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Family Empowerment programs

Enhancing families' ability to provide for their children's well-being.


Do you need help with maintaining your household and caring for your children, but don't know where to start or who to turn to? Family Empowerment programs offer community-based services that can help provide the assistance you need.

Raising a family and maintaining a household can be extremely challenging. Family Empowerment Services (FES) and Family Empowerment Centers (FEC) help assess the challenges you're facing and provide the support and resources to maintain a stable and healthy family.

FES and FEC workers assess your needs and put in place the appropriate services to address them—whether you need help linking to a social or economic service, or could just use some parenting guidance.


Process and eligibility

To determine whether you are eligible for FES and FEC services and to begin an initial assessment, call (215) 683-4000. If you already have a DHS case manager, ask them to refer you.

Time and place

A FES and FEC case manager will come to your house for the initial assessment.