The Human Services Center was created in 1982 under an initiative of the Allegheny County Commissioners.
The Human Services Center Corporation improves the quality of life for children, adults, and families in the Mon Valley area. It fulfills this mission in four ways:
- Serving as a collaborative leader by promoting and supporting a network of providers within and outside the walls of its multi-purpose center.
- Serving as a bridge between human service organizations and those who develop policies and funding that impact the quality of life in the Mon Valley area.
- Monitoring community needs and initiating innovative strategies to fill service gaps.
- Providing essential services to both community members and human service organizations.
As a private, non profit 501c3 organization, the Center is owned and operated by the Human Services Center Corporation (HSCC). The following core programs of the HSCC are detailed on our website:
The Mon Valley Providers Council (MVPC) is an alliance of human service and related organizations which work to fill gaps in services (primarily in Employment and Training, Health, Housing, and Youth) and are based in or have a substantial service presence in the Mon Valley.
The McKeesport Collaborative has created new linkages for women and children facing problems caused by substance abuse. Over fifty agencies work together, allowing participants to access many different services.
The Youth Programs include:
- The Kids Outgoing, Outdoing, and Learning (KOOL) Summer Program is an academic enrichment program for youth in first through fifth grades residing in the Mon Valley area.
- The Youth Learning In a Fun Environment (Youth LIFE) After-School Program is an academic enrichment program for first through fifth graders residing in the Woodland Hills School District.
- The Emerging Leaders Program is the workforce development and college readiness program for low-income high school seniors attending East Allegheny, McKeesport Area, Penn Hills, West Mifflin Area, and Woodland Hills High Schools.
You can review your experience with the HSCC or any of its programs on the Great Nonprofits’ website at