Light of Life Ministries, Inc.

Where Hope and Healing Meet

aka Light of Life Rescue Mission   |   Pittsburgh, PA   |  www.lightoflife.org

Mission

Light of Life transforms lives through the love of Christ by providing food, shelter, and hope to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness, poverty, or addiction to restore them as healthy members of our community.

Ruling year info

1953

Executive Director

Mr. Jerrel Gilliam

Main address

913 Western Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15233 USA

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EIN

25-1056389

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

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Recovery Program

Light of Life provides comprehensive services to the poor and homeless which fall under two main areas: the Recovery Program and Samaritan Ministries. The Mission's Recovery Program empowers men and women to achieve healthy, productive, self-sufficient living. Components of the program include: addiction recovery counseling, transitional housing, education and career training, life and parenting skills, treatment referrals for mental health issues, activities for improving socialization and relationship building, after-care and mentoring and other services. On-site care is also provided for children, including the services of a full time family therapist. Accommodations for men include a 38 man capacity site for residential care and an additional 12 man capacity for extended care at a nearby apartment facility. Hours of education, counseling, training and other services total >110,000 hours annually. Samaritan Ministries offer daily meals for the public at large, emergency shelter for men, daily chapel services, community outreach and a unique short-term case management program for homeless men called the High Commitment Shelter. This program serves close to 1,000 different individuals in a 12 month period. The Mission provides ~ 100,000 meals and 34,000 nights of safe shelter annually.

Population(s) Served

A component of the Recovery Program, Education and Employment provides men and women access to job resources, on-site health education, group activities, tutoring in core subjects, computer classes, skills assessment and training, and career opportunities through a partnership with Bethlehem Haven.

Population(s) Served

Centered on faith-based principles, various aspects of addiction recovery include the 12 Step program--with emphasis on the first three steps--Recovery bibles, relapse prevention counseling, behavior and cognitive skills and individual and group counseling.

Population(s) Served

Single mothers and their children whose lives have been adversely affected by substance addiction, homelessness, poverty and abuse receive off-site housing, case management, counseling and career services in Light of Life's Women and Children's Program. Initially, families are stabilized through rental assistance, food, clothing and household needs. This long-term program (12-18 months) provides 20 hours per week of addiction, parenting and life skills counseling, household management, family therapy, education and career training, child care and other services designed to reunite and rebuild strong family units. Up to 30 families are served through this program at any given time.

Population(s) Served

Through its After-Care and Mentoring program, Light of Life provides both men and women graduates with a comprehensive network to help ensure their lifelong recoveries. Graduates enjoy opportunities to manage/serve on an alumni board, engage in social activities, and have access to mentoring and other supportive services.

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Awards

Champions in Action Award 2009

Citizens Bank Foundation (w/WPXI and Pittsburgh Cares)

A Best Christian Workplace in 2009 2009

Best Christian Workplaces Institute

Allegheny West Historic Preservation Award 2008

Allegheny West Local Review Council

Proclamation: May 6, 2006 - Light of Life Rescue Mission Day 2006

Pittsburgh City Council

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 1989

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Financials

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Light of Life Ministries, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Glenn Graner

K & L Gates

William Wolfe

Marsh USA

Donald Tucker

Glenn Graner

K&L Gates

Stephanie Herring-Myers

Dollar Bank

Leonard Petrancosta

Peak Performance

David Wilke

Wilke & Associates

Jody Johnson