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Life’sWork of Western PA Receives Grant from EQT Foundation

Life’sWork of Western PA Receives Grant from EQT Foundation

Pittsburgh, PA (December 15, 2023) — Life’sWork of Western PA is honored to have received a grant from the EQT Foundation to support the mission of providing employment support services for individuals with disabilities and special needs. Over its 96-year history, more than 100,000 individuals have utilized the services offered by Life’sWork to achieve employment, independence, and self-sufficiency.

EQT Foundation grant funds will enable individuals with disabilities equal opportunities in the world of work by providing services leading to direct employment within Life’sWork facilities in Pittsburgh and Monessen, engagement in small group cohorts supported by trained job coaches at regional businesses, and part- or full-time integrated employment opportunities.

“Support from the EQT Foundation is making a fundamental difference in individuals’ lives,” says Life’sWork of Western PA President and Chief Executive Officer Timothy Parks. “The EQT Foundation grant will allow individuals to reach their full potential and provide them with the same opportunities available to others without disabilities. We are grateful for the support of the EQT Foundation to make this kind of impact possible.”

Life’sWork of Western PA offers a full spectrum of employment support services to both adults and youth with disabilities and other barriers to employment, including individuals suffering from substance use disorder. Some of the services offered are vocational assessments and/or community-based assessments, client counseling around job-readiness themes (communication, attire, travel, and other topics), skills and interest assessments, job shadowing and work-based learning experiences, as well as access to participate in a new Vocational Skills Development Lab with the ultimate goal of job placement and ongoing support.

About Life’sWork of Western PA

Life’sWork of Western PA is a nonprofit organization empowering people to live the life they choose. Life’sWork partners with people with disabilities, individuals with other barriers to employment, and young adults to pursue their hopes and dreams through strengthening workplace abilities, building life skills, and developing meaningful relationships.

About the EQT Foundation

The EQT Foundation is the philanthropic extension of EQT Corporation, the nation’s largest natural gas producer, and is committed to the social and economic vitality of our operating regions.  The EQT Foundation believes in meaningful engagement with the communities it calls home and takes great pride in the role as both a responsible and responsive corporate citizen.  The EQT Foundation has developed strong partnerships with a variety of nonprofit organizations to enrich the viability of our communities, sustain the principles of continuous learning, train our future workforce, and preserve our natural resources. Learn more at:


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