For over 65 years, the programs and support of Familylinks have served the vulnerable populations of western Pennsylvania, while continuously growing and evolving to meet the needs of the individuals and families in our community.
Familylinks work began in 1956 as the Parent & Child Guidance Center in the South Hills, where children with behavioral, health needs and developmental and intellectual disabilities, and their families could find support. The Whale's Tale was founded in the East End in 1970 to help youth experiencing homelessness and provide treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. In 2001, these two important organizations merged to better serve the multi-dimensional and complex needs of individuals and families in our region and became Familylinks. In order to provide a lifetime of service to our community, Vintage Center for Active Adults, one of the most popular community centers for seniors in Allegheny County, became a part of Familylinks in 2015.
While our services and locations have grown over the decades, our mission remains the same, to help individuals and families in our region become Strong. For Life.