In the mid-nineteen eighties, the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh assembled a task force to look at unmet needs of people with disabilities in the city’s Jewish community. Perhaps the most glaring unmet need to emerge from that study was for housing and support services for adults living with mental illness or with intellectual disabilities. Read More >

Despite the steady growth of JRS over the last two decades, the agency’s board of directors is acutely aware of unmet needs in the community. A recently completed agency Strategic Plan highlighted three problems:• Extremely limited accessible and affordable housing in Squirrel Hill
• A very successful psychiatric rehabilitation program, the Howard Levin Clubhouse,
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From Disabilities to Possibilities