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Executive Office

The Executive Office is responsible for directing the overall policy, administration and operation of DHS, its offices, programs and services, and for ensuring that the Department meets the human service needs of Allegheny County residents. All DHS program offices, cross-systems programs and services for transition-age youth are overseen by the Executive Deputy Director for Integrated Program Services. 

DHS Director 

Marc Cherna 

Human Services Building
One Smithfield Street
Fourth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2221
Phone: 412-350-5701
Fax: 412-350-4004

DHS Executive Deputy Director for Integrated Program Services

Patricia L. Valentine  

One Smithfield Street
Fourth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-350-5701
Fax: 412-350-4004    

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Program Offices 

Area Agency on Aging
Office of Behavioral Health
Office of Children, Youth and Families
Office of Community Services
Office of Intellectual Disability 


Immigrant and Internationals Resources 

Systems Integration 

Children's Cabinet
Family Support Partners/Youth Support Partners
High Fidelity Wraparound
Improving Outcomes for Children and Families in Allegheny County Intitiative
Interagency Review Process
Jail Collaborative/Offender Re-integration
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Rapid Response Team
System Improvement Through Youth 
Youth Development Project 

Transition-aged Foster Care Youth 

Embark! Mentoring Program 
Educational Liaisons
Independent Living Initiative 
Independent Living Programs

Youth Engagement Specialists