In The Community
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.
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From Almshouses to Excellence
A History of Child Welfare in Allegheny County
“For 50 years, Allegheny County government has been responsible for providing public child welfare services for the residents of Allegheny County. To commemorate this significant anniversary, a publication was commissioned by the Department of Human Services to chronicle the history of child welfare in the county. This publication describes the evolution of child welfare in Allegheny County, from the almshouses and orphanages of the 18th and 19th centuries, to the reforms of the 20th century, to the current emphasis on integrated services that focus on family strength and permanency for children.”
2017 Nellie Leadership Awards Gala: We Are Family
The spirit of Family was in the air at the 2017 Nellie Leadership Awards held on May 12, 2017 at the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland. Colorful signage, matched by the range of color amongst the tables sent a message that families are as diverse as a rainbow in their needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, hopes and dreams. It also showcased Three Rivers Youth’s focus on building healthy communities through healthy families. The 2017 Awards gala celebrated those families and organization whose work, devotion and sacrifice to their families and beyond pay dividends to the quality of life in this region. The 2017 lineup of honorees was impressive: Cindy and Murry Gerber Foundation, Ruth G. Richardson, Cecilia Epperson and family and Janet and Greg Spencer. The honorary chairs were (returning TRY Champ) Roseanne Wholey and (new friend) Melanie Crockard. Major sponsors included: UPMC & UPMC Health Plan, Highmark, HM Group, Cindy and Murry Gerber Foundation, Gateway Health, Huntington Bank, Rycon Construction Inc. and University of Pittsburgh.