Small and Mighty: Naomi's Place Transitional Housing Inc.
The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Small and Mighty program awarded $15,000 to Naomi’s Place Transitional Housing in 2021. The organization works to help improve the lives of others through housing and other related programs.
Naomi’s Place Transitional Housing is a Black-led and serving organization that provides up to two years of housing for young women between the ages of 21 and 27 who are experiencing housing insecurity. The organization has five one-bedroom apartments; each apartment houses one woman and her child, and due to the high demand for the program, Naomi’s Place currently has a waiting list. The program also works with Day One Project, to provide ongoing GED classes, college application guidance and ongoing post-secondary support to each woman along with secure permanent housing through the Section 8 voucher process. Naomi’s Place plans to house five women and children and continue the Day One Project programs with help from the grant to cover insurance and staffing costs.
The Small and Mighty grants program focuses on grant seeking for small nonprofits that are meeting basic needs in our region. Since 2016, the program has awarded funding to many nonprofit organizations with budgets of less than $600,000. A list of all Small and Mighty Grantees is on the Foundation’s website.