Ursuline Support Services, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, assists individuals experiencing challenges posed by life’s transitions, inspiring hope through protection, education and advocacy. Founded in 1981 as Ursuline Center by the Ursuline Sisters after closing Ursuline Academy in Pittsburgh and later renamed Ursuline Senior Services, the agency is known for responding to pressing, and mostly unmet, human needs, continuing to provide and expand an integrated human services program to address the physical, social, emotional and economic needs of seniors and disabled adults, including those with behavioral health and substance abuse diagnoses. The majority of our programs are focused in Allegheny County, with much of our work also done in the city of Pittsburgh, especially in cooperation with the city’s housing authority (HACP.) Some programs, especially Guardianship, also extend to neighboring counties. Ursuline has three main programs—Guardianship, Protective Services and Independence Support Services.
In 2014, in response to its expanded range of service and growing need in the community, the agency rebranded itself as Ursuline Support Services. Today we strive to meet the pressing needs of disabled adults, seniors and families suffering from abuse, neglect or financial and emotional distress. While remaining committed to those traditionally served, Ursuline is intent on assisting as many individuals as possible and on extending its reach, both geographically throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania and within populations who need the kind of help the agency can provide.
Ursuline believes no one should struggle alone and everyone deserves support through life’s challenging transitions. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, dignity, compassion and professionalism.
For more information about Ursuline Support Services, visit www.ursulinesupportservices.org.
Ursuline Support Services
2717 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217