Crabtree-Kovacicek Veteran’s Center
Our Crabtree Kovacicek Veteran's House focuses on the recovery of the whole veteran. The goal is to provide an environment that allows our veterans to grow and heal with other veterans (average length of stay is 286 days) and to lead them back to independent living. By emphasizing shared experiences, espirit de corps and trusting relationships (veterans have two veterans-only groups per day), the program assists the veterans in stabilizing emotionally, medically, and psychologically. Then, by focusing on the root problems that cause homelessness (lack of housing, lack of employment, lack of income, problems with substance abuse, and medical and/or mental health difficulties, lack of connection to a supportive spiritual environment), City Mission's program helps the veterans focus on alleviating the many, interconnecting factors that bind them to a homeless, rootless lifestyle. When enrolled in our long-term Recovery Program, veterans receive food, shelter, medical care, legal assistance, counseling and case management, work readiness programs, parenting and financial classes, and services specifically developed to aid veterans in addiction recovery.
The Medical Clinic provides medial assessments on all men, women and children who come to City Mission and those in residence that includes referrals, medical management, and health education. This is provided through volunteer physical therapists, athletic trainers, and chiropractors. Centerville Clinics also provide medical care 3 days a week. Many of our homeless residents come to us with complex medical issues which require active care and follow-up from a primary care physician. They require TB testing, influenza vaccinations, medications, medication management, health education, urgent and emergency care with referral to specialists as appropriate, and interim care while awaiting their first PCP appointment. The goal of this program is to provide medical assessments, care, and referrals to City Mission’s homeless residential population.
The Men’s Shelter program is holistic and focuses on the whole person. The goal is to provide an environment rich in rehabilitative programming, addiction recovery, mental health, legal, medical, and work readiness wraparound services to allow our residents to grow and heal and lead them back to independent living. The average length of stay is 194 days. By focusing on the root problems that cause homelessness (substance abuse, lack of housing, lack of employment, lack of income, mental health and/or medical problems, legal problems, and lack of connection to a supportive spiritual environment), City Mission's program helps men to focus on the many, interconnecting ties that bind them to a homeless, rootless lifestyle. While men are enrolled in this program, they benefit from receiving food, shelter, medical care, legal assistance, counseling, and case management, outside referrals for problems that can't be solved in-house, and educational programs focused on recovery, job training, internships, and parenting.
Women with Children Shelter
The Women with Children Program focuses on the recovery of the whole person. This program is provided through an environment that allows the residents to grow and heal and lead them back to independent living. This program provides food, shelter, medical care, legal assistance, counseling, and case management. This program is unique because women are the fastest-growing homeless population in the US and the primary reason it is needed is because there are few shelters in the Southwestern PA region for women and children, they are constantly full, and have a long waitlist.