Newly released individuals have numerous practical needs. Luckily, help is available from a number of sources.
If You are in Need of Urgent or Crisis Services, Please Use the Following Community Resources:
Mental Health Emergency Line:
Lifeline services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at no cost to the caller. Trained crisis response professionals can support individuals considering suicide, self-harm, or any behavioral or mental health need for themselves or people looking for help for a loved one experiencing a mental health crisis.
Community Resources Hotline
Call to get more information about community resources that are available to help you with any circumstances, including medical and mental health resources, victim resources, food banks, shelters, utility help, etc.
General Mental Health Resources
Pittsburgh Mercy Health System
Provides community mental health, intellectual disability, and addiction services with programs for children, adults, seniors, and families. With many neighborhood locations, Mercy Behavioral Health offers a full range of services, including crisis intervention, outpatient therapy, day programs, residential and respite programs, education, and prevention, all designed to help people thrive in the community.
If You Need Assistance from the Foundation of HOPE
Please call our main line at 412-321-3343 to make an appointment or ask about walk-in hours. Or complete the contact form on this page.
Chaplaincy provides support and services to incarcerated individuals at the Allegheny County Jail, including:
- Spiritual counseling
- Scriptures (Bibles, Qurans, and more)
- Study groups and Prayer services
If you have a loved one in need of chaplaincy support at the ACJ, please contact our office at:
Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services
Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services offers a wealth of resources. Please click the following link to review the complete list of resources it offers, as well as those offered by other local agencies.
Prison Fellowship International
Prison Fellowship International has been involved in prison ministry around the world since 1976. For more information on their work and the resources they offer, visit their website.
Offender Re-integration Program / Jail Collaborative
The Allegheny County Jail Collaborative, consisting of DHS, the Allegheny County Jail (ACJ), and the Allegheny County Health Department, was created in 2000 because county leadership observed that not enough was being done for previously incarcerated individuals to support their reentry into the community.
Adult Probation House Arrest:
2945 Banksville Road, #205
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
ADULT PROBATION WEBSITE
Allegheny County Criminal Court Bail Agency
542 Forbes Avenue
205 County Offc. Bldg. 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2996
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
237 Oakland Avenue
CONTACT THE ACLU PENNSYLVANIA
1520 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15222
A-AAABC0 (Harvey Wander) 412-566-1845
Jon Wander (Alleg. Casualty Co.) 412-682-6727
Tom Jorgenson (Alleg. Casualty Co.) 412-261-0707
Liberty Bail Bonds 412-765-1256
Bean/Poole Bonding 412-621-7207
(Alleg. Casualty Co.) 724-274-6200
Citizen Police Review Board (CPRB)
816 Fifth Avenue, Suite 400
Pittsburgh PA 15219
District Attorney’s Office
Allegheny County DA, Stephen A. Zappala, Jr.
ALLEGHENY COUNTY DA WEBSITE
6401 Penn Avenue, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-4051
Lawyer Referral Service
Allegheny County Bar Assoc.
414 Grant Street
920 City-County Bldg.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
ACBA REFERRAL SERVICE WEBSITE
Neighborhood Legal Service
928 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Public Defender’s Office
400 County Office Building
542 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2904
PUBLIC DEFENDER WEBSITE
PA Prison Society
4836 Ellsworth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
PA PRISON SOCIETY WEBSITE