Wilkinsburg Nonprofits

Wilkinsburg is home to a patchwork quilt of non-profit organizations who serve our residents and others beyond the community.

Below is partial list of non-profits in Wilkinsburg. If you would like to have your organization listed here, please contact the Borough Manager’s office at (412) 244-2900, ext. 101, to register.

Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation

Located at 1001 Wood Street, the WCDC is a registered non-profit corporation, working in partnership with the business community, property owners, and residents of Wilkinsburg to foster economic development and improve the Wilkinsburg business corridor and quality of life within its boundaries. The WCDC was founded in 2007 and is the community applicant for the Neighborhood Partnership Program, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and TriState Capital Bank.

Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce ensures the growth, prosperity and sustainability of businesses in Wilkinsburg and surrounding communities.

Our organization has been in existence since 1893 working to promote the businesses located in our area.

Our purpose is to build and sustain community partnerships, provide resources to new and expanding businesses, act as a leader in the greater Wilkinsburg business community, and act as a catalyst for new development projects.

The Free Store Wilkinsburg

Free Store Wilkinsburg‘s mission is to redistribute new and lightly used goods at no cost to community members to bridge times of financial stress and emergency.”

FSW relies on donations by corporate partners, community members, and volunteers. At a time of change in Wilkinsburg, FSW strives to make a meaningful contribution to the Borough’s revitalization efforts and the people who live in and around Wilkinsburg.

Founded in 2015, FSW is an independently operated 501c3 formed to fill a “need gap” that currently exists in our community.

Hosanna House

The Hosanna House is a multi-purpose community center which serves over 27,000 people a year. They impact youth, families and individuals with quality health and human services. Hosanna House provides a variety of services and programs that include: early childhood education, youth recreation, tutoring and mentoring, youth and adult technology, men’s services, workforce development, health and dental care, and permanent supportive housing.

LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh

Like all LifeCare Hospitals, LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh specializes in the treatment of medically complex patients who require extended hospitalization, typically for more than 25 days. LifeCare is passionate about giving patients the best chance at recovery from acute injury or illness by providing early and aggressive intervention in a critical care setting. LifeCare’s treatment team includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists and therapists across a range of disciplines—physical, speech, occupational, respiratory, recreational and psychological therapy—to speed physical, emotional and spiritual recovery.


Milestone is a private, nonprofit community mental health and mental retardation agency serving the needs of residents in western Pennsylvania. Our agency offers confidential counseling, rehabilitation and training, information and referral services, consultation, education and prevention services, developmental activities programs, and much more.

Addison Behavioral Care, Inc.

Addison Behavioral Care, Inc. is a multi-faceted community organization with 27 years of dedication and community-involvement that focuses on improving the quality of life for all individuals that we serve; specializing in substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment. For 27 years, our vision has been to live in a world where all individuals, families, and communities are healthy, safe, and prosperous. We are excited to offer our services to the residents and neighbors of the Wilkinsburg area.

Pittsburgh Housing Development Association, Inc.

PHDA empowers low and moderate income families who dream of owning a home – through education, by helping them qualify for first-time homebuyer assistance, and by linking them to community resources. Bringing together concerned individuals, corporations, churches and government entities, we believe that helping families buy and maintain their first home is a first step to renewing neighborhoods.

Nine Mile Watershed Association, Inc.

The Nine Mile Run Watershed is a small urban watershed located in Pittsburgh’s East End. Covering just 6.5 square miles, the watershed is home to numerous exciting initiatives, including the largest urban stream restoration in the United States completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Nine Mile Run Watershed Association complements this amazing physical transformation with a variety of innovative urban ecology projects designed to directly involve the community in helping to improve the health of the watershed.

MAD DADS of Greater Pittsburgh

Based in Wilkinsburg, M.A.D.D.A.D.S. of Greater Pittsburgh seeks out, encourages, motivates and guides committed men in the struggle to save children, communities and ourselves from the social ills that presently plague neighborhoods. M.A.D.D.A.D.S. stands for Men Against Destruction – Defending Against Drugs And Social Disorder.

Community LIFE

Community LIFE provides older adults with worry-free, fully integrated and coordinated health and social services, usually at no cost to qualified individuals.Qualifying participants in the Community LIFE program are transported to their day health center on an as-needed basis, to receive healthcare and social services, meals and to participate in various activities. Additional services are also available for participants in their homes.

Wilkinsburg Community Ministry

The Wilkinsburg Community Ministry (WCM), a non-profit addressing food and related poverty and housing insecurity in Wilkinsburg PA. Founded in 1968, WCM currently offers an array of services to the hungry and the neediest residents of Wilkinsburg. This summer WCM will provide over 3000 meals for Wilkinsburg’s children participating in various programs throughout the community. Throughout the year, WCM provides meals for Boys and Girls Club participants, Codename Saturday, PLEA, and a variety of children’s programs. Warm Hearts recruits knitters and crocheters to make hats, mittens and scarves that are distributed through the Wilkinsburg schools. WCM also offers an emergency food pantry, and weekly food programs supported by donations from local churches and business. Located at 702/704 Wood Street, the hours are 9-1 M-F, except Holidays.