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Family Support Centers

Little Girls in Classroom 

If your family includes a child five years of age or younger, you can become part of a neighborhood family support center. Moms, dads and young children gather there for learning and fun. As a participant in a family support center, you’ll have access to resources and supports to help you raise a healthy and happy child.

Here is a list of family support centers in Allegheny County.

Here is a map of the family support centers in Allegheny County.

Just contact the family support center nearest to you for more details about hours of operation and services.

All family support centers offer these core services

  • Child development support
  • Goal planning
  • Health insurance support
  • Medical support
  • Parenting education
  • Prenatal care

Optional services that may be offered

  • After school, summer camp, and year-round programs for youth
  • Career-readiness training
  • Clothing and furniture exchange
  • Computer use
  • Counseling
  • Child care
  • Drop-in centers
  • Early Head Start and Head Start
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Home visits
  • Housing assistance
  • Literacy programs
  • Parenting support groups
  • Substance abuse support
  • Summer camp
  • Teen parenting
  • Transportation
  • Visiting nurse
  • Warm line
Related information

Family Support - Voices of Success
Testimonies and quotes from families involved in family support centers. Produced by the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development