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National Self-Help Awareness Month

Self-Help Awareness MonthThe Department of Human Services, PA 2-1-1 Southwest, the Allegheny County Library Association and other public service organizations mark Self Help Awareness Month in January by promoting Allegheny County’s wealth of volunteer and peer support groups.


Help lines operated by DHS include:

The county Health Department can be reached at 412-687-2243 for answers to health-related questions.

Trained specialists can assist you when you call 2-1-1 or visit the 2-1-1 self-help group webpage.

Residents can also discover self-help resources at public libraries, including books, ebooks and other online resources. Many libraries work with community partners to host self-help groups. Call or visit a library today to learn more.

2014 Events

“Self-help is a matter of taking that first step. In Allegheny County, once you do, you’ll find many resources await you.”

For four hours on each Saturday in January, participating county libraries sponsored an informational event at which patrons or county residents could speak with representatives of self-help groups, PA 2-1-1 Southwest and the DHS Office of Community Relations (including the Director’s Action Line or the Allegheny Link to Aging and Disability Resources) about where to find and how to connect with resources.

Self Help Awareness Event Schedule (.pdf format)