We transform lives through the love of Christ by providing food, shelter, and hope to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness, poverty, or addiction.
We are a model community dedicated to providing services to meet the complex and challenging needs of our community’s most vulnerable by creating an environment where life transformation occurs from the inside out through the power of the Gospel.
To provide those we serve hope and life transformation through the love of Christ.
We Honor God
We practice Goldy disciplines of prayer, confession, sharing of testimonies and reading God's word.
We Love Well
By seeking the best interest of both the person and the community, we believe that we are all broken and in need of healing and growth to achieve wholeness.
We Embrace Growth
We seek God's grace to use innovation and creativity to continually improve programs and services.
We Value Diversity
We commit to building a diverse workspace that reflects the clients and community we serve.
Serving Pittsburgh’s homeless and hurting since 1952
Light of Life opens its doors as a soup kitchen for the first time and expands services to include men’s recovery programming.
Light of Life opens its first emergency shelter on North Avenue to bring safe housing to the homeless men of Pittsburgh.
Light of Life expands services to include women and children’s programming.
Light of Life opens Sister’s House to provide housing for single women.
Light of Life opens a food pantry to serve families and individuals experiencing food insecurity on the North Side of Pittsburgh.
Light of Life opens Voeghtly Street Shelter to expand its emergency services, including its first shelter for women and children.
Light of Life Celebrates 70 years at the Mission.
Ridge Recovery Place opens and becomes the new home for all of Light of Life’s long-term programming.
Board of Directors
NATALIE KRETER, ESQ., CHAIRMAN
UPMC Health Plan, Inc. – Assistant Counsel
REBECCA FATICA, VICE-CHAIR
Citizens – Head of Specialized Financing, Business Banking
CHRIS CHANEY, SECRETARY
Fort Pitt Capital Group – Vice President
RACHEL SCHMIEDLIN, TREASURER
Holsinger, P.C. – Audit Manager
Highmark Health Plan – EVP and COO
MK3 HR Consulting – CEO
Primerica – National Sales Director
DR. EDWIN J KAIRIS
The Health Plan of West Virginia – Chief Medical Officer
Rimmel Mehaffen Pessy Wealth Consulting – Managing Director of Wealth Management
FALCO ANTHONY MUSCANTE II
Associate at K&L Gates LLP
Sanofi - Medical Science Liason
Allegheny Center Alliance Church – Pastor of Pastoral Care
Dr. Cathy Sigmund
North Side Christian Health Center – Chief Behavioral Health Officer
DONALD L. FOSTER
Principal at Manor Associates
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