Deer Lakes

School District

Community Resources for Families

Community Resources for Families

On this page, you will find a list of various housing, clothing, financial, crisis, and utility assistance for students and families.
  • Allegheny County Site
    •  At this website linked above, you will find services for the following:  
      • Protecting children from abuse and neglect
      • Strengthening Families
      • Help with needs related to a limited income
      • Autism
      • Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
      • Mental Health Concerns
      • Drug and Alcohol Concerns        
  • Immigrant Funds
    • At the website linked above, you will find immigrant services that help refugees and immigrants thrive in Allegheny County.
  • Utility Assistance
    • At this website you will find information on a number of programs that offer ways to get help with paying bills.
  • Westmoreland County Financial and Benefit Assistance
    • At the website linked above, you will find information on financial benefits, public welfare, transportation assistance, and legal help for residents in Westmoreland County.
  • Knead Cafe (New Kensington)
    • Knead Community Cafe is non-profit community run and supported restaurant where customers can get meals that are pay-what-you-can/pay-it-forward. Click the link above to view their menu and address.
  • Mount Saint Peter Parish Clothing Closet and Food Bank
    • The goal of the of the closet is to provide members of the community who are in financial need with good quality clothing, footwear, and hygiene items at an affordable price. The food bank distributes food to those in need in our local community.
  • Sheetz Meals
    • Kidz Meal Bagz is a program created by Sheetz as a result of the covid 19 pandemic. Meals are available everyday. Interested families can search for a participating Sheetz on the website. Once at the location, simply ask an employee at the register for a meal.
  • Allegheny County Housing Resource
    • Link to affordable housing resource
  • Clothing Closets
    • At the link above, you will find a list of places to get clothing for free in the Pittsburgh area. 
  • Internet Essentials From Comcast
    • At the link above, low-income families can apply for affordable, high-speed internet from Comcast.
  • ReSolve
    • Resolve is a 24-hour, 365-day crisis service that is FREE to all residents of Allegheny County, regardless of ability to pay. Call Resolve Crisis Services: 1-888-7-YOU-CAN (1-888-796-8226)
  • Crisis North Resources and Providers 
    • Crisis Center North is a non-profit counseling and resource center that provides services to victims of domestic violence and their loved ones