During our first 13 years nearly 350 women were provided free crisis counseling in the midst of physical or emotional abuse, depression, substance abuse, a crisis pregnancy, post-rape, or abortion.  Emergency shelter, and clothing were available to those in distress.  Support groups for recovery from alcohol and substance abuse were offered.

We have collaborations with Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute and the Pittsburgh Baptist Church, offering counseling offices there, and weekly Bible Study.

Our Mission:

Enduring Hope offers professional counseling for those whom it is not affordable. Services are primarily for women who are spiritually, emotionally, or physically at risk or in need of help in critical situations.

Our Vision:

That one day, everyone can receive counseling services regardless of ability to pay and they will be secure, confident and optimistic in their lives from our services.

Our Founder:

Photo of Doreen Weiss, founder of Enduring Hope

Doreen Weiss is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She obtained her Bachelors from Geneva College in Community Ministries and her Master in Community Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Doreen is also the Founder of Enduring Hope: Christ-Centered Counseling, a ministry for women who are spiritually emotionally and/or physically at risk.
Doreen uses the Biblical approach and is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Doreen has specialized training in Addiction and Recovery, Genesis Process, and ASIST, for suicide intervention. Doreen has additional training in trauma resolution and post-traumatic stress disorder, and experience in, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, post-abortion syndrome, crisis counseling, and victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Our Therapists:

Photo of Kelli RichmondKelli Clark, MA earned her Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, and holds a Bachelors in Music Therapy. Additionally, she has been trained to lead Living Waters support groups addressing sexual and relational brokenness, and is also trained in the Genesis Process – Relapse Prevention program for recovery work from various addictions. Kelli’s experience has included helping people understand and recover from sexual addiction, substance abuse and addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse and neglect, grief, post-abortion issues, divorce, and other relationship problems. Supporting and treating the whole person: mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually has been effective in her helping couples, families, and individuals regain balance and stability in life and approach the future with new strength, skills, and hope. Kelli knows the effectiveness of her counsel is due to the grace of Jesus Christ who faithfully uses our struggles to reveal His power to redeem and restore.

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

Kelli sees clients in the South Hills and Washington, PA. She can be reached at richmondkelli@gmail.com or by calling 412-849-7260.

Our Board of Directors:

  • Doreen Weiss
  • Kim Grueser
  • Heidi Sadecky
  • Kelli Clark