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Project Prom Eligibility

Any high school student in Allegheny County who is receiving services or has a family member receiving services through the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (Office of Intellectual DisabilityOffice of Children, Youth and FamiliesOffice of Community Services, Office of Behavioral Health, and Area Agency on Aging) or any of the DHS network of 350 provider agencies is invited to participate in Project Prom or Project Prom for Gentlemen. (See sample of services below.)

Do you or a family member.....

  • receive food assistance from a food pantry?
  • live in a foster home or a group home?
  • receive utility assistance?
  • live in a homeless shelter or transitional housing program?
  • receive mental health services?
  • receive service related to intellectual disability?
  • receive substance use disorder (drug & alcohol) treatment?

A young woman may also qualify for free formal attire through Project Prom if she  

  • receives or is eligible to receive free or reduced-price school lunches or
  • has a caretaker who is receiving unemployment benefits.

Young men are required to pre-register for Project Prom for Gentlemen.
Young men should contact their caseworker at DHS or at a DHS-contracted provider agency to register.

Young ladies are not required to pre-register. 
Entrance to the shop is on a first-come-first-served basis.

NOTE: Students should be prepared to show his or her valid student ID and proof of eligibility.

There are no guarantees that the perfect prom outfit will be available to each participant, but we will do everything we can to ensure the formal attire is stylish and appropriate.

If you have questions regarding eligibility, please contact the Event and Donations Team at 412-350-3428 or EventandDonationsTeam@AlleghenyCounty.us.