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.
Jul19EventPAN Parenting Group for parents who have children in placement10:00 am to 10:00 am714 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAEvent
PAN Parenting Group for parents who have children in placementJuly 19, 201810:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 min714 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAmapFor parents who have children in placement
Achieving Reunification Center -5th Floor
714 Market St., 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Randall Wilson 215-683-6276
Lisa Dooley 215-683-6347
Jul19Event2018 Backpack Challenge Launch1:30 pm to 2:00 pmDilworth Park, 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAEvent
2018 Backpack Challenge LaunchJuly 19, 20181:30 pm to 2:00 pm, 30 minsDilworth Park, 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAmap
This year, our goal is to stuff 4,000 backpacks and collect $30,000 to support youth in foster care. With the support of the Greater Philadelphia community, we can do just that!
To learn more, visit:https://www.roonga.com/backpackchallenge2018
Jul19EventParent Café5:30 pm to 8:30 pmEvent
Parent CaféJuly 19, 20185:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 3 hoursChrist Haven Ministries
6800 Lindbergh Blvd., Phila., PA
**Participants must register for each “Strengthening Family” event.**
Turning Points for Children /TP4C, CUA # 9
Registration: Eloise Clayton (267) 353-2443 or Khalilah Robinson (215) 219-6902