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Something for everyone: Children's Services Resource Fair

Allegheny County parents, here's something you'll want to know about: The county's Department of Human Services, in conjunction with the Juvenile Court, will be hosting a Children's Services Fair on Fri., July 30.

It will showcase a huge range of services and creative opportunities for kids in the region. "There are about 90 organizations that are going to be there," says Alexis Miller of the DHS.

Representatives from The Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh will be hosting children's activities at the fair and offering information about their work. There will also be many resource tables manned by staff from organizations that help children and teens with behavioral problems, learning difficulties and other struggles.
"A resource fair is an excellent way to share information and showcase the abundance of programs and services available to families with children and youth living in our county," said Marc Cherna, director of DHS, in a statement about the event. "It will be a worthwhile event for anyone who is interested in learning more about all that we offer and how to access it. "

DHS held a similar event in 2007 (see photo) and felt it was time for another. It will be held at the Circuit Center and Ballroom of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Building located at 5 Hot Metal St. on the South Side. Admission is free.

Click here to find details and a comprehensive list of organizations expected to attend.

Writer: Melissa Rayworth
Source: Alexis Miller, Department of Human Services
Image courtesy of Department of Human Services
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