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

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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.

About Three Rivers Youth

Founded in 1880, Three Rivers Youth (TRY) has over 138 years of experience providing services to at-risk youth, adults, and families. TRY advances a mission to preserve and unite families, combat homelessness, enhance educational opportunities and build life skills for at-risk youth. TRY achieves this mission through programs and services that touch over 5,500 youth, adults and families annually. TRY programs/services include: Behavioral Health; Drug & Alcohol – Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, Assessments, Outreach, and Recovery Services; Foster Care; Family Preservation (in-home) Services; and Homeless Services.

As a nationally accredited human service agency through the Council on Accreditation, continuous quality improvement drives service delivery across programs and services at Three Rivers Youth. Our commitment to quality services and evidence-based approaches catalyzed our decision to apply to become a Sanctuary Certified Organization; a process we began this year. The Sanctuary Model is an evidence-informed, organizational change model that addresses the impact of client, staff and organizational trauma on overall service quality and outcomes. Sanctuary Certified Organizations have shown significantly better outcomes for clients, in addition to increased overall morale and improved retention rates for staff.

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Contact Three Rivers Youth to order your hard cover copy of “Child Care in Black and White”... or 412-441-5020 ext. 214
From Colored Orphans to Youth Development - (The 125-Year History of Three Rivers Youth 1880-2005) - "A Publication of the University of Pittsburgh Office of Public Affairs
“From Colored Orphans to Youth Development - The 125-Year History of Three Rivers Youth 1880-2005” - A Publication of the University of Pittsburgh Office of Public Affairs

Reinvention_2006-10_Booklet_Cover “Reinvention”, published with the support of the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Relations and Department of History, celebrates Three Rivers Youth’s 130th Anniversary, the relocation of its administrative offices from Pittsburgh’s North Side to the East End, renewed commitment to innovative programs, enhancing services and building new partnerships.

book2 “Child Care in Black and White: a History of Orphanages in Pittsburgh,” by Jessie B. Ramey. Published by the Working Class in American History Series, University of Illinois Press, 2012