Centre Avenue YMCA

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2621 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Aaron Gibson, Executive Director
Dave Wallace, Business Manager
Clint Starr, Property Director


About Us

Branch Description

The current home of the Centre Avenue YMCA, on Centre Ave and Francis Street, was built in 1922. The Y served as one of the only social and recreational facilities in the region for African Americans from the 1920′s to the 1950′s.

The Centre Ave Y also served as the dormitory for numerous African American students attending the University of Pittsburgh who were not allowed to reside on campus. Declared a Historic Landmark in 1994, the Centre Ave YMCA continues to be dedicated to serving the community. Currently the Y offers a variety of programs that serve basic needs through housing, health and food programs as well as, career and workforce development and more.

Thelma Lovette YMCA

The brand new Thelma Lovette YMCA is officially open!

Visit www.ThelmaLovette-Y.org for up-to-date information.


2114 Centre Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

(412) 315-0990

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Program Details

Transitional Housing Program

Our all-male Housing Facility has single occupancy rooms which are rented at a weekly rate. Applications are taken by appointment only. Applicants must bring a photo ID, proof of income and a deposit to cover the first week’s rent, a processing fee, and a refundable deposit, at the time of the application. For more information or to set-up an appointment, please contact Housing Director, Dave Wallace at (412) 621-1762. Residents receive daily meals and access to drug and alcohol therapist.



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