Each of the 3,000-plus children and young adults KidsVoice represents every year has unique needs. On this page, we have compiled a list of resources for our clients, care givers, and all those who want to learn about organizations, programs, and benefits that can help provide a safety net of care, stability, and support for youth in Allegheny County.

How to use the search function

  • select a topic from the dropdown menu to see all items in that category (i.e. - Child Care and Parenting, Employment)
  • enter a keyword into the search bar to search across all categories (i.e. - birth certificate)
  • select a category AND enter a keyword to search within a category (remember to deselect the category at the end of the search)



Credit and Finances

It is important to review your credit report and take action if any adjustments or repairs need to be made.

Financial Empowerment Center (FEC)

Pittsburgh's Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) offers one-on-one, professional financial counseling as a free public service. The FEC helps clients take control of their debt, deal with debt collectors, improve their credit, create a budget, save, connect to safe and affordable financial products, and much more! 

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Free Credit Reports

You are eligible to order one free copy of your credit report, from each of the three credit bureaus, every 12 months. Free credit reports are available through Annual Credit Report. To get your credit report, fill out the attached PDF and follow the instructions for mailing it in. You can also find information online, www.annualcreditreport.com

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Opportunity Passport: Financial Literacy Match Program

The goal of the Opportunity Passport is to help young people leaving “the system” to...

  • Become financially capable
  • Gain experience with the banking system
  • Amass assets for education, housing, health care and a few other specified expenses (see attached document!)

Through the program, participants will earn money to attend eight classes about credit, credit cards, finance, budgeting, and more, PLUS it will match dollar for dollar savings up to $5,000 to go toward important life expenses.

Eligibility Requirements: Youth who are Independent Living Services eligible and ages 14-23 can take part in the Opportunity Passport

Email Youthopp@alleghenycounty.us or call 412-442-8998 for more information.

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Why Should I Run a Credit Check?

Have questions about credit scores? Please see the attached document, which answers questions regarding reasons for obtaining a credit report and what your credit score means.

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