GET HELP NOW 866-583-6003


Our History

Familylinks has been around in name since 2001, but our history goes back much further.

In 1956, the South Hills Guidance Center with Outpatient Services opened, later to be renamed the Parent & Child Guidance Center. In Pittsburgh’s eastern neighborhoods, The Whale’s Tale was founded in 1970, addressing the issues of youth homelessness and addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Both organizations had stellar reputations and decades of experience when, in 2000, they announced their intention to merge. In 2001, the merger was complete, and Familylinks was created. Over the years, as Parent & Child Guidance Center, The Whale’s Tale and Familylinks, the agency has attended to a variety of societal needs.

In 2015, Familylinks announced its affiliation with Vintage Center for Active Adults, a senior center that’s been serving East Liberty and the surrounding area for decades.