What we do
Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services is the county child welfare and juvenile justice agency. Our mission is to provide and promote safety, permanency, and well-being for children and youth at risk of abuse, neglect, and delinquency. Our main service areas include:
- Prevention. We work with families to safely care for children in their own home to reduce child abuse and neglect.
- Child Welfare. We operate Philadelphia’s child abuse hotline, investigate allegations of child abuse and neglect, and help children involved with DHS achieve a permanent home. We manage the private organizations (Community Umbrella Agencies) that provide case management and other support services in 10 geographic regions throughout Philadelphia.
- Foster and Adoption. We contract with state-licensed agencies who certify homes as placements for children and youth who are not safe in their own homes. The goal of foster care is to reunite children with their families. When this is not possible, as determined by the courts, many resource parents choose to adopt the children who are in their care. Find out how to become a foster parent and how to adopt a child.
- Juvenile Justice. We operate the county’s juvenile detention facility, manage contracts for court-ordered youth programs, and work to divert youth from the formal justice system through intensive prevention services.
Dec17EventParent Café12:00 pm to 2:00 pmGaudenzia House of Passage, 111 N 48th St, Philadelphia, PA 19139, USAEvent
Parent CaféDecember 17, 201812:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 2 hoursGaudenzia House of Passage, 111 N 48th St, Philadelphia, PA 19139, USAmapTurning Points 4 Children/ CUA#10
Registration: Daryl McKeever (215) 817-3817 , Katie Tan (267) 279-4480
Dec18EventParent Café8:30 am to 11:30 amMifflin Elementary School, 3624 Conrad St., Phila., PAEvent
Parent CaféDecember 18, 20188:30 am to 11:30 am, 3 hoursMifflin Elementary School, 3624 Conrad St., Phila., PAmapTurning Points for Children/TP4C, CUA #5
Registration: Shawn Woods or Rosline Turner (267) 766-2000
Dec18EventParent Café9:30 am to 12:30 pmYour Child's World Learning Center: Southwest, 2400 S 71st St, Philadelphia, PA 19142, USAEvent
Parent CaféDecember 18, 20189:30 am to 12:30 pm, 3 hoursYour Child's World Learning Center: Southwest, 2400 S 71st St, Philadelphia, PA 19142, USAmap
Turning Points for Children /TP4C, CUA # 9
Registration: Eloise Clayton (267) 353-2443