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national welcome week 2015

New to the Area? Below you’ll find a list of local resources to provide informational, legal, financial, medical, educational assistance, and more. 

Library Resources

Get a Library Card – Opens up a world of possibilities both in the Library and online through our many databases and subscriptions.

Community Information – Learn More about the 11 communities that make up the Quaker Valley School District: Aleppo, Bell Acres, Edgeworth, Glen Osborne, Glenfield, Haysville, Leet, Leetsdale, SewickleySewickley Heights, and Sewickley Hills

English as a Second Language Library Resources

Books

DVDs

Audio Books

Mango Languages Learning App

Tutor.com Help for Citizenship Tests

 

Sewickley-Area Resources

Antioch Baptist Church – The goal of Antioch’s Missionaries is to be a blessing to those in need. It is our goal to reach out to the sick, less fortunate, college students, lost, etc. One of our missions that we take great pride in is making and serving lunch to the residents of the Bethlehem Haven Women’s Shelter located downtown Pittsburgh. We also strive to reach out to those who are sick and shut in or in nursing homes.

Coraopolis Cooperative Food Pantry – The Coraopolis Community Foodbank is a cooperative project between the CCDF and students of Robert Morris University who designed, implemented and run it each Sunday. In addition to RMU students, other supporters include Turner’s Dairy, the Salvation Army, Saint Andrew’s Church of Moon Township and the students and teachers of the Cornell School District. We are a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank and operate in accordance with its qualification and reporting requirements as established by the USDA.

Laughlin Children’s Center – As a community-based non-profit resource, Laughlin’s goal is to help each child build a bridge to successful learning. Click on the icons on the right, or the services link for a list of our programs, including our NAEYC-accredited Village Preschool.

sewickley public library of the quaker valley school districtQuaker Valley School District Information on New Student Registration – Our community is diverse, including various ethnic, racial and socioeconomic populations. Our stable population includes third and fourth generation Quaker Valley families, as well as those who have come to us not only from other states, but also from other countries. We embrace this diversity as an opportunity for cultural understanding and exchange. As a result, our schools mirror the cohesive, small-town atmosphere of the community they serve.

Sewickley Borough New Resident Checklist

Sewickley Community Center Food Pantry Garden & Free Farm Stand – All-volunteer, communal garden for growing fresh produce & sharing wildly with people- along with various hungry wildlife

Sewickley Presbyterian Church – We love to serve and feel passionate about giving, whether it be to lend a helping hand or by providing financial support.

Sewickley United Methodist Church Outreach & Missions – Sewickley United Methodist Church is not a building, but a people who have gathered to do God’s work in the world. We share our talents, our time, and our monetary donations to minister to each other, help those in need, and spread God’s word. Our outreach programs serve the Lord locally, nationally, and globally.

Sewickley YMCA – Mission is to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body based on Christian principles and to improve the quality of life for children, individuals, and families in the Quaker Valley, Moon Area, Cornell, and Ambridge Area school districts.

St. Stephen’s Church – St. Stephen’s Church supports various missionaries and certain mission/outreach organizations. The Missions Council of St. Stephen’s makes annual recommendations to the Vestry regarding this support.

Union Aid Society – The Union Aid Society has been a “safety-net” for the Quaker Valley community for over one hundred years. We help our Quaker Valley neighbors find the assistance they need in an emergency. We can refer you to community resources as well as provide immediate relief. Our executive director is a licensed social worker and can help when you are experiencing a crisis.

Greater Pittsburgh-Area Resources


211Dial 2-1-1 – PA 2-1-1 Southwest is a FREE resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services in 11 counties through a free, 24/7 confidential phone service and this website.

Acculturation for Justice, Access and Peace Outreach (AJAPO) – AJAPO provides a continuum of care which empowers African and Caribbean refugees and immigrants to become self-sufficient and integrated into the Greater Pittsburgh Community and Allegheny County.

Allegheny County Resources for Immigrants and Internationals – This page contains information and links to resources of particular interest to members of immigrant and international communities and those who assist them.

aiuAllegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) – Provides optional citizenship classes to students who sign up for regular English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at the AIU. A placement test, by appointment, is required before registering for ESL classes.

Birmingham Free Health Clinic – Birmingham Free Health Clinic is community partnership between the Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations (PHCUP) and The Salvation Army, and serves uninsured and other medically vulnerable groups by utilizing an exclusively volunteer group of health care providers.

Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh – For more than 30 years, Catholic Charities has resettled individuals and families who have been declared refugees by the United Nations High Commission on Refugees. In recent years, Catholic Charities staff and volunteers have welcomed refugees from Nepal, Burma, Iraq, Sudan and Somalia. Many have lived in refugee camps their entire lives and come to this country with very few possessions, very limited or no understanding of the English language, and very limited knowledge of their new culture and neighborhood. Catholic Charities provides the following core services: safe and affordable housing, help with completion of applications for Social Security, medical assistance, food stamps, and public assistance, health screenings, enrollment in school (if applicable), English-as-Second-Language (ESL) classes, and general community orientation.

Global Pittsburgh – GlobalPittsburgh connects globally-minded people and organizations in the Pittsburgh Region and around the world through member activities and hosting programs.

Goodwill Industries of Western Pennsylvania – Among many of other adult educational opportunities, Goodwill Industries of Western Pennsylvania offers comprehensive ESL services as well as citizenship classes.

gplcGreater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) – Provides English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for adults who are non-native English speakers as part of their mission to ensure that adults and families acquire reading, writing, math, English language, workforce skills, and computer skills so they may reach their fullest potential in life and participate productively in their community.

May Law Group, LLC. Immigration Attorneys – May Law Group, LLC, is a national immigration law firm whose practice is solely devoted to United States immigration law and dedicated to providing outstanding legal representation to foreign nationals, their families, and businesses.

Northern Area Multi Service Center’s Community Assistance and Refugee Resettlement Program – NAMS’ Community Assistance and Refugee Resettlement (CARR) program collaborates with local organizations and individuals to help refugees settle into new communities. Each year, CARR helps hundreds of men, women and children make Pittsburgh their home, integrate into American life, rebuild their lives and achieve sustainable independence and self sufficiency.

Pittsburgh Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center – PRIAC is an agency of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Pittsburgh. It is officially recognized to provide immigration services for individuals and families with limited financial resources.

Vibrant Pittsburgh Welcome Center – The Vibrant Pittsburgh Welcome Center is a resource that provides customized information for people new to the region, moving to the region, or contemplating a move to the region – via calls, emails, and walk-ins. The Welcome Center offers individuals information about the region and referral services to those networks, resources, institutions and people that they need to help them thrive in the greater Pittsburgh area.