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Public Notice:

At Familylinks, our priority remains the health and safety of our clients and our team, and we continue to take measures to protect against the spread of the COVID-19. Last week we made the decision to cancel all events and suspend volunteer activities until further notice. This week we have made the necessary modifications to our programs and services, in accordance with guidelines set by local and state government, so we can continue to serve individuals and families in western Pennsylvania.

As public health officials assess the risk, we are closely monitoring the spread of the virus and evaluating potential implications. We will continue to share all updates on our website and social media pages.

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has created a support and referral helpline for COVID-19. To review the details click here.

For the most up to date information regarding COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.


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.