November 7, 2018

The Employment Institute’s HAZWOPER program recently completed training with its last student cohort, fulfilling a two-year grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. Since the program’s inception in January 2016, the Employment Institute has helped 41 individuals obtain their HAZWOPER certification.

The progra...

September 25, 2018

When Lisa Lakenan started managing Auberle's new Family Emergency Shelter a year ago, she knew she had some challenges ahead. Though equipped with years of experience working in transitional housing, this would be Lisa’s first foray into shelter services. Eight months in, and she has more than risen to the challeng...

September 25, 2018

Driving up Bedford Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, one might be surprised to come upon St. Joseph House of Hospitality. With its tranquil view of the downtown skyline, green space and gardens, St. Joe’s, as many call it, is an unlikely sanctuary amid the hustle and bustle of the city below. Operated by Cathol...

August 1, 2018

When Michelle Wade started working as a Youth Coach at the Zone in 2016, she was no stranger to teaching. As a math teacher for Teach for America, Michelle had worked with low-income students in the rural South. So when the Zone created its new Education Coordinator position in August 2017, Michelle was a perfect f...

Ralph had asked the SNAP® Team if we would be interested in taking the SNAP® youth on an overnight camping trip last summer. After some discussion and planning, we decided it would be a great adventure for the youth and open their world to new experiences. That is exactly the outcome that we got last week. It was a...

April 19, 2018

Chuck Spicuzza (pictured above on the right) is a doer. When you ask Chuck to help out, he not only shows up; he gives 110 percent. A branch manager and banking officer at Huntington Bank’s Glassport office, Chuck’s been volunteering with Auberle since 2010.

Huntington Bank is a generous supporter of Auberle’s progr...

April 3, 2018

Landing a job can be difficult. Add to that the challenges that come with maintaining a work-life balance once you do find a job, and it can equal a lot of stress. However, there are resources available that can teach job-seekers the essential skills required for succeeding in the workplace.

One such resource is Job...

March 28, 2018

When asked about what music means to him, 20-year old Ason pauses to collect his thoughts. It is clear he has a lot to say but is not quite sure how to put it into words.

“Music is just a part of my life,” he said. “I just love listening to music. I don’t know about everybody else, but I can just assume it gets peop...

March 21, 2018

When Joe and Anna Kostrick first met they were in college. After college, Anna learned the news that she would need a kidney transplant. After five months of dating Joe, Anna received her transplant and, in 2011, the two were married. While both wished for family, Anna knew that, because of health, having a baby wo...

February 1, 2018

What is it like to be an intern in the Behavioral Health Department at Auberle? We sat down with Daisy Kosgey to gain her direct insight into her internship experience.

Meet Daisy Kosgey. To write that she is far away from home is an understatement. A total of 7,694 miles separates her from loved ones in Kenya, Afri...

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