Family Law Links

General

ACBA/ACBF Divorce Law Project – for simple, no-fault divorce (no custody, support, alimony or property issues)
(412) 402-6714

ACBA/ACBF Collaborative Divorce Law Project – for no-fault divorces with simple equitable distribution matters that the parties are willing to resolve without the use of the litigation process.
(412) 402-6714

ACBA Modest Means Program – program available through the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service for individuals whose income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Program areas are family law, wills, Powers of Attorney, LKiving Wills, and PFA Hearings. Rates vary for each program area.
(412) 261-5555

Allegheny County Family Division Adult Section– responsible for all adult family law cases including divorce, child and spousal support, custody and PFAs.
Main Number – (412) 350-5600

Allegheny County Family Division Appointed Attorney – may be able to provide assistance to indigent (low-income) defendants in support contempt cases where the DRO recommends jail time. For information, contact the Allegheny County Family Court Adult Division at (412) 350-4590.

Allegheny County Family Division Court Manual – Court Manual for Adult Section of the Family Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Manual includes forms for custody, support, divorce, and Protection from Abuse cases.
Website:  https://www.alleghenycourts.us/family/CourtManual/Adult.aspx

Allegheny County Law Department Support Unit – may be able to provide assistance to plaintiffs in support cases who need an attorney
(412) 350-1187

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Inc. Family Services – offers counseling services, adoption services, parenting services and psycho-educational groups.
Old Post Office Complex
Suite 202
15 West Washington Street
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 658-5526

Legal Resources for Women – provides information on divorce, support and custody issues.
(412) 281-4942
Can also provide a referral to a private attorney at a full or reduced fee.
(412) 255-1480

Domestic Violence

Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh Relationship Assessment App
RUSafe is an app for both Apple and Android devices and allows users to assess the danger in their relationship based on the user’s answers to a series of questions. The responses are calculated and, if there is a cause for concern, it will enable the user to directly call their 24-hour Hotline. If the user is in immediate, lethal danger, she/he can call 911 directly from the app. The app is based on the Danger Assessment developed by Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Download the Apple version or the Android version.

Privacy & Safety on Facebook guide – publication from National Network to End Domestic Violence which was created in conjunction with staff from Facebook.

National Domestic Violence Hotline – provides callers with information they might otherwise have found difficult or impossible to obtain, including information about shelters and service programs across the United States. Website also contains link to numerous domestic violence agencies throughout the country.
(800) 799-SAFE
Website: www.thehotline.org

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence – a nonprofit advocacy group for victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania.
Main Office: (800) 932-4632
Legal Department: (888) 23-LEGAL
Website: www.pcadv.org

 Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center – provides services to support and empower victims of domestic violence through a crisis hotline, counseling, education, shelter and advocacy.
Hotline: (724) 224-HOPE (Allegheny County)
(724) 339-HOPE (Westmoreland County)
Toll-free: (888) 299-HOPE
Primary service area: Alle-Kiski Valley
Website: www.akhopecenter.org

Crisis Center North – a nonprofit counseling and educational resource center serving victims of domestic violence, their children, and teens involved in violent dating relationships in the northern communities of Allegheny County
P.O. Box 101093
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Toll-free: (866) 782-0911
Hotline (412) 364-5556
Primary service area: Northern suburbs of Allegheny County
Website: www.crisiscenternorth.org

Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County – offers comprehensive services to all victims of domestic violence and emotional abuse.
1218 West State Street
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: (724) 652-9206
24-Hour Hotline – (724) 652-9036
Website: www.crisisshelter.org

 Victim Outreach Intervention Center (VOICe) – free and confidential services for those who have been victimized as a result of a criminal act, including victims of domestic violence, rape or sexual assault, violent crimes including simple or aggravated assault, child sexual assault, adult survivors of sexual abuse or incest, sexual harassment, attempted homicide or families of homicide victims, terroristic threats, burglary, and robbery.
111 South Cliff Street
Butler, PA 16001
Hotline (800)400-8551
Business Line (724) 776-5910
Primary service area – Butler County
Website: www.voiceforvictims.com
Email: voice@voiceforvictims.com

Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh – offers comprehensive intervention and prevention services to address the problem of domestic violence.
PO Box 9024
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Hotline (412) 687-8005
Administration (412) 687-8017
Legal Advocacy (412) 355-7400
Primary service area: City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
Website: www.wcspittsburgh.org

Children

National Runaway Safeline – website for the anonymous, confidential, 24-hour crisis line, 1-800-RUNAWAY, for teenagers who are thinking of running from home, for teenagers who have a friend who has run, or for runaways ready to go home through their Home Free program, for teachers who are looking for information to pass along to their students about alternatives to running from home, and anyone who cares about a youth and want information on how to help someone at risk of running from home.
Website: www.1800RUNAWAY.org

Pennsylvania Child Support Program – provides access for payors and recipients of child support to check their accounts. Also contains general information on child support and enforcement of child suppport obligations. Can search for dockets and liens in child support cases.
Website: www.childsupport.state.pa.us

Allegheny County Child Abuse Hotline (ChildLine) – 24-hour toll free telephone reporting system operated by the Department of Public Welfare to receive reports of suspected child abuse.
(800) 932-0313

Allegheny County Children, Youth & Families (CYF) – Allegheny County’s public agency mandated by law to protect children from abuse and neglect.
(412) 473-2000

Arsenal Family & Children’s Center – providing the building blocks of healthy development through play.
336 South Aiken Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 345-0008
Website: www.arsenalfamily.org

Bair Foundation – dedicated to the mission of finding families for children and teens who would otherwise have to face the world alone.
241 High Street
New Wilmington, PA 16142
(800) 543-7058
Website: www.bair.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania– serving the youth of Allegheny County by providing each member with a sense of competence, usefulness, power, influence and belonging.
5432 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
(412) 782-5710
Website: www.bgcwpa.org

Child Care Information Services of Lawrence County – serves Lawrence County families with subsidized child care benefits for working families who are within 185% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Services include referrals to child day care facilities, child care consumer education, and technical assistance to child care providers.
1001 E Washington Street
Suite 3
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 658-8874

Children’s Advocacy Center of Lawrence County – offers centralized child focused facility for interviews and therapy with children, case coordination, victim advocacy, team case review and education and training in child abuse intervention.
Jameson Hospital South Campus
1000 S. Mercer St.- 4th Floor
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 658-4688

Cray Youth and Family Services/Big Brothers/Big Sisters – offers a variety of residential and out-patient services for Lawrence County youth who are experiencing difficulties at home, school or in the community.
322 Highland Avenue
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 654-5507
Website: www.crayyouth.org

KidsVoice – provides help to represent children in CYF proceedings.
(412) 391-3100
Website: www.kidsvoiceorg.com

Lawrence County Children’s Services
430 Court Street
New Castle, PA 16101

Lawrence County Head Start
33-39 South Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101
Website: www.lccap.org/?q=node/19

Mars Home for Youth – serves the special needs of abused, neglected and troubled youth and their families in residential, educational and community-based programs.
521 Route 228
Mars, Pennsylvania 16046
(724) 625-3141
Website: www.mhyfamilyservices.org/

New Castle Area School Age Child Care
324 Laurel Boulevard
New Castle, PA 16101

Parent Advocates – Juvenile Court Project – represents indigent (low income) parents in juvenile court dependency and termination of parental rights hearings.
Suite 300
Allegheny Building
429 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 391-4467
Website: www.acbfparentadvocates.org/

TeenCentral.net – website designed to help kids through difficult periods in their lives, staffed by treatment professionals from KidsPeace National Centers for Kids in Crisis
5129 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 441-9833
Website: www.teencentral.net