Family Wellness Center

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The Family Wellness Center seeks to create a wellness community within Swissvale and surrounding areas and to provide a variety of comprehensive programs and opportunities that promote wellness. The FWC aims to reduce major health risks within the community and improve health outcomes of program participants.

Find out more about the Family Wellness Center here.

Community Food Pantry

In partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Coomunity Food Bznk, eligible community residents can receive groceries and other goods once a month. Distribution is on the second Thursday of each month from 2 – 4pm at Union Baptist Church of Swissvale. Proof of residency and income required. Emergency food packages are available as needed.

Music Workshop


Children and youth participate in group instruction and music laboratory from 10am-12pm on Saturday mornings. Students acquire skills in playing musical instruments and are exposed to various musical genres. Participants have opportunities to perform publicly.

Rites of Passage

LIFE-SKILLS-GIRL-TALK-1280x960Youth attend weekly group sessions and meet individually with a mentor to acquire and apply life skills. At the conclusion of three years, students celebrate mastery of nine life skills in a Rites of Passage ceremony. Sundays from 8:30am – 9:30am located at 2116 Collingwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218. For more information call 412-271-3900 or 412-607-4578. Visit to learn more about the curriculum.

Swissvale Community Garden

Swissvale Community Garden is a program of Reach Up Swissvale and envisions a garden, not only as a place to primarily grow food but also as something of a public park. It is intended that various social activities can take place in proximity to the growing of food, which will further cement in the minds of residents that sustainable agriculture is interwoven into the fabric of everyday life.