Community Resources

PA 211, United Way Hotline
Connects people of Southwestern Pennsylvania to housing, community, health, and disaster services. The service is available by phone or online, offers 24/7 access and is confidential.

re:solve Crisis Network
Provides 24/7/365 mobile crisis, walk-in and crisis residential services that are available to any Allegheny County resident. Services include crisis counseling and support by a trained counselor, information about how to get needed services, referral to additional crisis, treatment, and other behavioral health supports.

Addison Behavioral Care
Provides culturally sensitive services to individuals and families that help them focus on their quality of life; specializing in substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment.

Allegheny County Health Department
Medication, immunization assistance.

Allegheny County Housing Authority
Low-rent public housing for families and senior citizens; operates units in the Section 8 Housing Program and Low Income Public Housing to provide eligible low-income families with rent assistance.

Allegheny Intermediate Unit DART
For eligible young children who have a developmental delay, provide in-depth assessment aimed at identifying a child's individual strengths and needs, and recommend and provide appropriate early intervention services.

Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center - Tarentum
30 day shelter for women and children. Provides non-resident counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, wheelchair accessible, 24 hours.

Angel’s Place 
No-pay child care and family support programs for single parents who are low-income and full-time students.

  • 2615 Norwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15214
  • Brookline
    600 Fordham Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
    412-531-MOMS (412-531-6667)
  • Swissvale
    2538 Woodstock Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218 

Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services
Information and referrals for residents of Allegheny County who are uninsured and underinsured.

Center for Victims of Violent Crimes

Child Care Information Services, YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

  • City Office
    412-261-CARE (412-261-2273)
  • North/East Office
  • South Office

Children’s Hospital Division of Adolescent Medicine

Children, Youth and Families (CYF)

Community Human Services
Provides assistance for the homeless and low-income, supportive mental health housing, family support, and a food pantry.

Crisis Center North, Inc. – 24 hour crisis hotline


Gay and Lesbian Community Center (GLCC)
Community space and programs focused on the LGBTQ community and its supporters. Also hosts a drop-in center for youth experiencing homelessness, which provides medical and social services.

Medical Assistance (Medicaid)

Mental Health America - Allegheny County
Dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental and substance use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service.

National Institute of Mental Health

National DV Hotline
800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233)
Offers crisis intervention about domestic violence, and nationwide referrals to domestic violence programs to both victims and significant others. Hotline Advocates are available to speak to callers in both English and Spanish. Advocates also have access to translators in 139 languages.

Improves the well-being of the LGBTQ community in Western PA through advocacy, outreach, prevention, and training.

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR)
Confidential intervention and counseling for victims of sexual violence, 24 hours.

Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (PATF)
Offers anonymous & free HIV Testing, support services, and an emergency food pantry.

Pittsburgh Community Services Inc.- Neighborhood Safety Program
(NSP) is a crime and disaster prevention program that helps at-risk and low to moderate income families who reside in the City of Pittsburgh and County of Allegheny to have safer homes. Eligible residents may receive an array of installed home security and safety items "free of charge."

The Pittsburgh AIDS Center for Treatment

Urban League's Emergency Food Assistance Hotline
Pantry referral and emergency food provided.

Women Infants and Children (WIC)
Serves income-eligible and medically or nutritionally at-risk pregnant women, breastfeeding and bottle-feeding mothers, infants and children up to the age of five.

Womansplace – McKeesport
30 day shelter for women and children. Provides non-resident counseling and support groups, legal advocacy, medical advocacy/group children’s counseling wheelchair accessible, 24 hours.

Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Temporary emergency shelter, counseling, and support services for female victims of domestic violence.

Women’s Center and Shelter – Shadyside/Oakland Area
30 day shelter for women and children. Provides non-resident counseling and support groups, legal advocacy, medical advocacy/group children’s counseling wheelchair accessible, 24 hours.