Sisters Place, Inc. was founded in 1993 by the group now known as the Catholic Sisters Leadership Council (CSLC) of Western Pennsylvania as an outgrowth of their interest in serving the poor in our community. Because of their extensive experience with this disadvantaged population, the sisters recognized the critical need that many impoverished families have for stable housing and supportive services as they work to make lasting, positive changes in their lives.
Sisters Place purchased and renovated 20 individual townhouses in Clairton, PA in 1995 and families began moving into their new homes in 1997. In 2000 Sisters Place added a transitional housing component with services focused on young, single mothers and their children. In 2011 a second permanent housing program was added to serve another 5 families.
In 2016 Allegheny County’s Homeless Advisory Board voted to eliminate transitional housing from its HUD housing options. Sisters Place requested and was granted the opportunity to help 10 more families in need of permanent housing. In 2017, we initiated the privately funded Empowerment Housing Program to assist up to five families that are not be eligible for HUD funded housing.
Sisters Place has helped 345 families. 90% of our participants move from homelessness into independent living. Our services are highly rated by participants and funders alike.