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Supportive Services & Referrals

Emergency Services

If you’re in need of Emergency Services:

  • Fire Departments
  • Police Departments
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Center for Disease Control
  • Text to 911


Community resources including:

  • City of Pittsburgh, Parks & Recreation
  • Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh
  • Girl Scouts of Western Pennslyvania
  • Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
  • Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
  • YouthPlaces


Educational programs that provide help improve opportunities for children:

  • Bethany House Academy
  • GreatSchools
  • Pennsylvania College Access Program
  • YouthPlaces


Find business opportunities that may help you receive future employment through these programs:

  • Pathway to Success in Healthcare
  • Partner4Work
  • Pennsylvania CareerLink
  • Self-Sufficiency Programs
  • Urban League Mature Workers Program

Food Assistance

Food Assistance Options are available for Low-Income Families. You can get nutritious food through several programs, including:

  • SNAP (Food Stamps) Recipients
  • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
  • The Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry
  • SummerFood Program
  • Farmers Market Vouchers
  • Home Delivered Meals

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Options are public programs that are available for physical and mental health:

  • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
  • Consumer Health Coalition
  • Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Community Care Behavioral Health

Affordable Housing Resources

If you’re actively searching for affordable housing in Pittsburgh here are some providers who may have availability and additional resources for your search.

  • Action Housing
  • PA Housing Search

Home Repair

Home repair and safety options are available to keep your home safe through these organizations:

  • Pittsburgh Habitat for Humanity
  • Hosanna Industries
  • The Pittsburgh Project
  • Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh
  • Nazareth Housing Services
  • Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

Emergency Housing Services

Homeless services are available for those experiencing or at risk of homeless for men, women, and victims of domestic violence, including:

  • Light of Life Emergency Shelter
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Bethlehem Haven
  • Genesis of Pittsburgh
  • East End Cooperative Ministry Shelter
  • Family Links
  • Center for Victims


Resources for seniors, including housing and support programs, include:

  • In-Home Quality Care
  • Jewish Association of Aging
  • Lutheran Senior Life
  • Mesothelioma Group
  • UPMC Living-At-Home Program
  • Ursuline Senior Services


Transportation options help those in need of transportation for public use, medical assistance, or seniors:

  • Port Authority
  • Port Authority ACCESS
  • Heritage Community Initiatives
  • Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP)
  • Behavioral Health Transportation Program (BHTP)

Utility Assistance

Utility assistance is available for low-income households through organizations that help with gas, electric, or water:

  • Columbia Gas
  • Peoples Natural Gas
  • West Penn Power
  • Duquesne Light
  • Pennsylvania American Water H2O
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)


Aid for veterans, service members, and their families are available through programs, such as:

  • Southwestern Veteran’s Center
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Veterans Benefits Administration
  • Veterans Crisis Line
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
  • Veterans Leadership Program
  • We Soldier On