Parent Resources

Pace School's Student and Parent Handbook

Student Parent Acknowledgement Form

PHP Parent Guardian Acknowledgement Form

Additional Resources:

The Pennsylvania ABLE Savings Program is an great, low-cost saving vehicle that allows people with disabilities and their families to have greater control of their finances and plan for the future. It does not count against any federal needs-base benefits and you can save up to $100,000 without affecting SSI benefits. The following links to a PA ABLE information session at Pace provide additional details.

PA ABLE Session - Part I
PA ABLE Session - Part II
PA ABLE Session - Part III


Summer Lunch Programs
Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:

TEXT for Free Summer Meals


  • Call 211
  • Call 1-866-3Hungry or 1-877-8Hambre
  • Visit the website:
  • Use the site locator for smartphones –


Crisis Phone Numbers:
Pace On-Call: (412) 855-7263

State-Wide Crisis Numbers
PA Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE, 1-800-784-2433
PA Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK. 1-800-273-8255

Additional Resources Numbers
Warm-Line: (412) 361-8336 or (412) 820-4351
The Trevor Project (LGBT): 1-866-4-U-Trevor, 1-866-488-7386
Three Rivers Youth (Ages 12-17): (412) 243-LOFT, (412)255-1155
Hush Little Baby: 1-877-WARMLYN, 1-800-641-4546
Help Line Basic Needs: (412) 255-1155

County MH/MR Crisis Numbers:
Allegheny County (Re: Solve) Crisis/Mobile/Walk-In: 1-888-796-8226
Armstrong-Indiana: Crisis/Mobile: 1-877-333-2470
Beaver (Stanton Clinic), Crisis/Mobile: 1-800-400-6180, Option 1
Butler, Crisis/Mobile/Walk-In: 724-287-0440
Fayette Co., Crisis M-F: 9AM-11PM Sat&Sun: 11-11: (724) 437-1003
Lawrence, Crisis/Mobile: (724) 652-9000
Washington, Crisis/Mobile: 1-877-225-3567
Westmoreland, Crisis/Mobile: 1-800-836-6010
Allegheny General Hospital: 320 East North Avenue. Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-330-4000
Latrobe Hospital (Excela Health): ,1 Mellon Way. Latrobe, PA 15650, 724-537-1000
Southwood Psychiatric Hospital: 2575 Boyce Plaza Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15241, 1-888-907-5437, 412-257-2290
WPIC-DEC: 3811 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2593, 412-624-2000

Directions for WPIC DEC Emergency Room Visits:
Locate and check-in with the attendant stationed on the rooftop level of the parking lot located behind the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic main building (Desoto Street at the University of Pittsburgh Peterson Event Center),

To leave the fifth floor rooftop exit, contact the clerk by using the intercom located on the wall. After contacting the clerk, the door will be released-exit.

All persons entering the Diagnostic Evaluation Center (DEC/emergency suite) at WPIC will be safety searched. The procedure is for the protection of patients, visitors, and staff. Officers will scan individuals with a handheld metal detector. All pockets must be emptied by visitor and/or patient and "carry-on" (such as handbags, purses, cases, etc.) will be checked. Officers will secure items as needed and provide a receipt for patients’ and/or visitors’ belongings.

Safety officers may provide escorts for visitors traveling to the parking lots, call 412-246-9742