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.


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


Guidelines for Talking to Kids

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

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


How to talk to your children about cancer

Hope for people with Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma - Talk to children about cancer


Allegheny Health Department
COVID-19 Vaccine Information

For more information on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and the subsequent boosters, please visit the https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Health-Department/Health-Services/Infectious-Disease-Immunization-Program/Immunization-Clinic.aspx 


Specialized Foster Care Program

Specialized Foster Care Flyer [PDF]


Rainbow Kitchen

 Personal Paths Program

Rainbow Kitchen Flyer

Rainbow Kitchen Personal Path


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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)

1-800-273-8255     
  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Free 24/7 phone crisis support/chat in the U.S.
 

 


Crisis Text Line (National)

Text HOME to 741-741  
    https://www.crisistextline.org
Free 24/7 text crisis support in the U.S. can address suicidal thoughts

 

 


The Trevor Project (National)

Text START to 678-678
1-866-488-7386    
  https://www.thetrevorproject.org
24/7 crisis support for the LGBTQ community and advocacy.

 

 


The National Runaway Safeline

Text 66008
1-800-RUNAWAY
https://www.1800runaway.org
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
 (1-800-799-SAFE)