Throughout Pennsylvania, hardworking people are putting their families first. And the #FamilyFirstPA campaign is here to celebrate, recognize and support the families that depend on each other, and critical Pennsylvania services, to thrive.

Join us to help make human services a priority in Pennsylvania. With critical services in place, families are earning a living, caring for each other, and making things work. Share the stories of these Pennsylvania families. Contact your legislators. Spread the word that caring for each other is what works for Pennsylvania.


Every family tells a story. Which is why we’ve been traveling throughout Pennsylvania to meet the people who make our state great. From dairy farmer to urban dweller, small-town transplants to multi-generation landowners, we’re honoring the families who work hard to support each other. By telling the stories of how families connect with each other and critical Pennsylvania services, we’re shining a light on what matters most in our state. Family comes first.


Thank your legislators for making Human Services funding a priority in the 2017-18 Pennsylvania budget.


Are you a Pennsylvania-proud family? Do you want us to tell your story in compelling photography and words? We’re looking for hundreds of Pennsylvania families to join us to shine a light on the work we do to care for each other every day.


Get to know the FamilyFirstPA team

Putting Pennsylvania Families First

Powered by the Campaign for What Works, we are a group of community leaders, community foundations, United Ways, businesses, labor groups, civic organizations, non-profits and concerned citizens committed to sharing the stories of hardworking families and their role in making Pennsylvania great.


The Arc of Westmoreland

Adams County Community Foundation


The Autism Society of America

Berks County Community Foundation

Bucks-Mont Collaborative

Center for Hearing and Deaf Services

Childcare Information Services of Westmoreland County

Disability Friendly Community of the Lehigh Valley

Duquesne University

Easter Seals of Eastern Pennsylvania


Foundation for the Enhancement of Communities

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Lancaster County Community Foundation

Laurel Area Faith in Action

Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

The Luzerne Foundation

Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County

Meals on Wheels of Northampton County

NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania United Way of Southwestern PA

PA Housing Alliance

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation

Philadelphia Foundation

Pinebrook Family Answers

The Pittsburgh Foundation

Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY)

The Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

Third Street Alliance for Women and Children

United Way of Berks County

United Way of Bucks County

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

United Way of Lancaster County

United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley

United Way of Southwestern PA

United Way of Washington County

United Way of Wyoming Valley

U.S. Steelworkers Union

Washington County Community Foundation

Westmoreland Casemanagement and Support Services, Inc

Westmoreland Community Action

The Westmoreland Foundation

YWCA Bethlehem Adult Day Services Center

#FamilyFirstPA is an initiative of the Campaign for What Works supported by United Way of Southwestern PA and The Pittsburgh Foundation.