Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
Healthy Homes Foster Care
We educate low-income families with foster and kinship children under age 6 about how to reduce the hazards that contribute to asthma, other respiratory conditions, and lead poisoning.
The Healthy Homes Foster Care Program offers a holistic approach to reduce environmental and safety hazards. Eligible families can get a free in-home environmental health assessment that addresses:
- carbon monoxide
- moisture, mold
- home safety
- tobacco smoke
- injury prevention
We also provide a toolkit with healthy homes resources and educational materials to families who complete the Healthy Homes Foster Care Program. Limited funds are available to address the concerns found during the home assessment.
The Healthy Homes for Foster Care Program is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, under the Lead Hazard Control/Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Program partners include the Philadelphia Department of Human Services
, the Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services
, numerous foster care agencies, the Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP)
, and the Committee on Healthcare Needs of Children in Substitute Care at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
If you would like to enroll in the Healthy Homes Foster Care Program, or refer an eligible family for services, please call 215-685-2795.
Health Education Materials for Download