We transform lives through the love of Christ by providing food, shelter, and hope to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness, poverty or addiction.

Stories of Hope and Healing

Hear testimonies from the people who walked through our doors and decided to make a change.

More than a meal


Meals served each month on average


Women and children were helped in 2023


Unique guests served in 2023


Chapel services held every year

How We Help


We believe that hope begins with a meal. Staff and volunteers work together to prepare and serve two meals every day. Each year the Mission serves over 100,000 meals, including holiday outreach events.

Women and Children

Through case management and counseling, women at the Mission are empowered to achieve good health and self-sufficiency. Additionally, they can grow their careers, relationships, and spiritual walks. Light of Life embraces mothers and their children, many of whom have been deeply impacted by addiction and abuse.


Often, men come through the doors of the Mission feeling hopeless and hurting from past trauma and addictions. We provide a wide variety of programs to help men where they are at, whether they need a place to sleep for the night or are looking for life transformation through our long-term programs.

Emergency Shelter

The Mission has 50 emergency shelter beds for people who need a safe place to stay overnight. Through case management, we are able to help people take the next step out of homelessness. In addition to a place to sleep, guests can receive breakfast and dinner, a shower and clean clothing, and attend chapel service.


After staying in our shelter, men and women have the opportunity to enter our Life Transformation Programs that focus on bringing transformation through community and personal relationships with Christ. This includes long-term recovery programs for men, women and children.

Essential Needs

In addition to giving people a safe place to stay and meals, the Mission also provides showers, clothing, laundry, medical, and hygiene care to those in need. We also have a food pantry that provides over 400,000 meals to those in our community as well as a donation center that provides essentials to clients, guests, and other organizations serving those in need.

Make a Difference

Help transform the lives of men, women, and children in need in Pittsburgh.


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Latest News on the Mission

December 18, 2023

Pittsburgh outreach workers lend a helping hand to people surviving winter on the streets

It's the same routine each morning for Lloyd Massie and Johnny Layer: tap on tents around the city, call out names when they know them and check...

November 23, 2023

Light of Life serves 2,000 meals to families in need this Thanksgiving Day

Light of Life has been serving Thanksgiving meals to families in need for 70 years...


Street Shelter
Recovery Place

Voeghtly Street Shelter

234 Voeghtly St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Services include:

Shelter for Men, Women and Children

Hot Meals

Community Resources

Case Management

Off-Site Housing Assistance

Clothing & Hygiene Products

On-Site Support Agencies

First Aid

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