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Statewide System for Mental Health

Updated: Sep 2, 2021

Allegheny Family Network (AFN) is transforming mental health systems across Pennsylvania with the implementation of PA-Parent and Family Alliance, a statewide network aimed at fostering and improving relations between service providers, legislators, and family members.

With the support of the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) and a Statewide Family Network grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), PA – PAFA launched in September 2018, touching the lives of thousands of families across the Commonwealth.


The PA-Parent and Family Alliance will expand and enhance family voice in the children’s behavioral health and related systems by creating a statewide alliance among family organizations. PA – PAFA will connect families, family organizations, service providers, and stakeholders to increase knowledge of families’ needs and improve skills and policies that will support families and improve the lives of children and youth.