For the past decade, Homewood Children’s Village has worked to improve the lives of Homewood’s children while simultaneously reweaving the fabric of the community. We serve children, families, and the community by breaking down the social and economic barriers to success. Ultimately, we believe that Homewood should be a community where every child is educated and nurtured—from cradle to career—so that they are prepared to thrive in the 21st-century global economy.
Key areas of inequity for our region such as environmental justice, industrial pollution, extreme temperatures, flooding, urban planning and inequitable development strategies, inequitable and unhealthy housing, employment discrimination, healthcare, energy and utility burden, COVID-19 disproportionate impacts, and health outcomes.
Historically, African American communities in Pittsburgh have not received the same levels of investment as other neighborhoods. As a result, the inequities between racial groups have created a public health epidemic evidenced in the recent Pittsburgh Equity Report. Morbidity and health outcomes as well as social determinants of health are staggeringly and woefully poor for Blacks in our region.
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Shannah Tharp-Gilliam, PhD
Director of Research and Evaluation