Community Partners

LEND Pittsburgh collaborates with several community organization throughout the city. Some of the main ones are highlighted on the right-hand side of the screen. If you are interested in working with LEND, or would like more information, please contact us. We would be happy to expand our community partners!


The Children’s Hospital Advisory Network for Guidance and Empowerment (CHANGE) is a youth led and youth driven initiative that advises youth, families, and professionals about the transition process. It works to ensure successful transition to adult lives for individuals who have faced transitional barriers in healthcare.

Early Childhood Partnerships

Early Childhood Partnerships (ECP) is a University-Community service and research collaborative dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children and families, especially those at developmental risk and/or with disabilities (birth to 8 years) and to enhancing the practices of the professionals who support them.

Autism Connection of PA

The Autism Connection of PA aims to be a lifeline and hub for families and adults, providing support, information, and advocacy.

Heritage Out-of-School Time (HOST)

HOST provides out of school time care to students in grades K-8 in the Pittsburgh region.

Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey

Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey operates therapeutic and competitive ice hockey programs for the benefit of physically disabled individuals in Pennsylvania and adjacent areas. 

Working For Kids

Working for Kids is an educational program that seeks to build strong communities by focusing on the development of a community’s most precious asset—its children.