Thank you KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh & Briana Smith for featuring Robin’s Home on today’s (November 27th) Sunday Spotlight!
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From the accompanying article:
BY BRIANA SMITH
NOVEMBER 27, 2022 / 8:56 AM / CBS PITTSBURGH
BUTLER (KDKA) – In this week’s KD Sunday Spotlight, we end our veteran series at Robin’s Home in Butler.
The house on East Pearl Street provides housing and services to female veterans and their children in Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Erie, Lawrence, and Mercer counties.
Founder Mary Chitwood is an Army veteran and she said she opened the home in 2019 and named it in honor of her friend Robin.
She also served in the Army and was deployed during Desert Storm.
She passed away in 2017 after medical complications.
Chitwood said women veterans are the fastest-growing population in the military to experience homelessness, and she wants to prevent that from happening.
While the vets live at the home, they can use the services which include case management, financial literacy, workforce development, and child services.
The newest program focuses on veterans in recovery.
They meet every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the house.
Chitwood just opened Robin’s Home Thrift Store and Donation Center on South Main Street in Butler.
Proceeds will towards the house and veteran resources.
Everyone is welcome to attend the grand opening on December 16th.