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.
Jan18EventHealth Center #3 Meet & Greet10:00 am to 12:30 pm555 S 43rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USAEvent
Health Center #3 Meet & GreetJanuary 18, 201910:00 am to 12:30 pm, 3 hours555 S 43rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USAmapTurning Points for Children /TP4C, CUA # 9
Registration: Eloise Clayton (267) 353-2443
Jan18EventCommunity Event- Youth Employment Session with Young Chances Foundation5:30 pm to 7:30 pmBethanna Reed Street Office, 2501 Reed St., Phila., PAEvent
Community Event- Youth Employment Session with Young Chances FoundationJanuary 18, 20195:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hoursBethanna Reed Street Office, 2501 Reed St., Phila., PAmapBethanna, CUA # 8
(Registration: Carlotta Stafford (267) 524-2470) or Karisa Barlow (267)294-1231)
Jan19EventParent Café Community Baby Shower11:00 am to 1:00 pmTabor Community Partners 57 E. Armat St., Phila., PAEvent
Parent Café Community Baby ShowerJanuary 19, 201911:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2 hoursTabor Community Partners 57 E. Armat St., Phila., PAmapTabor Community Partners, CUA #6
(Registration Contact: Efia King (267)318-0479 or Daniel Mills (267) 339-3171)