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Disability Law Links

 

Disability Rights Network – is a non–profit statewide public interest law firm that provides legal assistance and other services to individuals with disabilities, their organizations, their families, and their advocates.
Pittsburgh Office
429 Fourth Avenue
Suite 701
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1505
Telephone: (412) 391-5225
TDD: (800) 692-7443
Fax: (412) 391-4496

The Arc of Pennsylvania– program which houses mentally disabled adults. Also offers a preschool program, a summer camp, an adult training facility, recreational leasure, respite care and sitter service.
101 South Mercer Street
Central Building Room 306
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: (724) 658-8515

Pennsylvania Developmental Disability Council – consists of people with disabilities, family members, advocates, and state department representatives who work to create favorable conditions for people with developmental disabilities and their families in the Commonwealth.
Harrisburg Office
2330 Vartan Way
Suite 130
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 1-(877)-685-4452
Fax: 717 - 657 - 2924

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Services for Persons with Disabilities – list of services provided for persons with disabilities through the DPW.

Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission – investigates complaint regarding discrimination in housing and employment situations
Pittsburgh Regional Office
301 Fifth Avenue
Suite 390, Piatt Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 565-5395
TT: (412) 565-5711

ACTION-Housing, Inc. – serves people of all ages with permanent disabilities requiring accessibility modifications to their home or apartment. Allegheny County Residents can apply for FREE accessibility modifications.
611 William Penn
Pl #800
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 281-2102
email: ahi@actionhousing.org

Drug and Alcohol Community Treatment Services, Inc. (D.A.C.T.S., Inc.) – provides a variety of drug and alcohol treatment services for adults and adolescents.
332 Highland Avenue
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 658-2696

Domestic Violence

Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh Relationship Assessment App
RUSafe is an app for both Apple and Android devices and allows users to assess the danger in their relationship based on the user’s answers to a series of questions. The responses are calculated and, if there is a cause for concern, it will enable the user to directly call their 24-hour Hotline. If the user is in immediate, lethal danger, she/he can call 911 directly from the app. The app is based on the Danger Assessment developed by Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Download the Apple version or the Android version.

Privacy & Safety on Facebook guide – publication from National Network to End Domestic Violence which was created in conjunction with staff from Facebook.

National Domestic Violence Hotline – provides callers with information they might otherwise have found difficult or impossible to obtain, including information about shelters and service programs across the United States. Website also contains link to numerous domestic violence agencies throughout the country.
(800) 799-SAFE

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence – a nonprofit advocacy group for victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania.
Main Office: (800) 932-4632
Legal Department: (888) 23-LEGAL

Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center – provides services to support and empower victims of domestic violence through a crisis hotline, counseling, education, shelter and advocacy.
Hotline: (724) 224-HOPE (Allegheny County)
(724) 339-HOPE (Westmoreland County)
Toll-free: (888) 299-HOPE
Primary service area: Alle-Kiski Valley

Crisis Center North – a nonprofit counseling and educational resource center serving victims of domestic violence, their children, and teens involved in violent dating relationships in the northern communities of Allegheny County
P.O. Box 101093
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Toll-free: (866) 782-0911
Hotline (412) 364-5556
Primary service area: Northern suburbs of Allegheny County

Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County – offers comprehensive services to all victims of domestic violence and emotional abuse.
1218 West State Street
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: (724) 652-9206
24-Hour Hotline – (724) 652-9036

Victim Outreach Intervention Center (VOICe) – free and confidential services for those who have been victimized as a result of a criminal act, including victims of domestic violence, rape or sexual assault, violent crimes including simple or aggravated assault, child sexual assault, adult survivors of sexual abuse or incest, sexual harassment, attempted homicide or families of homicide victims, terroristic threats, burglary, and robbery.
111 South Cliff Street
Butler, PA 16001
Hotline (800)400-8551
Business Line (724) 776-5910
Primary service area – Butler County
Email: voice@voiceforvictims.com

Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh – offers comprehensive intervention and prevention services to address the problem of domestic violence.
PO Box 9024
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Hotline (412) 687-8005
Administration (412) 687-8017
Legal Advocacy (412) 355-7400
Primary service area: City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

Children

National Runaway Safeline – website for the anonymous, confidential, 24-hour crisis line, 1-800-RUNAWAY, for teenagers who are thinking of running from home, for teenagers who have a friend who has run, or for runaways ready to go home through their Home Free program, for teachers who are looking for information to pass along to their students about alternatives to running from home, and anyone who cares about a youth and want information on how to help someone at risk of running from home.

Pennsylvania Child Support Program – provides access for payors and recipients of child support to check their accounts. Also contains general information on child support and enforcement of child suppport obligations. Can search for dockets and liens in child support cases.
Website: www.childsupport.state.pa.us

Allegheny County Child Abuse Hotline (ChildLine) – 24-hour toll free telephone reporting system operated by the Department of Public Welfare to receive reports of suspected child abuse.
(800) 932-0313

Allegheny County Children, Youth & Families (CYF) – Allegheny County’s public agency mandated by law to protect children from abuse and neglect.
(412) 473-2000

Arsenal Family & Children’s Center – providing the building blocks of healthy development through play.
336 South Aiken Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 345-0008

Bair Foundation – dedicated to the mission of finding families for children and teens who would otherwise have to face the world alone.
241 High Street
New Wilmington, PA 16142
(800) 543-7058

Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania – serving the youth of Allegheny County by providing each member with a sense of competence, usefulness, power, influence and belonging.
33 Terminal Way, Suite 435A
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 782-5710

Children’s Advocacy Center of Lawrence County – offers centralized child focused facility for interviews and therapy with children, case coordination, victim advocacy, team case review and education and training in child abuse intervention.
2010 W. State St.
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 658-4688

Cray Youth and Family Services/Big Brothers/Big Sisters – offers a variety of residential and out-patient services for Lawrence County youth who are experiencing difficulties at home, school or in the community.
322 Highland Avenue
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 654-5507

KidsVoice – provides help to represent children in CYF proceedings.
(412) 391-3100

Lawrence County Head Start
Phone: (740) 533 - 9077
Email: info@headstartworks.org

Mars Home for Youth – serves the special needs of abused, neglected and troubled youth and their families in residential, educational and community-based programs.
521 Route 228
Mars, Pennsylvania 16046
(724) 625-3141

New Castle Area School Age Child Care
Child Development Office Coordinator
(724) 658 - 4766

Parent Advocates – Juvenile Court Project – represents indigent (low income) parents in juvenile court dependency and termination of parental rights hearings.
Suite 300
Suite 1100 Koppers Building
436 Seventh Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 391-4467

TeenCentral.net – website designed to help kids through difficult periods in their lives, staffed by treatment professionals from KidsPeace National Centers for Kids in Crisis
5129 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 441-9833

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