FAQ - Light of Life Rescue Mission


Does Light of Life do more than provide food and shelter for the poor and homeless?
Much more. The meal and shelter ministries are entry points to life-transforming care. This care takes the form of a comprehensive recovery program providing education and employment training, addiction recovery, life skills counseling and many other services.

Why is Light of Life so vital to the Greater Pittsburgh community?
By equipping those less fortunate with tools to overcome poverty and other adversities, Light of Life helps improve the quality of life for the next generation. With functional, caring parents, children have the chance to succeed in school and grow up as healthy, productive citizens. As a result, Pittsburgh communities can grow and prosper.

Does Light of Life collaborate with other area providers?
Absolutely. Light of Life collaborates with an extensive list of local service providers, including Bethlehem Haven, Mercy Behavioral Health, North Side Christian Health Center, Allegheny County Jail, Action Housing, St. Vincent DePaul, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Bidwell and numerous other organizations.

How is Light of Life funded?
Light of Life is funded largely by individual donors, businesses and other organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania. Other sources of revenue include foundation grants, trust funds, government grants and user fees.

Who are Light of Life’s partners, and how can I become a partner?
Light of Life could not exist without the faithful support of its partners. These include corporations, small businesses, individuals, churches and a variety of community groups. In addition to financial donations, partners contribute by donating gifts in-kind and volunteering in numerous capacities, including consulting and other professional services.

What are Light of Life’s long-term goals?
Goals include expanding facilities; continuing to transform organizationally; to explore and develop new ways to help people achieve lifelong learning, personal and spiritual growth; and to improve the quality of life for future generations.

Does Light of Life discriminate who can receive services?
No. Light of Life will provide services to anyone regardless of age, race, creed, nationality, religious views or sexual orientation. Light of Life is clear about our Christ-centered programming, and we intend to share the good news of Jesus (both through our actions and through our words) with those who come through our doors. However, we do that in a way that is gentle and loving, and meets each individual where they are.

How can my minority-owned business become a supplier for Light of Life?
Light of Life Ministries, Inc. encourages certified Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MBE/WBE/DBE) to participate as partners and suppliers of goods and services. Light of Life is committed to supplier diversity in creating a community to meet the immediate needs of the poor and homeless in Pittsburgh. Personnel associated with Light of Life’s purchasing are aware of the organization’s commitment to diversity.

If your company is a certified MBE/WBE/DBE interested in partnering with Light of Life, please submit your information on the Contact Us page of our web site.

How can I obtain more information about Light of Life?
Please contact Light of Life at 412-258-6100 and you will be directed to a staff person who can best answer your questions. You are also welcome to arrange for a tour of the facilities.

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