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Housing & Employment Services

Housing & Employment Services works alongside individuals and families to help them build strong foundations like meeting housing needs to become stable or moving to higher levels of self-fulfillment through case management and employment services.

Housing Services

Housing Services

Emergency Shelter

Our shelter helps individual adults become stable by meeting their basic needs with shelter and food. Those in the emergency shelter also receive assistance obtaining benefits, accessing health care, and locating permanent housing. Once a person achieves stability in the shelter program, Case Management and the Education Employment team will work with them to build on their strengths, and develop a pathway to higher levels of self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment.

For information and openings, contact EECM at 412-345-7135 or

or Allegheny Link at 1-866-730-2368

Overflow Shelter

Providing safe cold-weather shelter from 7PM to 7AM, June 20th, 2023 to March 31st, 2024. For individuals and families in need, regardless of circumstances.

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services is working together with community shelters like EECM to provide low-barrier overflow shelter during cold winter months. We will be providing safe, temporary shelter until individuals are ready to engage in other housing services. While staying overnight with EECM, individuals will also have access to education, employment, and housing resources.


  • Individuals seeking shelter should arrive at EECM Entrance G at 7PM for check-in. Check-in closes at 10PM.

  • Shelter users MUST arrive prior to 10PM for shelter check-in. We will keep doors open until this time or bed capacity is full.

  • Beds available on a first come/served basis, no reservations.

  • Families with children seeking shelter should call shelter services at 1-866-730-2368 to get connected to beds.

For general questions or more information, contact EECM at 412-944-4015 or email

Recovery House

Recovery House is a licensed 90-day program designed for adult men and women in active recovery and who are referred from a treatment facility, probation, or justice-related services. With housing being stable, the program focuses on helping individuals move into long-term recovery in the community through peer support and mentoring, case management, and work with the Education Employment team. If you are a referral source and would like to make a referral, please fill out this form and email/fax it to the information below. 

For more information, contact EECM at 412-345-7160 or email

Case Management & Employment

Case Management &
Employment Services


Case Management

EECM case management is integral to all of our programs. Case management services help individuals and families meet their basic needs by focusing on permanent housing resources, obtaining income, receiving benefits, accessing resources such as insurance and health care, and connecting to other community-based resources. Case Managers also work to connect people, who call in or come to the facility, with the necessary community resources for assistance with things such as, obtaining IDs, birth certificates and Social Security Cards, finding new affordable housing, locating rental/utility assistance, and many other needs.

Education & Employment (E&E)

The Education & Employment program provides case management, education, housing & employment services for individuals facing the impacts of poverty.


Each participant works one-on-one with the coordinator to develop an individualized employment plan focused on both obtaining and maintaining employment. This plan may include:



☐Resume Development

☐Job-Search Assistance

☐Interview Preparation

☐Ongoing Job Coaching once employed


☐Time Management Skill-Building

☐Conflict Resolution Skill-Building

☐Health Habit Exploration and Development

☐Computer Skill-Building



☐Volunteer experience

☐Employment Connection

☐Transportation Assistance

☐Case Management Services


Housing related

☐Credit Development

☐Budgeting Skills

☐Landlord Connection

Participant Time Commitment:

We understand that everyone’s employment and recovery needs are different. Therefore, the time commitment for the Education & Employment program can vary for each individual. Program participation will occur on weekdays during regular business hours, and participants should expect to commit 1-2 hours per day, 1-2 days per week, for up to 10 weeks. East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) is not a treatment provider but will work with your treatment provider to help you continue in your recovery and become employed.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age


If you are a referral source and would like to make a referral, please fill out this form and email/fax it to the information below. 


For more information or to request a referral form,

E-mail or call 412-345-7159

Workforce Development

EECM WorkForce strives to create an environment where individuals can learn important business skills, move toward self-sufficiency, and become active contributors to the Pittsburgh community.

SewForward’s sewing classes provide learning opportunities for community members and business growth opportunities for EECM small batch manufacturing clients. After completing classes, participants gain valuable commercial sewing knowledge to implement in workforce development opportunities like producing contracts with local businesses or completing additional apprenticeship hours outside our organization.

EECM Employment Services offer training which includes GED prep, resume development, interviewing skills, computer skills, job search, financial literacy, and reading and math skills for the workplace.

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