The Human Services Center was created in 1982 under an initiative of the Allegheny County Commissioners. As a private, non profit 501c3 organization, the Center is owned and operated by the Human Services Center Corporation (HSCC). Currently, over 750 people receive services daily. Read our annual report and other exciting news in the Publications section of the website.
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.
The HSCC offers facility services to ensure proper operations of the Center physical plant, development to protect the Center as a crucial community investment and support for a cooperative environment (facility and grounds maintenance and improvements, and establishment of an emergency fund).
Network/Coordination Services ensure cooperative and coordinated response to pressing and emerging community needs through the HSCC network and from the larger network of Mon Valley human services providers (coordination of the: Mon Valley Providers Council, Holiday Toy Program, and work with the Pantry Network of Eastern Suburbs). The HSCC is also the fiscal home of the McKeesport Collaborative.
Community and Outreach Services assist families and individuals to access the widest range of human services through the Human Services Center Corporation (Urban League’s Rental Assistance Program, NeighborWorks’ financial assistance, Turtle Creek Library, YWCA’s public assistance enrollment hep, Flu Shots, Community Events, Support Groups such as AA, and 80+ others).
The HSCC’s Youth Programs provide educational and fun activities for youth year-round. The Youth Learning In a Fun Environment (LIFE) Program provides after-school programming for students in first through fifth grades. Administered from 2:45 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., the program has a heavy academic focus, while also providing social and recreational components. The Emerging Leaders Program is a workforce development endeavor for high school seniors attending the East Allegheny, McKeesport Area, Penn Hills, West Mifflin Area, and Woodland Hills High Schools. The KOOL (Kids Outgoing, Outdoing and Learning) Summer Program offers academic and social enrichment for youth residing in the Mon Valley area and in first through fifth grades.
The Mon Valley Providers Council is is an alliance of human service and related organizations which are based in or have a substantial service presence in the Mon Valley. The MVPC serves as a formal network for information and resource exchange among human service providers in the Mon Valley. It involves its member organizations in Working Groups which address crucial issues in the Mon Valley in the areas of Employment and Training, Health, Housing, and Youth.
The McKeesport Collaborative became a program of the Human Services Center Corporation in March of 2003. The Collaborative provides coordinated services for women affected by mental health and/or substance abuse and who are working on goals of employment and/or education. Intensive case management services, housing, supportive services, and programs for youth are cornerstones of service.
The HSCC staff is supplemented by several part-time temporary employees, AmeriCorps*VISTAs, AmeriCorps Health Corps, and a team of paid student interns and older adult employment personnel.
Tenant agencies at the Center include:
Adagio Health – 724-288-2130
Allegheny County Health Dept. – W.I.C. Program – 412-823-1333
Allegheny Intermediate Unit – Community School East – 412-464-4043
Braddock Carnegie Library Extension – 412-829-7112
Community Computer Lab – 412-829-7112
Community Outreach Services – 412-829-7112
Eastern Area Adult Services – 412-824-6880
Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council – 412-969-8486
Healthy Start, Inc. – 412-247-4009
Human Services Center Corporation – 412-829-7112
Learn “N” Play Development Center – 412-829-0240
Pantry Network of Eastern Suburbs – 412-824-0006
TCV Community Services –
Adult Services: 412-824-8510
Children, Adolescents, and Families: 412-349-0632
Psychiatric and Social Rehabilitation:: 412-461-4100