- Related Social Service Organizations:
Consumer Health Coalition - CHC’s helps individuals and families navigate our complex health and human services system. If you know someone who is uninsured and needs help applying for public health programs (such as Medical Assistance or the Children’s Health Insurance Program - CHIP), please have them call the CHC helpline. The phone number is 412-456-1877 and their services are free.
- Hunger Services (Urban League) - Individuals and families can call the Emergency Food Assistance hotline and get a referral to one of over 300 pantries in the network. In emergency cases, food is provided from an onsite pantry along with food vouchers. During Thanksgiving, special bags are distributed with vouchers to assist families. Call the hotline at 412-325-0749 or 412-681-1121.
- National Center for Law & Economic Justice - Advocates for policy changes through litigation and low-income organizing.
- Pennsylvania Health Law Project - A legal services organization, a resource for the disabilities community, and legal council to low-income families in need of medical care.
- United Way Helpline - The United Way of Allegheny County has the most extensive database of health and human services programs in the region. You can access this database online, or call their helpline at 412-255-1155.
- Official Welfare Links
- HumanServices.net - A website with information about a wide array of community organizations, programs and resources available in Allegheny County.
- Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare - Access the DPW's homepage directly. A helpful way to learn more about the DPW's assistance programs.
- COMPASS - DPW's website for applying for, or renewing benefits online.
Manuals and Policies - DPW's page to access and search all of the Office of Income Maintenance's Policies and Manuals.
Allegheny County CAO Contacts – DPW’s contact information for Allegheny County Assistance Offices, including Directors and Managers.