Three Rivers Youth

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To be a leader in innovative and model programs, providing excellent, comprehensive services for at-risk youth and their families.


Three Rivers Youth preserves and unites families, combats homelessness, enhances educational opportunities and builds life skills for at-risk youth.

History of Organization:

Three Rivers Youth traces its origins to 1880 when Reverend J.M. Fulton a local minister was unable to find an orphanage that would provide care and shelter for little Nellie, a 4-year old African American girl he found wandering the streets of Pittsburgh’s North Side. Established by the efforts of activist Julia Blair and the Women’s Christian Association, the Home for Colored Children became an unprecedented safe haven for Nellie and children like her who were barred from all-white orphanages. The organization later became the Termon Avenue Home for Children (see left).

Three Rivers Youth is actually the result of a merger between the Home for Children and another predecessor child welfare service agency. The Girls Service Club, founded in 1924 and incorporated in 1932 as a home for “wayward” girls, merged with the Termon Avenue Home for Children to become Three Rivers Youth in 1970.


Key Leaders

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Peggy B Harris President and C.E.O.

Contact Information

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412.441.5020 phone
412.441.5021 fax

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Primary Address


6117 Broad Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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Thank You To Our Sponsors

We are grateful to our many partners who provide financial and operational support.