Family & Children’s Services

Full list of Allegheny County resources.

Hosanna House

807 Wallace Avenue
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Phone:(412) 243-7711
Fax:(412) 243-7733

Community center offering Pre-K (free to family’s earning up to 300% of the federal poverty rate), toddler care, kindergarten, and after school programs. The center also offers a kids’ summer camp, swimming classes, as well as mentoring opportunities and intramural sports (for teens 13-17).

Early Learning Resource Center

304 Wood Street, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Toll-Free Phone 1.888.340.3572
Phone 412.350.3577
Fax 412.350.3575

Ensuring every child and family in Allegheny County has access to high-quality, accessible, and affordable early learning opportunities.

Lincoln Park Community Center

7300 Ridgeview Avenue
Penn Hills, PA 15235

Lincoln Park Community Center serves over 600 Penn Hills families through monthly food pantries, Head Start programs, a clothing closet, and after school programs.

Allegheny Intermediate Unit: Wilkinsburg Family Center

400 Kelly Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Phone (412) 371-5934

AIU Wilkinsburg Family Center helps families to help themselves by providing the resources they need to be strong. “Strong Families make a strong community.”

PA Pre-K Counts

Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts (Pre-K Counts) provides quality half-day and full-day pre-kindergarten to eligible 3 and 4 year olds in Pennsylvania.

Pre-K Counts is designed for children who:

  • Are between age 3 and until the entry age for kindergarten;
  • Are at risk of school failure and living in families earning up to 300 percent of the federal income poverty level (such as a family of four earning $72,900) who may also be English language learners or have special needs.


5450 Second Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Phone: 1.888.721.CRIB

The mission of Cribs for Kids® is to prevent infant sleep-related deaths by educating parents and caregivers on the importance of practicing safe sleep for their babies and by providing portable cribs to families who, otherwise, cannot afford a safe place for their babies to sleep

Genesis Center

550 California Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202

Genesis Centers are community outreach centers located in Washington and Allegheny County that provide programs and services to women in need. They offer free pregnancy testing, maternity and infant clothing, distribution of baby equipment and essentials including diapers and formula.

Healthy Start Pittsburgh

Phone : (412) 247-4009
Email :

Healthy Start Inc. supports women, children, fathers, families and communities through comprehensive community-based programming, systems coordination, advocacy, research and training. Our programming spans Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties.

We are part of a network of more than 100 community-based Healthy Start projects across the United States. Our goal is to make sure all families have access to affordable, quality care to improve maternal and child health outcomes and quality of life.

Midwife Center

2831 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15222
Phone: 412.321.6880

Our goal is to make our care as accessible as possible to all, including to those without insurance. We also aim to be as transparent as we can about costs. If you do not have insurance or would like to understand more about fees for our services, visit this site.

Maya Organization

7451 Washington Avenue
​Swissvale, PA 15218
Phone: 412-945-7670
Email: ​

MAYA Organization is an non-profit located in Swissvale, offering free prenatal and parenting education and counseling in Swissvale and in your neighborhood”

Curbside diapers and baby items are available on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please schedule an appointment.

Free pack ‘n’ play or car seat provided when you sign complete their (online) prenatal class series.  Register Here . (Prenatal core classes required are listed here

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Literacy Pittsburgh

411 Seventh Avenue
Suite 525
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-393-7600

Literacy Pittsburgh offers literacy programs for adults and families in Allegheny County and Beaver County. Last year, more than 5,100 people in the Greater Pittsburgh area improved their reading, writing, math, English language, computer and workplace skills. Free classes and tutoring move students from learning to earning and help them succeed as workers, parents and neighbors.

Free Store Wilkinsburg

619 Penn Avenue 
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Phone: 412.436.9836

Free Store Wilkinsburg’s (FSW) mission is to redistribute new & lightly used donated goods to residents to create stability and self-reliance; especially, in times of crisis and emergencies. FSW relies on donations by corporate partners, community members, and volunteers. At a time of change in Wilkinsburg, FSW strives to make a meaningful contribution to the Borough’s revitalization efforts and the people who live in and around Wilkinsburg. FSW is an independently operated 501c3 formed to fill a “need gap” that currently exists in our community. All items are free-of-charge with the overall goal of combatting poverty through empowerment. Visitors to the store will be asked to take only what they need and give what they can in monetary donations, volunteer hours, or a simple thank you. At a time of change in Wilkinsburg, the Free Store strives to make a meaningful contribution to the borough’s revitalization efforts.

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Child Welfare Services

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ Office of Children, Youth, and Families’ vision is for all children and youth to grow up in a safe, loving, nurturing and permanent family and community.

Our mission is to support the provision of quality services and best practices designed to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of Pennsylvania’s children, youth, and families

Salvation Army

6017 Broad Street 
P.O. Box 5170 
Pittsburgh, PA, 15206
Phone: 412-362-0891

The goal of the Family Caring Center is not only to help families through difficult times, but also to enable them to find permanent housing and learn how to live productive and fulfilling lives.

Typical homeless shelters are often gender specific, allowing either women and children or men only.  The Salvation Army’s Family Caring Center accepts entire family units, offering a unique, family-focused program. The Family Caring Center has seventeen individual rooms with a total of 36 beds for families in apartment-style units allowing the family to remain together in a safe, secure environment with three meals a day and specialized programming to help them get back on their feet. 

Children’s activities are supervised while parents attend classes in parenting, budgeting, resume-building and job skills, all with the intention of transforming their lives and transitioning them back into the community.

Clients are charged a minimal fee, based upon their ability to pay. For program or volunteer information or for more information about admission, please call the Family Caring Center at 412-362-0891.

The Maker’s Clubhouse

(412) 242-4920

While parents/guardians are working during the day, students will engage in online learning with their PPS teachers in a supervised, safe, and supportive environment during the school day, and participate in afternoon enrichment!

Afternoon enrichment options include STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities, graphic and web design, cooking and nutrition, and more!

Wilkinsburg Youth Project

733 South Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15221

The Wilkinsburg Youth Project (WYP) is a work readiness training program for high school aged youth, 14-18. WYP seeks to harness the energy and creativity of young people to create positive change in their community. Youth participate in programming that exists for the betterment of the Wilkinsburg community. AmeriCorps members act as resources to aid the youth in the realization of this work.   

WYP consists of a large summer component and a smaller school-year program. Youth must work at least one summer and apply to be accepted into the school-year program. These youth then have the opportunity to hone their skills in their designated programs track and act as role models and leaders to their peers in subsequent summer sessions.

Community Forge

1256 Franklin Ave
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

Our mission is to “Build an equitable economy for Wilkinsburg and the Greater Pittsburgh region by creating opportunities that promote professional development, financial wellbeing, and entrepreneurial growth. We believe in participatory programming that gives voice to those we serve, breaking down silos between communities, and developing equitable pathways to economic success.”

A Peace of Mind Inc.


A Peace of Mind Inc. (APOM) a 501(c)(3) organization is a therapeutic art studio offering a variety of programming from hip hop aerobics and Zumba®, to yoga and Pilates, all at an affordable community rental space.  APOM, Inc. will also soon offer a 20-hour daycare service for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age.  Our goal is to initiate collaborative community wellness with reasonable, relevant and overall enjoyable programming.  APOM, Inc. would like to encourage community involvement and active participation in our current and future endeavors.

Pittsburgh Learning Commons


Phone: (412) 206-1126


Pittsburgh Learning Commons (PLC) is an educational nonprofit whose mission is to: 1) provide educational opportunities that break down disciplinary boundaries and relate to real-world contexts, 2) create an environment where learners can claim ownership over their education and build lifelong learning skills, and 3) support learners in developing expertise in applied STEAM fields. We aim to accomplish our mission by having the voices and ideas of our youth mold our space and programming, bringing in advanced practitioners as instructors in STEAM fields, and building community partnerships. We prioritize free programs and scholarships to the residents in our Wilkinsburg neighborhood.

Wilkinsburg Sanctuary Project for Peace

748 Wallace Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15221


Programs include: a once-a-year art and talent show for peace, for kids aged 6-12, as well as summer jobs and summer programs for teens (including a summer program on gardening, nutrition and food shortages).


807 Wallace Ave
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

Eat n Park boxes are given the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for families who register.

Call 412-871-7948 to register


Beverly’s Birthdays

Providing birthday cheer and critical baby care
items for children experiencing homelessness and families in-need.

(724) 590-5106

412 Youth Zone
The 412 Youth Zone is a safe and welcoming one-stop center
for young people ages 16-23 that are transitioning out of the
foster care system and are eligible for independent living
services or are experiencing unstable housing.

Auberle Main Campus
1101 Hartman Street
McKeesport, PA 15132