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Please take a look at this list of Family Support Services and resources offered in ​ Allegheny County.

ACHIEVA is a leader in the field of disabilities, an organization known for its innovative programs and steadfast dedication to children and adults and adults with disabilities and their families
711 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 995-5000

Refugee Administration office
2900 Bedford Ave.
Pgh. PA 15219
phone 412.391.4985

Refugee Program Office
1835 Centre Ave. Ste.100
Pgh. PA 15219
phone 412.391.5184
Fax 412.392.2212

Allegheny Link
The mission of the Allegheny Link is to simplify and streamline access to services and supports in an effort to help individuals and families maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life. The Allegheny Link provides a wide array of services to Allegheny County residents with a disability over the age of 60 with or without a disability who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and professionals in the human services systems.

Allegheny Valley Association of Churches
Allegheny Valley Association of Churches provides a variety of social services such as a food bank, emergency assistance, summer camp scholarship, MLK scholarship, supportive services, energy assistance and Hospitality Homes.

1913 Freeport Road

Natrona Heights, PA 15065
(724) 226-0606

Alma Illery Medical Center
7227 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Phone: (412) 244-4700

Bethlehem Haven
Bethlehem Haven does more than provide shelter for its clients. The organization acts as a gateway to community, healthcare and services necessary to meet the end goal of permanent housing.Each year, the organization helps thousands of homeless women through services ranging from street outreach and housing to health care and employment support. Bethlehem Haven ensures every woman it serves regains the self-respect and confidence needed to be on her own again.
1410 Fifth Avenue,

Pittsburgh, PA 
Phone (412) 391-1348

CARR=Community Assistance and Refugee resettlement
412-781-1175 ext. 2248
email: refugee@namac.com

Community Human Services Corporation
Community Human Services Corporation seeks to enhance people's lives and strengthen communities by providing opportunities to develop individual potential and by delivering comprehensive services that maximize the health and well-being of those it serves in South Oakland and the greater Pittsburgh area.
372 Lawn Street

Pittsburgh, PA
Phone (412) 621-4708

Department of Human Services-Children's Team
www.alleghenycounty.usDHS OBH Bureau of Children's Team offers trainings to anyone interested in acquiring additional information on services like the Student Assistance Program, Individualized Educations Plans for students with special needs or on special education legislation and regulations for DHS and provider agencies serving children in Allegheny County.
One Smithfield Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 350-6611

Department of Human Services-Office of Children, Youth and Families
CYF provides a wide range of preventive, protection and supportive services to work with children and families, with emphasis on family preservation. These direct services are done through caseworkers, caseaides, and a network of contracted agencies
One Smithfield Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 473-2000

Dress for Success
The mission of Dress for Success Pittsburgh is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by helping them gain and retain meaningful employment.
332 5th Ave # 510

Pittsburgh, PA
Phone(412) 201-4204

Family Resources
Family Resources provides the following services: Child Abuse Prevention, Community Services for Families, Treatment Services, Advocacy and Parent Education and Training.

141 South Highland Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Phone(412) 363-1702

Family Services of Western PA
Family Services provides programs for people with emotional problems, mental health, intellectual disabilities, or drug or alcohol problems, including outpatient services; adult daily living education; crisis intervention; individual and family counseling; drug and alcohol counseling; and marital counseling. We also provide prevention services for those at risk of emotional, social, or substance abuse problems through several area school systems and at our community locations.
6401 Penn Ave # 2

Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 661-1681

Family Support Centers
Family Support Centers serves primarily families with children ages birth to five years and provides a core of services. They are community-based and are governed by participants.

One Smithfield Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone(412) 350-5701

619 Penn Ave. 
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221 

420 Braddock Ave.
Braddock PA 15104
Phone 210.532.1722

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
We reuse and recycle your donations to help us improve job and educational skills, careers and lives. Our well known stores, which are vitally important, are just part of the big picture. Goodwill is a widely recognized leader and community partner in helping people gain the many benefits of work to improve their quality of life. With the financial support of our stores and other funding sources, we provide expert services to help people overcome physical, mental, educational, social and economic barriers that stand between them and having a meaningful job.
2600 East Carson Street

Pittsburgh, PA 
(412) 481-9005

Grace Period
Grace Period wants to offer you a reasonable solution for all of your cash needs. We are a non-profit organization started with donated funds and partnered with local Pittsburgh, PA churches. Grace Period can help you gain access to funds you need and have resources in place for your next time, and isn't there always a next time!?
632 East Ohio Street

Pittsburgh, PA

Phone(412) 489-4529

Help in Hard times
Alicia Quebral
Program Assistant
Immigrant Services And Connections (ISAC)
Jewish Family & Children's Service
5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 422-7200 
Direct: (412) 904-5972

Housing Authority of the County of Beaver

9 Burns Avenue

Beaver Falls, PA 


Ihn Second Circle Family Shelter
7 Oregon Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 
412-921- 2916

Outreach Woman's Shelter
221 Linden Avenue
Monessen, PA

Avis Arbor Women's Shelter
84 Wheeling St
Washington, PA 

Artemus Jane
190 3rd Street

Beaver, PA 15009

(724) 775-0759

Washington County Homeless
Washington, PA 15301

Washington City Mission
Washington, PA 15301

The Lighthouse Foundation
Butler, PA 15602

Department of  Human Services  
(24 hours/day 7 days a week) 
Director's Action Line  1.800.862.6783
General Information    412.350.5701
Child abuse Hotline
1.800. 932.0313

Senior Protective Services

Behavior Health Crisis line

Office of intellectual Disability

Community services

Senior Line

Link to Aging and disability Resources

​Human Services Administration Organization
HSAO provides individualized, specialized, and enhanced service coordination to both children and adults with behavioral health needs.
2801 Custer Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15227

Phone(412) 884-4500

ISAC =Immigrant services and connections  
412-742-4200 e-mail: isac@jfcspgh.org  

Jeremiah's place
We provide a safe haven for children when families are in crisis. Call us at 412-924-0726. 
We are located at 6435 Frankstown  Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 

Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh
The professional staff at JF&CS is dedicated to helping you successfully cope with lifecycle transitions and crises. We help thousands of people every year, offering services within an environment of caring and respect for human dignity, privacy and diversity.
5743 Bartlett Street

Pittsburgh, PA
Phone(412) 422-7200

Kingsley Association
The Kingsley Association works diligently to provide comprehensive, culturally relevant, educational, recreational, and social programming that positively impacts the lives of youth, their families, and the East End communities of East Liberty, Garfield, Point Breeze, Homewood, Lincoln, Larimer, Lemington, Belmar, East Hills, Wilkinsburg, and beyond.
6435 Frankstown Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone(412) 661-8751

Mental Health America
MHA provides programs and services that support the health of mind and body and work to eliminate the stigma of mental illness and addiction for all.
1945 5th Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone(412) 661-7860

NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania
We believe all adults, children and adolescents affected by mental illness, as well as their connected family members and involved health care professionals, need a collective voice that promotes improvements in quality of care and cultivates the development of, and access to, resources encouraging recovery efforts. Staff, board members and volunteers are dedicated to meeting these goals by:

105 Braunlich Drive

Pittsburgh, PA
Phone(412) 366-3788

New Light  Temple Church 
You will need a birth certificate or access card to get free diapers

2546 Center Ave. 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
CALL 412.251.0026

North Hills Community Outreach
NHCO serves individuals and families all of northern Allegheny County. Their services include: two food pantries, utility assistance, emergency financial help, college scholarships for nontraditional adults, support groups and more.
1975 Ferguson Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15101
Phone(412) 487-6316

Pennsylvania Families Incorporated
PA Families Is a statewide network that shares the common concerns about children and their special needs, bring groups together and uses the power of all families to bring about change in the community, county and state.
431 Dever Hollow Road 
Templeton, PA 16259
Phone 1-800-947-4941

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
PAAR's mission is to respond to survivors of sexual violence with crisis intervention and counseling, educate the community to prevent sexual violence, and advocate for systems to respond to and prevent sexual violence. PAAR's hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1(866) END-RAPE.

81 South 19th Street

Pittsburgh, PA 
(412) 431-5665

Salvation Army
8020 Frankstown Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Phone: (412) 242-1434​

Sharp Vision customizes supports for people with challenging disabilities. We start with a person's vision of the life he or she would like to build. We take the person's vision and help him or her draft a personalized plan for success. Our team of dedicated experts uses the plan and works with the person to construct tailored supports that make the initial vision a reality. Throughout the process, the supported person is in charge, and we measure our success by the person's feedback.

1425 Forbes Avenue


Phone (412) 456-2144

Turtle Creek Valley Mental Health/Mental Retardation, Inc.
Turtle Creek Valley MH/MR provides a continuum of services, care and support that empowers individuals, families and communities with behavioral, mental health, substance abuse and/or developmental issues to sustain their recovery and achieve the important possibilities in their lives.

723 Braddock Avenue Suite 2

Pittsburgh, PA 15104

(412) 351-0222

Urban League-Greater Pittsburgh
Esther L. Bush is President and CEO of one of the most accomplished affiliates in the country, with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh earning 5 out of 5 in the most recent review by the National Urban League. The Pittsburgh affiliate offers education, employment and housing programs to more than 28,000 individuals each year as well as programs tailored to specific needs such as helping formerly incarcerated parents find jobs, encouraging African American adolescent men to set high standards and challenging goals for themselves, preparing prospective buyers for homeownership, getting families with pre-schoolers ready for school success, and more.

610 Wood St

Pittsburgh, PA

Phone (412) 227-4802

Form for Guest House (Shelter)

If you have any questions contact us: 

        -(412) 315 7092                                             

        - storemwap@gmail.com 

Or stop by our store: 4741 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA

Resources for Families

Upcoming Deadlines:
COVID-19 Relief PA Statewide Small Business Assistance
Deadline: August 28

The COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19. In order to get funds to businesses in need as quickly as possible, the second application window will be the final opportunity to apply for the program. The grant awards for businesses in the second application window will be made in two decision rounds for funding.

Home Utility Assistance (LIHEAP)
Deadline: August 31

Home Utility Assistance is available, but you need to apply by August 31! LIHEAP helps with home energy bills, ensuring continuity of utility and other energy services for low-income Pennsylvanians. LIHEAP normally runs from November through April, but the Recovery Crisis program, running through August, can help with Pennsylvanians’ home energy bills, ensuring continuity of utility and other energy services for low-income Pennsylvanians. Assistance is available for both renters and homeowners.
The LIHEAP Recovery Crisis Program will offer a crisis benefit made directly to utility companies or fuel providers to help offset costs for home utilities.
Applications for LIHEAP Recovery Crisis are available online at www.compass.state.pa.us. Those who prefer to submit paper applications can print from the website or request an application by phone at 1-800-692-7462 and mail it to their local County Assistance Office (CAO) or place it in a CAO’s secure drop box, if available.

Economic Impact Payment
Deadline: October 15

Even if you were not required to file a tax return, you may still qualify for the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. Oct. 15, 2020 is the deadline to apply.
Many U.S. citizens and U.S. resident aliens are eligible to receive an Economic Impact Payment. The payments are up to $1,200 per individual and some people may be eligible for up to an additional $500 per qualifying child. You don’t need income to be eligible.
Visit the IRS website for more information.

Health & Safety

COMPASS: COMPASS is an online tool for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs and manage benefit information. Apply for medical assistance and more.
COVID-19 Data & Resources: Pennsylvania specific COVID-19 data, information on symptoms & testing, FAQs & resources, contract tracing and more from the PA Department of Health.
COVID-19 Exposure Notification Mobile App: The Pennsylvania Department of Health is conducting a pilot program for a new COVID-19 exposure-notification mobile app, COVID Alert PA, which will be available to smartphone users starting early September.
Early Intervention: Early intervention consists of services and supports designed to help families with children from birth to age five who have developmental delays or disabilities.
Mental Health Resource Guide: The online Mental Health Resources Guide provides Pennsylvanians with a full complement of resources available to help everyone with their mental health needs.
Pennsylvania CHIP: CHIP is short for the Children's Health Insurance Program, Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. 
Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA): Provides information on topics of interest to parents, and a variety of publications and resources, as well as support through family support programs in your community.

Food & Shelter
Find a food pantry: The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services website has a map to help locate the closest food pantry.
Free and Reduced Price School Meals: Schools send school meal applications home at the beginning of each school year. However, you may apply for school meals any time during the school year by submitting an application directly to your school or district. If you receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits, all of your children who attend school automatically qualify for free school meals.
Homeless Assistance Program: For families in danger of being evicted from their apartment or home, or those experiencing homelessness, the Pennsylvania Homeless Assistance Program has resources and assistance to help.
Pennsylvania Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Get information on homeownership, rental assistance, avoiding foreclosure, and resources to assist those facing homelessness.
Pennsylvania WIC: The Pennsylvania Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) serves Pennsylvania residents who are pregnant women; Breastfeeding women, for up to one year postpartum; Women up to six months postpartum, who are not breastfeeding; or Infants and children under 5 years old, including foster children.
SNAP: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps Pennsylvanians buy food. Those who are eligible receive an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) ACCESS Card to make food purchases. Experiencing a food emergency and need food right away? Help is available.

Childcare & Early Learning

Care for Them: Quality early learning, whether at home, in child care, or preschool, helps all children reach their promise. Find early learning programs, learn how to keep your child healthy, and get help dealing with challenging behaviors from PA's Promise for Children.
Child Care Works: Pennsylvania’s child care subsidy program, Child Care Works, may be able to help. Child care subsidy makes it possible for low-income families to find reliable, quality child care near their home or work and provides financial assistance to help families afford it.
Early Learning Resource Center: Help with finding a child care, preschool or afterschool program, as well as help paying for child care.
Find Child Care: Search for Pennsylvania certified child care and early learning programs.
Help them Learn: Play is a fun and effective way to support your child’s learning and development. Discover playful activities you can use to help your child gain new skills at home, and learn how to prepare for preschool and kindergarten from PA's Promise for Children.
Pennsylvania Head Start and Early Head Start: Pennsylvania’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide free comprehensive services for low-income children from birth to entry into kindergarten.
Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts: Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts provides free half-day or full-day pre-kindergarten for at-risk children throughout Pennsylvania.
Watch them Grow: Children learn so much and grow so quickly in their first five years it can be hard to keep up! Although each child develops at his own pace, they all follow the same steps. Get resources to tell you what to expect as your child develops—and what to do if you have questions or concerns along the way from PA's Promise for Children.

COMPASS: COMPASS is an online tool for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs and manage benefit information. Apply for cash assistance, LIHEAP and more.
COVID-19 Guide: Scenarios & Benefits Available Chart: An infographic from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry providing scenarios and benefits relating to COVID-19. Provides info on paid leave if available through employer, paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Expanded Unemployment Compensation, and Workers Compensation.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expanded the FMLA to provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave at partial pay for employees of certain types of employers if they need to care for a child whose school or child care facility is closed because of COVID-19. 
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program: The PUA program provides unemployment compensation benefits to workers who lose income or employment because they are the primary caregiver to a child whose school or childcare provider has closed. 
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry: Find information on employment opportunities, unemployment compensation and more.

General Help

COMPASS: COMPASS is an online tool for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs and manage benefit information. Apply for medical assistance, SNAP (food stamps), school meals, cash assistance, LIHEAP and more.
Get A Little Help: Sometimes a family needs a little extra help. Find other families and professionals ready to support you with advice and assistance from PA's Promise for Children.
Resources for Families in Pennsylvania on COVID-19 (Coronavirus): PA's Promise for Children has general COVID-19 information for families relating to health and safety, talking to children about coronavirus, and other resources for families.
United Way of Pennsylvania 211: Help with a utilities bill, housing assistance, food, employment, health, mental health, disaster services, clothing and household, disability services, family resources and more.

Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh


​​Empowering Muslim Women through Charitable Works