Get Help Now

You don't have to wait for emergency assistance anytime, day or night. Someone will take your call 365, 24/7.

Get free access to services and referrals by calling, texting, emailing or live chatting with a 211 call specialist 365, 24/7 by dialing 211 or visiting pa211sw.org.

Housing/Homelessness

The Allegheny Link is dedicated to helping you find housing to fit your needs. Speak to a live person Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 7 P.M. If you call after hours, an automated message will give you a list of supports you can access right away.

Call 866-730-2368
Send an email
Search Shelters by Location


Mental Health

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis or any other kind of emotional stress, call or text 988 24/7 or chat with a trained counselor at 988lifeline.org
988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the US, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.

Walk-in or mobile help for people in crisis at resolve Crisis Network
1-888-7 YOU CAN (968226)
Text “PA” to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor
Walk-in: 333 North Braddock Ave., Point Breeze
*If you call 988 from an Allegheny County area code, you will be connected to resolve Crisis Services; you can also continue to call resolve at (888) 796-8226 to connect to a crisis counselor and other crisis services.

If you think someone is a danger to themselves or others due to a mental health condition call Allegheny County Information Referral and Emergency Services (IRES)
412-350-4456

For help after experiencing a disaster call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime, call the Center for Victims
1-866-644-2882


Substance Use

For immediate help with substance use call PA Get Help Now
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Walk-in: Pathway to Care and Recovery, 326 Third Avenue, Pittsburgh Pa 15222


Reporting Abuse or Neglect

To report abuse or neglect of a child under 18 call ChildLine
1-800-932-1313

To report abuse or neglect of an adult with an intellectual or physical disability call Adult Protective Services
1-800-490-8505

To report abuse or neglect of an older adult 60+, call Older Adult Protective Services
1-800-344-4319