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Support Services - Table of Contents

This Resources list includes many organizations and programs that provide services for both victims of domestic violence and others. Please browse by type of supportive community services using the quick access links below.

All programs listed here provide their own services independent of Crisis Center North - To learn more about services provided by Crisis Center North, please visit Get Help or Contact us directly!

Batterer Intervention Program

Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
412-687-8017 ext. 340 

The MENS Group (Men Embracing Non-Violence & Safety) is an education and intervention group to help men who use abuse to be accountable for their actions. 

The Men’s Group

Counselling and support to help men understand their situation and gain control of their feelings. 

Family Resources          
1425 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-363-1702, ext. 1302 

Provides support and education for families who are at risk of separation, foster care placement, or adoption. 

FamilyServices of Western Pennsylvania          
6401 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15206

For referrals/assessments of Allegheny Co. Jail inmates only 

PERSAD Center            
5301 Butler St Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
412-441-9786 ext. 260 

Persad Center is dedicated to improving the well-being of same sex couples who are involved in domestic abuse relationships. 

Wesley Family Services

Offers violence intervention services for families.   

Child Care In Emergencies/Families in Crisis

Jeremiah’s Place:
435 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 

Provides emergency care for children ages 0-6 for a few hours or a few days based on need of the family. Free 24/7 

ChildCare Works Subsidized Child Care Program [aka CCIS]:

‍Income basedwith a waitlist. The client must go to https://compass.state.pa.us to see if they meet the guidelines.Allegheny County Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) can help withapplication and finding childcare providers. 

Angel’s Place:

Angels’ Place’s family-centered childcare services and early childhood education programs are available at no cost or at significantly reduced rates to qualifying parents. Our goal is to provide a clean, safe, fun and comfortable environment where families are free to play, grow and learn. 

Diaper Resources


Diaper expenses can add up quickly. And no family should have to choose between purchasing diapers or food. Each year, Life’sWork provides monthly free diapers to low-income families in need. 

WesternPA Diaper Bank:

The WPADB partners with nonprofit social service agencies. They supply free diapers for them to distribute to pre-qualified families at the low-income or poverty level. Fifty-three agencies are active partners distributing diapers to families they serve in five counties – Allegheny, Cambria, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland. 

Genesis of Pittsburgh:

Genesis Center provides programs and services to women in need. They offer free pregnancy testing, maternity and infant clothing, distribution of baby equipment, and essentials including diapers and formula.

Companion Animal Resources

Animal Control:

The Bureau of Animal Care & Control serves the residents of the City of Pittsburgh by providing care, control and resolution to situations dealing with domestic animals and wildlife. 

The Humane Animal Rescue:
1101 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Humane Animal Rescue provides a safety net for a diverse community of animal lovers, in a passionate environment with a trusted voice. 

Animal Friends:
562 Camp Horne Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in crisis, ensure healthy pets through education, advocacy and affordable services. 

Poison Control for Animals:

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Counseling Mental Health

Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry:
800 McKnight Park Dr Suite 802, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

 Accept most insurances, provides counseling for a plethora of issues. 

Counseling & Wellness Center of Pittsburgh
830 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Provides a variety of low-cost counseling and psychiatric services. Accepts most insurances.

Family Resources          
1425 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-363-1702, ext. 1302            

Provides counseling to families with children 8-21 years old who are experiencing conflict.  

NorthHills Psychological Associates, Inc.:
Provide counseling services for a plethora of issues. Takes most insurances.  

Office of Behavioral Health (24 hour):
1 Smithfield St # 5, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Provides services for county residences in need of mental health or substance abuse services.  

111 Hazel Ln #300, Sewickley, PA 15143
(412) 749-7330        
Has an inpatient psychiatric unit.Helps with full spectrum of mental health disorders 

Covid-19 Resources


Government website that has information on medical information and programs available.  

Crisis Hotlines (Non-Domestic Violence)

24-Hour Addiction Services:

National Child Abuse Hotline:


Elder Abuse Protective Services:

Custody Mediation

Generations Mediation:

For those filing for custody, you will be scheduled for education, mediation, conciliation.Mandatory two-part process for individuals involved in a custody dispute. Meet with trained mediator to formulate a custody plan. 

Disability Support

Toll Free 1-888-272-7229

Provides in-home support and care, early intervention, residential supports, special needs trusts, vocational services and more for individuals with disabilities and elderly 

Allegheny Link:

Provides access to services and supports for Allegheny County residents with disabilities who need to find services, individuals 60+ to remain safely in their community, those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, those who are pregnant, parents/caregivers of children 0-6.  

Family Resource Guide:

Helps families find information and support for children with developmental delays,special health care needs and other disabilities

Center for Hearing & Deaf Services:
(412) 281-1375(V/TTY)
VP 412-235-95181945
5th Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15219.

Provides a wide range of services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have other communication needs. 

The Hotline: 1-800-787-3224(TTY)  
(Video Phone)

Contact an advocate by email: nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org.Advocates can respond through email, instant messenger and video phone.  


Clothing- Women: Treasure House Fashions:

The economic empowerment advocate has coupons to help victims of DV get clothing. 

Clothing-Maternity/Baby: Genesis of Pittsburgh:

Women’s Center & Shelter:
(412)-687-8017 x331

You can donate old cell phones by mail. They only accept new items. The below list of thrift shops benefits the efforts of the shelter, as they give out coupons to these locations.  

The East End Community Thrift:
Does not accept furniture.  

Thriftique: (412)-742-4951

Clothing, furniture, housewares, electronics, books, etc. Does not accept bathing suits or mattresses.  

The Chapel Market:
Accepts gently used clothing, anyone can shop for free without a voucher.  

Drugs & Alcohol Support

Gateway Rehabilitation:
426 George St, Braddock, PA 15104

Provides detox, inpatient and outpatient care as well as other supporting programs 

Narcotics Anonymous:

Support groups meet regularly at various locations and times. Call to attend a meeting. 

Alcoholics Anonymous:

24-hour answering services and support groups that meet regularly and at various times and locations. Call for meeting information.

Elder Services

Adult Protective Services:

To make a report on behalf of an adult living in their home or in a care facility—an individual calling on behalf of a victim may ask for a wellness check if they feel the victim’s life is in danger 

Area Agency on Aging:

Provides adult day services, counseling, meals, inpatient respite care and other services for adults 60+. 

In Service of Seniors:

Provides a variety of home-based services and home safety checks for adults 60+.  

Employment Assistance

(412)-552-7100 (Downtown Pittsburgh)
(412)-436-2225 (Allegheny East)

Open 8:30-4:15.Helps connect unemployed individuals to jobs, directs you how to get GED,trainings, etc. Register for Unemployment: 1-888-313-7284 or online at www.uc.pa.gov 


Helps with immediate needs and barriers to employment. Must be 300% below poverty guideline. 

Family & Children Services


24 hours reporting system for suspected child abuse/neglect.  

Family Resources of PA:

Helps families before, during and after crisis to help children remain in their homes 

Women, Infants & Children (WIC):

Enroll at www.pawic.com. Receive foods such as milk, soy milk, eggs, cheese, juice, cereal,peanut butter, beans, grains. May receive voucher for more specific food items. 

Parent Support

Family Centers of Allegheny County:

At the Family Centers of Allegheny County, parents meet other parents, kids learn and play, and families get the support they need.

Financial Assistance

Allegheny County Assistance Office:
Headquarters (412)-565-2146            

Open 8:00am-5:00pm. Provides a variety of services to low-income families and individuals.

North Hills Community Outreach:

Open 9:00am-4:00pm. Can provide rent or security deposit to prevent homelessness if experiencing a financial crisis (if funds available) if under 150% of federal poverty level.  

Catholic Charities & Stability Services:
(412)-456-6999 (Allegheny County)

You do not need to fill out an application for disaster relief. Fill out application at www.ccpgh.org and click on Services. 

Salvation Army Social Services Department:

Provides emergency financial assistance, along with vouchers for food, clothes,prescriptions, small utility bills 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul St. Sebastian:

Serves those in 15237 (Ross Twp.) with furniture, clothing, rent, security deposit, utility and food assistance.

St. Teresa of Avila:

Serves those in 15237 (Perrysville) with furniture, clothing, rent, security deposit, utility and food assistance. 

Traveler’s Aid:
343 Boulevard of the Allies,Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 281-5474

If a client is on Medical Assistance, they will help with bus tickets forgetting to doctor/medical appointments. Call them and sign up for MATP to get trip tickets (they do notdo monthly passes) for medical appointments.

Low Income Energy Assistance (LIHEAP):

Food Assistance

East End Cooperative Ministry:
Community Kitchen serves lunch every Monday through Friday 12:15-1:15pm. 6140 Penn Circle North.  Also has food bank and help with social services. Need to bring ID, SS# documents. Open9:30-11:30am & 6:30-8:30pm M-F. 

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank:
www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/producetopeople/Produce to People:

Must be 150% of federal poverty guideline, receive government assistance and experiencing a food emergency. Register on site and receive box of food where 3 out of 4 food items are fresh produce. Locations listed on website.

North Hills Community Outreach:
Hampton Area: 1975 Ferguson Rd. Allison Park, PA 15101
(open 1st Tues 5-8pm, 2nd Tues noon-3, 3rd Tues 9-noon, 4th Tues 10am-1pm)
Bellevue Area: 100 S. Jackson Ave Pittsburgh PA 15202
(open 1st and 3rd Thurs 2-4pm, 2nd and 4th Thurs 5-7pm)
Millvale Area: 917 Evergreen Ave Pittsburgh PA 15209
(open 3rd Wed 10-1)

Must reside in Northern Allegheny County and be under 150% of federal poverty level. Bring proof of income for one month and proof of residency 

Just Harvest:

Apply for food stamps, getting food for kids and filing taxes         

North Hills Food Bank:
Perry Highway / Route 19 PGH PA 15229
In the rear parking lot of Hiland Presbyterian Church in Ross. 

Northside Common Ministries:
Brighton Road Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Eligibility: Serves residents of 15212, 15214,and 15233.Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Provides fresh and shelf stable food to Pittsburgh northside residents in need. 

Housing Assistance

Allegheny Link: 1-(866)-730-2368

Call for referrals to shelters and housing programs 8:00am to 7:00pm. Should direct you to other resources that may be available.  

Allegheny County Housing Authority:
Subsidized housing for low-income families. Pay 30% of your monthly income.  

Action Housing:

Provides services for families experiencing homelessness, family savings account program, helps first time home buyers, provides energy efficiency loan program, mortgage assistance, helps young people who have aged out of foster care find housing, weatherization assistance and home modifications for individuals for disabilities. 

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh:

Rental Assistance, emergency food assistance, food for early development and SNAP.   


COMPASS provides you access to many of Pennsylvania’s health and human services benefits online and allows you to:Learn about benefits and see if you qualify Apply for benefits and renew existing benefits Manage your benefits Connect to other benefits that aren’t available on COMPASS 

McKeesport Housing Authority:

The mission of the housing authority is to primarily assist low-income individuals to find quality housing options in the McKeesport area. 

Housing List:

PCSI staffprovide support for customers who lack safe, affordable housing. We are also working to create significant, long-term solutions to housing issues in Pittsburgh.  

Utility Support

Duquesne CAP:

Our Customer Assistance Program (CAP) was established to assist our low-income customers who may have difficulty paying their bill with an ongoing, affordable monthly payment. CAP offers several benefits to those who are eligible, including a reduced monthly bill, debt forgiveness and security deposit waiver, if needed.

Employment Resources

PA Women Work:
We transform lives through empowerment, employment and economic independence. 

Career Link:

Create a PA CareerLink® account for resume building tools, new job alerts,job search tracking tools, and much more. 


Partner4Work is the workforce development organization that connects funding, expertise and opportunities for employers, job seekers, agencies, and policy makers to develop a thriving workforce in the Pittsburgh area. 

The Mom Project:

Find fulfilling job opportunities that fit into your life. Whether you’re searching for your next opportunity, looking to give or get career guidance or just getting started, you’re in the right place.

Human Trafficking

National Human Trafficking Resource Center:


Jewish Family & Community Services:
Helps with immediate and long term with secure housing, furniture, food, clothing, signing up for benefits, paperwork, transportation and more.  
PA Women Work RISE Program:
RISE is a career development program for immigrants, refugees, and asylees that offers individualized career services, including assistance developing a professional resume, support in transferring professional skills and credentials, introductions to local and regional employers, and advice for adjusting to the American workplace.

Interpreter Services

Hearing & Deaf Services:

Spoken language interpreters are available 24/7 and if an emergency, may be able to have interpreter on-site within an hour. Need to give interpreter location, contact information, reason why needed and more information.

Immigrant Survivors Advocate Network(ISAN):
Provides language translations in real time.

Jail Release Notification Program

Allegheny County Jail Release Notification Program:

24 hours helpline for victims of crime to receive notification of the release of an offender for the county jail.

LGBTQ+ Services

SisTers PGH:
(412) 297-0548
Serves QTBIPOC (Queer Trans Black Indigenous People of Color), trans, and nonbinary people in Southwestern PA.Programs include Project T transitional housing initiative, BrotherPGH (support for trans men), Name Change Project, others.Drop-in Community Center with access to clothes, toiletries, food, computers, and referrals. Address: 2014 Monongahela Ave, Swissvale, PA 15218; Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm 

PERSAD Center            
5301 Butler St Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412)-441-9786 ext. 260 
Persad Center is dedicated to improving the well-being of same sex couples who are involved in domestic abuse relationships. 

Planned Parenthood of Western PA:
933 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Providing hormones (testosterone hormone therapy or estrogen/antiandrogen therapy) fortrans* individuals.
Allegheny County Bar Association:
Fee for service.Will provide divorce, custody, PFA hearing consultation if you meet income guidelines. $30 referral fee.  

Allegheny County Bar Association – Divorce Law Project:
The Divorce Law Project handles only simple, no-fault divorce actions and cannot handle custody, support, or property claims. You must have a valid address for your spouse. You must bring valid I.D. and proof of income. 

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Allegheny County:
Helps children through legal process. 

Modest Means Lawyers:
Offer a range of services depending on client’s income.  

Neighborhood Legal Services:
(866)-761-6572 or (412)-255-6700
Open Monday through Thursday 9-noon & 1-3pm. Provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals. Gives advice, assistance in self-representation,referrals to free private attorney. Free interpretation services.  Can sign up for services at nlsa.us, click on Get Legal Help.  

PA Safe Law Hotline:
(833)-727-2335 (PA-SAFE-LAW)Email Attorney: Replies Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Services are free through PCADV. 
Not 24 hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) Live Chat w/ Attorney: Mon- Fri 9am- 5pm -Refers to Attorney email form      

Women’s Law Project:
Accept a small number of high impact cases and provide legal information. Will refer those they can’t directly represent.  

University of Pittsburgh Legal Clinics:
Provides taxpayer, elder, family, health, and immigration law assistance. 

Duquesne University Family Law Clinic:
Students of family law clinic represent income-qualified clients with cases of domestic violence, child support and child custody.  

Fair Housing Project:
The Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to creating equal housing choice in western Pennsylvania. FHP is the only private qualified fair housing organization dedicated to serving the greater Pittsburgh, PA region. FHP assists individuals in the region who believe they have experienced housing discrimination.  

Just Mediation:
(412) 973-0513            
Nonprofit dedicated to helping landlords and tenants find solutions to housing disputes. 

PASafe Law Hotline:
Live chat with attorney, Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Free through PCADV.

Our office is responsible for furnishing competent and effective legal counsel to any person who lacks sufficient funds to obtain legal counsel in any proceeding where representation is constitutionally required.

Custody Mediation UPMC:
Education, mediation, and conciliation.Mandatory two-part process for those involved in a custody dispute. Meet with a trained mediator to formulate a custody plan. 

Medical Resources

Consumer Health Coalition:
Helps individuals enroll in public health insurance programs (Affordable Care Act,Medical Assistance, CHIP), renew health coverage, contact caseworkers to resolve issues, apply for free/low-cost pharmaceutical programs and other services related to health insurance.  

Pitt Dental School:
Provides reduced cost dental care. Accepts Medicaid and CHIP. Call for appointment.  

Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center:
Routine medical care for ages 18-65 who do not qualify for government programs. Call for appointment.  

North Side Christian Health Center:
Routine medical care and home visits to elderly. Sliding scale fee; accepts most insurance;those without insurance asked to pay whatever they can.  

Primary Care Health Services:
Provides healthcare on a sliding scale fee and may only have to pay 25-75% of total cost. Need proof of income (if no income, letter from family member or friend stating how you survive) and information about members of household. Download the application at www.pchspitt.org. Call 412-697-4697 with questions about sliding scale fee.

Mental Health Resources

Resolve Crisis Services:
24/7 mental health crisis intervention, stabilization services and mobile crisis team. 

Allegheny County WarmLine:
Provides peer support for individuals over the age of 18 with mental health challenges living in Allegheny County. Phone lines are open 365 days a year from 10 a.m.to midnight. 

A portal to find mental health services.  

Psychiatrist: Dr. Wesley Sowers (412)-624-5237            Trauma informed psychiatrist.  

Psychiatrist: Dr. Vered Cohen(724) 260-0550            Private practice, so she might not take all insurances, but she speaks fluent Spanish.  

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones,and best practices for professionals in the United States. 

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic:
If you or a loved one suffers from a behavioral health disorder, we can help. UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is a national leader in the cutting-edge treatment of mental health and addictive disorders. 

Pregnancy Assistance

Catholic Charities Allegheny County:
Open 8:00am-4:00pm. Pregnancy and parenting support services including free,confidentially pregnancy testing, counseling and education. Free infant-care items for children ages 0-2.  

Planned Parenthood:
Women’s health screening, pregnancy testing/counseling, emergency contraception, birth control. 

Women’s Choice Network:            
Pregnancy tests, STI testing and treatment and other pregnancy and women’s health services. Free and confidential. Bring some form of ID.

Clothing Resources

Treasure House Fashions:
Treasure House Fashions is a nonprofit, quality women’s resale clothing shop with a tender heart. We have a boutique-style atmosphere but maintain a playful and embracing attitude.

NCJW Pittsburgh Section operates a retail store that not only generates funds to support our mission, but also provides a platform for member volunteerism, community service projects, internships, and employment opportunities for at-risk women moving towards self-sufficiency and young adults with special needs.  

Shelters For Victims of DV

Women’s Center & Shelter
Pittsburgh: (412)-687-8005            
Pets accepted. Will accept teenage males. Has the ability to place men in a hotel. 

Center for Victims McKeesport:

Alle-Kiski Area Hope Center
Tarentum: (888)-299-4673            
Pets accepted. 

Women’s Center of Beaver County

VOICE Butler County:

The Blackburn Center Greensburg:

Domestic Violence Services of SW PA            
Washington County: (724)-223-9190            
Greene County: (724)-852-2463            
Fayette County: (724)-439-9500 
*Call shelter numbers directly to see if beds are available—also call Allegheny Link to get on shelter list*Be sure to ask for any accommodations needed*Out of county shelters give priority to in-county residents—advocate may call with victim’s verbal confirmation/signed release to advocate on their behalf (do not give identifying information)—inform shelterall Allegheny Co. shelters are full and victim is in immediate danger and in need of shelter 

Shelters For Women, Men, & Families

Allegheny Link:
Open 8:00am to 7:00pm. Call this number to get on list for shelter in addition to calling DV shelters. Victims of DV should tell the link they are victims of DV.   

Bethlehem Haven
Pittsburgh: (412)-391-1348            
Provides temporary emergency shelter to women ages 18+ up to 60 days.  

Family Crisis Center
Open 24/7. Units for families to stay together. Provides counseling, instruction on daily living skills, help schedule appointments for housing, employment job training, public assistance, etc. Provides three meals a day and snacks for children.  

Havin Inc
Armstrong County. Cold weather shelter. 

Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter
Pittsburgh: (412)-323-1163
Shelter for single men only. Opens at 4:30pm, provides food, shower, place to sleep, weekly medical clinic, counseling 

Welcome Home Greensburg:
Cold weather shelter 

YWCA (Short Term) McKeesport:
Single room occupancy shelter for men or women. 

Genesis House
Nestled on a quiet residential street in Bellevue, the Genesis House, is a maternity care facility for pregnant women in need of shelter. 

WomenSpace East
Womanspace East Inc. (WSE Inc.) provides emergency shelter to families with dependent children.The primary objective in emergency shelter is to identify the cause of homelessness and take necessary steps towards finding permanent housing through case management and referrals. 

YWCA (Long Term)
While the Housing and Homelessness Programs offer a continuum of housing options, the programs provide more than housing assistance. The following housing options are coordinated by the YWCA: 30-day Emergency Shelter, Transitional andBridge Housing, Single Room Occupancy, and Permanent Housing for Persons with Disabilities.  

Family Links
Family links isa provider of youth and family-centered services. If you or a loved one requires supervised care, are at risk of homelessness, need emergency shelter,or are having trouble finding housing, we can help. 

Naomi House
NAOMI House operates on an emergency,front-line basis. That is, providing food, clothing, shelter, safety, andprayer, on-call, as the need arises.  

Sisters Place
Sisters Place is a supportive housing community committed to assisting single parent families who are homeless in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The organization helps families move toward self-sufficiency by providing housing and supportive services. YWCA PGH (Permanent) (412)-361-6433 Permanent,supportive housing for homeless individuals with a substance abuse and/or mental health diagnosis or HIV/AIDS. This program is for single individuals and individuals with children. 

Women in Christian Ministries
Women In Christian Ministries offers safety for women and their children who are in a crisis situation and in need of immediate refuge on a short- or long-term basis. The services include transitional living which restores the women spiritually, physically, and mentally to transition back into the community.  

Women’s Place
(800)-220-8116 or (866)-202-5573
A Woman's Place (AWP) has a full-service shelter ina confidential and secure location. Services through AWP shelter include:·Provision of a safe and nurturing environment·Provision of food and clothing·Counseling, support, and advocacy. Financial, housing, employment, education, and legal assistance.

Provides homeless emergency shelter,transitional housing, help with locating and establishing a new residence, and case management. 

Arise Crisis Shelter
Provides short-term, temporary shelter to adults and children who need emergency housing because of abuse and violence or threats of abuse and violence. 

HEARTH is a warm place to find support, community with others and a place to call home because a safe place matters. 

Helping All Victims in Need:
A secure,confidential shelter is available for individuals who are unsafe in their homes due to Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault. Shelter approval is dependent upon availability. Advocates are available 24/7 to assist guests in support,education, options & information and referral to community resources.  

Debra House:
Debra House Shelter for Women and Children, Braddock, PA, resource for homeless shelter,emergency housing, and transitional housing assistance. 

Light of Life:
The Light of Life Mission offers a bridge housing program that provides case management, D&A counseling, life skills training, and employment counseling. 

Salvation Army:
Provides shelter to Single Women, Women & Men w/ Children, Youths 18-21 years old.40 beds. Provides meals. Also provides referrals. Has laundry and bathing facilities. 

Roselia Center:
Offers temporary housing for single, unwed mothers. 

East End Cooperative Ministries:
Our shelter helps individual adults become stable by meeting their basic needs with shelter and food. Those in the emergency shelter also receive assistance obtaining benefits, accessing health care, and locating permanent housing. Once a person achieves stability in the shelter program, Case Management and the Education Employment team will work with them to build on their strengths and develop a pathway to higher levels of self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment. 

ORR Compassionate Care Center:
Provides post-hospital respite care for individuals who are recuperating from an illness or injury and require non-medical care/assistance (meals, ADA-accessible accommodations, etc.). *Be sure to ask for any accommodations needed 

Sexual Assault Services

Center for Victims:
24/7 crisis hotline to respond to emergency needs and provide support 

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR):
24/7 free confidential helpline. Provide counseling, medical and legal advocacy.  

Family Resources          
1425 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-363-1702, ext. 1302
Help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.  

Suicide Support

Resolve Crisis Services:
1-(888)-796-8226 (1-888-7-YOU CAN)
24-7 mental health crisis intervention, stabilization services, & mobile crisis team.Serves adults, teens, children.Walk in clinic: 333 North Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
988 or 1-(800)-273-8255
Caller will listen to an automated message with options while call is routed to local network crisis center. Trained crisis worker will answer the call and provide support and help caller get the help they need

Transportation Assistance

*If an individual’s life is in danger, police officers may provide transportation to emergency shelter—advocates may never provide transportation  

Provides door-to-door transit for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities 

North Hills Community Outreach Transportation Assistance Program:
(412)-408-3830 ext 3225
To qualify you must live in Northern Allegheny Co., North of the City of Pittsburgh and income must be at or below 150% of FPL. Provides one-time assistance for vehicle ownership expenses (repair, insurance payment to avoid break in coverage,payment to avoid repo, gas cards, car seats, AAA membership), transportation expenses or limited matching funds for vehicle purchase (must be at 250% of FPL, working 25+ hours/week).  

Traveler’s Aid:
All programs have enrollment process and eligibility requirements. Victims can access services when: receiving or in need of prenatal care, has a small child receiving medical care and has limited transportation/is staying at one of Allegheny Co. shelters. Traditional Stranded Program: provides bus passes and gas reimbursement cards only. Proof that the individual is in crisis (PFA or police report) is required to receive transportation assistance. To access this service, call the Travelers Aid Greyhound location at 412-281-0751 or walk in at Grant St. Transportation Center, 55 11th St. Suite 200, Pittsburgh PA 15222. 

Travel Navigation Center:
M-F 8:00am-5:00pm.
Offers Medical Appointment Transportation Program—free service for anyone who is receiving Medical Assistance and needs to go to a medical appointment of any kind. Offers Senior Citizen Programs for senior citizens or individuals with disabilities to help with transportation needs.  

Ways to Work: (866)-965-5929 x650To qualify for aloan, you must have a valid PA driver’s license, employed for at least 3 months+ for at least 20 hours/week. Must live in Allegheny or Westmoreland counties, proof of ability to afford monthly rent. Fill out a pre-application online.

Transportation Services


1100 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh 1522 

Port Authority:
345 Sixth Ave #3, Pittsburgh, PA 15219            

Pittsburgh Greyhound Station:
11th St. & Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh PA1522 

Book a taxi. Download zTrip app.

Other Services & Networks

 Domestic Violence Services
Housing Assistance
Financial, Food, Medical, & Utilities Assistance
Support Networks

Q: Does Crisis Center North provide services to everyone in the community?
A: Unfortunately, we are only funded to assist victims of domestic violence with our direct services, but we are able to help make proper referrals to help non-victims find the support they need.

Q: Do I need to pay or have insurance to receive services from Crisis Center North?
A: No. All of the Center’s services are free for domestic violence victims and significant others (i.e., non-offending friend/family member) and children.

Q: How can I get or schedule services from Crisis Center North?
A: Please call our hotline at 412-364-5556 on Monday to Friday between 9 am to 5 pm to schedule an appointment.

Q: Where is the Center located?
A: Crisis Center North is located in Pittsburgh, PA. For the safety of our clients and staff, the Center does not advertise its exact location: On the day of your appointment please call the Center at 412-364-5556 to receive our complete address. Mail may be sent to:

Crisis Center North
P.O. Box 101093
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Q: I would like to donate tangible assistance or other in-kind donations to the Center: How do I do so?
A: Thank you for your support! Items such as gift cards may be mailed to: Crisis Center North P.O. Box 101093, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. For other items, please contact our Economic Empowerment Advocate or Development & Outreach Coordinator at 412-364-5556 to discuss details based on the specific items you wish to donate.