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Family Support Centers

DHS maintains a deep commitment to family support centers as a prevention strategy to nurture, protect and strengthen families. Family support centers are community-based and are governed by participants. They provide parents and neighborhoods with the resources and supports they need to raise healthy and happy children. Of the 33 family support centers in Allegheny County, 25 receive funding from DHS. All of the centers are included in the listing below. While each of the centers serves primarily families with children ages birth to five years and provides a core of services, there are optional services provided as well.

pdf.gif List of Family Support Centers 

Map of Family Support Centers in Allegheny County
An interactive map of all the family support centers in Allegheny County. By using the map, users can get directions to any family support centers from any designated location.

Interested Allegheny County residents are urged to contact their nearest family support center for more details about hours of operation and services.

pdf.gif Family Support Centers page from the DHS Community Referral Packet 

All family support centers offer these core services 

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

Optional Services 

  • 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

pdf.gif 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