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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Every community member can do something to support a child at risk, whether it is by becoming a foster parent, a mentor, or simply by reporting child abuse and neglect. We are for the child. Are you?




Jessica S. Shapiro is Acting Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS), the largest child welfare agency in Pennsylvania serving thousands of children and families annually.

DHS' Community Umbrella Agencies (CUAs)
Offer a host of events to support parents and families. Click here for a list of this month's events.
DHS Community Oversight Board
The charge of the Community Oversight Board (COB) is to monitor the Department of Human Services’ implementation of the recommendations of the Child Welfare Review Panel (CWRP).

   DHS Mission Statement

The Philadelphia Department of Human Services mission is to provide and promote safety, permanency, and well-being for children and youth at risk of abuse, neglect and delinquency.

Click here to view Core Values