Community Services for Families | Helping Families Raise Healthy Children
Family Support Centers/Family Care Connections
|Southside/West End||412-381-3609 |
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
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
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
Healthy Start — psychosocial support and therapeutic counseling by social workers — serves all of Allegheny County
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, www.pittsburghfoodbank.org , 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 www.sqfoodpantry.org 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 www.humanservices.net.
Apply online: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/
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. http://www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/supplementalnutritionassistanceprogram/.
Food Stamp Screening Agencies
The following agencies can assist qualified individuals fill out food stamp applications both on paper and on the Internet.
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.
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.
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 for the following categories can be found on the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Website: www.HumanServices.net
- Adolescents and children
- Developmental disabilities
- Family services
- Financial assistance
- Food and clothing
- Health care
- Housing and utilities
- Information providers
- Job assistance
- Veteran's assistance