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December 26, 2018

It’s hard to believe, but the end of 2018 is upon us.  Whether the year was one of your best ever or one that you are ready to leave behind, this time of year is often one for reflection.  It is a perfect time to think about all of the things that you did over the past...

October 10, 2018

Across the United States, author Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has inspired millions to declutter and focus on paring down their possessions to what truly matters.  While having too much “stuff” is absolutely a function of privilege, it does...

May 30, 2018

At Blackburn Center, we are always looking for ways to improve the services that we offer to victims of violence and to the community as a whole.  Through this process, we have developed innovative ideas, such as our outreach to underserved populations, the Fearless Ad...

April 27, 2016

This year, the Pittsburgh Foundation will host its 7th annual Day of Giving.  On May 3, from 8 a.m. until midnight, any donations made through this website will be eligible for matching donations. In Westmoreland County, a $50,000 matching pool has been provided by the...

September 9, 2015

At Blackburn Center, we provide a number of free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Over the next few months, we will be highlighting the different ways in which we help.  Today’s topic: our emergency shelter.

 

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July 1, 2015

As the Fourth of July approaches, many of us reminiscence about what it means to be an American. There is a lot to love about our country, and many things that make America great. But despite this, we struggle to overcome certain problems.  One of the primary challenge...

April 23, 2015

 

My name is Laura Fontana and I am a senior at SHU and the spring Greensburg Community Development Corporation intern.  I want to share my adventure in downtown Greensburg before I graduate and leave for grad school. 

 

It started on a Friday night su...

April 22, 2015

The numbers are in....2015 was our biggest walk yet! We had 1,100 walkers at our 5th annual Walk a Mile In Her Shoes! Absolutely incredible!  We are so grateful for such amazing community support -- thank you all!  

 

If you'd like to see pictures of our walk -- inc...

March 25, 2015

 

Our annual Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event is one of Blackburn Center’s signature opportunities to showcase the role that men can – and do – play in supporting our vision of communities free from domestic and sexual violence. While our walkers include women and childre...

January 1, 2015

Welcome, 2015!  At Blackburn Center, we are excited to begin a new year, with all of the promise of new beginnings.  Our resolution for the new year is simple:  to continue in our mission to advocate for the rights of all individuals to live free from domesti...

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