Pittsburgh is one of the most attractive locations for veterans and transitioning service members. Pennsylvania has the 4th largest veteran population in the country with over 950,000 vets and Allegheny County alone has nearly 100,000 vets.
With low unemployment rates, affordable living, top-notch healthcare, and a growing economy, it’s no wonder why veterans and their families are transitioning back to Pittsburgh. In fact, a recent Forbes survey landed Pittsburgh the number one spot on a new list of best places for veterans to live.
Pittsburgh is home to a number of big businesses, and a growing number of Pittsburgh employers are making hiring vets a top priority – including employers such as Alcoa, Heinz, FedEx, PNC Bank and managed healthcare giant Wellpoint. Pittsburgh is also home to a number of well-regarded universities, including University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne, and Robert Morris.
Pittsburgh is home to the third AmericaServes network, PAServes – Greater Pittsburgh. Led by a fantastic team within Pittsburgh Mercy Health System (PMHS), the Coordination Center for PAServes – Greater Pittsburgh brings together service providers across Allegheny, Westmoreland, and Butler Counties.
AmericaServes kicked off PAServes- Great Pittsburgh on October 1st, 2015. PMHS was competitively selected as the Coordination Center for the Great Pittsburgh area, and its experience in community health correlates well to serving veterans. “Pittsburgh Mercy Health System stands with the vulnerable in assessing need, collaborating with others, providing services that address the whole person, and advocating for social change.”
The mission and values of PMHS aligns with AmericaServes and together we are changing the way our service members, veterans, and their families are receiving services and care.