Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 until further notice

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for everyone 5 and older! Get your children vaccinated today. Find a City-run vaccine clinic or partner vaccine clinic to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have questions about vaccination, call (215) 685-5488.

Resources for parents

These resources are designed for parents who have children in the foster system.

Name Description Released Format
Parenting Education and Support Groups – Spanish PDF Free parenting education and support groups help parents improve parenting skills and relationships with their children November 18, 2021
Family Rights Guide PDF Rights and Complaint Procedures in Youth Residential Placement. A guide for parents, guardians, and other family members. December 9, 2020
Youth Rights Guide – Long PDF For Philadelphia Youth in Residential Placement December 9, 2020
Youth Rights Guide – Short PDF For Philadelphia Youth in Residential Placement December 9, 2020
Plan of Safe Care Brochure PDF A brochure that describes what a Plan of Safe Care is. November 27, 2020
Plan of Safe Care Authorization and Template PDF An authorization form to release Plan of Safe Care information and template. November 27, 2020
Plan of Safe Care Template docx A template that families and providers can use when creating a Plan of Safe Care. November 27, 2020
Safe Medicine Storage Tip Sheet PDF Guidance for people who work with adults taking prescribed medicines or illegal drugs. November 12, 2020
Safe Medicine Storage Flyer PDF In an effort to end accidental child drug ingestion the City urges parents/guardians to keep opioids and all medicines locked away and out of reach of children. November 12, 2020
Visitation during COVID crisis PDF Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Philadelphia DHS Commissioner Kimberly Ali has issued the following directives as they relate to in person visitation and contact between staff and children and families. March 31, 2020
Collaborative parenting classes PDF All classes by location, CUA area, and target population (if specified) served, this program is available to all Philadelphia residents. September 26, 2017
2015 DHS parent handbook PDF A guide for parents of children in placement. September 26, 2017