Aging and Human Needs


Federation is committed to providing an easily accessible, high-quality, complete continuum of care for the aging, the financially and socially vulnerable, and those with special needs.
In recent years, the Foundation provided funding for the following programs, in support of those in need in our community:

AgeWell Pittsburgh

A partnership between three of our partner agencies - Jewish Association on Aging, Jewish Community Center, and Jewish Family & Children's Service, Agewell Pittsburgh helps older adults continue to live independently by identifying risks and connecting them to services that allow them to remain safe in their homes.

SOS Pittsburgh

Provides direct aid to low-income individuals and families while providing long-term solutions to enhance quality-of-life and/or self-sufficiency of the most vulnerable people in our community.

Special Needs Support

Provides advocacy, training, consultation and resources to include people with special needs in the fabric of Jewish life.

Charitable Grants

Provide direct aid to individuals and families who have emergencies for food, clothing, shelter and medical purposes.

Riverview Towers Programs and Meal Subsidies

Enables Riverview Towers to bring in programs and activities for the spiritual and emotional needs of homebound seniors, while providing additional subsidies to low-income elderly to participate in the already-reduced price of the daily meal program.

Get Help

Our Beneficiary Agencies help the aging, and those who care for them, every day - and they can help you too. See below for more.

Jewish Association On Aging
Providing residential and outreach services for Pittsburgh’s Jewish seniors
The Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (skilled nursing care, in/out-patient physical therapy), Weinberg Village and Weinberg Terrace (assisted living facilities), and Kosher meals on wheels

Jewish Family & Children's Service
Social, psychological and employment services provider for Greater Pittsburgh area, not limited to Jewish community
Offering counseling for all age groups; case management for adoption, elder care and immigration; Career Development Center; Squirrel Hill Food Pantry

Riverview Towers
Providing apartments for low-income elderly as well as kosher dining and support services




For more information about this commission, please contact Shelly Parver at or 412.992.5207.