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Open Hand Ministries

C/O Valley View Presbyterian Church
601 North Aiken Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

MISSION

The Mission of Open Hand is to respond to the social injustice and inequalities that plague the economically challenged inner city Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Garfield and East Liberty.

CURRENT PROGRAMS

Open Hand Ministries, Inc. partners/works with urban and suburban churches, Community Development Corporations, community lending agencies, expert trade-skill professionals, funding organizations, and other local support agencies in order to provide:

Sustainable and affordable homeownership opportunities to disadvantaged households in the Garfield and East Liberty neighborhoods:

Ongoing care for our client families Care for our communities

HISTORY

In 2007 4 East End Churches partnered with Hosanna Industries, Inc. to rehabilitate 5 properties and assist 5 low income families in becoming first time homeowners of these properties.  Michael Stanton along with leaders from East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Valley View Presbyterian Church, and Open Door Presbyterian Church recognized the importance of continuing this commitment to the neighborhood.  In October of 2007, under the leadership of Michael, the work of the East End Blitz continued on as Open Hand Ministries.  Since 2007 Open Hand has:

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Michael Stanton (Executive Director)

OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONGREGATIONAL OR INDIVIDUAL INVOLVEMENT

INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

A representative from Open Hand Ministries is available to speak with interested individuals, businesses, church committees, Sunday school classes, etc. An OHM representative is also available to speak during Sunday church services, in either a “minute for mission” or preaching capacity.  Additional information is available, upon request. 

VISIT US ON THE WEB
www.openhandpittsburgh.org