Womanspace East, Inc. is a nonprofit organization serving homeless women and women with dependent children in the greater Pittsburgh area.
« Our Mission
To address the needs of homeless families by providing vital services that embrace a holistic approach to crisis resolution and treatment by addressing the needs of the total family and providing vital services where the family can find support, guidance, and redirection to make them contributing members to the community again. We accomplish our mission through three programs that we operate: Emergency Shelter, Bridge, and Transitional Housing.
« Our History
Womanspace East, Inc. was founded and chartered in 1976 by a small group of women who recognized the need to provide supportive services to women who had fallen victim to homelessness due to a variety of crisis situations. The agency initially offered emergency shelter, counseling, and supportive services from a small townhouse in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh.
In 1991, the agency moved to a location in the uptown area of Pittsburgh and completed a major renovation project which provided for ten emergency shelter rooms and six bridge housing units.
In 2001, Womanspace East, Inc. completed a newly built transitional housing development, which consists of ten (2) bedroom apartment units that housed an additional 10 women and 20 children.
With the addition of this new project, Womanspace East can house up to 24 female-headed families, who are homeless at any given point inclusive of the emergency shelter, bridge housing and transitional units.
In 2002, Womanspace East, Inc. established a Child Development Center and a Computer Learning Center for the families residing within the facility. In 2007 the agency added a Prevention Program.