Special Events

Virtual Orientation | Adoption From Foster Care

December 17, 2020

virtual swan adoption

This month's session will be virtual, due to social distancing regulations. If you would like to attend an upcoming orientation meeting to learn more about adoption from foster care, please contact Melanie Garbark to RSVP get the link to join from home. 2020 Session Dates: January 9 February 13 March…

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Virtual Infertility Support Group

December 28, 2020

Infertility is isolating and having a community of others who share experiences has been very helpful for our members. We have a wonderful, supportive group of women who attend and are always open to new members. We also are excited to have expanded to couples sessions as well! We want…

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Past Events

Virtual Orientation | Adoption From Foster Care

December 17, 2020

This month's session will be virtual, due to social distancing regulations. If you would like to attend an upcoming orientation meeting to learn more about adoption from foster care, please contact Melanie Garbark to RSVP get the link to join from home. 2020 Session Dates: January 9 February 13 March…

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Let’s Talk About Adoption!

September 22, 2020

We’re covering everything from soup to nuts in this hour-long informational lunch and learn led by The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center Director of Adoption, Erika Schmitt. Log on with us to learn more and join in on an open dialogue around adoption. Share what you’ve always wanted to…

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Virtual wine class

July 22, 2020

The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center has partnered with Adam Knoerzer of ‘Burghundy to bring you a virtual wine class like no other! Believe it or not, wine can be relaxed, fun, and accessible. In this 90-minute virtual class, award-winning local sommelier and wine educator, Adam Knoerzer,…

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Virtual Infertility Support Group

June 30, 2020

Infertility is isolating and having a community of others who share experiences has been very helpful for our members. We have a wonderful, supportive group of women who attend and are always open to new members. We also are excited to have expanded to couples sessions as well! We want…

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Coping with COVID | The Silver Lining Series

May 27, 2020

The Silver Lining Series Topic: Coping with COVID Date & Time: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 @ 1:00PM- 2:00PM Hosted By: The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center Special Guest: Jennie Colbert, Program Strategist for EMBRACE Pittsburgh *Registration Required* MORE DETAILS: The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center is encouraging our…

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A Conversation About Foster Care

May 26, 2020

Join us Tuesday, May 26 at 5:00PM, EST. In honor of foster care awareness month, join us for a happy hour conversation on adoption from foster care! In this Facebook Live event, we will make sure to cover frequently asked questions, as well as answer any questions you have to…

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Spring Into Action Auction

April 18, 2020

It’s time to Spring Into Action with our online Auction! The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center invites you to register for a super fun virtual auction in support of our #ComeTogether Campaign, in an effort to battle the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Since you’re stuck inside,…

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Virtual SWAN Orientation | Adoption from Foster Care

April 15, 2020

Have an interest in learning about adoption from foster care but haven’t had time to attend an orientation? Join our VIRTUAL adoption from foster care information session, right from your couch! Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 6:30-8:30PM, EST.  RSVP to Melanie Garbark at mgarbark@chomepgh.org to receive the link to join.

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A Frozen Night at The Children’s Home

January 10, 2020

Just for families of medically fragile children, this special evening features a showing of the movie Frozen, hot chocolate, and gingerbread house making! A photographer will also be onsite for family portraits, so stop on in*! There is no cost to attend. When: January 10th, 2020 • 5 p.m. Where: The…

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Holiday Jubilee

December 07, 2019

Join us for our annual Holiday Jubilee! This is a free event for all ages! Visit with Santa and enjoy activities for kids and holiday treats. Donated gifts from our Amazon holiday list to place under our tree for the children & families we serve is greatly appreciated! https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/308PIJWLS08VV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_ei4mCbTGS381X

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Grand Opening of New Inclusive Playground!

August 18, 2019

Join The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family center to celebrate our new, inclusive playground on Sunday August 18th from 11AM-2PM! Don’t miss volunteer and honoree, Pittsburgh Steeler, Josh Dobbs for the ribbon cutting ceremony! Enjoy FREE Roadrunners Hot Dawgs, ice cream, live music, kids crafts, yard games and…

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Support Group for Families of Medically Fragile Children

June 27, 2019

Join us Thursday, June 27th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. for a support group at The Children’s Home for families of medically fragile children. All family caregivers are welcome - there is no cost to attend. Pizza and light refreshments will be provided. For community members interested in joining, a medical…

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Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Restaurants 2019 Party!

June 10, 2019

The Children's Home is excited to be the Non-Profit Partner for Pittsburgh Magazine's Best Restaurant's Party 2019! Mark your calendars  for June 10th from 5:30PM- 8:00PM  to celebrate Pittsburgh's flourishing restaurant scene! Pittsburgh Magazine's Best Restaurants Party  is returning to Heinz Field for this epic event that attracts over 1,500 guests!. Sample from…

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Spring into Foster Care!

May 18, 2019

Please join us on May 18, 2019 for Spring into Foster Care! From 11am-2pm, individuals, community groups and families are welcome to join The Children’s Home to celebrate spring and learn more about the need to adopt older children from foster care. Information will be available on children in foster care…

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Support Group for Families of Medically Fragile Children

April 18, 2019

Join us April 18, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. for a support group at The Children’s Home for families of medically fragile children. All family caregivers are welcome - there is no cost to attend. Pizza and light refreshments will be provided. For community members interested in joining, a medical day…

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Lights…Camera… Shake Your Booties Recap!

March 23, 2019

https://youtu.be/tKVy4tdrYMA (Video Credit: Pittsburgh Magazine) The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center celebrated its 18th annual signature fundraising event, Shake Your Booties, on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Heinz Field. Over 500 guests attended the event including special VIP guests Sally Wiggin, Arthur Moats and Rick Sebak! Thanks to the generosity…

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Support Group at The Children’s Home for families of medically fragile children

February 07, 2019

Join us February 7, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. for a support group at The Children’s Home for families of medically fragile children. Pizza and light refreshments will be provided. For community members interested in joining, a medical day care will be set-up to care for your medically fragile…

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