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.

Stories of Hope

The Intersection, Inc.

“We at The Intersection are so very grateful to McAuley Ministries for the generous $10,000 grant to support our Emergency Response to COVID-19. The individuals and families who will benefit from this grant include the participants in our on-site meal program and the food pantry club, as well as the people who receive emergency help in crisis situations. Your thoughtfulness and fast turnaround reminds me of the Catherine McAuley saying “The poor need help today, not next week.” McAuley Ministries is a treasure, sharing Mercy among people in today’s world. Thank you for your leadership and your support.”

-Sr. Bonnie Heh