Allegheny County Department of Human Services

Allegheny County Department of Human Services DHS is responsible for publicly-funded human services in Allegheny County. DHS is responsible for publicly-funded human services in Allegheny County, including services for older adults; mental health and drug and alcohol services; child protection services; at risk child development and education; emergency shelters and housing for the homeless; job training and placement for public assistance recipients and older adults; and services for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Operating as usual

DHS's Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is excited to participate in this free virtual event. We hope you are able to attend.
05/07/2021

DHS's Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is excited to participate in this free virtual event. We hope you are able to attend.

Don’t Be A Victim: Join Us May 12 at 10 AM for a Virtual Free Senior Outreach Event on Protecting Yourself from Financial Fraud and Potential Scams https://go.usa.gov/xHVNM

Applications for the Allegheny County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List will be accepted thr...
05/05/2021

Applications for the Allegheny County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List will be accepted through Friday. To apply, visit www.achsng.com or provide your information over the phone by calling 412-402-2407 or 412-402-2478. Please note, you'll need to have an email address so a confirmation number can be sent to you.

All applications will be put into a lottery and the results of the waiting list order will be posted online by Tuesday, May 11.

Applications for the Allegheny County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List will be accepted through Friday. To apply, visit www.achsng.com or provide your information over the phone by calling 412-402-2407 or 412-402-2478. Please note, you'll need to have an email address so a confirmation number can be sent to you.

All applications will be put into a lottery and the results of the waiting list order will be posted online by Tuesday, May 11.

Almost all of us have relied heavily on technology over the past year, but this week, in honor of Screen-Free Week, we e...
05/03/2021
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Almost all of us have relied heavily on technology over the past year, but this week, in honor of Screen-Free Week, we encourage you to take a few days to move away from entertainment screens and connect in-person with the people and places around you. https://www.screenfree.org/

During the first week of May, take a break from screen-based entertainment like social media and TV and rediscover the joys of life away from screens.

04/30/2021
Medication Safety

Storing medication in a lockbox or a locked cabinet is just one of the ways you can avoid accidental poisonings. We've included more tips in this helpful video and encourage you to visit https://poisonhelp.hrsa.gov for additional information.

We’re thankful that the current administration is doing the right thing by reaffirming their commitment to Equal Access ...
04/28/2021

We’re thankful that the current administration is doing the right thing by reaffirming their commitment to Equal Access for all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Although Allegheny County has local protections to prevent LGBTQIA+ discrimination, we understand there is still a lot of work left to do. We will continue to stand in support of our neighbors and remain strong in our commitment to make sure that everyone is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.

HUD reaffirms commitment to equal access to housing and shelters regardless of gender identity. Read more: http://ow.ly/yc0D50Evw8p

Find a vaccine clinic location near you.
04/26/2021

Find a vaccine clinic location near you.

With vaccine becoming more plentiful in our county, residents now have the option of considering locations closer to their home or workplace to get the COVID-19 vaccine. To make that process easier for the public, Allegheny County has worked with vaccine providers in the county to create a public map of active COVID-19 vaccination locations.

The Vaccine Provider map contains information about pharmacies and ongoing vaccination sites, as well as temporary vaccination events for the public. Each location includes information about the type of vaccine available and how to register. More locations will be added on an ongoing basis.

The vaccine provider map is located on the county’s COVID Vaccine Information page (http://alleghenycounty.us/COVIDvaccine) Users may also access it directly at http://alleghenycounty.us/vaccinemap.

Read more: https://j.mp/3aCXJGi

If you have unused, unwanted, or expired over-the-counter, controlled substance, or prescription-required drugs in your ...
04/23/2021

If you have unused, unwanted, or expired over-the-counter, controlled substance, or prescription-required drugs in your medicine cabinet, take advantage of #TakeBackDay which will be held tomorrow, April 24, from 10 am – 2 pm. Locations around the County will be collecting tablets, capsules, ointments, creams and liquids in packaging. You can remain anonymous and no questions will be asked. Find the nearest collection site at https://takebackday.dea.gov.

If you have unused, unwanted, or expired over-the-counter, controlled substance, or prescription-required drugs in your medicine cabinet, take advantage of #TakeBackDay which will be held tomorrow, April 24, from 10 am – 2 pm. Locations around the County will be collecting tablets, capsules, ointments, creams and liquids in packaging. You can remain anonymous and no questions will be asked. Find the nearest collection site at https://takebackday.dea.gov.

More than 75% of Allegheny County homes were built when lead was common in paint, and even if a home was built after 197...
04/21/2021

More than 75% of Allegheny County homes were built when lead was common in paint, and even if a home was built after 1978, lead may still be present in the water or soil. While there is no safe level of lead exposure, there are some steps you can take to protect your family: hellobabypgh.org/a-safe-and-healthy-home #hellobabypgh

More than 75% of Allegheny County homes were built when lead was common in paint, and even if a home was built after 1978, lead may still be present in the water or soil. While there is no safe level of lead exposure, there are some steps you can take to protect your family: hellobabypgh.org/a-safe-and-healthy-home #hellobabypgh

Allegheny County utility assistance is now available. We've created a guide to help you through the application process,...
04/19/2021

Allegheny County utility assistance is now available. We've created a guide to help you through the application process, but if you still have questions or concerns, please contact ACTION-Housing at 412-248-0021 or [email protected]. https://covidrentrelief.alleghenycounty.us/utility-assistance.

Allegheny County utility assistance is now available. We've created a guide to help you through the application process, but if you still have questions or concerns, please contact ACTION-Housing at 412-248-0021 or [email protected]. https://covidrentrelief.alleghenycounty.us/utility-assistance.

From soothing a crying baby to knowing when a child is ready to stay home alone, parents and caregivers are constantly m...
04/12/2021

From soothing a crying baby to knowing when a child is ready to stay home alone, parents and caregivers are constantly making decisions that can have a tremendous impact on a child’s safety. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources on our website that can help you make more informed choices: https://alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/Resources/Publications/Brochures-Booklets/For-Parents-and-Caregivers.aspx

From soothing a crying baby to knowing when a child is ready to stay home alone, parents and caregivers are constantly making decisions that can have a tremendous impact on a child’s safety. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, we've compiled a list of resources on our website that can help you make more informed choices: https://alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/Resources/Publications/Brochures-Booklets/For-Parents-and-Caregivers.aspx

When it comes to alcohol, how much is too much? Today, in honor of National Alcohol Screening Day, we invite you to take...
04/08/2021

When it comes to alcohol, how much is too much? Today, in honor of National Alcohol Screening Day, we invite you to take a free, confidential screening to assess your current alcohol use or the alcohol use of a loved one. After completing the screening, you’ll immediately see your results and a list of resources that can help. https://bit.ly/Alcohol_Screening.

When it comes to alcohol, how much is too much? Today, in honor of National Alcohol Screening Day, we invite you to take a free, confidential screening to assess your current alcohol use or the alcohol use of a loved one. After completing the screening, you’ll immediately see your results and a list of resources that can help. https://bit.ly/Alcohol_Screening.

Registration is open for the Pennsylvania 2021 Early Intervention and Family Support Program Conference which will be he...
04/05/2021
Pennsylvania 2021 Early Intervention and Family Support Program Conference - Early Intervention Technical Assistance Online Learning Portal

Registration is open for the Pennsylvania 2021 Early Intervention and Family Support Program Conference which will be held virtually April 27-28: https://www.eita-pa.org/pennsylvania-2021-early-intervention-and-family-support-program-conference/

Pennsylvania 2021 Early Intervention and Family Support Program Conference April 27-28, 2021 | Virtual Event Learning and Sharing to Support Children and Families Keynote Speakers Dr. Joshua Sparrow MD, DFAACAP, Executive Director of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center in the Division of Developmental....

Truth Not COVID - YouTube
04/02/2021
Truth Not COVID - YouTube

Truth Not COVID - YouTube

The United Against COVID campaign uses trusted community leaders to inform ethnic, minority and marginalized communities in Allegheny County, PA about surviv...

Today marks the start of Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to remember that we all can play a role in keeping childre...
04/01/2021

Today marks the start of Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to remember that we all can play a role in keeping children safe. Whether you're a parent, caregiver or a concerned community member, you'll find tips and resources to prevent child abuse at http://bit.ly/ACDHS_CAPM.

Today marks the start of Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to remember that we all can play a role in keeping children safe. Whether you're a parent, caregiver or a concerned community member, you'll find tips and resources to prevent child abuse at http://bit.ly/ACDHS_CAPM.

Your mental health is an important part of your overall health. Remember to take the time to speak with your doctor abou...
03/30/2021

Your mental health is an important part of your overall health. Remember to take the time to speak with your doctor about any concerns you may have. You can find tips to start the conversation at https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/tips-for-talking-with-your-health-care-provider/index.shtml.

Your mental health is an important part of your overall health. Remember to take the time to speak with your doctor about any concerns you may have. You can find tips to start the conversation at https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/tips-for-talking-with-your-health-care-provider/index.shtml.

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03/29/2021

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The way we chose to say things can have a heavy impact. Check out these quick tips for communicating with someone with developmental disabilities. #DDAwareness2021

Can I apply for Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance without a social security number? Can I fill out the applic...
03/25/2021

Can I apply for Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance without a social security number? Can I fill out the application on my phone? Is there a limit to how much rent money I can get?

We know you may have a lot of questions around the Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance application process. Find answers at https://covidrentrelief.alleghenycounty.us/faqs/

Can I apply for Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance without a social security number? Can I fill out the application on my phone? Is there a limit to how much rent money I can get?

We know you may have a lot of questions around the Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance application process. Find answers at https://covidrentrelief.alleghenycounty.us/faqs/

Just think, years from now, you’ll be able to talk about the diapers, the duties, and the very moment you realized you’r...
03/23/2021

Just think, years from now, you’ll be able to talk about the diapers, the duties, and the very moment you realized you’re the dad that this baby will have forever. Find more tips for dads here: hellobabypgh.org/fatherhood-programming #hellobabypgh

Just think, years from now, you’ll be able to talk about the diapers, the duties, and the very moment you realized you’re the dad that this baby will have forever. Find more tips for dads here: hellobabypgh.org/fatherhood-programming #hellobabypgh

Everyone has times when they are a little down, but if you have had severe symptoms like appetite changes, difficulty co...
03/19/2021

Everyone has times when they are a little down, but if you have had severe symptoms like appetite changes, difficulty concentrating, loss of interest in things you usually like, or thoughts of death or self-harm that have lasted for longer than two weeks, it may be time to seek professional help. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/my-mental-health-do-i-need-help/index.shtml

Everyone has times when they are a little down, but if you have had severe symptoms like appetite changes, difficulty concentrating, loss of interest in things you usually like, or thoughts of death or self-harm that have lasted for longer than two weeks, it may be time to seek professional help. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/my-mental-health-do-i-need-help/index.shtml

We’re excited to announce that Giri, one of our Keys Service Corps AmeriCorps members, received the Pennsylvania AmeriCo...
03/17/2021

We’re excited to announce that Giri, one of our Keys Service Corps AmeriCorps members, received the Pennsylvania AmeriCorps Member of the Year Award. This award recognizes an AmeriCorps member who, over the course of their service, made significant contributions to Pennsylvania through their overall service efforts. Giri was nominated because of his passion, flexibility, and innovative ideas, which include establishing robotics, chess and garden programming at his service site. Congratulations, Giri!

We’re excited to announce that Giri, one of our Keys Service Corps AmeriCorps members, received the Pennsylvania AmeriCorps Member of the Year Award. This award recognizes an AmeriCorps member who, over the course of their service, made significant contributions to Pennsylvania through their overall service efforts. Giri was nominated because of his passion, flexibility, and innovative ideas, which include establishing robotics, chess and garden programming at his service site. Congratulations, Giri!

We’re now accepting applications for Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance. If you’ve lost income or experienced ...
03/15/2021

We’re now accepting applications for Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance. If you’ve lost income or experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for this funding that can help pay your rent and utilities. Those interested in learning more are invited to join us for virtual town halls on Wednesday at 6pm and Friday at 3pm where we’ll be answering some of the most commonly asked questions about rental assistance and the application. No pre-registration required – just click ‘Join Us’ on the COVID rent relief site homepage: https://covidrentrelief.alleghenycounty.us/

We’re now accepting applications for Allegheny County Emergency Rental Assistance. If you’ve lost income or experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for this funding that can help pay your rent and utilities. Those interested in learning more are invited to join us for virtual town halls on Wednesday at 6pm and Friday at 3pm where we’ll be answering some of the most commonly asked questions about rental assistance and the application. No pre-registration required – just click ‘Join Us’ on the COVID rent relief site homepage: https://covidrentrelief.alleghenycounty.us/

03/12/2021

Thanks Keys Service Corps AmeriCorps members for all your hard work to "get things done" in Allegheny County. #AmeriCorps #AmeriCorpsWeek

While we are disappointed that we have had to cancel this year's Project Prom, we are excited to announce that we will b...
03/10/2021

While we are disappointed that we have had to cancel this year's Project Prom, we are excited to announce that we will be back in 2022 at a new location. For the most up-to-date information on Project Prom, visit https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/News-Events/Events/Project-Prom.aspx.

While we are disappointed that we have had to cancel this year's Project Prom, we are excited to announce that we will be back in 2022 at a new location. For the most up-to-date information on Project Prom, visit https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/News-Events/Events/Project-Prom.aspx.

In honor of #AmeriCorpsWeek, we asked members of Keys Service Corps AmeriCorps why they serve. We'll be sharing a few of...
03/08/2021

In honor of #AmeriCorpsWeek, we asked members of Keys Service Corps AmeriCorps why they serve. We'll be sharing a few of their thoughts over the coming days.

"I serve because I believe creating a better future means creating a better community and that starts with our youth."

In honor of #AmeriCorpsWeek, we asked members of Keys Service Corps AmeriCorps why they serve. We'll be sharing a few of their thoughts over the coming days.

"I serve because I believe creating a better future means creating a better community and that starts with our youth."

Today was Marc Cherna's last day as DHS director. To say he will be missed is an understatement! We are incredibly grate...
03/05/2021

Today was Marc Cherna's last day as DHS director. To say he will be missed is an understatement! We are incredibly grateful for all he has done over the past 25 years, and wish him the best of luck in this new chapter of his life.

Today was Marc Cherna's last day as DHS director. To say he will be missed is an understatement! We are incredibly grateful for all he has done over the past 25 years, and wish him the best of luck in this new chapter of his life.

The Area Agency on Aging is looking for an intern to plan, coordinate, & implement the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition P...
03/04/2021

The Area Agency on Aging is looking for an intern to plan, coordinate, & implement the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program and develop & present nutrition education to older adults. The #internship will run May through September 2021, and some travel is required. Submit your resume and cover letter before March 19 at http://bit.ly/DHSInternships.

The Area Agency on Aging is looking for an intern to plan, coordinate, & implement the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program and develop & present nutrition education to older adults. The #internship will run May through September 2021, and some travel is required. Submit your resume and cover letter before March 19 at http://bit.ly/DHSInternships.

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03/03/2021

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Address

1 Smithfield St
Pittsburgh, PA
15222

Allegheny County Port Authority Transit

General information

Serving more than 200,000 residents each year, DHS is recognized nationally for excellence in human services, including three Innovation Awards from the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. DHS has five program offices; an executive office; and three internal support offices, responsible for administration and information management services, community relations, and data analysis, research and evaluation.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(412) 350-5701

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Helping more than 200,000 Allegheny County residents each year with support for older adults, homeless assistance, mental health treatment, child abuse prevention and more. Visit http://alleghenycounty.us/human-services for more info or send us a message. Messages are answered during normal business hours. If you cannot wait for a message back, please call resolve Crisis Services 24/7 at 1-888-796-8226.


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