Advisory Body Meetings

Advisory Body Meeting Times and Locations

Advisory bodies are associated with each service area of DHS. Five of these advisory bodies are mandated by state and federal regulations and the Sunshine Act to oversee the provision of services and assist in policy planning. These meetings are identified in the listings below. If you are interested in serving on any of these mandated bodies, please apply here. The other bodies are convened by DHS to support planning and provision of quality services. If you are interested in learning more about these non-mandated bodies, email us at DHSAdvisoryBodies@alleghenycounty.us.

Meetings held in the Human Services Building after normal work hours are accessible through the door adjacent to the parking lot in the rear of the building. To enter, use the intercom to the left of the door to alert the guard.

Mandated Advisory Bodies

Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

Advisory Council to the Area Agency on Aging
Area Agency on Aging
Birmingham Towers
2100 Wharton Street, Second Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

As of January 1, 2024 , all meetings will be held in hybrid form - In-person at the Area Agency on Aging offices and virtually via TEAMS meeting.

Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council meeting agenda will be posted on this website at least 24 hours prior to the date of the meeting, on-site at the Area Agency on Aging or are available prior to the scheduled meeting on request by calling 412-350-6931. A copy of the agenda will also be available electronically to attendees the date of the meeting. Both dates and agenda are subject to modification in compliance with the Sunshine Act from Act 65 of 2021:

  • March 21, 2024, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • June 14, 2024, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (Annual Public Hearing) | Join the Meeting
  • September 16, 2024, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (includes discussion on 2025 nominations and re- nominations to ACAAA Advisory Council) | Join the Meeting
  • December 2, 2024, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm | Join the Meeting

Offices of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability

Mental Health/Intellectual Disability Advisory Board
All meetings will be virtual. Links will be provided a week before the scheduled date.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every other month, except where noted, and start at 4:30pm.

MH/ID Advisory Board Meeting Dates for 2024

  • January 9, 2024 - Cancelled
  • March 12, 2024
  • May 14, 2024 | Join Meeting
  • July 9, 2024
  • September 11, 2024 *Wednesday, joint meeting with D&A Planning Council
  • November 12, 2024

MH/ID Advisory Board Meeting Minutes/Documents

Drug and Alcohol Planning Council
All meetings will be virtual. Links will be provided a week before the scheduled date.

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every other month, except where noted, and start at 4:30pm.

The D&A Planning Council Meetings for 2024

  • January 10, 2024 - Cancelled
  • March 12, 2024
  • May 8, 2024 | Join Meeting
  • July 10, 2024
  • September 11, 2024 Joint meeting with MH/ID Advisory Board
  • November 13, 2024

D&A Planning Council Meeting Minutes/Documents

Office of Children, Youth and Families

Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee
Meetings in 2024 will be virtual. Links will be provided a week before the scheduled date. All meetings will be held from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.

CYF Advisory Committee Meeting Dates for 2024

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2024 | Join Meeting
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2024
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2024

CYF Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Office of Community Services

County Community Services Advisory Council
Meetings of the Community Services Advisory Council are virtual and are open to the public. For more information, contact with Office of Community Services at 412-350-6617. Meetings are from 12 noon – 1:30 pm. 

Community Services Advisory Council Meeting Dates for 2024

Meetings of the Community Services Advisory Council are open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Community Services at 412-350-6611.

Non-Mandated Advisory Bodies

Office of Community Services

Homeless Advisory Board
One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Liberty conference room, Lower Level*
Last Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November; 10:00 am

Join the Homeless Advisory Board Meeting on Your Computer
Or Call In (Audio Only)

+1 267-368-7515,,416123977#, United States, Philadelphia
Phone Conference ID: 416 123 977#

Executive Committee
First Monday of every month; 9:00 am to 10:30 am

CoC Analysis and Planning Committee
One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Lower Level*
Second Monday, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Contact Ciara Stehley for details.

Communication and Education Committee
Various locations
Fourth Monday, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Contact Remy Harris for details.

Homeless Outreach Coordinating Committee
Alternating Locations
First Monday, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Contact Gabe Krivosh for details.

Provider Committee
Second Wednesday, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Contact Rob Eamigh for details.

Local Housing Options Team (LHOT)
One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Rachel Carson conference room, Lower Level*
First Tuesday of every month; 9:00 am

Systems Improvement Through Youth (SITY)
One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Lower level conference room* 4:00 pm

Executive Office

Children’s Cabinet
One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Liberty conference room; 5:30 pm

2022 Meeting Dates

Immigrants and Internationals Advisory Council
One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Meets quarterly in January, April, July, and October; 9:00 am
Call 412-350-5835 for next meeting date

LGBTQ Community of Practice
The LGBTQ Community of Practice is currently on hiatus.

Contact the LGBTQ Unit, 412-350-2436, for information

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