State & Local Resources
Pittsburgh Mercy is proud to partner with many state and local organizations and resources. These partnerships help us to be a compassionate and transforming, healing presence within our communities.
Disclaimer: Pittsburgh Mercy recognizes that people seek medical information on a variety of topics for many different reasons. Toward that end, Pittsburgh Mercy presents the links on this website as a public service. In providing this service, Pittsburgh Mercy does not endorse, condone, or support all of the practices covered in these websites. As a Catholic health care organization, Pittsburgh Mercy acts in accordance with the Catholic tradition.
The information contained on these websites is provided to supplement the care provided by your doctor. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have questions about your medical condition, or before starting any new treatment, always seek the advice of a qualified health care provider.
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The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 200 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices. If you are having a medical emergency, please do not wait. Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call resolve Crisis Services at 1-888-7-YOU-CAN (1-888-796-8226) or call or text the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Help is available 24/7.
Allegheny County Coalition for Recovery
This organization increases awareness of behavioral health recovery and to promote the use of recovery principles and practices in behavioral health services in Allegheny County.
Allegheny County Courts, Alcohol Highway Safety Program
Combats the devastating effects of DUI and drug and alcohol abuse by actively engaging the community to affect change through prevention programs, public awareness activities, and DUI enforcement events, and through the administration of the Pennsylvania Alcohol Highway Safety Program.
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Allegheny County Department of Human Services assists residents with their short-term and long-term human service needs.
Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Area Agency on Aging
Provides services to adults age 60 years and older to help them maintain their independence and safe, healthy lifestyles.
Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Drug and Alcohol Services
This website offers resources and information about drug and alcohol resources.
Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Language Assistance Service Providers
This website offers resources and information about language assistance service providers who can assist with in-person interpretation, telephone interpretation, and written translation. This information is intended for Allegheny County Department of Human Services contracted provider agencies. This page also includes helpful foreign language access tips, resources, and language identification charts.
Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health
Provides supports for services to adults, young adults, and children with mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth, and Families
Mandated by law to protect children from abuse and neglect. Provides a wide range of preventive, protection, and support services – with an emphasis on family preservation – to children and families.
Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Office of Community Services
Provides services, programs, and opportunities that enable low-income and vulnerable individuals and families in Allegheny County to become more self-sufficient.
Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Office of Intellectual Disability
Provides services for citizens with a diagnosis of intellectual disability through assessment, coordination of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services.
Allegheny County Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Court
Offers information about driving under the influence, a crime punishable by law.
Allegheny County Drug Court
Offers information regarding drug treatment resources available from the court system.
Allegheny County Health Department
Protects, promotes, and preserves the health and well-being of all Allegheny County residents, particularly the most vulnerable.
Allegheny County Housing Authority
This link provides decent, safe, and sanitary housing for eligible low-income families and senior citizens in Allegheny County.
Allegheny County Jail Collaborative
The Allegheny County Jail Collaborative joins the forces of government agencies, court officials, service providers, ex-offenders, faith-based community organizations, families and the community at large to increase public safety and reduce recidivism.
Allegheny County Justice-Related Services
Offers an array of supports designed to work with the Allegheny County Jail, District Courts, behavioral health, and other community service providers to assist persons with mental illness and/or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder who encounter the criminal justice system.
Allegheny County Library Association
The Allegheny County Library Association is a federated library system of 46 public libraries delivering services in more than 70 locations in Allegheny County.
The Allegheny Link connects people in need in Allegheny County to available resources in an effort to maintain their independence and quality of life. The Allegheny Link assists people with all disabilities, including older adults, people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, people who are pregnant, and parents and caregivers of children to six years of age.
Allies for Health + Wellbeing (previously Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force)
Allies for Health + Wellbeing provides integrated medical care, supportive human services, and community-based education for individuals living with, or at risk of HIV, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections
This app, designed for persons who are experiencing homelessness, includes information on resources such as food banks and shelter locations.
Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
This website offers information and resources for persons who are blind, deaf-blind, or have other vision impairments.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh engages the community in literacy, learning, and in making connections that support individual achievement and strengthen the power of community.
Center for Hearing & Deaf Services
This website provides information and resources to persons who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing, or have other communication needs, including spoken language interpretation.
Diocese of Pittsburgh
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh was established in Western Pennsylvania on August 11, 1843. The Diocese serves more than 632,000 Catholics in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Lawrence, and Washington counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Disability Rights Pennsylvania
Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) advances and protects the civil rights of adults and children with disabilities.
Extra Mile Education Foundation
The Extra Mile Education Foundation provides financial support to urban children and their families seeking a values-based quality education in parochial schools.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
The mission of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is to feed people in need and mobilize our community to eliminate hunger.
Housing Alliance of PA
Housing Alliance is a statewide coalition working to provide leadership and a common voice for policies, practices and resources to ensure that all Pennsylvanians, especially those with low incomes, have access to safe, decent, and affordable homes.
Juvenile Drug Courts
Juvenile drug courts incorporate specialized services for youth and their families.
Live Well Allegheny
A public health awareness campaign which aims to improve the health and well-being of Allegheny County residents through collaboration of public and private stakeholders, partners, and residents.
Mental Health Courts
Mental health courts partner with policymakers to provide judicially supervised and community-based treatment programs.
NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, is dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is the local chapter.
Neighborhood Allies supports the people, organizations, and partnerships committed to creating and maintaining thriving neighborhoods. The organization is a catalyst for creating community partnerships and connecting distressed and transitioning communities with resources.
OverdoseFreePA is a partnership of Pennsylvania communities united to fight the opioid overdose epidemic. The website contains helpful information and resources that facilitate overdose awareness and increase prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts in Pennsylvania communities.
This website is designed to educate the public about the risks of prescription drug abuse.
PA 2-1-1 Southwest (United Way)
Trained resource navigators at PA 2-1-1 Southwest, part of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, help people assess their needs and link them directly to essential resources and information that could change their circumstances for the better.
PA Free Quitline
The PA Free Quitline provides helpful tools, information, and support throughout your process to quit using tobacco.
Peer Support & Advocacy Network (PSAN)
The Peer Support & Advocacy Network’s (PSAN’s) mission is to build a community free of stigma, where individuals with mental illness work together toward recovery of mind, body, and spirit.
Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability
This website is designed to help self-advocates, family members, friends, providers of service, and the general public locate valuable information about the world of intellectual disabilities in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Bureau of Supports for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Directs the fiscal and program planning, management, and oversight of all intellectual disability program operations including, state operated facilities and community intellectual disability programs.
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Some 60 community-based programs and a statewide office are joined in a coalition, acting hand in hand on behalf of domestic violence victims and their children.
Pennsylvania Department of Aging
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is responsible for aging services in the commonwealth. It promotes prevention and protection for older adults.
Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP)
The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) engages, coordinates, and leads Pennsylvania’s efforts to prevent and reduce drug, alcohol, and gambling addiction and abuse; and to promote recovery.
Pennsylvania Department of Health
The Pennsylvania Department of Health provides helpful tools and information to keep you healthy and well.
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Determined to Quit
The Pennsylvania Department of Health provides helpful tools, information, and support throughout your process to quit using tobacco.
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ seven program offices administer services that provide care and support to Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens.
Pennsylvania Lifesharing Coalition
The Pennsylvania Lifesharing Coalition embraces, supports, and promotes the concept of lifesharing and the philosophies of self-determination and everyday lives for individuals and families living with disabilities.
Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)
The Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) supports Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities to achieve greater independence, choice, and opportunity in their lives.
Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS)
The Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) implements services and policies to support recovery for adults and resiliency in children.
Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) helps individuals develop job-seeking skills and locate employment opportunities. Counselors explain tax credits to employers and explore on-the-job training possibilities.
A people-centered, population-based, trauma-informed health care home and Certified Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) serving more than 33,000 people annually in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center
Pittsburgh Mercy’s integrated physical and behavioral health primary care practice.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Pittsburgh Public Schools work to prepare all children to achieve academic excellence and strength of character, so that they have the opportunity to succeed in all aspects of life.
This site contains helpful information and resources for women and families in need of mental health help during pregnancy and following delivery. Pittsburgh Mercy is among the providers participating in the collaborative to improve mental services and well-being for mothers.
Prevention Point Pittsburgh
Prevention Point Pittsburgh is a nonprofit dedicated to providing health empowerment services to injection drug users.
Regional Health Literacy Coalition
Helps people who provide health care and those who use health care services to better understand each other.
Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association
The Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA) advocates for those in need, works to advance effective state and federal public policies, serves as a forum for the exchange of information and experience, and provides professional support to provider members.
resolve Crisis Services
Provides around-the-clock mental health crisis intervention and stabilization services to residents of Allegheny County. Services are available by phone, on a walk-in basis, or through mobile therapists in the community.
A program of the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, STANDING FIRM and its member organizations are helping make the business case to end partner violence. Pittsburgh Mercy is a proud to be a premiere member.
Tobacco Free Allegheny
Tobacco Free Allegheny (TFA) serves as a resource to the community, providing education about all aspects of tobacco use and the harmful effects of secondhand smoke exposure. It maintains a library of information and visual aids for loan to schools, students, and community organizations.
Trying Together supports high-quality care and education for young children by providing advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of children, their families, and the individuals who interact with them. Trying Together works regionally (in Southwestern Pennsylvania) and takes its expertise and models to statewide and national audiences.
United Way of Southwestern PA
Connects neighbors in Southwestern Pennsylvania to essential human services.
Assists veterans charged with crimes who are struggling with addiction, mental illness or co-occurring disorders, and come in contact with the criminal justice system.
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