Greater Valley Community Services (GVCS) is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of community services such as educational programs, community committees, violence prevention, foster care and in-home services, food distribution, geriatric care, and clothing/food/toy drives to name a few. Our programming particularly centers around our three pillars of Health and Wellness, Education, and Families and is delivered to the Braddock, North Braddock, Mon Valley, Allegheny, and Westmoreland communities.



Our mission is to strengthen, educate and empower children and families through collaboration and resources while promoting safety, growth, and strong community. Our goal is to be an inspiring influence through our dedication and commitment to service and the provision of quality programs, while using a spiritual and community approach to to support and empower children and their families.



Greater Valley Community Services, Inc. (GVCS) was formed as a nonprofit corporation in November of 2009 and its location was 609 Jones Avenue, North Braddock, PA.  GVCS is contracted by Allegheny County's Office of Children, Youth, and Families (CYF) for providing In-Home and Foster Care Services. GVCS acquired its new building in Braddock, 300 Holland Avenue, March 2018.  This expanded our abilities to extend community outreach programming.



The new facility is called SPACE:

Supportive Programs Affording Collaborative Engagement 

SPACE identifies the services we offer to the community. We categorize our programming into three crucial 'Building Blocks' within this SPACE which embody our values and showcase available services. With this model, we aim to utilize a holistic approach to providing developmental opportunities for youth, families, and our community. Our Building Blocks are:





Ultimately, Greater Valley Community Services, Inc. is committed to the core principals of being child-centered, family-focused, community-based and culturally competent in serving families.




Greater Valley Community Services is certified in SAAF (Strong African American Families), a training program developed by the Center for Family Research at the University of Georgia, which works to strengthen parent-adolescent relationships and reduce risky and harmful behaviors. 

Greater Valley is also certified in Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), another evidence-based parenting program focused on developing positive attitudes, relationships, and conduct to prevent and treat emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents.


Read more about our certifications on our Families Page!

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