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Rankin Christian Center Overview
Rankin Christian Center, a faith-based nonprofit social service agency, is located in one of the most economically distressed areas of Allegheny County. Our purpose is to minister to the physical, social, cultural and spiritual needs both of the individuals and of the community in such as way as to promote community betterment. We have thirty plus Supports Coordinators in the Mon Valley Supports Coordination Department who locate, coordinate and monitor services for individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities in and around Allegheny County. The Center also has a Senior Program and Youth Programs (After School, Evening Youth and Summer Camp). We also have a Food Pantry that partners with the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank. Our Agency houses a Day Care, Head Start Classroom, Family Care Connection site through UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Through a collaboration with Allegheny Housing Rehabilitation Corporation housing services are offered for residents at the Palisades Plaza site in Rankin.
Additional Culture Details
In the 1920’s and thirties the Agency impacted the community as the issues were immigration and migration.
In the 1940’s, two African American young ladies, Dorothy Height and Mabel Lewis impacted the community as the issue was integration at the Center.
In the 50’s a great fire destroyed several blocks of the Rankin community. Our warmth and hospitality impacted a devastated Rankin.
In the sixties and seventies the issues turned to public schools and quality education.
No matter the decade or the issue the Agency continues to be a voice in the community, impacting lives for a brighter future and to reach beyond the boundaries of Rankin and bring our mission to other communities.