A group of our MyPlace clients pose for a picture at ACTION-Housing.The My Place program provides housing and intensive case management services to young people who have aged out of the foster care system in Allegheny County and are either homeless or at risk homelessness. These young adults stay in the program for up to 24 months in a 1-bedroom apartment in the Pittsburgh area. The youth are linked to education and employment opportunities and a comprehensive life skills development.  They are also linked to a vast array of services that already exist in the community. The goal is to enable the participants to ultimately live independent, self-sufficient lives. In February of 2015, ACTION-Housing will open the Uptown Lofts, which will provide housing for 24 more of our clients.  

Qualifications:

  • Young adults aged 18-24 who have aged out of the foster care system
  • Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • Committed to reaching employment, educational, and personal development goals
  • Must be referred to the program by agencies currently service homeless and foster care youth

Apply (to apply to the My Place Program yourself)

Referral (to refer someone to the My Place Program)

The My Place program is always looking for furniture to furnish our clients’ apartments. 

Contact Information:

For more information about My Place, or if you have furniture to donate, please contact Sharon Langford at: (412) 281-2102 x2044 or via email at slangford@actionhousing.org.