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Free Resources for Individual/Families Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Daily Updates from the Pennsylvania Department of Health:

Master Resources

Families Affected by COVID-19 Outbreak: This is a Google document that provides information ranging from food distribution, financial support to crisis hotlines.

Food Pantries/Free meals

Grab & Go Meal Locations by Pittsburgh Public Schools: Open to all students

Master List of Food Sites and Free Student Meals: Food sites are location where resident can pick up a box of non-perishable items on Mondays and fresh produce on Thursdays. These food sites are supplementary to existing food pantry network. Call 311 to find a food pantry near you.

Free Resource Distribution Sites: Includes Grab-and-go lunches, baby items, and help for seniors. Click on your location to view specific information including pick up times and eligibility requirements

Childcare Services

Early Learning Resource Center: Limited childcare centers are open for healthcare workers. Call 888-340-3572 or email  for which child care facilities that are open and for questions.

Medical Supply Request/Donations

Operation Face Mask: Mask request is only for individuals, not organization

Donations for UPMC: Not accepting sewn cloth masks donation.

Behavioral Health

24/7 Help Line: Allegheny County residents in need of behavioral health or other mental health support may call 1-855-284-2494. For those with hearing impairments, dial 724-631-5600.

Teletherapy Mental Health Services: Pittsburgh therapists offer 1-4 sessions of free teletherapy for those on the frontline including doctors, nurses, clinical and non-clinical staffs like administrative assistants and janitors. Life-sustaining businesses like police officers, waste managements, firefighters and EMS personnel are also included.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Anyone thinking of suicide or knows someone who is thinking of suicide, call the 24/7 hotline at 1-800-273-8255

Re:Solve Crisis Services: If you are feeling suicidal or otherwise unable to keep yourself safe. 1-888-7-YOU-CAN (796-8226)

Center for Victims: Anyone experiencing trauma, call the helpline at 1-866-644-2882

Volunteer Resources

Abram’s Nation: Help Abram’s Nation make face masks by picking up pre-cut fabric kits and returning it to their headquarter for the finish touch. For more information, email 

Additional Websites/Resources