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Emergency Hotline

Emergency Hotline


Emergency Hotline
Ladies Hospital Aid Society Hotline

With hundreds of inmates and former inmates from the local Pittsburgh area and thousands of inmates in and around Pennsylvania, emergencies are a regular occurrence.

A few examples:
  • A family has a teenager in distress and they need resources that will help their teenager.
  • A chaplain in a prison has a Jewish inmate who is requesting a Rabbi in an emergency, and there is no Rabbi on staff.
  • A family, whose income is greatly reduced because of a parent in prison, is about to have utility services terminated for lack of payment.    
To address these needs and so many more, the Aleph Institute has established a hotline, made possible through a grant from the "Ladies Hospital Aid Society." This resource is available twenty four hours a day, six days a week, to guide the family, the inmate, the parent with a troubled teen or a teenager in crisis. When a family member is in jail, families often need someone to help them navigate through difficult times.

An Aleph Rabbi is always available.
The hotline number is 412-860-0927.