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Journeys of Life is tucked away on a quiet side street in a five block residential neighborhood shopping district known as Shadyside, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When Jean Haller opened the store in 1989, in an 800 square-foot second floor walkup, her focus was primarily on books about life issues, 12 step recovery, and gifts that would support those topics. She created a comfortable environment where people could explore their life - where they've been, where they are, and where they'd like to be. Everyone is on a journey, a personal and unique path.
Journeys quickly outgrew their original location and in 1991 moved to the present location on Bellefonte Street, a two story building, originally a flower shop, with 2,000 square feet of selling space and lots of windows and skylights. The added space allowed for expansion of topics covered in the second floor book department , while the first floor evolved as a gift shop.
Journeys of Life is a store with many different resources - books, gifts, music, aromatherapy, yoga supplies, materials for counselors and helping professionals, all here to assist you on that journey we call life. You can always expect the unusual at Journeys of Life.
Shadyside Chamber of Commerce
SCC is made up of member businesses and organizations in the Shadyside /Ellsworth corridor. Journeys of Life has been an active member since 1989. Jean serves on the Board of Directors and is currently vice president. You can find more information about the members and events of the SCCC at Think Shadyside.
Since the beginning, Journeys has been active in outreach to the greater Pittsburgh community. We are committed to supporting various nonprofit organizations that reflect the mission and scope of the business through advocacy, in-kind donations and fund raising partnerships. Here are some of the organization that Journeys supports.
POWER : Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery. Through our annual CD Demo Sale we have contributed over $6,000 to programs directly supporting the women at POWER.
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh: Journeys collects personal care items for residents at the shelter. You can bring in those extra travel size shampoos, new tooth brushes, or other toiletries. We also are a drop off location to recycle cell phones.
Gateway Rehabilitation Center: Journeys contributes to the many Gateway programs through sales of books and gifts at various yearly functions. Jean also serves on the Board of Directors.
The Neighborhood Academy: We financially support TNA, a private, independently funded, college prep school in Garfield for low income students who could not otherwise afford the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive, academic environment. Jean also lends moral support to the girls basketball team and is a member of the Capital Campaign committee.
Fundraising Opportunities at Journeys: If your non-profit organization would like to sponsor a special shopping event at Journeys for your members and friends, please contact Jean to discuss the oppotunities and dates available. This is an easy and fun way to raise money for your cause.