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Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents

Below is a list of different organizations that provide mental health services for children, adolescents, and families in the Pittsburgh area that you can use as a starting point in finding the appropriate services for your child's or family's needs.  Please note that some of these organizations may also provide services for adults.

Mental Health Crisis Services

  • re:solve Crisis Network - provides crisis services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  For more information on the services provided, please refer to this page of our website.
  • Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh - provides assistance to victims of domestic abuse; 1-877-338-8255.
  • Womansplace Pittsburgh - provides a confidential 24-hour hotline for emergency help for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse; 1-866-202-5573.

Places to Start for Mental Health Services


Mental Health Drop-in Centers

  • Chain of Hope Drop-in Center
    611 South Avenue
    Wilkinsburg, PA  15221
    (412) 247-5018
    Hours: M, T, Th, Sa, Su - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM;
    W, F - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Howard Levin Clubhouse*
    2621 Murray Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  15217
    (412) 422-1850
    Hours:  M, T, W - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM; Th - 8:30 AM
    to 4:00 PM; F - 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • The Hub Drop-in Center
    26th Street at Smallman Street
    Pittsburgh, PA  15222
    (412) 338-0883
    Hours:  Weekdays - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • The Liberty Place Clubhouse*
    955 Liberty Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  15222
    (412) 338-2180
    Hours:  Weekdays - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Maverick Drop-In Center
    1005 Fourth Avenue
    New Kensington, PA  15068
    (724) 334-2386
    Hours:  Call as schedule changes monthly
  • New Horizons Drop-in Center
    616 Lincoln Avenue
    Bellevue, PA  15202
    (412) 766-8060
    Hours:  Weekdays - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Olive Branch Drop-in Center
    215 Corbet Street
    Tarentum, PA  15084
    (724) 224-1600
    Hours:  Call as schedule changes monthly
  • Turtle Creek Drop-in Center
    201 East 18th Avenue
    Homestead, PA  15120
    (412) 461-3811 x710
    Hours:  W, Th, F - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Wellsprings
    903 Watson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA  15219
    (412) 263-2545
    Hours:  M, T, W, Th - 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM;
    F - 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
 
*Participants must be referred by their mental healthcare provider

Mental Health Advocacy Services


Drug and Alcohol Service Providers


Drug and Alcohol Advocacy Services


Drug and Alcohol Support Groups

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Pittsburgh Area - provides a support network that provides strength and hope for alcoholics as they work to solve their common addiction problems while helping others recover from alcoholism.  Membership is free, anonymous, and open to anyone who desires to stop drinking.  For an updated list of meetings in the Pittsburgh area, refer to the AA website or contact the anonymous Pittsburgh area hotline at (412) 471-7472.
  • Pennsylvania Al-Anon/Alateen - provides support to those affected by someone else's drinking.  Membership is free, anonymous, and open to anyone affected by someone else's drinking.  For an updated list of meetings in the Pittsburgh area, refer to the Pennsylvania Al-Anon/Alateen website or call the anonymous Pittsburgh are hotline at (412) 572-5141.
  • Tri-State Region of Narcotics Anonymous (NA) - provides a support network and aids drug addicts in the recovery process.  Membership is free, anonymous, and open to anyone who desires to stop using drugs no matter what drug or combination of drugs were used.  For an updated list of meetings in the Pittsburgh area, refer to the NA website  and click on "meeting locator" or contact the anonymous Tri-State hotline at (412) 391-5247.

Gamblers Support Groups

  • Gamblers Anonymous (GA) - provides fellowship for men and women to share their experiences with each other to help solve their common problem and help others cover from a gambling problem.  Membership is free, anonymous, and open to anyone who desires to stop gambling.  For an updated list of meetings in the Pittsburgh area, refer to the GA website  and click on "locate a meeting near you" or contact the anonymous Pittsburgh hotline at (412) 281-7484.
  • Gam-Anon - provides support to those affected by someone else's gambling problem and to help them understand the gambling illness.  Membership is free, anonymous, and open to anyone affected by someone else's gambling.  For an updated list of meetings in the Pittsburgh area, refer to the Gam-Anon website and click on "meeting schedule" or call the anonymous Western Pennsylvania hotline at (412) 281-7484.