Empowering people. Stabilizing neighborhoods. One family at a time.


The Brashear Association’s spectrum of community services strengthens families and distressed communities.

Four principal components target low-income individuals and families throughout several Pittsburgh communities:

  • The Self-Sufficiency Program provides case management and information and referral services to help individuals develop strategies to overcome multiple barriers to economic stability.
  • Brashear’s Neighborhood Employment Center offers job readiness preparation and job search/retention assistance to unemployed and underemployed adult residents throughout the service area.
  • Tangible Assistance Services provide immediate, short-term assistance to low-income individuals and families. Services include food, holiday and utility assistance programs.
  • Brashear Association’s Children's Education Programs make the most of its community partnerships, offering a broad array of options for children to develop their skills and tap their creativity!

“Services provided by Brashear have assisted the needy and elderly of our communities to access programs from job development to energy assistance. Their childcare and adult daycare programs and Meals on Wheels support have a lasting impact on families.”

Michele Traficante
Office of PA Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny)


  • 100% of Brashear consumers make progress toward self-sufficiency in at least two key areas, 75% make progress in three or more areas.