Women/Parents/Kids – Parents and Kids

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The Parent Parenting Warmline at Family Resources – 412-641-4546 or 1877 Warmlyn Being a parent or caregiver is hard work no question is too small. No problem too big.

Family Resources Welfare Program Information line – 412-565-2146
This includes cash assistance, medical assistance and food stamps. Food stamps goes monthly by income as does cash. Must be pretty low income to qualify for cash. Call and request application, first appointment is first come first serve – so go early. They will assign a caseworker and let you know what benefits you qualify for. The east end food co-op will give you a discount if you use food stamps when you shop.

State Helpline- 1-800-692-7462 Help you figure what welfare benefits you are eligible for.( i.e. “Where is place in my area where I can apply for food stamps?”)

C.H.I.P (Children’s Health Insurance Program) – 1-800-986-KIDS

Parents Magazine- Free paper. You can find it at giant eagle or in boxes around town. Has School rankings and listing of summer and day camps. Get at beginning of month cuz they disappear.

C.I.S. – Childcare Information Services 412-261-CARE
This offers subsidized child care for folks who make too much money for public assistance but not enough to afford child care

LIHEAP – 412-562-0330 or 412-565-2146 Energy assistance program which runs NOV. to March. Based on income and household size.

Verizon 1-800-660-2215 Offers low rates for basic coverage based on income and household size.

Housing Authority – 412-456-5000 related to income and household size.

W.I.C. (Women Infants and Children) – 412-350-5801 State run program to assist from pregnancy to age 5. Monthly checks for milk, cheese, juice, cereal, peanut butter, dry beans, and baby cereal. Created to promote heath and lower health care bills. No leeway on
getting soy or organic milk, but free non the less.

Welfare Justice Project
Just Harvest 16 Terminal Way Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Phone: 412-431-8960
Advocate for welfare, help people in knowing their rights when it comes to welfare, can tell people what programs they are eligible for. Also advocate for nutrition and earned income tax credit. This tax advocacy will help boost your paycheck.

Three Rivers Youth and the Safety Truancy Zone Public Safety Building 100 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-255-0823
They offer nutritious meals, health screenings, individual/family counseling, educational and vocational activities, emergency shelter. They aim to identify the immediate needs of the youth.

Family Support Services – There are 32 of these centers in Pittsburgh that primarily focus on early child development. Ages 0 – 5 years. Good for young parents. They offer in home services for parents and kids.. To find the center nearest you contact the

Office of Child Development 412-244-5447 Fax 412-244-5425
400 N Lexington Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Phone http://www.education.pitt.edu/ocd/

Parental Stress Center 412-361-4800 pscinc@aol.com for reuniting families, offer in-home services..transportation between parents skill classes for mothers and fathers.

Hosana House 412-243-7711 807 Wallace Ave 15221 Wilkinsburg. The center is located in Wilkinsburg in the old Horner Middle School building, which had previously stood vacant for approximately ten years. Hosanna House encompasses two parts, a youth center and a community service agency. The youth center includes a gym, pool, computer lab, recreation room, and a music lab. The community service agency includes a health clinic, rehab center, family support center and WIC office. In addition to after-school programming, Hosanna House runs activities that include employment training, theater, basketball clinics, swimming classes, preschool programs, and mentoring programs.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh : 412-363-6100
5989 Penn Circle South Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3828 biginfo@bbbspgh.org

Whales Tales 412-661-1800–250 Shady Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Youth and family counseling. Shelter for homeless youth.

Amachi Pittsburgh- 412-281-3752 Pittsburgh Leadership Program 100 Ross Street 4th floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219 www.plf.org Mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents, children of promise.

The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania
412.281.2535– 2934 Smallman Street, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 info@mentoringpittsburgh.org
The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania expands community capacity to support quality-mentoring relationships for youth. Hooks groups up with kids to be mentored and vice versa.

Good Schools Pennsylvania (412) 728-8224 aimee@goodschoolspa.org
226 Paul Street Pittsburgh, PA 15211 Good Schools Pennsylvania is a state-wide network of citizens who are informed and mobilized in support of public education. “Every Kid Counts”

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children 717-236-5680
20 North Market Square, Suite 300 Harrisburg, PA 17101-1632
info@papartnerships.org PPC is a strong, effective, and trusted voice for improving the health, education, and well-being of the Commonwealth’s children.

Three Rivers Adoption Council and Black Adoption Services
307 Fourth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 TRAC’s mission is to improve adoption opportunities for all children growing up without permanent caring families. The agency’s main focus is on African American children and children with special needs.

Salvation Army Family Crisis Center 412-394-4817 phone 24 hours
424 Third Ave. Pitts. Pa 15219 Bridge housing, adult clinic, counseling, in service training, health care.

Three Rivers Lost Youth 412-243-4466
14 day shelter for youth, runaways parent/child conflict 18 month program for 16-21 year olds offer self sufficiency skill programs
school program

The Waldorf School – 412-441-5792 Progressive education, busing, low income tuition plan, after

La Esquelita Arcoiris – 412-448-7362 Pittsburgh’s only all Spanish pre-school!! Contact Megan Rooney

Pittburgh Toy Lending Library 5401 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412- 682-4430 http://www.pghtoys.com/ shadyside – in the rear of the First United Methodist Church note that we offer subsidized memberships to families who need them.


Also, there is a public Montessori School in Homewood, the Children’s Museum has a youth awareness program, the city will give parents a discount on a pool pass which can be used at the indoor + outdoor pools. All the museums offer family memberships which is a cheaper way to go if you go more than once a year. So! There is a book at all the libraries about museums. And if you check it out you get free admission to a museum, you just turn in the book at the counter. Librarians of all the libraries should know what your talking about. Some libraries are always out of the book and some libraries you can always find it. It’s called visit museums or something


One Response to “Women/Parents/Kids – Parents and Kids”

  1. S. Lawson Says:

    I read on the back of my Just Harvest Newsletter that if you carry an acess card (county assistance cash and or foodstamps) admission is only $1.00 at Carnegie Museams of Natural History & Art, The Children’s Museam, and The Warhol for 1 adult and I think up to 4 or 5 kids. This isn’t advertised anywhere on the website or on the building, so i thought it was just a rumor, but when i went in to ask the guy at the reception desk knew all about it. As far as I know, this is ongoing during all normal operating hours.

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