Preventing crisis, preserving families

For families with children ages 18 and under who are experiencing challenges that threaten their ability to remain intact, our In-Home Family Services program offers evidence-based, in-person support. We work alongside families, providing the support and services needed to reduce trauma and out-of-home removals.

Keeping more families together

With the primary goal of keeping each child can safely remain with the birth family, our In-Home Family Services team provides evidence-based, trauma-informed services to preserve families at risk of having a child removed from the home and to reunify families who have had a child removed. Our experienced team accepts referrals for a range of services, including:
  • Preservation and reunification services
  • In-home, intensive family support
  • Individualized care to meet family needs
In-Home Family Services also works with families who have been separated due to out-of-home placement of the children. We work with the family to address the issues - homelessness, drug addiction, unchecked mental health, child abuse allegations, lack of appropriate parenting skills, and more - that led to the removal of their children. The goal is to give the families the skills and resources they need to provide a safe, stable, and nurturing home for their children, so that successful reunification can occur.

Putting the child's health and safety first

Our highest priority is always the safety and health of the child. The In-Home Family Services team remains focused on this priority throughout the intensive process of reunification or preservation.  

Far-reaching expertise in family services

We take a strength-based, practical approach to helping families implement a plan to correct the areas that challenge their ability to remain intact that includes:
  • Intensive, in-person family support
  • Monthly review of parenting curriculum
  • External fidelity monitoring
  • Weekly reviews with supervisor and In-Home Family Specialist with optional Care Coordinator participation (up to 4 hours per month)
Our experience shows that the best long-term outcomes come when families have access to resources and support mechanisms within their own communities. We connect families with formal and informal community-based services that can provide ongoing support with:
  • Childhood development
  • Discipline
  • Nutrition
  • Understanding each child’s unique needs
  • Counseling services 
  • Drug and alcohol addiction services
  • Housing services
  • Access to supplies and equipment when necessary
We are committed to serving families with comprehensive prevention services throughout our region and have locations in four counties to better serve communities.

Allegheny County Offices
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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Beaver County Office
258 East End Avenue
Beaver, PA 15009
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Washington County Office 
382 W. Chestnut Street, Suite 103
Washington, PA 15301
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Westmoreland County Office 
121 North Main Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
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