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.
Nov15EventParent Café8:45 am to 10:45 amPhillip Sheridan School, 800 Ontario St., Phila., PAEvent
Parent CaféNovember 15, 20188:45 am to 10:45 am, 2 hoursPhillip Sheridan School, 800 Ontario St., Phila., PAmapAPM, CUA #2
Registration: Ashley Mendoza (267) 507-1343
Nov15Event” Parent Café- Temple University Entertainment & Community Center10:00 am to 1:00 pm1509 Cecil B. Moore Ave., Room 214, Phila., PAEvent
” Parent Café- Temple University Entertainment & Community CenterNovember 15, 201810:00 am to 1:00 pm, 3 hours1509 Cecil B. Moore Ave., Room 214, Phila., PAmapNET, CUA #7
Registration: Glenda Bryant (267) 353-9867 or Roger Garbett (215) 292-7147
Nov15EventParent Café12:30 pm to 2:30 pmGomphers Elementary School, 5701 Wynnefield Ave., Phila., PAEvent
Parent CaféNovember 15, 201812:30 pm to 2:30 pm, 2 hoursGomphers Elementary School, 5701 Wynnefield Ave., Phila., PAmapTurning Points 4 Children/ CUA#10
Registration: Daryl McKeever (215) 817-3817 Lillian Hood (215) 870-0466