Welcome to Amachi Pittsburgh

Amachi Pittsburgh

The mission of Amachi Pittsburgh is to empower young minds to overcome the challenges of parental incarceration and to reach their full potential through one-on-one mentoring, family strengthening and reunification support, and leadership development and youth organizing. We are nationally recognized and award winning as the only organization in the Pittsburgh area with a distinct focus on children of prisoners promise.


Amachi Pittsburgh’s priority is the health and safety of our families, mentors, and community partners. As a result of COVID-19 and the guidance issued by Pennsylvania Department of Public Health (DPH), our offices will be temporarily closed until further notice, however; Amachi staff are working remotely and are available for support. We understand that this is a difficult and challenging time for everyone; our community as a whole is faced with extra stressors and tasked with additional responsibilities and challenges. Amachi Pittsburgh’s goal is to encourage everyone to please make it a priority to take care of yourself and your family by following the guidelines issued by the PA Department of Public Health, practicing self-care, and reaching out to us if you need help getting connected to other supports. Please click on the link below to visit our COVID-19 resource guide. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but a good place to start. We will continue to update it as we discover more resources.

COVID-19 Resource Guide

Other COVID-19 Resources

Free Diaper Distribution Centers in Pittsburgh

If you need to reach an Amachi Pittsburgh staff person, please call 412-699-3036 or email info@amachipgh.org. We are here to support you and wish everyone peace and strength as we all move forward together in solidarity. Check out the following websites below for up to date information about COVID-19 and how to practice self-care:

Re-entry Resources for Pennsylvania

PA Department of Health: COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control: COVID-19

COVID-19 Myth Busters

Manage Anxiety & Stress during COVID-19

Helping Children Cope with Emergencies

Taking Care of your Emotional Health

Self-Care and COVID-19

COVID-19 Myth Busters

13 Ways to Practice Self-Care when you Work from Home

Calm: Free Meditations and Mindfulness Resources









A very special thank you to our friends at Steeltown Entertainment Teen Film Crew
for their support and expertise in creating this video!

Our Core Services

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