Health & Wellness

McAuley Ministries helps communities build gardens encouraging healthy eating and community socialization.
McAuley Ministries helps communities build gardens to encourage healthy eating, exercise, and community socialization.

McAuley Ministries supports initiatives that improve the overall health status of residents of the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland by meeting basic needs, encouraging healthy lifestyles, and providing community-based health care through innovative service delivery models. Priorities include:

  • Affordable and safe housing for low- and moderate-income families and special populations, including seniors, veterans, persons who are homeless, and persons with disabilities.
  • Support for organizations providing a safety net for basic needs (e.g., food, shelter, transportation, and access to health insurance).
  • Initiatives that help seniors to thrive and age in place.
  • Behavioral health initiatives that recognize and address the impact of community trauma.
  • Evidence-based initiatives that prevent and interrupt gun violence.
  • Support for Pittsburgh Mercy innovation that advances new models of health care for vulnerable populations.
  • Community gardens and play spaces that encourage healthy eating, exercise, and community socialization.

Grant Highlights

FOCUS Pittsburgh, a ministry of the Orthodox Christian Church, addresses food insecurity by providing weekend meals to 360 students who attend Hill District schools.

The Thelma Lovette YMCA Family Membership Scholarship Program provides subsidized memberships to 85 low-income families to gain access to the physical, social, and mental benefits of regular exercise.

Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center is a people-centered medical home meeting the physical and behavioral health care needs of 4,000 adults and children in the primary care physician office setting and via a mobile medical unit.