What is Family Strengthening?


Amachi Pittsburgh views parental incarceration as a family "issue" that affects children and adults, their relationships, and family functioning. Families often need various types of support including instrumental, emotional, and social support. Our services are designed to help reduce trauma for children and families and increase healthy family functioning. We work with a host of community partners to provide
strengths-based support.

Our Services

  • Activities / workshops to strengthen the parent-child relationship as well as increase healthy family functioning involving children along with both custodial and incarcerated parents
  • Fun family outings
  • Parenting classes and reunification support when parents are returning home from incarceration
  • Case management support


  • Distribution of food, essential supplies, and resources
  • And more!