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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