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Course & Subject Guides
Updating List of Resources
This is a Google doc that is being updated often as information changes. Some of the information in it is repeated on this page, but this document has even more links and lists of places where people can receive assistance. This document is managed by Ehrrin Keenan, Operations Manager at Bridge to the Mountains.
Important Information on Housing and Utilities
- Low-to-moderate-income Pittsburghers experiencing economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to apply for utility and mortgage payment assistance.
- PSWA has suspended utility shut-offs
- Duquesne Light (CLD) has ceased shut-offs
- FirstEnergy - Temporarily suspend shutoffs and offer payment options to help ease hardships
- Pennsylvania American Water - Placed a moratorium and discontinued service shutoffs to keep customers safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, the utility is beginning the restoration of service to previously shut-off customers
- All evictions have been suspended for Allegheny County
Pittsburgh Housing Resources
Provides information, counseling, and referral services for families and children to ensure the safety and well-being of the children of Pennsylvania. The toll-free intake line, 1-800-932-0313, is available 24 hours/7 days a week to receive reports of suspected child abuse.
COVID-19 Resources from the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
This page will be updated with information about how Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh is responding to these challenges, as well as provide a clearinghouse for information on programs and services during the crisis, and how the community can continue to support their work.
Economic Impact Payments: What You Need to Know
IRS Frequently Asked Question page on eligibility requirements and distribution rules for the economic impact payments.
Children's Hospital Covid-19 Resources Page
This spreadsheet is updated daily and contains links to helpful resources geared toward families with children.
- RESOLVE Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-796-8226
- resolve is a 24-hour, 365-day crisis service. It's free to all residents of Allegheny County, regardless of your ability to pay
- During these uncertain times, we know individuals may be experiencing fear, anxiety or stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Allegheny County has services in place for individuals to speak with someone to assist in emotional support.
- A Peer Support and Advocacy Network is available from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. by calling 1-866-661-9726
- Crisis Services available 24 hours/7 days a week by calling 1-888-796-8226
- Additional information and resources on mental health care can be found at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website. The agency’s Disaster Distress Hotline is 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. People with deafness or hearing loss can use their preferred relay service to call 1-800-985-5990.
Pittsburgh Food Resources
Shopping & Take-Out Options
Freely Available Resources for Education