Family Centers are safe and supportive spaces for parents to learn about the latest discoveries in child development, nurturing behaviors, and positive parenting practices.

Strengthen your family and community by Elevating E.S.T.E.E.M. (Equity, Self-Appreciation, Time, Empowerment, Engage, Meaningful Connections)

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Engage

Connect with others in the community

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Listen/Read

Check out podcasts and books that expand your mind

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Watch

Enjoy Black excellence on tv and stage

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Self-Care

Nurture your soul

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The school year might bring some challenges for families. There is support all around you in Allegheny County.

Getting your child to school

Let your child’s school know if you’re struggling to figure out how to get them there and home. Focus on Attendance also helps families struggling with school attendance. Contact them at (412) 350-7118 or through email.

Childcare, pre-school and before and after school programs

Use the Allegheny Child Care Tool to find childcare and before and after school programs.

Find quality childcare or get help in applying for the childcare subsidy by contacting the Early Learning Resource Center at 888 340-3572.

Find free early learning classes for infants, toddlers and kids 3-5. Start with the Early Head Start/Head Start Program locator to enroll your child or call (412) 350-6611.

Hello Baby offers support for parents of new babies. It’s a collaborative effort among family-focused organizations in Allegheny County. Hello Baby reaches families through the existing network of Family Centers, but any family can get support from a Family Center through the Hello Baby website, 2-1-1 warmline, or texting service. All services are voluntary.

Weekly Events for Kids

Free activities for kids are available online at various times. Check back each week for an updated schedule and follow us on Facebook to find more.

Your neighborhood Family Center is ready and waiting for you and your child to walk through the door and get started.