Steel City Mom


We all have been down on our luck. This page is dedicated to getting the help you might need.

♦  Discounts for Pennsylvania ACCESS/EBT Card holders. These apply to adults and children over 2. Under 2 are free with card. Note: If you have either of these, they will both get you the discount. Just have ID with you.

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Funding for this program was provided by a grant from BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Carnegie Science Center – csc_logo_horiz
–  general admission for up to four people for $3 each. 
Carnegie Museum of Natural History –         carnegie natural history logo
–   general admission for up to four people for $1 each 
The Andy Warhol Museum – warhol logo
–   general admission for up to four people for $1 each
Carnegie Museum of Art – carnegie art museum logo
–   general admission for up to four people for $1 each
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh – childrens museum logo
–   general admission for up to four people for $2 each


♦  Food Banks in the Greater Pittsburgh Area: Please call ahead of time in case they have changed their times/days. Check out these site also for more information.


♦  Government Assistance: You will be able to apply for the following benefits through COMPASS:

Health Care Coverage

Select Plan for Women

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)

Free or Reduced Price School Meals

Cash Assistance

Child Care Works

Long Term Living Services

Intellectual Disabilities Services (non-medical assistance)

Consolidated Waiver for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Person/Family Directed Support(P/FDS) Waiver for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)


♦  Pennsylvania Unemployment Benefits:

If you know of any places that should be added please email me at


♦  Parent Support Groups

Advocacy Network (C.A.N.) • 412-310-1750

Angel’s Place, Inc. (formerly Mom’s House) • 412-321-4447

Birthright (unplanned pregnancy) • 412-621-1988

Children with Diabetes Support (JDRF) • 412-471-1414

Cancer Caring Center • 412-622-1212

Care 21 (Down Syndrome Support) • 724-444-6956

Catholic Charities • 412-456-6999

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh • Parenting Classes & Workshops—412-692-7105

Good Samaritan Hospice • 724-933-8888

International Dyslexia Association •

Jewish Family/Children Services • 412-422-7200

La Leche League • 412-276-5630

Lifeline of S W PA (pregnancy support) • 724-282-1200

Magee Pregnancy Hotline • 800-454-8155

MOMS Clubs •

Mothers and More •

Mothers of Multiples •

MOPS (Mothers of preschoolers) •

People Concerned/Unborn Child • 412-531-9272

Warm Line – Family Resources • 800-641-4546

Women’s Choice Network • 412-687-7767

YWCA Women’s Counseling • 412-255-1162

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