Community Services for Families | Helping Families Raise Healthy Children

Family Support Centers/Family Care Connections

Terrace Village 412-682-1140
Braddock 412-271-8355
Wilkinsburg 412-247-0977
Rankin 412-271-5022
Turtle Creek 412-823-2060
East Allegheny 412-829-6171
Hill 412-261-0373
Homestead 412-461-8012
Garfield 412-665-5200
Lawrenceville 412-784-8683
Mt. Oliver 412-432-1635
Pitcairn 412-374-9010
Southside 412-488-2750
Steel Valley 412-461-8019
Homewood 412-243-6088
Northside 412-323-1020
Duquesne 412-469-9870
Sto-rox 412-771-6817
Clairton 412-233-8325
McKeesport 412-672-6970
Tarentum 724-224-9006
Monview Heights 412-462-4109
Southside/West End 412-381-3609
McKees Rocks/Stowe 412-771-6460

Home Based Supports

Allegheny County Health Department — home visiting by RN or trained paraprofessional to provide health information, support to mother and children under 1-2 years — serves all of Allegheny County
Bobbi Patrizio

Early Head Start — Family Foundations — comprehensive child focused program that supports families with in-home mh therapy — serves East End, Hill District area, Clairton area communities, McKees Rocks, North Side
Angela Tooks

Early Head Start (Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center) — child-focused program supporting families with RN and MH consultant — serves South Pittsburgh, Hazelwood, and Northeast Allegheny Cty
Debbie Gallagher

Healthy Start — psychosocial support and therapeutic counseling by social workers — serves all of Allegheny County
Pat Glenn

Food Resources

Food Bank

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
412-460-FOOD (3663) ext. 456
One North Linden
Duquesne, PA 15110

If you need food assistance, or you know someone who does, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is there to help. Click on the "Get Help" tab on the Food Bank webpage, , and follow the instructions for finding a food assistance agency near you. Or call the Food Bank at 412-460-FOOD, ext 456.

Kosher Food Needs 412-421-2708 The Squirrel Hill Food Pantry offers assistance to Jewish families and individuals who keep Kosher and are in need of food.

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services website has over 200 food pantry and soup kitchen listings for Allegheny County. You can search for supports by visiting

Food Stamps


Apply online:

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the Food Stamp program. These benefits are used to buy food and help eligible low-income households in Pennsylvania obtain more nutritious diets by increasing their food purchasing power at grocery stores and supermarkets. Food stamps are provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

Food Stamp Screening Agencies

The following agencies can assist qualified individuals fill out food stamp applications both on paper and on the Internet.

Just Harvest
16 Terminal Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
610 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)


The WIC Program is a health and supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women; breastfeeding women up to 12 months postpartum; non-breastfeeding women up to 6 months post-partum; infants and children up to 5 years of age who have a medical/nutritional risk and meet financial eligibility criteria. WIC is provided by the Allegheny County Health Department.

Emergency Services

Re:solve Crisis Network — this toll-free number will access around-the-clock telephone crisis counseling, emergency care, and referrals for individuals in crisis situations. When indicated, mobile crisis services can be provided at home, at the crisis site, or at a provider's office.

Domestic Violence

Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, 24-hour hotline)

Womansplace, Inc (McKeesport) (shelter, counseling, 24 hour hotline

Womanspace East (shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, 24-hour hotline

Crisis Center North (counseling, legal advocacy, 24-hour hotline)

Domestic Violence Hotline

Behavioral Health Treatment

If you are a member of Community Care — Medicaid Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization

Members can ask to speak to any care manager for a referral to behavioral health services 1-800-553-7499

If you have commercial medical insurance

Contact the telephone number listed on the back of your insurance card for assistance with a referral to behavioral health services.

If you do not have insurance

Contact the Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health for assistance with a referral to behavioral health services.

If you would like to access behavioral health services your Alliance Service Coordinator can help. Please feel free to speak with your Service Coordinator for assistance.

Telephonic Peer Support

Allegheny Family Network Chat Line — 1-888-273-2361

A confidential support line that family members can call for support, resources, and general information on raising children with emotional or behavioral needs.

The Warmline — 1-866-661-WARM

A telephone service provided by the Peer Support and Advocacy Network in partnership with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Offices of Behavioral Health is available for mental health consumers or any other interested parties that are 18 and older to call for support. The service provides supportive listening, problem solving, resource sharing and peer support for individuals in Allegheny County.

Additional Resources

Additional Resources for the following categories can be found on the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Website:

  • Adolescents and children
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Education
  • Family services
  • Financial assistance
  • Food and clothing
  • Health care
  • Housing and utilities
  • Information providers
  • Job assistance
  • Transportation
  • Veteran's assistance