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Melissa Ferraro, executive director, said Sisters Place will donate its two-story program center, its newly renovated playground and a space that serves as a retail shop for families to the Century Townhomes community.

“We want to leave Clairton with a sort of legacy,” she said.

As bankruptcy case winds down, investors have yet to emerge for troubled Clairton community

Congratulations Melissa Ferraro, Chief Executive Officer of Sisters Place, on being voted 2019 WIN-Pittsburgh Woman of the Year!

#Grapeful: Sisters Place, which provides services to support families experiencing homelessness, celebrated its 25th anniversary during the 17th annual Crushed Grapes wine tasting at Nova Place on the North Side, Thursday night.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Another very successful collaborative in the Pittsburgh Diocese is Sisters Place...

Another very successful collaborative in the Pittsburgh Diocese is Sisters Place…

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Close to 200 friends of Sisters Place donned masks on Friday for a night of mysterious fun at Hotel Monaco, Downtown. The second annual Friends at the Tables Event, a casino-themed fundraiser driven by the young professionals’ board gave generously to support homeless, single-parent families in southwestern Pennsylvania.

By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Sheila Coquet, Melissa Ferraro and Rebecca Parise were just some of the caped crusaders enjoying a Masquerade at the Monaco on July 10 hosted by the Friends of Sisters Place young professionals board.

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More than 500 tickets were pre-sold for the March 5 event co-chaired by Meg Gleason and Robert Barth Jr. Between the record attendance and food vendors who donated their bites, the happiness went on for hours at Wintergarden at PPG Place.

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Our Issues Pittsburgh

Our Issues Pittsburgh-Community Affairs Program host, Shelley Duffy, interviews Sr. Mary Parks, CSJ (Executive Director) and Melissa Ferraro (Development Director).

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“It’s important for young people to get involved in these organizations because we can really make a difference when we work together.”

Mary Pat Stahler, Friends of Sisters Place Co-Chair


“We’ve helped a lot of people in 20 years,” said executive director Sister Mary Parks. “It’s a labor of love for the sisters.”