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Elizabeth's Experience at The Bradford House

October 25, 2020 | By Elizabeth Galligan | Bradford House Historical Association

"The Bradford House became the one place where I could escape every problem I had, and helping with events became very therapeutic for me."

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The Only Constant

October 25, 2020 | By Wendy Gereke | CASA for Kids, Inc

Izmo and I entered the room. Ryan, Sally, and Joey (not their real names) reacted with apprehension. They had never met a therapy dog before, and like everything that had happened to them, this situation was new and unnerving.

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Domestic Violence Survivors Never Have to Stand Alone

October 25, 2020 | By Kathy Tirimacco | Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania

“The judges always ask our clients if they are in fear of their life, and it’s not easy to answer that question standing up there by yourself when everyone is watching,” said Kathy. “I don’t let them stand up there alone.”

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Donora Library


Mary at the Library

October 25, 2020 | By Donora Public Library Association | Donora Public Library Association

We have a number of volunteers who perform daily tasks such as shelving, assisting with various programs and other routine services. However, our volunteer board members often go unrecognized.

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Recovering Her Confidence

October 25, 2020 | By Dress for Success Pittsburgh | Dress for Success Pittsburgh

How do you regain confidence after losing everything? In and out of recovery and jail, Nikki was in the battle of her life against drug and alcohol addiction. She lost custody of her children. She was ordered to jail, then to a treatment center. Everything she did was monitored and visitors were not permitted. “You eventually lose yourself,” recalls Nikki.

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Laura's Genesis

October 25, 2020 | By Laura Bisbey | Genesis of Pittsburgh

I was 23 years old with no college education, a substance abuse history, homeless due to family strains, and a single mother of a 4-year-old when I realized I was pregnant. I was in an abusive relationship and did not have a dime to my name. I was scared.

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