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.
How to use the search function
- select a topic from the dropdown menu to see all items in that category (i.e. - Child Care and Parenting, Employment)
- enter a keyword into the search bar to search across all categories (i.e. - birth certificate)
- select a category AND enter a keyword to search within a category (remember to deselect the category at the end of the search)
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.
You are eligible to receive the services of an educational liaison if you are an adjudicated dependent who spent 30 or more days placed outside of the home after your 14th birthday. Your liaison will help you obtain school records, research educational options after high school, take you on college tours and to college fairs, assist with college applications and help you fill out financial aid applications. You can receive these sevices until your 24th birthday.
Find out all of the things that Educational Liaisons do, what types of education meetings they will attend, what resources they can provide, and who to contact in different parts of the region, in the attached document or in this video.
If you need to reopen your case, please contact your KidsVoice team.
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