Allegheny County Community Programs

The primary goal of these services is to support the families in the least restrictive and most normal setting possible while ensuring the families remain linked to the services they have chosen.

ACCP Supports Families in the Following Ways:

  • Help the family find resources they need or want to access services
  • Assist families with information on how to meet their basic life needs, such as housing, food, medical care, training, education, employment, and recreation.
  • Aide the family in identifying and building their natural sources of support, including family members, friends, neighbors, or others.
  • Support families using strength-based principles: Family Support Partners help families in identifying their strengths and then using and building on these strengths - meet their needs.

How Do I Get Referred To This Program?

  • You can ask your Service Coordinator about making a referral to Allegheny Family Network for a Family Support Partner. AFN will work with your existing team to support your family.
  • If you don’t currently have a Service Coordinator, you can call the AFN ChatLine and ask to be referred to an AFN Family Support Partner for your family.

What Happens After the Referral?

  • After we receive the referral for your family, we contact you and provide your family with a Family Support Partner within 24 to 48 hours.
  • The Family Support Partner will talk to you regarding what you would like to accomplish for your family. AFN practices the High Fidelity Wraparound philosophy: “Do For, Do With, Cheer On!” AFN wants to empower families by helping them to meet and advocate for their needs and successfully reach their families’ goals.

If you feel your voice and choice is not being heard or that those you are working with do not understand you, please give AFN a call and we will support you in ensuring that your family’s needs are met.