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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  • select a topic from the dropdown menu to see all items in that category (i.e. - Child Care and Parenting, Employment)
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Education

KidsVoice enforces the rights of children in foster and group homes to remain in their home school district, or, when that is not in their best interest, to be immediately enrolled in an appropriate school setting. We also help with special education, school discipline, and other education issues.

Action Housing College Program

The Action Housing College Program offers site housing units to Transition Age Youth who are full-time students enrolled in post-secondary education. Students who need housing during the summer months also qualify. Learn more by reading the attached tip sheet.

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Action Housing Foundation for Independence Program

Action Housing improves lives through provision of affordable and supportive housing and supportive services programs in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Youth, age 18 and older, who are active with CYF can apply for an apartment with the recommendation of the Educational Liaison or Transition Planner in collaboration with the CYF caseworker. The County will pay rental and case management fees to Action Housing. The youth will be expected to “bank” 30% of their earnings in a secured, joint account. To learn more about this program, including eligibility, see the attached information sheet.

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Action Housing Independent Living: Foundation for Independence Program

Action Housing improves lives through provision of affordable and supportive housing and supportive services programs in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Youth, age 18 and older, who are active with CYF can apply for an apartment with the recommendation of the Educational Liaison or Transition Planner in collaboration with the CYF caseworker. The County will pay rental and case management fees to Action Housing. The youth will be expected to “bank” 30% of their earnings in a secured, joint account. To learn more about this program, including eligibility, see the attached information sheet.

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Action Housing’s College Program

The Action Housing College Program offers site housing units to Transition Age Youth who are full-time students enrolled in post-secondary education. Students who need housing during the summer months also qualify. Learn more by reading the attached tip sheet.

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