- Clothing Assistance
Organizations that provide clothing to those in need.
- Food Assistance & Distribution
Organizations and programs that provide food to those in need.
- Health & Medical Assistance
Find help for medical care in southwestern Pennsylvania
Help in Hard Times
Check here for library resources and local social service agencies that can help you through the hard financial times.
Resources to learn more about homelessness and poverty
- Housing Assistance
Local, state, and national organizations that provide housing assistance
- Pittsburgh Social Service Organizations
Pittsburgh organizations providing social services.
- Senior Resources
Print and online resources
- Senior Activity Kits
A collection of multi piece, multimedia resources to be used in programming for the elderly.
Quick External Links
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
DHS provides a wide range of services for older adults, children, the homeless and needy.
Easy online access to U.S. government benefit and assistance programs.
PA 2-1-1 Southwest
Pennsylvania 2-1-1 Southwest, the free human service hotline operated by United Way, is professionally staffed 24/7 in Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Fayette and Westmoreland counties. Call 211 (or 888-553-5778) for help with human services and community resources.
Pennsylvania's Here to Help Portal
Pennsylvania government programs to help people during the recession.
United Way of Allegheny County
Offers the most extensive directory of health and human service programs in the region.
"Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard, or "Veterans Place," is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness among Veterans in the Pittsburgh region" From the 'About Us' section of website.
Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA
The mission of Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania is to provide essential housing, employment, and vital support services to eligible local Veterans, service members, and their families with the goal of improving their self-sufficiency, sustainability, and quality of life.