Allegheny Family Network is a “Family Run” non-profit organization serving Allegheny County. 

As a “Family Run” organization AFN is staffed by family members (parents or caregivers) with lived experience who have raised or are raising a child with mental health or emotional needs. 

Sixty percent of our Board of Directors are Family Members, one hundred percent of our Parent Advisory Board are Family Members, and all of the staff from the Chief Executive Officer to the direct support staff are Family Members. 


​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

©2021 Allegheny Family Network is a registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 20-2080261

Parent. Family, Advocacy, Mental Health, Children