Allegheny County Department of Human Services Immigrants and Internationals Initiative
Empowering immigrants to build on their individual and collective strengths, achieve self-sufficiency, and celebrate their cultural identity
The Immigrants and Internationals Initiative works to further the Allegheny County Department of Human Service’s mission of creating an accessible, culturally competent, integrated and comprehensive human services system for all residents of Allegheny County. It does this by efforts to meet the unique needs of immigrants and internationals living in Allegheny County through a combination of capacity building, research, information exchange, and community-empowerment activities.
Our Advisory Council is the heart of the Immigrants and Internationals Initiative, actively participating with DHS in efforts to create accessible and culturally appropriate human services, and advance access for immigrants in healthcare systems, education, employment, public safety and others. Members include immigrant community leaders, immigrant and refugee serving organizations working collaboratively.