About Us

Family Services of Western Pennsylvania has a long history of serving families and individuals in the southwestern Pennsylvania region, dating back to 1885. Our work is guided by our mission to “empower individuals to reach their full potential.” Over time our role in the community has expanded, and we presently provide more than 38 distinct programs for families and individuals in the categories of mental health, intellectual disabilities, vocational rehabilitation, child welfare, safety net, and older adult services. Currently the agency operates a budget of $26 million, with more than 450 employees, and serves more than 7,500 persons each year through a diverse range of services.

Our comprehensive services include licensed mental health and substance abuse programs, volunteer-based supports for older adults, residential services for persons with developmental and mental health disabilities, services for family members of incarcerated people, financial counseling, vocational and psychosocial rehabilitation, student assistance programs, and transitional youth programs.  All of these services are designed to assist individuals in living the most productive lives possible to the benefit of the communities in which they live.

All of our services are developed in accordance with national service organizations, the Alliance for Children and Families, the United Way, the University of Pittsburgh and the Child Welfare League of America and are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children. Certification by the Council on Accreditation means that Family Services meets the highest national standards for professional performance in human services.