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Office of Community Services

The Office of Community Services provides a wide variety of supports and services to assist individuals and families. Many of the supports have income eligibility requirements.

Types of services

For information about OCS services

  • General - 412-350-6611
  • Homeless services – 412-350-3837
  • MATP – 412-350-4476
  • Severe Weather Emergency Shelter (SWES) - 412-779-1329

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About OCS

Office location 

Human Services Building
One Smithfield Street
Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-350-6611
Fax: 412-350-2785
Get Directions to One Smithfield Street 


One-page overview of OCS and a more detailed description of OCS including legal mandates, administration, fiscal and client statistics, programs and services, and contact information. Learn more 


Marc Cherna, DHS Director
Patricia L. Valentine, DHS Executive Deputy Director for Integrated Program Services
Reginald B. Young, DHS Deputy Director, OCS

With local oversight by the County Community Services Advisory Council, Homeless Alliance Advisory Board, and the Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) 

Commonwealth oversight by Pennsylvania Departments of

  • Agriculture
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education
  • Labor and Industry
  • Public Welfare

Federal oversight U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

Annual plan and budget