Helping Others Home
Mission & Vision
Hearts of The Homeless mission is dedicated to ending homelessness.
Hearts of The Homeless vision is devoted to ending homelessness within Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding branching communities along with its community partners.
Integrity, Compassion, Empowerment, Hospitality, Diversity and Commitment are our core values and beliefs of Hearts of The Homeless.
In December 2009, one afternoon at a Christmas Party Event, Sheri Carricato, Ronald Costa, and Denise Simpson came together in a discussion on how we would like to give back to the homeless. Denise Simpson currently worked for a homeless organization for women with a wide range of programs. Ronald Costa explained to Denise and Sheri how he volunteered in helping the homeless and how he enjoyed giving back. He explained how rewarding it was to give and not receive. This was where we had discovered our hearts were one.
Together we decided we wanted to make a difference in one’s life. So we moved forward in how to do that. Our personal goal is to dedicate ourselves, be devotion and involved in the day to day services for our homeless friends and Hearts of The Homeless was born. Hearts of the homeless decided to focus on women because women are more vulnerable than men while living on the street to physical violence.
Hearts of The Homeless operates as an Emergency Shelter providing a safe place to sleep something to eat, and compassionate care, focused on crisis intervention which includes a community day program “a one stop shop” for more of the resources needed to help these women return to self-sufficient. We joined a collaborative of exemplary service providers to address the needs, to include health and wellness services and employment training to our comprehensive continuum of care.
365 days a year Hearts of the homeless will provide nights of shelter, and a safe place during the day to shelter women from the elements and the danger of being on the street. Each year, Hearts of The Homeless will provide meals; fulfill a myriad of physical and emotional needs for our homeless friends.
Hearts of The Homeless is primed to service homeless women living in the greater Pittsburgh community and surrounding communities by providing long-term solutions to help end the cycle of homelessness by helping others home.
Board of Directors
LaNa Howard- Crosby