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 COVID-19 transportation and rental assistance program. TAMV is no longer doing the porch delivery. Our goal was to do them until the stay at home order was lifted. See below for a list of other community delivery programs and resources (please note that the resources listed below are not TAMV programs). Therefore, you will have to contact them directly with questions.
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 visit
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.
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.