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“The Board of Directors, staff, and members of People Oakland are extremely grateful to the Staunton Farm Foundation for providing funding to Peoples Oakland Programs in the Park “POPP”. Thank you for your contribution over the years and most recently, your generosity and support will allow us to continue to strengthen the lives of those affected by mental illness. 

November 17th, 2020

To our Peoples Oakland Family,

It is with heavy hearts that we write to inform you that due to a serious surge in COVID-19 cases throughout Allegheny County, we will be suspending our drop-in programs until further notice. Our counselors will still be available to meet with you individually in-person or via telephone or Zoom. We will also be launching a new virtual group program beginning next week with increased opportunities for virtual connection.

This also means we will no longer be able hold in-person holiday gatherings. We know this news comes as a great disappointment. As a staff, we have treasured every in-person moment we have spent with you since the beginning of the pandemic, but the safety of our members and staff will always be our number one priority.

While we are closed, Peoples Oakland will be installing new filtration in our HVAC system designed to combat the spread of COVID-19. This will help to ensure safer indoor programming when we are able to reopen our building.

We thank you for your understanding and we look forward to talking with you soon. Please continue to keep taking the best possible care of yourself. We are here for you!


Peoples Oakland Staff

Cultivating a Culture of Love
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Allegheny County Health Department • Center for Disease Control • World Health Organization