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Programs that provide assistance for people who want to enhance their lives and achieve their potential as individuals through analysis of life goals, evaluation of lifestyles and relationships, elimination of unnecessary stress and modification of behavior and attitudes to facilitate achievement of personal objectives.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
ACTION-Housing, Inc. - My Place Youth ProgramProvides housing and intensive case management services to young people who have aged out of the foster care system in Allegheny County and are either homeless or at risk homelessness. These young adults stay in the program for up to 24 months in a 1-bedroom apartment in the Pittsburgh area. All applicants must be referred from one of the Independent Living Providers or an agency that works with the homeless or they can apply themselves ApplyAlleghenyMyPlaceACTION-Housing, Inc.
Bartko FoundationThe Bartko Foundation is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to invest in the self-sufficiency of single minority mothers. A social worker must submit the application on behalf of the mother. The application may be downloaded from the web site.AlleghenyBartko FoundationBartko Foundation
Brashear Association - Brashear Center - Self Sufficiency ProgramProvides case management and information and referral services. Brashear Association cultivates deep insight into participants’ circumstances by meeting consumers where they are, delivering essential services with empathy and without judgment to preserve the participants’ dignity and foster their success. Services include linkage to public and private benefits and financial literacy education, referrals to employment, training programs, and tangible assistance including food, holiday, and utility assistance.AlleghenyBrashear Association - Brashear CenterBrashear Association
Brashear Association - Brashear Neighborhood Employment Center - Self Sufficiency ProgramProvides case management and information and referral services. Brashear Association cultivates deep insight into participants’ circumstances by meeting consumers where they are, delivering essential services with empathy and without judgment to preserve the participants’ dignity and foster their success. Services include linkage to public and private benefits and financial literacy education, referrals to employment, training programs, and tangible assistance including food, holiday, and utility assistance.AlleghenyBrashear Association - Neighborhood Employment CenterBrashear Association
Bridging the GapLife skills program for area youth. Topics covered during the 20 hour program include self-esteem, drug and alcohol education & prevention,money management, the employment process, banking, anger management, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, community resources, STD/STI education, decision making. Also offerred are 45 minutes to 3 hour Bridging the Gap Workshops on any of the above topics. Program can be offered on-site and through out the community.DauphinSalvation Army Harrisburg Citadel CorpsSalvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh - Pregnancy and Parenting Support ServicesCatholic Charities offers support and assistance to women who are possibly pregnant, pregnant, or parenting an infant and to the biological fathers. Offers counseling, educational materials, and life skills education, as well as baby care items such as diapers, formula, and clothing.AlleghenyCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc. Pregnancy and Parenting Support ServicesCatholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Community Action Partnership for Somerset County Home Based Parenting EducationHome based parenting education programs that include Parents As Teachers.SomersetCAPFSC The Family CenterCommunity Action Partnership for Somerset County
Home Based Parenting EducationHome visits to parents who want to learn skills to be effective parentsBedfordAllegheny Lutheran Social Ministries Family CenterAllegheny Lutheran Social Ministries
Mercy Center for Women - Women of GraceThe Women of Grace program allows for the women to come together. The program is designed to bring together the women of Mercy Center in a learning and reflective mission. The course will embrace the self-esteem component of our mission statement.ErieMercy Center for WomenMercy Center for Women
Network of Hope SharpsburgOffers the following programs: MARANTHA ministries works to feed, clothe and care for the homeless. Through feeding, building relationships, and linking people with other services, Marantha addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each homeless individual. LIFE MANAGEMENT CENTER serves the emotional needs of the people of the North Hills. People gain understanding into their needs as well as receive support to overcome unhealthy patterns of living. Services include, Counseling, Education & Support, Life Skills and Celebrate Recovery. INFORMATION AND REFERRAL assists individuals and families in becoming informed of and linked to area support services for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. FOOD BANK works with other area organizations through onsite job resources, clothing donations, and referrals. Has an after-school center for 6th - 8th graders.AlleghenySharpsburgNetwork of Hope
Personal and Spiritual Growth ClassesPersonal and spiritual growth classes. Women's groups and yoga classesLebanonUnity ChurchUnity Church
Roads to Freedom - Deaf and Hard of Hearing ServicesThe Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA, offers:
  • Resources/training related to language translation, housing, income benefits, mobility/transportation, education, communication, assistive technology, advocacy, budgeting, household management, mentoring, and socialization/recreation geared toward persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Sign Language Instruction
  • Assistance with obtaining an Interpreter/Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)
  • Instruction of the Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual
  • Public awareness/sensitivity training regarding persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Information about Videophones/Video Relay Interpreting Services and resources on how to go about getting a videophone
  • Assistance with getting equipment via the TDDP such as a TTY, CapTel, amplified telephone, etc.
A New Start program through Roads to Freedom, an Assistive Technology reuse/recycle program, may be able to provide donated equipment.
LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
Salvation Army Western PA - Bridging the Gap - AlleghenyJuvenile prevention and/or intervention program that focuses on educating, motivating, and supporting youth and families. Candidates for this program are males and females, ages 12-17, who are having truancy, or behavioral issues. Provides a 12 week life-changing experience that will inspire participants to make positive changed within their lives. The program also introduces different educational, social, health and career resources available within the participant’s community.AlleghenyBridging the GapSalvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division
Salvation Army Western PA - Bridging the Gap - CraftonJuvenile prevention and/or intervention program that focuses on educating, motivating, and supporting youth and families. Candidates for this program are males and females, ages 12-17, who are having truancy, or behavioral issues. Provides a 12 week life-changing experience that will inspire participants to make positive changed within their lives. The program also introduces different educational, social, health and career resources available within the participant’s community.AlleghenyBridging the GapSalvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division
Stepping Stones for Life Personal EnrichmentOffers programs that provide assistance for people who want to enhance their lives and achieve their potential as individuals through analysis of life goals, evaluation of lifestyles and relationships, elimination of unnecessary stress and modification of behavior and attitudes to facilitate achievement of personal objectives.BlairStepping Stones for Life Equine Assisted Learning Life Skills and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy ProgramStepping Stones for Life
The Bair Foundation of Pennsylvania Altoona Office Home Based Parenting EducationParenting education provided in an individual's or family's home.BlairThe Bair Foundation of Pennsylvania Altoona OfficeThe Bair Foundation
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Downtown CenterThe YWCA Greater Pittsburgh offers economic empowerment, financial literacy and empowerment, information and referral, child care subsidy assistance, child care professional development, health education, leadership and STEM programming. Provides supportive and affordable housing programs for homeless low-income individuals and their children: Chrysalis - Permanent, supportive housing for homeless individuals with a substance abuse and/or mental health diagnosis or HIV/AIDS. This programs is for single individuals and individuals with children. WISH- Permanent, supportive housing for dually diagnosed individuals (those struggling with both drug/alcohol addiction and mental illness), and their children. Rapid Re-Housing- rental assistance to individuals or families needing short-term assistance to becoming self-sufficient. YW Homes Inc. is a wholly owned, non-profit subsidiary of YWCA Greater Pittsburgh whose purpose is to create affordable housing choices for low-income families in those communities that do not provide such options.AlleghenyYWCA Greater Pittsburgh Downtown CenterYWCA of Greater Pittsburgh

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