Three Rivers YouthOptions: Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To be a leader in innovative and model programs, providing excellent, comprehensive services for at-risk youth and their families.
Three Rivers Youth preserves and unites families, combats homelessness, enhances educational opportunities and builds life skills for at-risk youth.History of Organization:
Three Rivers Youth traces its origins to 1880 when Reverend J.M. Fulton a local minister was unable to find an orphanage that would provide care and shelter for little Nellie, a 4-year old African American girl he found wandering the streets of Pittsburghâ€™s North Side. Established by the efforts of activist Julia Blair and the Womenâ€™s Christian Association, the Home for Colored Children became an unprecedented safe haven for Nellie and children like her who were barred from all-white orphanages. The organization later became the Termon Avenue Home for Children (see left).
Three Rivers Youth is actually the result of a merger between the Home for Children and another predecessor child welfare service agency. The Girls Service Club, founded in 1924 and incorporated in 1932 as a home for â€œwaywardâ€ girls, merged with the Termon Avenue Home for Children to become Three Rivers Youth in 1970.
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|Peggy B Harris||President and C.E.O.|
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6117 Broad Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206