Azar Transitional Housing in Mount Oliver to close today due to lack of funding.
Top: Janice Dolash, 46, eats her dinner at Azar Transitional Housing in Mt. Oliver after another day spent looking for a job on Monday, June 23, 2014. Less than a year after opening the women’s shelter is shuttering its nonprofit housing program this Monday, June 30th, 2014 because of a lack of funds. The women who live there are now looking to find other housing.
Bottom: Lori Davis, 49, lays in her bedroom during a break between dinner, group session, and chores in Azar Transitional Housing in Mt. Oliver after another day spent looking for a job on Monday, June 23, 2014. Davis is volunteering at UPMC Shadyside as she studies to become a medical assistant.
"Azar House set out to provide up to two years of housing and support services to women who were victims of domestic violence, recently released from jail for nonviolent crimes or recovering from mental health or substance abuse problems (at least 90 days drug-free). The women had their own rooms and were required to work, search for work or volunteer from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily."
Read more from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Natasha Lindstrom here.