If you’re between the ages of 16 and 21 and are facing homelessness, our Transitional Living Program (TLP) is a temporary (but longer-term) service to provide you with dormitory-style living, case management and life-skills training while you seek a permanent housing solution. Located adjacent to our Downtown Outreach Center and Shelter, our TLP facility involves more freedom and more responsibility than life at DOCS, and is a longer-term stay.
Young Adult (18-24)
Familylinks’ Street Outreach Program is a federally funded program devoted to making connections with runaway, homeless and street youth. Establishing trust with members of this vulnerable population can be tough; the idea behind Street Outreach is to begin the process of building positive, trusting relationships with young people who can use a hand, but are often reluctant to take one.
Who is eligible?
The Street Outreach Program seeks contact with teens and young adults who are experiencing homelessness.
Clients are referred by Allegheny County Human Services Rapid Response Team; families cannot register a child for this service directly.
Pathways to Independence provides a safe and therapeutic environment for children and youth with mental-health issues or identified special needs to live and receive specialized care. Pathways is specially tailored to children and youth who simply can’t stay at home with family because of issues stemming from their mental health diagnosis, health issues or other similar challenges.
Our School Partnership only serves students enrolled in the schools that Familylinks partners with. If your child may benefit from counseling, please consider our Outpatient Mental Health Clinic.
Mental health is far from an adults-only matter. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, half of all mental health disorders show their first signs before the person affected turns 14.
In a new program established in 2015, Familylinks is working with East Liberty Development, Inc., to help residents of subsidized housing in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood to thrive. East Liberty has been the site of a great deal of change in recent years; East Liberty Resource Coordination is an effort to help the most vulnerable members of the community to continue to improve their lives and remain in their homes.
Clients for this service must be referred by their home county. Contact your county’s Department of Human Services for information on supports coordination services available to you. If Familylinks Supports Coordination is available in your county, you’ll then be able to choose us as your provider.
The best way to deal with many problems – like addiction and bullying – is to stop them before they begin. That’s the principle behind our Prevention Services. In schools and other community settings, our specialists work with young people to educate them and encourage healthy life choices.
Our Recovery Support Center provides outpatient services that help those struggling with dependency to become strong and substance-free. We treat the client’s addiction alongside any co-occurring mental disorders, through outpatient or intensive outpatient therapy (anywhere from one to five days a week).
Who is eligible?
Men, women and adolescents who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs, including heroin.