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To our Peoples Oakland Family,

It is with heavy hearts that we write to inform you that due to a serious surge in COVID-19 cases throughout Allegheny County, we will be suspending our drop-in programs until further notice. Our counselors will still be available to meet with you individually in-person or via telephone or Zoom. We will also be launching a new virtual group program beginning next week with increased opportunities for virtual connection.

This also means we will no longer be able hold in-person holiday gatherings. We know this news comes as a great disappointment. As a staff, we have treasured every in-person moment we have spent with you since the beginning of the pandemic, but the safety of our members and staff will always be our number one priority.

While we are closed, Peoples Oakland will be installing new filtration in our HVAC system designed to combat the spread of COVID-19. This will help to ensure safer indoor programming when we are able to reopen our building.

We thank you for your understanding and we look forward to talking with you soon. Please continue to keep taking the best possible care of yourself. We are here for you!


Peoples Oakland Staff


Mission Statement

Peoples Oakland strives to be a premier recovery and wellness center, and is committed to holistic, comprehensive, member driven recovery. Guiding all Peoples Oakland services and activities is a philosophy of Recovery based on real life experiences nurtured by peer support, hope, self-help and collaborative relationships with professionals. Peoples Oakland continues as a leader in providing Recovery based comprehensive psychiatric and social rehabilitation services for Allegheny County adults with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders.


Peoples Oakland will continue to build an organization that, with partners and through networks, will make this region a leader in supporting people who are recovering from serious and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders.