• Mt. Oliver women's house to close


    PITTSBURGH - A local women's home is out of money, and that could put the people who live there out on the street.

    The Azar House in Mt. Oliver is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and it gives women two years to get back on their feet.

    “The places I had been, they were bad.  I had belongings stolen.  This seemed like a stable place.  It feels like home.  We’re like a family,” said Laurie Davis, who lives there.

    Joshua Development Corporation’s housing program provides 16 beds, work spaces with computers, washing machines and clean showers.

    The Azar House will close June 30.

    “I believe in miracles, and I’m asking the community to show some compassion and help this program,” Janice Dolace.

    “We have our program director working very diligently trying to secure housing for the women,” said Corey Lakins of JDC.


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