Healthy Homes

Program Overview

The spaces we live in impact our ability to live, learn and grow. Housing can be a contributing factor to health issues like asthma, allergies, lead exposure and other chronic illnesses. Poor housing conditions like chipping or peeling paint, pest infestations and holes in walls can be detrimental to health.

Healthy Homes Program

The Healthy Homes program provides relevant, reliable, science-based information to empower families to make changes in their home to create a healthier environment and become advocates for policies and regulations to protect everyone from environmental health hazards in the home.

Support & Resources

Through our Healthy Homes program we provide community workshops and programming geared toward young families around healthy homes, lead exposure, mold, radon and green cleaning and provide resources to reduce asthma and allergy triggers through our “healthy homes” cleaning kits.

Healthy Homes Workshops

Healthy Homes provides free community-based workshops with hands-on activities. We emphasize education and affordable solutions for families to maintain healthy homes.

Sign up for a Healthy Homes Assessment!

Individuals in Allegheny County living in environmental justice communities who are concerned about environmental hazards and/or are dealing with issues like asthma or lead poisoning are eligible for a FREE Healthy Home Assessment which includes a visual assessment of their home for environmental hazards including: allergens, asthma triggers, lead-based paint hazards, mold and moisture, pests, and other health and safety hazards. Through this program, participants will understand and be able recognize environmental hazards in their home and know what services are available to help them.

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Mon Valley Community Health Worker

WHE offers free support for family’s health concerns, especially concerning asthma and air quality in the Mon Valley communities of Clairton, Duquesne and McKeesport.  Our team provides help with:

  • Controlling your asthma systems
  • Understanding your provider’s treatment plan
  • Identifying barriers to treatment, like cost or insurance
  • Connecting you with community services and resources
  • Coordinating activities of your asthma care team
  • Protecting your family by advocating for change

Ask yourself these questions:
  • Is your family affected by asthma?
  • Do you have concerns about lead exposure?
  • Are you worried about the effects of air quality?
  • Are you interested in learning more about creating a healthy home?
  • Do you need help getting connected to community resources?

Germaine Gooden-Patterson

WHE's Community Health Worker

If you said ‘yes,’ then it’s time to contact Germaine Gooden-Patterson, WHE’s Community Health Worker.

Germaine provides families in the Clairton, Duquesne and McKeesport communities with support and resources. Germaine is here to provide FREE help for you in our community.

CEDCC Office Hours:

By Appointment Only

Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 2:30pm 

282 St. Clair Avenue
Clairton, PA 15025

For more information, contact Germaine at