Za'kiyah House is a black-led, power-building organization providing support to people experiencing homelessness, drug addiction, and reentering from incarceration in the Pittsburgh area.
In 2016, our founder, Ronna Davis-Moore, began the work of Za'kiyah House as a yearly event to help people struggling with drug addiction. Through this event, we realized that many of these individuals faced challenges beyond addiction, namely homelessness and the threat of re-incarceration. To create real change, we knew we had to address all these challenges together.
In 2018, we took a big step by opening our first house as a part of our Supportive Housing Program, Richard's Place. Our main goal was to reduce drug addiction by providing a place to live and teaching people important life skills. In 2022, we expanded our efforts, opening a new house for women and starting a workshop series to help even more people.
We look forward to continue to find ways to support the community, ensuring that people feel their innate worth and live life to their potential.
Za'kiyah House is an organization responsive to the needs of our community. Our programs act as umbrellas for all the work we do to support people going through challenges in their lives.
We have two residences located in Homewood in Pittsburgh, and North Braddock, PA. These homes support residents who are in the process of re-entry from incarceration or in need of support with addiction recovery after rehabilitation housing is available.
Come Heal With Me is a support group specifically designed for individuals who have been affected by the devastating loss of a loved one as a result of gun violence. This support group offers safe and non-judgmental space for each member.
From hosting Recovery Events to food distribution, we provide space and community access to the services available to those in need. We know that meeting one need in isolation
Our Staff and Board
As a small, community-led non-profit, our staff and board members are integral to moving forward the work we do.