487-6316 opt 1 x 3112.