Each of the 3,000-plus children and young adults KidsVoice represents every year has unique needs. On this page, we have compiled a list of resources for our clients, care givers, and all those who want to learn about organizations, programs, and benefits that can help provide a safety net of care, stability, and support for youth in Allegheny County.

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Independent Living & Transition Age Youth

Independent Living programs help current and former foster care kids, ages 14-24, who are considered transition age youth, develop the life skills they'll need to successfully live on their own and transition to adulthood.

In Allegheny County, your CYF caseworker will make the referral for IL services at age 14. You will start by discussing your plans for your future and then you will receive services that will help you achieve your goals. You'll also receive an Educational Liaison who can help you with your plans for furthering your education.

Auberle Employment Institute Programs

Auberle’s Employment Institute prepares young people for careers on its two campuses in McKeesport and Northside.

It is a UPMC POWRR (Partnership on Workforce Readiness and Retention) community partner. This means that The Employment Institute offers special classes to help prepare individuals to be hired by UPMC. POWRR classes will help you choose a career path at UPMC, prepare for the interview process and develop skills to keep your job at UPMC. UPMC is the largest employer in the region with over 20 hospitals and 400 outpatient sites to work at.

See the Employment Institute Program Overview (PDF) below for general information about the program. Learn about options at the Northside campus on the Northside Employment Institute Flyer (PDF). 

To see a full list of current program offerings, visit auberle.org/employment-institute

Career Pipeline

Auberle and Partner4Work present paid vocational training opportunities in a number of industries, including environmental remediation, construction and the trades, healthcare, and automotive tech. To be eligible, students must be Allegheny County residents, 18-24, and have been part of the juvenile or adult justice system. Programs include GED/HSE and transportation assistance. See Career Pipeline Program Flyer (PDF) below for more information.

Career Pathways

The Employment Institute’s Career Pathways Program provides young adults (ages 16-24) facing barriers to employment, such as parenting, low-income, involvement in Justice System, or unemployed, with the skills needed to find employment and build a pathway to a successful career. See Career Pathways at Employment Institute Flyer (PDF) for more information.

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The Auberle Employment Institute Overview

Auberle’s Employment Institute prepares young people for careers on its two campuses in McKeesport and Northside.

It is a UPMC Partnership on Workforce Readiness and Retention (POWRR) community partner. This means that The Employment Institute offers special classes to help prepare individuals to be hired by UPMC.

See the Employment Institute Program Overview (PDF) below for general information about the program. Learn about options at the Northside campus on the Northside Employment Institute Flyer (PDF). 

To see a full list of current program offerings, visit auberle.org/employment-institute

Career Pipeline

Auberle and Partner4Work present paid vocational training opportunities in a number of industries, including environmental remediation, construction and the trades, healthcare, and automotive tech. To be eligible, students must be Allegheny County residents, 18-24, and have been part of the juvenile or adult justice system. Programs include GED/HSE and transportation assistance. See Career Pipeline Program Flyer (PDF) below for more information.

Career Pathways

The Employment Institute’s Career Pathways Program provides young adults (ages 16-24) facing barriers to employment, such as parenting, low-income, involvement in Justice System, or unemployed, with the skills needed to find employment and build a pathway to a successful career. See Career Pathways at Employment Institute Flyer (PDF) for more information.

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