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Serving Youth & Families Since 1880
Serving Youth & Families Since 1880


To be a leader in innovative and model programs, providing excellent, comprehensive services for at-risk youth and their families.


Three Rivers Youth preserves and unites families, combats homelessness, enhances educational opportunities and builds life skills for at-risk youth.



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From Almshouses to Excellence


A History of Child Welfare in Allegheny County
“For 50 years, Allegheny County government has been responsible for providing public child welfare services for the residents of Allegheny County. To commemorate this significant anniversary, a publication was commissioned by the Department of Human Services to chronicle the history of child welfare in the county. This publication describes the evolution of child welfare in Allegheny County, from the almshouses and orphanages of the 18th and 19th centuries, to the reforms of the 20th century, to the current emphasis on integrated services that focus on family strength and permanency for children.”

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