IMPACTS: Individuals Making Progress and Change Toward Self-Sufficiency


The IMPACTS Program encompasses all of EECM’s services designed to help individuals move toward self-sufficiency, including our educational, employment, and residential programs. Our case managers and volunteers help individuals break the cycle of addiction, poverty and homelessness by giving them access to the resources they need to achieve their goals.

Housing Programs:

EMERGENCY SHELTER provides a refuge for the night, case management, breakfast and dinner, and a shower and laundry services for men and women older than 18. Clients may work on goals to focus on finding more suitable housing. 412-345-7150 or Allegheny Link at 1-866-730-2368.

BRIDGE HOUSING* is a  six-month residential program for men who are transitioning from short-term sheltering to independent living. The program includes one-on-one and group counseling, and case management. To learn more. Contact Allegheny link at 1-866-730-2368.

FAITH (Families Achieving Independence Through Housing) is a scattered-site permanent supportive housing program for families who have a family member with a physical or mental disability. Our case managers work with participants to develop a plan for moving towards self-sufficiency. To learn more, contact Allegheny Link to see if you are eligible. For general information contact Laila 412-345-7150.

ORR COMPASSIONATE CARE CENTER* The William and Mildred Orr Compassionate Care Center provides 24-hour shelter and non-medical respite care for adults who are unable to return to their prior housing situation, and are in need of a supportive place to recuperate after being discharged from the hospital. To learn more, contact Necolya Wilson at 412-345-7135 *Requires a referral from a counselor or case manager.

RECOVERY HOUSE  This program is designed for adult men in active recovery. EECM recently opened this service as a part of our housing programs. For more information, you can contact EECM at 412-345-7148

Sew Forward:

Sew Forward, a career development collaboration started in conjunction with RK Mellon, the Pittsburgh Opera, and Bridgeway Capital. This project launched February 2017, providing technical education, access to professional machines, jobs, entrepreneurship training, and more, for exploring careers in the employment-diverse fields of sewing, tailoring and fashion design. With the help and grant from RK Mellon, we were able to get Sew Forward off the ground.

EECM has built-out and equipped production and training space for a sewing suite set to industry standards. The program will train participants in fundamentals, costuming, and design. In addition, we will help them grow educationally, teach soft skills, show them how to start a business, use the Etsy curriculum, and provide resources for them to fulfill an order or hold a job, once they gain proficiency. Learn more here: SewForward Workforce Development

“There were many things I needed after my operation, and no one I had to turn to. I had nowhere to go. Thank goodness for the Orr Center.”
-Henry, former guest

“EECM did more than help me find a place to stay. They helped me turn my life around.”
-Andrew, former resident

EECM: Creating a community of opportunity in Pittsburgh.