Pittsburgh Emergency Housing Coming in Early 2022!

The Refuge for Women Emergency Housing Pittsburgh program is designed to offer women immediate access to temporary housing, crisis intervention, and other support services. The emergency housing program provides emergency shelter for female survivors of sex trafficking and sexual violence/exploitation. Our program is free to our clients; we do accept payments from Medicaid through Managed Care Organization and other third-party payments. We are unable to serve women with children that also need housing or women in need of a medically supervised detoxification program.


Pittsburgh Events

Sex Trafficking Panel Q&A

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Pittsburgh Events

Volunteer Training (remote)

Are you looking for a way to serve others in Pittsburgh? Looking for a way to give back by sharing your time and talents?  Refuge …

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Theresa Golden

Director of Emergency Housing

Beatriz Harrison

Development Director

Board of Directors

  • Annette Grimshaw, Chairman, Optometrist, Hollywood Family Eye Care
  • Carolyn Buchanan, Treasurer, Staff Accountant, Trinity Health System
  • Cookie West, Secretary, Employment & Community Manager, Jefferson County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • Julie Decker, Probate & Estate Planning Lawyer, Self-employed
  • Amber Blair LSW, Intercounty Adoption Accreditation Maintenance Entity (IAAME)
  • Chatt Golden, Workers Compensation Program Specialist, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Katie Holler, Full-time student: University of Pittsburgh Master’s of Social Work; Community Organizing and Social Action
  • Rocco Magnelli, Private Investigator, CSI Corporate Security & Investigations
  • Aaron Provenzano, Oncologist, Teramana Cancer Center
  • Linda Kricher, Ph.D, Chief Human Resources Officer, Healthcare Software Development, Kricher Consulting Group, LLC – President

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