housing & employment services

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

or Allegheny Link at 1-866-730-2368

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 recoveryhouse@eecm.org.


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)

E&E focuses on helping people move from surviving to thriving by gaining necessary life skills and employment skills. We offer multiple programs within the E&E area.

  • Basic employability and life skills programs to enable a person to become and remain steadily employed.

  • Employment services for individuals in recovery from and opioid use disorder. Connections are made to Recovery Friendly Work Places and Drug Free Work Places.


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. 


To learn about our E&E program, contact EECM at 412-345-7159 or email EducationAndEmployment@eecm.org

Apprenticeship Programs

EECM’s pre-apprentice and apprenticeship programs in industrial sewing prepare you for a career in and including sewing, manufacturing jobs and/or self-employment.

Pre-Apprenticeship Program in Industrial Sewing:

  • Prepares individuals for an apprenticeship program in industrial sewing. 

  • Learn basic sewing skills

  • Work on soft skills such as teamwork, computer skills, and financial literacy. 

  • Meet local employers and interview for an apprenticeship position or

  • Move directly into employment without completing an full apprenticeship


Upon graduation from the pre-apprenticeship program, you will receive state certification and qualify for an apprenticeship program in industrial sewing. 

Apprenticeship Program in Industrial Sewing:

  • Learn advanced sewing skills, safety protocols, production process, pattern making, cutting techniques, and quality control.  

  • Earn wages while in the program 

Upon completion of the apprenticeship program, you will receive state certification in industrial sewing and qualify for journey worker status.

To learn about our apprenticeship programs, contact EECM at 412-345-7159 or email EducationAndEmployment@eecm.org

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 commercial sewing program provides opportunities for EECM clients and community members to engage in a free Education and Employment Program through our Housing and Employment Services, with practical training in the commercial sewing trades. After completing classes, participants can be trained on the job through our apprenticeship program while fulfilling sewing production contracts for local businesses.

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 work place.