Our Programs

Through our four distinct program areas we continue to build bridges for our newest neighbors.

Standing With Our Newest Neighbors


Since 2017, Hello Neighbor has provided support to over 500 refugees and immigrants from more than 15 countries of origin. We do this through four distinct program areas that focus on responding to the needs of our community and connect refugees and immigrants to the support systems and resources they need to thrive.

Through our core Family Mentorship program we have matched over 122 recently resettled refugee families with caring Pittsburghers and together they’ve navigated the many challenges that exist in adjusting to life in America.

Outside of mentorship, we continue to serve our community through Study Buddy, which provides online learning support to refugee students; Smart Start, which provides one-on-one support to new and expecting moms and babies; and Direct Services, which supplies families in crisis with essential items and support.

In addition to these local programs, our Hello Neighbor Network helps build more inclusive communities across the country through providing refugee-focused nonprofits with the support and resources they need to create structural change.

Read more about our programs below and learn how you can get involved.

Family Services

Our Family Services programs provide direct, neighbor-to-neighbor support to refugees and immigrants throughout the Pittsburgh region. Our programs include Family Mentorship, Study Buddy, which offers peer tutoring for refugee youth, and Smart Start, providing support to new moms and babies.

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Direct Services

Through our Direct Services programs, we address the most urgent and pressing needs of refugee and immigrant families impacted by COVID-19. We do this through the Refugee Assistance Fund, which provides direct cash assistance to families in need, and Distributions, which supply families with essential items.

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Hello Neighbor Network

A national coalition of grassroots organizations supporting refugees and immigrants across the U.S., the Hello Neighbor Network provides refugee-focused nonprofits with the tools and resources they need to create structural change. Learn more about upcoming events and opportunities to engage with the Network.

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Food Social Enterprise

Our Food Social Enterprise program exists to help refugee women gain financial freedom and job training through food-based programs, such as our New Neighbor Cookie Table and Community Dinners. Due to COVID-19 this program is currently on pause, but stay tuned for the latest updates!

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