Social Services & Resources

Our Social Work Intern, Will Hayden, put a list of resources together that may be helpful for: food, friendship, mental health, volunteering, and financial and career assistance. 

   CLICK HERE for a printable PDF of the resources below.

Need Food?
Call ahead to confirm. Some pantries have income and eligibility requirements, others do not.

-Brentwood Presbyterian Church Food Pantry
3725 Brownsville Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
3rd Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
📞 (412) 882-6035

-Brentwood Meals on Wheels
Meals delivered daily between 11 a.m. and noon to homebound persons. A hot meal and a bag lunch provided. $30.00 per week. Serves Brentwood, and parts of Baldwin, Whitehall & Pleasant Hills.
📞 (412) 881-6688

     - Stewart Avenue Lutheran Church Food Pantry
     2801 Brownsville Rd.
     Pittsburgh, PA 15227
     3rd Saturday, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     📞 (412) 881-4448

-South Hills Interfaith Movement - Prospect Park Food Pantry
1450 Maple Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
1st Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1st Wednesday, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
3rd Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
3rd Wednesday, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
📞 (412) 854-9120

-Zion Christian Church Food Pantry
2019 Brownsville Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
3rd Saturday, 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
📞 (412) 884-1864

-Baldwin Community United Methodist Church
5001 Baptist Road
Pittsburgh PA 15236
4th Thursday, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
📞 (412) 882-9300

-Apply for Food Stamps
If you need help determining your eligibility or applying for benefits, contact a food stamp specialist at (412) 431-8960, Ext. 602. Or apply online at

Need immediate medical care?  
Call ahead to confirm. Clinic is currently open for urgent appointments only.

-Birmingham Free Clinic
2100 Jane Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Offers care to all patients without health insurance. Conveniently located in the South Hills. Provide primary and acute medical care, medication access, medical and social services, case management, and insurance navigation services to individuals and families. All services are at no cost to any patient. Please call the office if you or someone you know needs to be seen so they can evaluate your need.
📞 (412) 481-7900, Ext. 281.

Need connection or friendship?                                     
- Virtual Social Hour
Join a light-hearted social gathering twice a week. Meetings take place on Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. This is a time for friendly socialization and conversation. The group discusses many different topics such as “favorite things” and “go-to coping skills.” Open to all Pennsylvania residents at Email with questions.

-Daily Senior Meetup
    This group features free virtual events every day that are easy to join. Events include holiday mixers,  trivia, skill development, chair yoga, music, and more. For ages 55+.
Join at    

-Philadelphia Zoo Live Stream
The Philadelphia Zoo streams their zookeepers every day at 2 p.m. Streams can be found at

Need free or affordable mental health counselling?
-ReSolve Crisis Services
333 North Braddock Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Free to all residents of Allegheny county. Whether your problem is large or small, talking with someone can help. Re:Solve is open 24/7, 365 days a year. Call anytime to speak with a trained clinician. Their mobile crisis team travels across Allegheny County to respond to crises. At the Re:Solve walk-in center, no appointment is needed. Eligible guests can receive up to 72 hours of residential services, depending on availability.
📞 (888) 796-8226

-Persad Center
5301 Butler St, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Persad Center specializes in providing counseling and mental health services to the LGBTQ+ community. Programs for seniors and youth provided on a regular basis.
📞 (412) 441-9786

-Duquesne University Psychology Clinic
600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Duquesne University’s clinical psychology program provides all services, including individual psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, group therapy, and psychiatric consultations. Rates start at just $10/session and can be adjusted during times of financial hardship. Licensed clinical faculty members and selected licensed faculty psychologists are involved in the supervision of all doctoral students.
📞 (412) 396-6562

-Samaritan Counselling
4935 East Willock Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
If you are uninsured, under-insured, or experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible for free or low-cost counselling at Samaritan Counselling. Eligibility is based on household income and family size. Please call to learn more.
📞 (412) 741-7430

Need volunteer opportunities?
Repair the World addresses local needs including food justice, education justice, and other intersecting social justice topics. Their volunteer program is exceptional, and they offer many “virtual” volunteering programs. See current projects at
A user-friendly catalog of volunteer opportunities, all searchable by zip code. A great way to help those in need by enhancing quality of life throughout your community. Visit to see current projects in or near Brentwood.

Need financial assistance?
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Meant for low-income pregnant women, their dependent children, and parents or relatives who live with and care for dependent children. TANF is also referred to as cash assistance. To be eligible for TANF, you must meet the requirements found at Apply for TANF at

- Unemployment Compensation / Workers’ Compensation
If you have less or no work being offered to you — either as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic or not — you may be eligible for temporary cash assistance. Self-employed individuals, if you do not have as much business and are therefore working less than usual, you may also be eligible for cash assistance. Visit to determine which program is best for you.

Need career training or job placement?
-PA Career Link
Pennsylvania has launched a COVID-19 job portal for people in need of work. If you are seeking employment, visit, and enter your preferred employment location to see immediate job openings.

Through key partnerships and a vibrant portfolio of programs and initiatives, Partner4Work builds a thriving workforce throughout the Pittsburgh area. Partner4Work connects jobseekers (including ex-offenders and young employees) with incredible opportunities and paid training programs in a variety of industries: banking; customer service; culinary arts; masonry; healthcare; automotive; and more.
📞 (412) 932-2950 to speak with Summer about their youth programs.
📞 (412) 932-2957 to speak with Andy about the adult programs.