Resources for Families           

The events of the last few years have elevated the world's overall awareness of the importance of mental health. 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 some general information, food and utility assistance, and mental, emotional and physical wellness.  The links below provide contact information for the programs that can help you.


Heating Assistance/Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The 2023-2024 LIHEAP season is now open.  

About the Program

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Households in immediate danger of being without heat can also qualify for crisis grants.  The cash grant is a one-time payment sent directly to the utility company/fuel provider to be credited on your bill. These grants range from $300 to $1,000 based on household size, income, and fuel type. Remember: This is a grant and does not have to be repaid.

The Athletic Club @ the Carneige of Homestead

PCCD Student

PCCD Student Membership Flyer

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 (

Elementary and Secondary School
Emergency Relief Fund

Guidelines for Talking to Kids

Guidelines-Talking-to-Kids-About-Attacks [PDF]

Assisting-Parents-Caregivers-in-Coping-with-Collective-Traumas [PDF]

Devereux TCV School Based Services Newsletter


How to talk to your children about cancer

Hope for people with Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma - Talk to children about cancer

Specialized Foster Care Program

Specialized Foster Care Flyer [PDF]

Rainbow Kitchen

 Personal Paths Program

Rainbow Kitchen Flyer

Rainbow Kitchen Personal Path

Click the Image below to open the Resource Guide

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)

Text 988 | Call 988 | Chat
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

Text 66008
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.



Domestic Violence Hotline (National)

  Text  “LOVE IS” to 22522