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.
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)
Jan19EventParent Café – “New Year, New ME”12:00 pm to 3:00 pm6000 Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USAEvent
Parent Café – “New Year, New ME”January 19, 201912:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 3 hours6000 Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USAmapCatholic Community Services, CUA #4
(Registration- Tashonn Bungy (215) 783-9853 or Robyn Rozario (215) 687-0486)
Jan21EventCommunity Event- MLK Day of Service9:00 am to 2:00 pm2101 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USAEvent
Community Event- MLK Day of ServiceJanuary 21, 20199:00 am to 2:00 pm, 5 hours2101 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USAmapBethanna, CUA # 8
(Registration: Carlotta Stafford (267) 524-2470) or Karisa Barlow (267)294-1231)