Additional Consumer Support
DHS sponsors several opportunities for providers of DHS-contracted services to enhance the lives of the individuals they serve. Eligibility varies according to the opportunity.
Reduced-price Admission to Carnegie Museums
Provides information about the program that encourages any Pennsylvania resident with either a green or yellow ACCESS/ Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to visit the four Carnegie Museums at a significant discount (Andy Warhol, Art, Natural History are $1 admission fee. The Science Center is $3 admission fee).
$1 Admission to the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Provides details about the program that encourages any Pennsylvania resident with a green ACCESS/Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to visit the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh for $1. (Scroll down to "Discounts" and open "Admission discount list.")
Allegheny County Music Festival Fund
Funds raised by the fund throughout the year may be tapped by DHS-contracted providers on behalf of children they serve to pay for items and opportunities that will enhance the life of the child. Requests must be made formally by a professional working with the child.
Children whose families are involved with the Allegheny County child welfare system are eligible to receive a donated gift during the winter holiday season. CYF caseworkers may request gifts for those on their rolls.
My Bike Program
Provides adaptive bikes to children with disabilities whose household incomes do not exceed four times the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Details are available on the My Bike Program application form.
High school seniors who receive any service through DHS, Juvenile Probation or the Department of Public Welfare, or whose family member(s) receives any service from a listed agency, are eligible to choose, for their use, either a formal gown and accessories from a wide selection of donated formal wear or a gift certificate for a tuxedo rental. Gift certificates are in limited supply and should be requested in early February.
Tickets for Kids
Depending on the event, children, family members and provider chaperones are eligible to receive free tickets to cultural events in the county.