Below is a list of different organizations that provide mental health services for children, adolescents, and families in the Pittsburgh area that you can use as a starting point in finding the appropriate services for your child's or family's needs. Please note that some of these organizations may also provide services for adults.
Mental Health Crisis Services
- re:solve Crisis Network - provides crisis services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information on the services provided, please refer to this page of our website.
- Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh - provides assistance to victims of domestic abuse; 412-687-8005.
- Womansplace Pittsburgh - provides a confidential 24-hour hotline for emergency help for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse; 1-866-202-5573.
Places to Start for Mental Health Services
- Achieva (formerly ARC Allegheny) - office in Pittsburgh.
- Adelphoi Village - office in Latrobe.
- Allegheny Children's Initiative - office in Pittsburgh.
- Alliance for Infants and Toddlers - office in Pittsburgh.
- Center for Family Excellence - office in Pittsburgh.
- Chartiers Community Mental Health and Retardation Center, Inc. - offices in Bridgeville and South Hills communities.
- Children's Institute of Pittsburgh - office in Pittsburgh.
- Community Connections for Families - multiple offices (no website available).
- East End - (412) 363-1702
- Hill District - (412) 232-0982
- McKeesport - (412) 673-8633
- Sto-Rox - (412) 331-2434
- Wilkinsburg - (412) 871-2113
- Every Child, Inc. - offices in Allegheny County and surrounding counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
- Family Resources - office in Pittsburgh.
- Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. - offices in Tarentum, New Kensington, Pittsburgh-East Liberty.
- Familylinks - multiple locations in Pittsburgh.
- Fayette Resources - Office in Pleasant Hills.
- Focus on Renewal Sto-Rox Family Health Center - Office in McKees Rocks.
- Holy Family Institute - Office in Pittsburgh.
- Jewish Family and Children's Services - Office in Pittsburgh.
- Manchester Youth Development Center, Inc. - Office in Pittsburgh.
- Mercy Behavioral Health - offices in North Side, South Side, and North Hills; 1-877-MERCYBH (637-2924).
- Milestone Centers, Inc. - offices in Wilkinsburg, Monroeville, and Penn Hills.
- Mon Yough Community Services, Inc. - offices in McKeesport.
- Persad Center, Inc. - office in Pittsburgh.
- Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute - office in Pittsburgh.
- Pressley Ridge School - located in Pittsburgh.
- Sharp Visions, Inc. - office in Pittsburgh.
- Staunton Clinic - offices in Sewickley, Bellevue, Rochester, Imperial, and Wexford.
- Strength, Inc. - office in Wilkinsburg (no website available); (412) 243-6969.
- Three Rivers Youth - office in Pittsburgh.
- Turtle Creek Valley MH/MR, Inc. - offices in Braddock, Homestead, Turtle Creek, and South Side.
- Wesley Spectrum Services - office in Wilkinsburg.
- UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) - hospital is located in Oakland.
Mental Health Drop-in Centers
*Participants must be referred by their mental healthcare provider
Mental Health Advocacy Services
- Allegheny County Coalition for Recovery (ACCR) - increases awareness that people can and do recover from mental illness and substance use disorders and lead productive, successful lives.
- Allegheny Healthchoices, Inc. - looks to assure equitable access to quality, cost-effective behavioral healthcare while promoting positive clinical outcomes and recovery.
- Autism Society of Pittsburgh - provides information, referral, and advocacy services for autistic individuals, their parents, families, and the professionals who work with them.
- Consumer Action Response Team (CART) - records feedback about any mental health or drug/alcohol services received and reports concerns in writing to the provider.
- Director's Action Line (DAL) - specialists will address concerns and answer questions about services provided by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.
- Disability Rights Network of PA - seeks to advance, protect, and advocate for the right of Pennsylvanians with disabilities.
- National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) of Southwestern PA - provides education, peer support groups, resources, and system advocacy for those with mental illness.
- Pennsylvania Health Law Project - offers free legal advice to low-income individuals with insurance problems as well as those without health insurance.
- Peer Support and Advocacy Network (PSAN) - works to remove the stigma of mental illness and provide an environment where individuals with mental illness work together to recover and participate as valued members of the community.
Drug, Alcohol, and Addiction Services for Children and Adolescents
- Abraxas Youth and Family Services - offices in Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg.
- Manchester Youth and Development Center - provides prevention services for children.
- Please refer to this section of our website for more drug, alcohol, and addiction service resources.