Our overall purpose is to equip communities with the necessary knowledge to leverage local grassroots community organizing, to gain power & influence over decisions that directly affect the community, thus creating sustainable change and increasing the conscious level of residents.
See below to apply for our transportation program and other resources offered by our community partners (please note that the resources listed below are not TAMV programs). Therefore, you will have to contact them directly with questions.
With the recent events brought upon by the coronavirus Take Action Mon Valley (TAMV) will provide services to families who reside in the Mon Valley.
Please note that TAMV is not a food bank or pantry. Our distribution is a temporary response to the coronavirus.
We also provide Grab n Go meals with our Community Partner This Generation Connect.
TAMV is working with our fiscal sponsor and partner 1 Hood Media to assure essential workers in the Mon Valley have masks. If you are an essential worker in need of a masks text "masks to 77948"
For more information see the flyer below:
Community Delivery Hotline for People Without Transportation (available to anyone in Allegheny County) to apply call or text 412-568-3579
Pittsburgh Mutual Aid (available to anyone in Allegheny County) to apply for their $250 emergency grant sign up below
Click the link to apply for other resources through Pittsburgh Mutual Aid
McKeesport Agape Center Delivery Program (available to anyone in McKeesport & surrounding communities) to apply call 412-874-2158
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania (available to anyone in Allegheny County) Contact 2-1-1 a 24/7 telephone helpline that connects people to resources. You can also text your zip code to 898-211 for assistance.
Contact the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank at 412-460-3663 to sign up for monthly food access etc.
In order to best serve residents with questions and concerns about COVID-19, the health department has partnered with United Way 211 to offer a 24/7 hotline. Please call 888-856-2774 to speak with a representative
Systematic violence effects how people develop in communities and often effects them from reaching their full potential (John Galtung).
TAMV views community violence as a range of events including acts committed by neighborhood gangs; organized crime; systems; police and terrorist attacks. All inhumane acts; sexual violence; bullying; shootings in public areas; homicides and robberies etc.
Systematic structural violence is both visible and invisible. More specifically, there are institutional practices & procedures that adversely affect the mental, cultural and economic structure of a community. TAMV understands that these lends to the social conditions that cause neighborhood community violence (Johan Galtung).
Examples are withholding resources from a community, mishandling funds, and blaming the community for lack of funding to solve the homicides etc.
HOW WE TAKE ACTION
Our Director takes complaints, throughout Allegheny County with a clear focus on the Mon Valley, to generate solutions to community violence. Any person/group etc. can make a complaint.
The chapters are comprised of residents who live in the Mon Valley and organize around issues that directly affect them. In addition, they support TAMV campaigns, programs and initiatives. All chapters receive training.
Volunteer Supporters are people that don’t belong to a chapter but, support the TAMV mission through advocacy, program participation, donations and helping out at events etc. You don’t have to live in the Mon Valley to be a supporter.