It is my Mission to Help Give People Second Chances

We’re so grateful to work with Repair the World Pittsburgh Partner Organization Za’kiyah House

Za’kiyah House started out as an Outreach Service, but we knew that just showing up in someone’s neighborhood annually would not be enough. We saw the connections between homelessness, Drug & Alcohol and Recidivism and wanted to work with these individuals on a more personal level. Out of this annual event Za’kiyah House Housing was born! We started with Richard’s Place, a community home, where men ages 18 on up who can physically take care of themselves, would want to live sober and rebuild their life. We now have two houses one for men and Donnelle’s Safe Haven for women. We have three outreach initiatives: Come Heal With Me, a support Group for parents who lost their children to gun violence, Recovery On Frankstown, and Recovery in MonValley, both outreach events where other agencies are invited to spread the message of hope by bringing their information to the table. I am a returning citizen, social justice is not just what I do, it is my mission to help give people second chances.

By Ronna Davis-Moore CEO and Founder at Zakiyah House Housing

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About the Series

This #BlackHistoryMonth Repair the World is highlighting Black-led orgs, service partners who are advancing and centering Diversity Equity and Inclusion work and prioritizing BIPOC leadership in their orgs, and Black Community Leaders that we serve with across our communities. Our impact would not be possible without them. Our Jewish values of solidarity, achdoot, and strengthening each other, hitchazkut, remind us that nothing is possible without meaningful relationships. Our partners and colleagues are critical to our ability to understand and act thoughtfully. When we lift up, celebrate, and appreciate others, we ultimately work towards a stronger outcome.