Newsletter // Winter 2019              

It has been an honor to lead an agency that seeks to serve families in need; one that strengthens and restores. As Pittsburgh’s only relief nursery, Jeremiah’s Place supports parents/guardians by providing a safe haven for their children while they manage and address challenging moments in their lives.


Since we opened our doors in 2014, we have cared for over 800 children so that parents didn’t have to miss work due to school cancellations, medical and mental health emergencies, job training and even seek employment or housing.


We have been standing in the gap for 5 years, and it has been a labor of love for our staff, board, and volunteers. Founded to provide a non-judgmental center where families can feel safe leaving their little ones while they address emergent issues, we take the stigma out of seeking help, respite and support.

I am excited about the opportunities ahead of us as we grow our programs to provide more support for families, increase our outreach to ensure those that need us know that we are here, and seek new ways to address the critical issues of our families.


Our work is never done in isolation. We rely on many agencies in the community to collaborate with and provide additional supports to those that we serve. We continue to deepen these relationships and recognize the importance of working together as partners and allies.


Join us this year as we celebrate our 5th anniversary and know that we appreciate everyone that has been a part of our journey.




Lisa J. Perry

Executive Director

Jeremiah's Place welcomes our new board chair, Susan Chase and new board members, Kim Cauley Eckel, David Dix, and Mona Jordan-Hawkin. 
Please join us for the "Color Your World" Gala as we celebrate our 5th Anniversary as Pittsburgh's ONLY crisis nursery. Get your tickets today! If you are interested in sponsorship or silent auction opportunities, feel free to reach out to Lisa Perry at For tickets and details please visit,

Allie de Almeida is our new Family Empowerment Coordinator!  Allie’s role includes conducting off-site intakes to register families through partner agencies, as well as community outreach and engagement. 

Allie is a Licensed Social Worker, having earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on Direct Practice and a certificate in Integrated Healthcare. Allie was a Fellow in the Ida Maud Cannon Fellowship Program in Integrated Healthcare. During her fellowship, she provided in-home prenatal and postpartum education and support for parents.

Allie enjoys working closely with families with young children and has a strong interest in supporting and empowering families in Pittsburgh and beyond. She hopes to continue building connections to best serve the members of our community.

Jean Hofscher and her Jere Bears!

Jeremiah's Place was sad to hear of the passing of Jean Hofscher on December 10, 2018. She was known for her kindness and compassion. She knitted Jere Bears from 2016 - 2018, which were given to the many children who visit Jeremiah's Place. They play a special role as a token of comfort and safety.

So that her generous spirit and love carry on, Jeremiah's Place will dedicate our Jere Bear Cave (where our comfort backpacks are stored) in her honor. 

It is a great time to start shopping at Amazon! When shopping through Amazon Smile, a portion of the proceeds will go to the organization of your choice! Go to and choose Jeremiah's Place as your supporting organization!
Jeremiah's Place is an official KidCents charity, and would love your support! Every year, Jeremiah's Place receives $5,000 through this program because of the help of our supporters! Enroll today!
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
The staff hosted a change war to benefit Jeremiah's Place! They raised $450!
Tommy Hilfiger 
Thank you to the Tommy Hilfger outlet for your donation of clothes, food, blankets, and more!
UPMC East 
We welcomed UPMC East for a tour and they brought much needed supplies for the center!
Beverly's Birthdays hosted a community baby shower on January 6th at NOVA Place. Jeremiah's Place participated in the resource fair with Healthy Start and MAYA Organization. Moms-to-be were celebrated and showered with love and support. 

I would like to thank you all for supporting Jeremiah’s Place. This year is special for us because we are celebrating our 5th year of providing a safe haven to the children in our community. 

​Thank you to all of our volunteers for supporting Jeremiah’s Place with your time, talents and treasures. 


Breawna Bradford | Volunteer Coordinator

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