Resources for Families
The uncertainty that stems from the pandemic is a significant stress factor, and all of us need to make sure that we are mindful of our own health and the health and welfare of our loved ones. If you or your children need assistance, whether financially or emotionally, resources are available to help you. Those resources include COVID-19 information, food and utility assistance, and mental, emotional and physical wellness. The links below provide contact information for the programs that can help you.
Health and Safety Plan
Medicaid Renewals Toolkit
Due to a recent change in federal law, Medicaid recipients must now complete annual renewals to maintain their coverage. The Shapiro Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, and Pennie® need your help to keep Pennsylvanians connected to life-sustaining health coverage.
Tthe attached letter and flyers are to ensure the awareness of the need to complete Medicaid renewals on time. For further information and resources, see the online Communications Toolkit (pa.gov).
Elementary and Secondary School
Emergency Relief Fund
- Grant Content - ESSER After School Set Aside [PDF]
- Grant Content - ESSER Summer School Set Aside [PDF]
- Grant Content - American Rescue Plan (Elementary and Secondary Schools) [PDF]
- Grant Content - ARP ESSER Learning Loss Set Aside [PDF]
Guidelines for Talking to Kids
How to talk to your children about cancer
Mesothelioma - Talk to children about cancer
Allegheny Health Department
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
For more information on the Covid-19 vaccine, please visit the Allegheny Health Department at COVID-19 Vaccine Information | COVID-19 | Health Department | Allegheny County
Specialized Foster Care Program
Specialized Foster Care Flyer [PDF]
Park Elementary Parent Information
for School Year 2021- 2022
Personal Paths Program
Click the Image below to open the Resource Guide
Resources provided by the University of Pittsburgh "Department of Pediatrics"
How to help kids cope with the Holiday Season
For services, Western Behavioral Health now has one central line families can call to get connected to the appropriate provider.
More information on that Phone line, Click here.
When texting is the best or only option…
Finding confidential space to talk can be difficult when we are living in close quarters with others. Texting is an option when you need help.
Suicide Lifeline (National)
Free 24/7 phone crisis support/chat in the U.S.
Crisis Text Line (National)
Text HOME to 741-741
Free 24/7 text crisis support in the U.S. can address suicidal thoughts
The Trevor Project (National)
Text START to 678-678
24/7 crisis support for the LGBTQ community and advocacy.
The National Runaway Safeline
The National Runaway Safeline provides support for young people who have either run away from home, are considering running away from home, or may be bullied.