Talking with your Child about COVID-19
State and Local Resources for the 34 Counties Served by WPSBC
Compiled by WPSBC Case Managers
Statewide or Service Area Resources
- Dollar Energy Fund's Hardship Program
- The Salvation Army Food Assistance
- Department of Health Services' Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Feeding Pennsylvania
- 211: Crisis and Emergency, Essential Needs, etc.
- Penn Live Patriot News
- Pennsylvania Food Pantries and Food Banks by city
- Churches and Community Service Organizations: contact these organizations if they are able to assist the needs of you and your family
- Supports Coordination Organization: for information regarding your child's supports coordination organization, click here for contact information
County Resources in Alphabetical Order
Allegheny County Resources:
Armstrong County Resources:
Please see statewide resources & Allegheny County's Family Resource Guide: Resources for Neighboring Counties:
Beaver County Resource Guides:
Bedford County Resource Guide:
Blair County Resource Guide:
Butler County Resource Guide:
Cambria County Resource Guide:
Cameron County Resource Guides:
Centre County Resource Guide:
Clarion County Resource Guide:
Clearfield County Human Services:
Clinton County Resource Guide:
Crawford County Resource Guide:
Elk County Family Resource Network:
Erie County Resource Guide:
Fayette County Resource Guide:
Forest County Resource Guide:
Fulton County Resource Guide:
Greene County Resource Guide:
Huntingdon County Resource Guide:
Indiana County Resources:
Jefferson County Resource Guide:
Mifflin/Juniata County Human Services Resource Guide:
Lawrence County Resource Guide:
McKean--- McKean County Resource Guide:
Mercer County Resource Guide:
Mifflin County Resource Guide:
Potter County Resource Guide:
Somerset County Resource Guide:
Venango County Resource Guide:
Warren County Resource Guide:
Washington County Resource Guide:
Westmoreland County Resource Guide:
Additional State and County Resources
Meals on Wheels
Delivers cooked meals to individuals who are homebound, to frail older adults or to those with disabilities who have difficulty cooking and/or shopping for themselves.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Life Span: Allegheny County
www.lifespanpa.org 412-464-1300, TTY: 412-461-0769
Provides senior resource center for meals and social activities, home delivered meal program, frozen meal delivery program, light housekeeping, respite care, senior companion program, and lending library for medical equipment
Just Harvest: Allegheny County
Just Harvest educates, empowers and mobilizes people to eliminate hunger, poverty, and economic injustice
Churches providing resources:
St. Mary’s: 412-261-0110---Allegheny County
First Presbyterian: 412-471-3436
First Lutheran: 412-471-8125
Smithfield United: 412-281-1811
Trinity Cathedral: 412-232-6404---Allegheny County
Farmers Markets (Department of Agriculture)
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
412-460-FOOD (3663) ext 456
Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
Food Assistance: Pittsburgh Community Human Services
Downtown Ministries Drop-In Centers
http://www.211.org/services/covid19 Crisis and Emergency, Essential Needs, etc...
Community Economic Relief Fund:
1-866-211-9966 (Help with bills, rent and food)
Disaster Distress Helpline:
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
The disaster distress helpline provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The helpline is free, multilingual, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Crisis Text Line
Text “HELLO” to 741741
The Crisis Text hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.
Call resolve Crisis Services
Call our 24-hour hotline at 1-888-7-YOU-CAN (796-8226).
NAMI HelpLine has prepared an in-depth guide with tips and resources for people who are experiencing anxiety, loneliness and other hardships due to the spread of the Coronavirus. Please take a look and share it with anyone who might be struggling or have questions about managing a mental health condition during this time.
We will continue to share guidance and resources to support you and your loved ones, but please don’t hesitate to reach out to the NAMI HelpLine Monday through Friday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm (EDT) at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or firstname.lastname@example.org if we can be of assistance. If you or a loved one is in crisis, you can text "NAMI" TO 741741.
Women's Center and Shelter - Women's Center and Shelter
Center for Victims in Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh, PA Domestic Violence Help, Programs
Crisis Center North in Pittsburgh, PA
Alle-Kiski Area Hope Center - HOPE offers supportive ...
***F.Y.I. - Meals for Children During School Closure***
Clairton School District: As per Superintendent, Dr. Ginny L. Hunt, the Clairton School District is in the process of organizing a grab and go lunch for students during this school closure. The schedule will begin this Monday, March 16th from 10:00AM to 12:00 Noon than EVERY DAY THEREAFTER (Tuesday through Friday) it is from 11am-12pm at the Elementary entrance and lobby for any young person 18 and younger.
Emergency Resources in Allegheny County
Psychological First Aid During COVID-19 | April 29 – 3 to 4:30 PM
Counselors are tasked with managing the clinical needs of patients during this crisis. Psychological First Aid (PFA) provides a set of clinical tools to lessen the intensity and duration of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This presentation will allow participants to explore options to apply PFA to patients receiving treatment during COVID-19. Participants will identify treatment options to meet the ongoing needs of patients after receiving PFA. Participants will also identify ways they can protect themselves from secondary trauma while providing PFA. Additionally, the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) has a wide array of previous webinar recordings at the bottom of their COVID-19 Resources page.
Tips for talking with your teen and how SAP can be a resource webinar | April 30 – 10 AM
Sponsored by the Westmoreland Drug & Alcohol Commission
Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Leadership During a Pandemic | May 11 – 6 to 7 PM
Sponsored by the Mental Health technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
Numerous upcoming webinars and webinar series related to Telehealth from MHHTC.