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Steps 2 Connect

Helping families and caregivers support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth.

Parents and children don’t always see eye to eye and sometimes when adding in sexuality/gender identity or gender expression, conversations can be even more stressful.

Steps 2 Connect is a program to help youth and their caregivers work through conflicts and improve their relationships.

Once enrolled in Steps 2 Connect, a trained specialist will work with the family and supports to develop:

  • Improved communication techniques to help bridge gaps in understanding

  • Individualized, accessible, and culturally responsive services

  • Increased knowledge, skills, and responsiveness for all involved

Contact 412-610-1075

for more information

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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

Family Advocacy, Mental Health, Children