Friday, July 19, 2013

Community Announcements

Cinema in the Park
The Pittsburgh Citiparks Cinema in the Park series continues this weekend, featuring many family-friendly movies shown at parks all throughout the city. All movies begin at dusk; please remember that inclement weather may cause cancellations. For more information about Cinema in the Park, you can call (412)422-6426. The following movies will be shown this weekend:

Rise of the Guardians (PG)
Friday, July 19th
Arsenal Park, 39th & Butler Street (Lawrenceville)

Saturday, July 20th  
Grandview Park, Bailey Avenue (Mt. Washington)

Sunday, July 21st  
Schenley Park (Flagstaff Hill)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)
Saturday, July 20th  
Riverview Park (Observatory Hill)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Community Announcements

High Commitment Shelter Program
Light of Life Rescue Mission’s High Commitment Shelter Program for men on the North Side currently has multiple bed spaces open and want to ensure that the community is aware of this program. The High Commitment Shelter Program is for ideal for men who need short-term housing and supportive services. This program is an innovative 90 day program that offers intensive care management for homeless men who are seeking any of the following: employment and/or job training, help finding mental or physical healthcare treatment, help finding addiction recovery services or those being released from the County jail. If you would like more information on the program on how you can be enrolled in it, please contact Light of Life at (412)803-4168.

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services has partnered with Text4Baby – the first free national texting service to provide health information to pregnant women and new moms. Text4Baby sends subscribers approximately three text messages each week that are customized based on the mother’s due date or her baby’s date of birth. These texts focus on a variety of topics important to the health of mom and baby and include information on immunizations, nutrition, seasonal flu, mental health birth defect prevention, oral health and more. Text4Baby also connects women to health services by including national hotline phone numbers within the messages. Through the support of CTIA-The Wireless Foundation and participating mobile operators, ALL Text4Baby messages are free – meaning that if you don’t currently have a texting plan you can still receive them, and they also won’t take any texts away from a plan that you may have. The following cell carriers in our area are providing this service: Assurance, AT&T, Boost Mobile, Cricket, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, Verizon and Virgin Mobile. Registration for Text4Baby can be done on your cell phone by texting the word “BABY” to 511411. To update your baby’s due date simply text “UPDATE” to the same number, and to stop the messages at any time you can text the word “STOP”. Additional information can also be found at

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Community Announcements

On Friday evenings, weather permitting, the Carnegie Science Center offers $1 admission to their Observatory Skywatch. Expert star gazers are on hand to help see some spectacular views of outer space through their telescope and to give information on the stars, nebulas and planets. The Carnegie Science Center is located at:
1 Allegheny Avenue
(North Shore). Times for the Skywatch vary depending on the season; for the latest information on scheduled times and viewing conditions you can call the Science Center’s hotline at (412)237-3327.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Community Announcements

SNAP Program
Auberle is now offering their award winning SNAP program to girls as well as boys. If you have a son or daughter between the ages of 6 and 11 years old who is having difficulty at home or in school with defiance, lying, fighting or intense anger, they may be eligible to participate in this FREE program. SNAP (Stop Now And Plan) is a program designed to help at-risk youth to create a successful future by dealing with their anger. To find out more about the SNAP program you can contact Megan at (412)673-5856 ext. 1207.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Community Announcements

Affordable Internet Service
Comcast is now offering a way in which customers can get internet in their homes for just $9.95 a month if they have at least one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program. Other criteria for this offer include not having subscribed to Comcast internet service within the last 90 days, and not having an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment. If you, or someone you know, meets this criteria call 1-855-8-INTERNET, that’s 1-855-8-I-N-T-E-R-N-E-T. An application will be mailed out that will need to be returned with lunch program documents from the child’s school.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program

The Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) was created to provide emergency mortgage assistance to homeowners who are temporarily and involuntarily unemployed or underemployed due to the economy or a medical condition and are at risk of foreclosure. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act provided $1 billion to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to develop EHLP.

The Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) can provide eligible homeowners with a 0% interest, forgivable loan that pays past-due mortgage payments (principal, interest, taxes, insurance, attorney fees), as well as a portion of the homeowner’s monthly mortgage payment for up to 24 consecutive months, or up to $50,000, whichever comes first, and provided that certain eligibility requirements are maintained.

The first step is to get a copy of the Pre-Applicant Screening Worksheet. Worksheets are available online at as well as from nonprofit housing counseling agencies participating in the EHLP program. You can submit the completed worksheet to an EHLP counseling agency in person, via fax or email. The deadline for worksheet submission is July 22, 2011.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Assurance Wireless Now Available in PA

FREE Cell Phone Service
Assurance Wireless has recently announced free cell phone service for Pennsylvania residents. Assurance Wireless, similar to Safelink, provides free wireless cell phone service with no contracts and provides users 250 minutes to use each month. You may qualify for this free cell phone based on your household income, if you’re on Medicaid or participate in other government programs. These free cell phone services are great to use in conjunction with your Community Voice Mail, so you can have ease of access in checking your messages.

To see if you qualify for a free cell phone through Assurance Wireless you can call 1-888-898-4888 between 9 am – 9pm daily. You can also visit