Allegheny Family Network

Allegheny Family Network (AFN) is a family-run agency - all of our employees are parents or caregivers who have raised a child with mental health and/or emotional challenges.

Our staff (Family Support Partners) have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of mental health and behavioral challenges.  They not only understand family and children’s rights but also know how and when to advocate on behalf of children with special needs.


Our Family Support Partners not only understand what families are going through but use their personal experiences and expertise to support, inform, and empower families that are working to bring about positive change for their own children. 


Through peer-to-peer support, education, and advocacy, we partner with families of children with behavioral health needs to improve their quality of life.


Family Voice: We believe that families are best equipped to advocate for themselves, set their own goals and priorities, and make decisions about their care.


Natural Supports: We believe that families are most successful when they connect with those who have lived experience and extended family and friends.

Strengths-Based Approach: We believe that all families have strengths and assets to be acknowledged and built upon.

Collaboration: We believe that teams of families, natural supports, and service providers can work together collaboratively to meet individual needs.

Persistence: We believe that every family deserves our attention as long as they continue to need and desire our help.

Individualized Attention: We believe that every family is uniquely different and should be treated as such.

Allegheny Family Network



CHATLine offers a well trained and experienced Family Support Partner with personal experience raising a child with behavioral issues who can help with connections to  community services, negotiating different systems or emotional support.  The families can also call to request a face to face one on one Family Support Partner through the CHATLine.


* CHATLine hours of operation are 9:00 am—4:30 pm Monday through Friday.  Calls received after hours will have the option of leaving a message and will receive a call back on the next business day. 

* This CHATLine is not a crisis line.  The CHATLine is a support line and referral service.  In the event of a crisis—AFN staff will refer callers to emergency support services such as 911 or Resolve Crisis Network. 

425 North Craig Street, Suite 500   |   Pittsburgh, PA 15213   |   Phone: 412-246-2030

©2020 Allegheny Family Network is a registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 20-2080261

Family Advocacy, Mental Health, Children