Jefferson Community Collaborative






Resources from Collaborative Meeting, August 30, 2017



Next Meeting:

Wednesday October 25, 2017

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Jefferson Room- 2nd Floor Bibro Building, Jefferson Hospital Campus

January 23, 2018

March 28, 2018



Eat and Educate Series

A lunch series focused on resource sharing and system navigation. Meetings focus on specific topics and bring in speakers from a variety of sectors throughout the year.

When: Schedule TBA
Where: Locations throughout the area
Contact: Tamera Stafford, Gwen’s Girls; Jim Barry, Boys and Girls Club of Western PA

Upcoming meeting:

Planning Meeting- September 21, 2017, 12-1 PM

Jefferson Room, James Bibro Building, Jefferson Hospital Campus



Health Engagement

This group is focused on wellness initiatives throughout the Jefferson Region through pop-up health fairs, focused interventions around specific health concerns, and supporting the Live Well Allegheny initiative.

When: 2nd Tuesday of every month, 8:30-9:30AM
Where: Jefferson Regional Foundation Office
Contact: Jim Guffey, South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM); Janet O’Brien, Jefferson Hospital

Upcoming meetings:

October 10, 2017

November 14, 2017

December 12, 2017

January 9, 2018

February 13, 2018

March 13, 2018



Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a public education program in which participants work with certified trainers to increase their knowledge around common mental health challenges, become equipped to offer assistance, and reduce stigma. Trainings are free for interested nonprofits.

For additional information or to organize or register for MHFA training, contact Tina Zimmerman at Allegheny Health Choices Inc.:

Upcoming Mental Health First Aid training opportunities:

September 25, 2017 and September 28, 2017 from 9am-1pm
Madonna Del Casello Church
2021 S Braddock Avenue
Swissvale, PA 15218
Trainers: Joleen Chiaverini and Kurt Bopp
Please contact Joleen Chiaverini at 412-350-3348 to register



State of Our Communities

The outreach arm of the Collaborative, this group has focused on gathering and presenting key data on core issues in the Jefferson Region, as well as
reaching out to engage municipal leaders and other key stakeholders in the work of the Collaborative.

When: Preceding Full Collaborative meetings, 1-2PM
Where: Jefferson Room, Bibro Building
Contact: Sarah Papperman, Family Services of Western PA; Maria Cruz, Live Well Allegheny

Upcoming Meetings: 

October 25, 2017

January 23, 2018

March 28, 2018






Jefferson Community Directory

A resource guide that includes contact information for qualified service providers in the Jefferson Region, organized by service area and designed to assist service providers with referrals and networking.



Annual Jefferson Forum

A yearly gathering of leaders from around the region focusing on networking and capacity building. Stay tuned for the date for the 2018 Jefferson Forum.



Jefferson Community Snapshots

Local data compiled by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Social and Urban Research, organized by community and available for use by all members of the Collaborative.







If you are interested in becoming an active Collaborative member, please contact the Foundation at