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Service-related Resource Guides

 Food Assistance 

World Wide Web Icon Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank - Food Assistance Directory
Online search for a food assistance program by neighborhood, ZIP code or name of program. 

 Healthcare and Health Insurance  

Under/Uninsured Resource Guide by the Allegheny County Health Department
For the most current edition, look for the link to the guide on the Health Department's homepage.

pdf.gif Southwestern Pennsylvania Resource Guide of Behavioral Health Providers for Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind or Hard of Hearing 


pdf.gif HUD/HAP Contracted Providers of Housing Directory
A detailed listing of shelters, transitional housing, bridge housing, PennFree housing, permanent housing and supportive services for the homeless population in our area. 

 Intellectual Disability/ Mental Retardation 

OID FactSheets
Brief explanations of important subjects regarding the DHS Office of Intellectual Disability (OID) and the ID (formerly MR) service system. 

  Mental Health Concerns and/or Substance Use Disorders  

pdf.gif Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Resource Guide
Provides a listing of mental health services that can assist school personnel as well as parents with children and adolescents involved with the mental health system.  

Drug and Alcohol Services Guide for Court Personnel 
Information for Allegheny County court personnel about the drug and alcohol services/treatment requirements and options for individuals involved in the justice system. 

pdf.gif Southwestern Pennsylvania Resource Guide of Behavioral Health Providers for Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind or Hard of Hearing  

pdf.gif Taking Charge of your Child's Mental Health -- A Parent's Guide
Provided to help parents make informed decisions about a child's mental health, to relieve some of the confusion and to learn about the voluntary treatment and the accessible, culturally competent, integrated and comprehensive human services available to help meet the mental health needs of your child.

pdf.gif Where to Call -- Directory of Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Services
Names and contact information of organizations in Allegheny County that provide a wide range of services for persons with mental health or substance use disorders.

Group-related Resource Guides

 Disability Community 

pdf.gif Community Resources for People with Disabilities 
Provides information of specific use to persons with disabilities. Disclaimer: Inclusion in this document is not an endorsement by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.

World Wide Web Icon Family Resource Guide
Provides user-friendly, web-based information about an extensive variety and number of resources of interest to parents of children with disabilities.

pdf.gif Southwestern Pennsylvania Resource Guide of Behavioral Health Providers for Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind or Hard of Hearing 

 Immigrants and Internationals 

pdf.gif Publicly-funded Benefits - Immigrant and Internationals Eligibility Guide 

General-purpose Resource Guide

pdf.gif Community Referral Packet
A resource guide for social/human services professionals to assist in identifying resources, both within the DHS system and throughout the community, for the individuals they serve. The Community Referral Packet is maintained by the Information & Referral Desk and is updated as needed.

Topics in this guide include the following:

pdf.gif Child care
pdf.gif Communications: Telephone - Internet - Message help
pdf.gif Crisis hotlines
pdf.gif Early intervention
pdf.gif Employment
pdf.gif Entitlements
pdf.gif Family Support Centers
pdf.gif Fathers’ / men’s resources
pdf.gif Financial help
pdf.gif Food 
pdf.gif Furniture / household Items 
pdf.gif Grandparents raising children
pdf.gif HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases
pdf.gif Housing
pdf.gif Identification
pdf.gif Legal
pdf.gif Legal services – Children’s Court
pdf.gif Intellectual disability
pdf.gif Mentoring
pdf.gif Parenting education
pdf.gif Pregnancy – support/counseling/residential
pdf.gif Service Coordination Units
pdf.gif Sexual minorities
pdf.gif Telephone and message help - communications
pdf.gif Utility assistance
pdf.gif Veteran services
pdf.gif Violence prevention and help for people who are incarcerated, ex-offenders and their families 

 To recommend updates, removals or additions to the Community Referral Packet contact: 

Victor Johnson at 412-350-6778 or victor.johnson@alleghenycounty.us or
Samantha Murphy at 412-350-2441 or samantha.murphy@alleghenycounty.us

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