About

Greater Valley Community Services (GVCS) is a non-profit organization that has impacted our community by rebuilding and empowering the lives of children and families through offering programming that particularly centers the health and wellness, education, and families in the area.  Our services are delivered to the Braddock, North Braddock, Mon Valley, Allegheny, and Westmoreland communities.

 

Mission

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.

 

History

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.

 

S.P.A.C.E.

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:

HEALTH AND WELLNESS 

EDUCATION

FAMILY

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.

 

 

Certifications

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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