Girls Hope of Pittsburgh Inc

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Girls Hope is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization that helps girls who are hurt and at-risk academically, yet capable of academic achievement, to realize their self worth and leadership potential. We do this by providing value-centered, family-like homes and a quality education through college.

We believe that a long-term nurturing home environment and an excellent education are the primary tools required to break the cycle of poverty and/or neglect.

Girls Hope provides a well-balanced, nurturing home and quality education through college for academically capable girls. We serve children between the ages of 10-18 who are at risk due to poverty, neglect or harmful neighborhood conditions.

We give girls a foundation for success by addressing their basic needs and providing enriching opportunities that build confidence and self-esteem. Our focus on academic achievement through college creates a strong foundation that builds a future of hope and opportunity for our girls. Our full-time house parents and other staff serve as role models by providing guidance, discipline and love, instilling values, and encouraging respect and compassion.

Founded in 1990, we were the first Girls Hope established in the U.S. and a model for developing other Girls Hope programs across the nation. We provide two stable, family-like homes, each accommodating eight full-time residents, while also serving as a home base for several Girls Hope college students

(724) 869-2868 ext.
1020 State St
Baden, PA 15005
Mission Statement: 

Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

Founded on the belief that a loving God cares about the life of every individual, Girls Hope acts in accordance with the following values:
‚• Education is critical to reaching one's full potential.
‚• Spirituality and an active faith-life are essential elements of healthy personal development.
‚• Children have the capacity to transcend their circumstances if given a safe environment, opportunities, and loving support.
‚• Integrity, honesty, respect, a willingness to love, and service to others are important measures of personal success.
‚• Individuals are responsible for their destinies and actions, and all children deserve the guidance, support and opportunities to choose a path to reaching their full potential.
‚• Respect for the dignity, value, unique perspectives, and talents of every individual is the foundation of positive social and emotional development, as well as strong and vibrant communities.

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