Western Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Development Center


Western Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Development Center is dedicated to helping families and caregivers meet the challenges that living with the at-risk population can bring.

We are an equal opportunity care provider.

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Our agency is a qualified MA Provider under contract with the PA Dept of Human Services. We accept the following waivers: Consolidated, PF/D, Adult Autism and The Community Living Waiver. We are a licensed Adult Training Facility and we are located in Penn Hills, PA on the border of Monroeville and Plum Borough, PA.

At Western Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Development Center, employees and volunteers are constantly training and receiving continuing educational hours. They are all Community Emergency Response Team certified and are prepared for emergencies and disasters in their communities.


We have added many tools to our toolbox when someone goes missing. In addition to scent dogs and tracking transmitters, we have added Lost Person Behavior profiling and drones to locate missing people or people who wander.

WPSARDC created a new division to include cold cases of people who have gone missing and no new leads were introduced in connection with their disappearance. Cases will be posted and information about those cases will be  attached.The Missing Persons Division will use a fresh approach to Finding The Lost.

Ways to Help

Our strength is amplified with collective action, and you can help make a difference with Western Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Development Center right now! The support we receive is a huge driver of the good work we do in addressing some of society’s most challenging problems. Get in touch today and join our community in making a lasting impact.

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Attend any of our events and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow.

Make a Donation

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Western Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Development Center.

Volunteer Your Time

Our organization always needs people who are willing to give their time to helping families find closure. Whether you are doing research on a cold case or helping the needy by keeping the giving box stocked, training with the canines, drones and other tools, helping with the Operation: Take Me Home program, time that you can give us is valuable and appreciated.

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Western Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Development Center an even better Social Services Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

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Contact Western Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Development Center

1405 Frey Road Pittsburgh, PA 15235


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