Who We Are…
We are a non-profit early childhood center committed to providing low-cost, high-quality care to teen and single parents for their children ages six weeks to five years. All activities are based on the principles of developmentally appropriate practice.
To provide daily child care and parent education to teen and/or single parents who are completing their education or returning to the work force. These parents may be otherwise unable to take advantage of career opportunities necessary to provide a nurturing and functional home for their children. The Wagner Family Charities is a caregiving organization through which single parents and their children have a chance to become independent and self-sufficient members of the community.
The Changing Hills, A History of Penn Hills, Pennsylvania
This book, written by Gary Rogers and Jane Kim-Hawkins, recounts the history of Penn Hills, including people, places, and institutions. Alongside such well known personalites as Bill Fralic of college and NFL football fame, and Ed Dardenell, successful businessman, philanthropist and major benefactor to Forbes Regional Hospital, Martha and Ed Wagner’s story is featured on pages 90 and 91!
Community Hero Award winner!
In November of 2010, Annette Waldron, Executive Director of Wagner House, received a Community Hero Award from Safeco Insurance Company. Annette was nominated by Tom Trimbur, President of Trimbur Insurance Agency, an independent family insurance agency that represents Safeco locally. Tom is a long time supporter of WFC, a former board member, and a perennial golf committee member. This prestigious “Community Hero” award is
Jefferson Award Winner!
In October of 2010, John Bonaroti, President of Wagner Family Charities, received a 2009 Jefferson Award, an award program sponsored locally by The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Highmark, The Pittsburgh Foundation, and the Heinz Endowments. The National Jefferson Awards were started in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis, and are considered the “Nobel Prize” of Public Service. John is one of 50 local philanthropists recognized in