Faith in Action

Help for Seniors

Faith in Action

The Sewickley Valley YMCA delivers this vital program in support of our mission to improve our community’s quality of life. A trusted local resource, our network of dedicated volunteers understands the importance of a supportive community.

Faith in Action helps elderly neighbors maintain their independence and dignity.

We proudly serve the communities of Ambridge, Cornell, Moon Area, and Quaker Valley school districts. We are grateful for our partnership with the Valley Care Endowment and Heritage Valley Health System, which plays a crucial role in supporting the many impactful initiatives of this program.

Dependable and Free Transportation

Especially helpful for those with little or no family nearby, Sewickley Valley YMCA Faith in Action offers dependable, free transportation for adults aged 60 and above, including the medically fragile. As part of our commitment to reducing isolation and loneliness, our volunteers ensure that seniors can easily access doctor appointments, medical treatments, and local grocery stores.

Aging Resource Referrals

While Allegheny County is rich in resources, it can be overwhelming to understand the offerings. Across our community, many people are unaware of the available support systems for the elderly. We offer referrals for social services, home and needs assessments, and wellness calls, serving as a connector for both the elderly and caregivers. We can also assist families in navigating and addressing safety concerns when remaining independent may no longer be possible. No matter the need, we provide one-on-one attention with care and compassion.


In our neighborhood, food insecurity is addressed door-to-door by Faith in Action.

For more than a century, the Sewickley Valley YMCA serves as a reliable local cornerstone, dedicated to offering care and wellness for families. Through our Quaker Valley Food to Families program, Faith in Action extends our reach to those in our community who experience food insecurity. Contributing to community well-being, we provide our neighbors in need with essential food boxes containing fresh fruits and vegetables, pantry staples, dairy, and meat.


Our volunteers undergo a thorough screening process, including references, personal interviews, and background checks. Some of our volunteers have been integral parts of the YMCA family for years, serving as both members and staff. We take pride in our committed team and their dedication to supporting our community.


If you or someone you know needs assistance, contact our Faith in Action team at the Sewickley Valley YMCA.