Anyone can call the POWER Line, including women or men who are struggling with substance use and those concerned about a loved one.


Month: October 2020

POWER Volunteers Make An Impact

In Fiscal Year 2020 (June 30, 2019 to July 1,2020), POWER volunteers hosted lunches, picnics, social hours, clothing give-aways, game nights, Italian cooking sessions, makeovers, and portrait sessions for women in recovery. They drove House residents to medical appointments, took clients to volunteer at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food, filled welcome bags for new clients and backpacks for their children, and helped pack up our administrative offices when we moved in November. They also invited

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COVID-19 Update to Services

Click to read the latest update from Feb 1, 2021 Treatment for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders as well as recovery support services are available and can be safely provided! As of Aug. 17, 2020:  All Intake services are provided by telephone.  Intake Specialists conduct urgent care screenings, refer clients for critical medical and/or mental health services when indicated, and schedule all level of care assessments. Call the POWER Line at 412-243-8755.  Assessments

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Host a Giving Tuesday Fundraiser for POWER

Black Friday kicks off the season of holiday shopping. Giving Tuesday, celebrated just a few days later, is an International Day of Giving that aims to balance that mass consumption with a call to give back. This year’s Giving Tuesday is Dec. 1, 2020, and POWER’s Board members have pledged to match all donations made on Giving Tuesday. Want to do even more collective good? Create your own fundraising page to encourage your friends, family,

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pandemic addiction

POWER House Lead Clinician Saige Grace in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

POWER House Lead Clinician Saige Gracie was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sept. 12. She shares what it’s been like to work at the POWER House during the pandemic. READ: 19 Neighbors: She doesn’t shrink from a fight with 2 foes — addiction and a pandemic DOWNLOAD: PDF WATCH: Video of Saige discussing effects of pandemic on women in recovery (2:23)

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Squirrel Hill Health Center Offering Primary Care On-Site to POWER Clients

Squirrel Hill Health Center now provides primary care appointments to POWER clients on-site at our Penn West location. Evidence shows that holistic care leads to better overall outcomes for women in recovery. Annual doctor’s visits and checkups for chronic conditions often fall to the wayside when someone has an active substance use disorder. Because of stigma and shame, many women don’t talk about their substance use if they do see a doctor. As a result,

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clean after losing daughter addiction recovery

I never thought I could get three years clean after losing my daughter.

A tragic accident took the life of Nettie’s little girl, Daisy, when she was just 2-years-old. A doctor at the hospital gave Nettie a Valium to help her cope with the overwhelming loss. It was the beginning of 20 years of addiction. Nettie moved from prescription drugs to cheaper and more easily-accessible street drugs. For 15 years, she used heroin daily. She spent almost 10 cumulative years in jail for crimes such as theft and

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