Genesis gets a technical facelift with new computers!
11 year old computers have been replaced.

How is your donation money used? 

Our MACs and PCs were so old we could no longer update them! Because of your generosity we were able to replace a PC in The Learning Center.   We also have a new PC and replaced the old black and white printer at the Washington Center.  Plus we were able to replace the old MACS at Genesis House, Genesis Center and the Adoption Center.  With the increase in clients; demand for classes, supplies and services is at an all time high.  It's quite a relief to have reliable equipment!
Genesis of Pittsburgh - Washington Center 
We just r eceived a new shipment of car seats!

Rhea and Patty certainly got their exercise delivering and unloading a tractor trailer of brand new car seats. The car seats were generously donated by the Pennsylvania Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics and PA Traffic Injury Prevention Project  (PA TIPP). By attending a series of classes at either Genesis Center, clients can earn "Baby Bucks" which can be used to get a free car seat. Participants must register for the program while they are pregnant and pick up the car seat before their child turns 1 year old. 

To find out more about the Washington Center or view a schedule of our free educational parenting and childbirth classes click here or call 724.225.6701.
The Learning Center 
More outreach to pregnant women and their families.

Since last summer, The Learning Center has broken attendance records for childbirth and parenting classes. Realizing there is a greater need for our programs, we are expanding our educational services.  Patty has been teaching classes at: Brashear High School, Tadisco, Family Links, Discovery House and Medical Alliance.  We also are seeing clients from Gwens Girls attending classes at the center.  

This month, we introduced a "Free Lunch Friday" program.  Students attending both the 
"Making the Most of Your W.I.C" and " Setting Smart Goals" classes enjoyed a pasta lunch and dessert. Thank you to Joe's Rusty Nail Restaurant in Bellevue for donating the food!

To find our more about classes at the Learning Center, check out our  website  or call 412.761.1845 for more information.
Outreach Services
Amanda takes her show on the road...
Amanda, our Community Outreach Coordinator, has also hit the road networking with area nonprofits such as; Circles of Pittsburgh, Youth Places, Project Destiny, Perry Traditional Academy, Clayton Academy, Propel Northside, Brightside Academy AND Allegheny County WIC offices.  Her outreach table may not be fancy but she is getting the word out about Genesis and all of our services!  If you know of an organization who would like to partner with Genesis call Amanda at 412.761.1845. Thank you for helping us spread the word about Genesis!

Genesis House
Local groups help make Valentine's Day special.
The prayer shawl ministry at Sts. John and Paul Roman Catholic Parish expresses the parish's love and support of recipients in form of a blessed handmade shawl. On Valentines Day residents at Genesis House each received one of these special shawls. A label identifying the parish group and a personal note from the shawl maker expressing concern for the recipient is included in the package. Also, on Valentines day, students from The University of Pittsburgh made a special dinner for the ladies!  Earlier in the month, Students from Duquesne Univerity made pizza and cupcakes for the residents!   Thank you to all of these organizations for making the holiday special.

The Genesis Center 
We are in desperate need of baby equipment!.

We are always asked what is needed at the Genesis Center in Bellevue. Of course, all donations are appreciated but we are in desperate need of baby equipment! Many clients receive baby clothes from friends or family but don't usually receive baby equipment. If you have any of the following and wish to donate, please call 412.766.4934
  • Used Cribs (cannot have drop side)
  • Infant Bouncy Seats
  • Bassinets
  • Pack n Plays
  • Strollers

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