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Mission, Vision, Core Values


Ursuline supports individuals experiencing challenges posed by life’s transitions, inspiring hope through protection, education and advocacy.


As Southwestern Pennsylvania’s preeminent provider of life-transition services, Ursuline is widely recognized as an innovative and desirable partner and provider. Those experiencing transitions see Ursuline as a leader in guardianship, protective services, and grief support. They, and other leaders in the community, value Ursuline’s expertise and view the organization as a “go-to” community resource. The organization is financially solvent because it operates several thriving social enterprises, and it has been able to attract a large and reliable cadre of donors, supporters and volunteers.

Core Values

  • Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, dignity, and compassion.
  • Staff, board members, and volunteers treat each other with the same respect and care that they accord to their clients.
  • No one should struggle alone, and everyone deserves support during life’s challenging transitions.
  • When facing life’s transitions, everyone should have a “safe” place to turn for help where highly qualified professionals whom they trust are accessible to them.
  • Recruiting, training, and retaining the best possible professionals for every position are organizational priorities.