Our History

Founded in 1981 as Ursuline Center, Inc., the agency has built its identity by responding to pressing, unmet human needs. With a sharpened mission focus, the agency continues to provide and expand an integrated range of human service programs to address the physical, social, emotional and economic needs of seniors and adults.

In 2011, Ursuline merged with the Good Grief Center, adding grief and bereavement support for all ages as a complement to its range of services. This addition rounded out the three main programs that Ursuline offers: Guardianship, Older Adult Protective Services, and Independence Support Services.

Note: Unfortunately, due to a loss of critical funding, the Good Grief Center ceased operation in 2017.

However, Ursuline is committed to innovation and continually growing to fill in the gaps, so that more needs can be met. Ursuline’s Independence Support programs, Representative Payee, ensure that seniors and disabled adults receive the extra helping hand with groceries, financial assistance.

The need for Ursuline Support Services has been growing year over year. Our community Board of Directors and management are committed to ensuring the future viability of Ursuline as the premier provider of Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging contracted services, while continuously pursuing new opportunities to broaden the services we provide.

So, that’s our history. Now, be a part of our future. Make a difference today.

Ursuline Support Services Mansion

Since its inception, our social service agency has provided direct assistance to the most vulnerable populations in Allegheny County. This has been accomplished through a variety of human services programs that address issues such as:

• Neglect
• Elder abuse
• Exploitation
• Financial management
• Service coordination
• Guardianship