Each weekend, read a curated summary of the work produced by the members of the Pittsburgh Media Partnership.




HEALTH

What undocumented immigrants in PA need to know about healthcare rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. PRESENTE PITTSBURGH.

Remember when public health officials told people not to wear face masks? Now, they’re mandatory at most public spaces and businesses. Sarah Boden talks with health experts who say yes, it’s confusing, but it’s important to try “to be in it together.” 90.5 WESA. Posted May 27, 2020

We tried out five no-sew DIY mask tutorials. Here’s what worked, and what didn’t.  PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER. Posted April 23, 2020

UNEMPLOYMENT

Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services and several foundations and nonprofits have created a website to match people who are looking for work with essential health and human services organizations that are short on staff. Learn more: NEXTpittsburgh. Posted May 7, 2020.

Local Latinos are facing daunting challenges during the Covid-19 emergency. Pittsburgh Hispanic Dev. Corp. is finding the resources to help the unemployed and entrepreneurs. English https://bit.ly/2YJfxtX. Spanish https://bit.ly/2WDgZvu PRESENTE PITTSBURGH.

Jewish Family and Community Services has partnered with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and United Way 2-1-1 to help connect workers, job seekers and those impacted by the pandemic with critical resources and support. The Community COVID-19 Hotline: 412-422-0400. Calls will be returned within 24 hours. PITTSBURGH JEWISH CHRONICLE. Posted April 15, 2020. 

HOUSING

City of Pittsburgh residents in need of rental, utility or mortgage assistance should contact United Way 2-1-1. Interpreter services are available in over 140 languages. Get in touch by texting your ZIP Code to898-211, dial 211 from your phone or chat virtually: http://pa211sw.org/

Search for housing-related resources through Pittsburgh’s recently launched Housing Assistance Resource Portal.  

Other resources for Pittsburgh residents are available through the Urban Redevelopment Authority.

FOOD

Find a food pantry or soup kitchen near you or a grab-and-go site for kids out of school. 

A list of Pittsburgh restaurants offering takeout, curbside pickup, and special menus. PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER. Posted May 20, 2020

How to find the CSA that is right for you. PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER. Posted May 13, 2020

The Pennsylvania Farm Product Directory is a new resource to help you find a local farmer. PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER. Posted April 23, 2020

EDUCATION

Pittsburgh Promise has set up a COVID-19 Student Relief Fund to help graduating high school seniors and post-secondary students with college/university expenses and needs resulting from COVID-19’s impact. Funding includes expenses like  room deposits and dorm room needs, mental health services, bridge scholarships for those whose parents lost their jobs and food resources.

Get free tutoring sessions for any student in grades K-12 attending school in Allegheny County. Learn more. SOUL PITT QUARTERLY. Posted May 28, 2020.

BE A HELPER

The Pittsburgh Virtual Tip Jar helps supports service industry workers. Coordinated through CMU’s Center for Ethics & Policy, you can give someone a tip or get on the list to receive tips (note: this is for local service industry staff). 

SAGEConnect links LGBT elders with their broader community, reducing isolation and promoting well-being. Sign up to be matched or call the registration line: 929-484-4160.

Lawrenceville United, Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, Bloomfield Development Corporation, Polish Hill Neighbors Group, and Operation Better Block have established a “buddy” system to ensure vulnerable and hard-to-reach community members stay connected. Click here to get involved.

5 ways you can help small businesses in Pittsburgh during the pandemic. NEXTpittsburgh. Posted April 27,2020

FUN

How to have a good picnic, because all your favorite summer activities are canceled. PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER. Posted May 26, 2020

Where to get to-go cocktails in Pittsburgh. NEXTpittsburgh. Posted May 22, 2020.

Six fun businesses to help you celebrate special occasions during the pandemic. NEXTpittsburgh. Posted May 20, 2020.

A guide to watching movies and TV shows for free. PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER. Posted April 29, 2020

Here are four ways to read books for free. PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER. Posted April 28, 2020

Pittsburgh parents: We’d like to give you a hand. Here are some local videos, resources and ideas to help you power through the quarantine with kids. NEXTpittsburgh. Posted April 23, 2020.