Our Mission

For more than three decades, Angels’ Place, Inc. has provided exceptional family support and quality early childhood education to help parents in need and their children become lifelong learners and create a brighter future.

Our founder, Mary Winter, realized the hardship young parents faced and wanted to create an empowering alternative to support them as students and parents.

Our dedicated and supportive staff members and volunteers encourage and guide both generations toward realizing their full potential. Focused and enthusiastic, the student and working parents of Angels’ Place are developing responsible, educated, civic-minded families while actively contributing to the progress of our community and region.

Our Vision

We help parents and children reach their full potential and break the
multi-generational cycle of poverty.

Our Values

We believe that every human life is valuable.

We believe in the power of our faith.

We embody the best practices of education and child and family development.

We believe that every child and family deserves a loving, nurturing, safe, and healthy environment.

We passionately advocate for the families and communities we serve.

We believe that every child and family can succeed if given education, skills, and support.

We believe that strong families are the backbone of strong, sustainable communities.

Our History

Founded in 1984, Angels’ Place continues to thrive in providing a safe and nurturing environment for parents and children to learn together and create pathways to success.


1984 Opened a temporary location in the Brookline Boulevard United Presbyterian Church.

1986 Found a permanent home on Fordham Avenue in Brookline.

1989 Opened a second center, in Swissvale, and began renovations on a former school building.

1995 Launched 21st Century Campaign to establish a third center.

1998 Opened North Side center on Norwood Avenue.

2007 Approved for Educational Improvement Tax Credit donations from businesses.

2008 Founding Director, Mary Winter, retired and Michelle Smith Tipton became Executive Director.

2009 Celebrated 25th Anniversary.

2014 Beth Banas announced as Executive Director.

2014 Celebrated 30 years in the Pittsburgh community.

2017 Capacity Building Project implemented organizational restructuring by serving families in two centers.

2018 Started rebranding and marketing campaign to ensure organizational sustainability for future generations.

2020 Implemented successful virtual learning program during the mandatory in-person closure of our facility during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

2021 Organization wide strategic planning with Magnify Your Mission consulting.