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					  Helping Hands
A Parenting Resource Directory

       Fall 2005
              Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s



City of Philadelphia ZIP Codes ................................................2
Welcome ....................................................................................3
Parenting Resources ................................................................4
    Center City ..............................................................................5
    North Philadelphia..................................................................12
    Kensington/ Frankford/ Lower Northeast ..............................18
    West Philadelphia ..................................................................21
    Oak Lane/ Olney/ Logan/ Nicetown/ East Falls ......................26
    Germantown/ Mt. Airy/ Chestnut Hill......................................29
    Upper Northeast ....................................................................32
    South Philadelphia ................................................................34
    Roxborough/ Manayunk ........................................................37
    Southwest Philadelphia..........................................................38
Parenting Collaborative ..........................................................41
Parent Action Network Support Groups................................45
Programs for Fathers ..............................................................47
    Center City ............................................................................48
    North Philadelphia..................................................................53
    Kensington/ Frankford/ Lower Northeast ..............................59
    West Philadelphia ..................................................................61
    Oak Lane/ Olney/ Logan/ Nicetown/ East Falls ......................64
    Germantown/ Mt. Airy/ Chestnut Hill......................................66
    Upper Northeast ....................................................................68
    South Philadelphia ................................................................70
    Roxborough/ Manayunk ........................................................72
    Southwest Philadelphia..........................................................73
Philadelphia Child Care Resources (PCCR) ..........................75
General Information ................................................................77
Internet Resources For Parents ............................................81
Fatherhood Website Resources ............................................84
Index..........................................................................................86
Submission Form .................................................................... 90




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           City of Philadelphia ZIP Codes
                                                Upper Northeast
                                          19111, 19114, 19115, 19116,
                                              19136, 19152, 19154
        Germantown/Mt.Airy/
            Chestnut Hill
         19118, 19119, 19138,
             19144, 19150        Oak Lane/Olney/Logan/
                                   Nicetown/East Falls
                                  19120, 19126, 19129,
 Roxborough/                          19140, 19141
  Manayunk
19127, 19128




West Philadelphia/
   Overbrook/
    Wynnefield                                                        Kensington/
  19104, 19131,                                                       Frankford/
  19139, 19151                                                        Lower Northeast
                                                                      19124, 19125,
                                                                      19134, 19135,
                                                                      19137, 19149


                                                   North Philadelphia
                                                   19121, 19122, 19123,
                                                   19132, 19133

                                               Center City
                                               19102, 19103, 19106,
                                               19107, 19110, 19130




                                               South Philadelphia
                                               19145, 19146, 19147, 19148




        Southwest Philadelphia
         19142, 19143, 19153




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                               Welcome



Welcome to the latest edition of Helping Hands—A Parenting Resource
Directory—created by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS).

Parents play a vital role in the development and growth of their children, and this
directory has been improved to offer you information on how to find parenting
education resources in your neighborhood. All parents and caregivers can
benefit from the kind of information, advice, and support offered by the programs
listed in this directory.

Helping Hands reflects many of the programs offered by DHS and our service
providers. We dedicated a section of this parenting resource to the Parenting
Collaborative, a network of parenting education programs funded by DHS as
part of its effort to expand and enhance community-based services for families
and children with a special focus on parents who are working towards reunification
with their children. We included the Father’s Directory in Helping Hands because
we understand the importance fathers play in the lives of their children.

DHS has traditionally been viewed as the last resort for families in trouble. We
are proud of our work in helping children and families overcome abuse, neglect,
and delinquency. But we are just as proud of our growing efforts to positively
impact communities by supporting activities and programs that encourage good
parenting. These programs help Philadelphia families ensure a healthy and
supportive environment for children to grow and thrive.

Another way to receive information on parenting education is through DHS’
Parent Action Network, which can be reached by calling 215-PARENTS.
Helping Hands will be available on the DHS homepage at www.phila.gov/dhs
and on PhillySOS, DHS’ online community resource directory available online at
www.phillysos.org. PhillySOS provides up-to-date information on thousands of
programs in an easy to use format. Parents and caregivers have the ability to
search for specific programs at PhillySOS by agency name, keyword, or zip code.

We hope that you find this guide a useful tool as you search for parenting
resources.

Sincerely,



Cheryl Ransom-Garner
Commissioner




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                                      Center City                                                             Center City
       19102, 19103, 19106, 19107, 19110, 19130, 19147
AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania                        Catholic Social Services/                             19102
1211 Chestnut Street, suite 600                         Family Services
Philadelphia, PA 19107                                  227 North 18th Street
                                                                                                              19103
Hotline: 215-587-9377                                   Philadelphia, PA 19103
Email: kramer@aidslawpa.org                             Office: 215-854-7050
                                                                                                              19106
Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.                              Additional Languages: Spanish
Fee: All services are free.
                                                                                                              19107
                                                        Offers parent education and support services
Provides legal advice and representation for            for single mothers and teen parents. Parent
biological parents living with HIV/AIDS and offers      education focusing on child development,              19110
advice on navigating the child welfare system.          discipline, and developing relationships
                                                        with children.                                        19130
Bethanna
                                                        Catholic Social Services/                             19147
1212 Wood Street                                        Mercy Hospice
Philadelphia, PA 19106
                                                        334 South 13th Street
Contact: Sharmon James
                                                        Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215-355-6500
                                                        Office: 215-545-5153
Email: sjames@bethanna.org
                                                        Email: Mercyhospice@aol.com
Website: www.bethanna.org
                                                        Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
                                                        Fee: All services are free.
Fee: All services are free.
                                                        Support services for homeless women.
Support services for parents/caregivers involved
with DHS, fathers aged 25 or younger, and ado-
lescents.                                               Child Parent Center of Hall-Mercer
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families      800 Spruce Street
seeking reunification, kinship caregivers, biological   Philadelphia, PA 19107
parents, fathers, work release clients and teen         Office: 215-829-5555
parents.                                                Additional Languages: Spanish
                                                        Fee: All services are free.
Caring People Alliance                                  Provides parent education and support services
1819 JFK Boulevard, suite 220                           for single mothers, teen parents, parents of twins,
Philadelphia, PA 19103                                  and adoptive parents. Parent education focused
                                                        on child development, discipline and developing
Office: 215-545-5230
                                                        relationships with children.
Provides Teen Parent Education and Employment
Project for pregnant or parenting teens. Offers
parent education and support, GED preparation,
career development, job search techniques, and
placement in a training program or job.




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                ChildLink                                             Children’s Services, Inc.
Center City
                Philadelphia Health Management Corporation            1315 Walnut Street, 3rd floor
                260 South Broad Street, 18th floor                    Philadelphia, PA 19107
                Philadelphia, PA 19102                                Office: 215-546-3503
        19102   Office: 215-731-2110                                  Email: childphi@bellatlantic.net
                Email: info@phmc.org                                  Fee: All services are free.
        19103   Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.                            Provides services to families involved with
                Additional Languages: Spanish                         reunification.
        19106   Fee: All services are free.
                                                                      Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
                Support services for families with children from      seeking reunification.
        19107   birth to three years who have developmental
                delays or disabilities. Services include evaluation
        19110   and linkage to early intervention programs.           CHOICE
                                                                      1233 Locust Street, suite 301
        19130   Children’s Aid Society                                Philadelphia, PA 19107
                of Pennsylvania                                       Hotline: 215-985-3300
        19147   1315 Walnut Street, suite 1004
                                                                      Email: info@choice-phila.org
                                                                      Website: www.choice-phila.org
                Philadelphia, PA 19107
                Office: 215-546-2990                                  Resource and referral agency.
                Email: info@caspa.org
                Website: www.caspa.org                                Community Legal Services
                Hours: 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.                            1424 Chestnut Street, 5th floor
                Additional Languages: Spanish                         Philadelphia, PA 19102
                Fee: Day-care fee based on income.                    Office: 215-981-3700
                Provides parent education focusing on child           Website: www.clsphila.org
                development, discipline, developing relationships     Fee: All services are free.
                with children, and client-generated issues.           Offers advice on navigating the child welfare
                Offers groups for single mothers and teen parents     system as well as legal advice and representation
                and fathers. Supports Family Project, prevention      for biological parents.
                services for pregnant and parenting families
                with children aged six and under.                     Devereux Community Services
                                                                      of Philadelphia
                Children’s Crisis Treatment Center                    1819 JFK Boulevard, suite 200
                1823 Callowhill Street                                Philadelphia, PA 19103
                Philadelphia, PA 19130                                Office: 215-864-6666
                Office: 215-496-0707 x1446                            Website: www.devereux.org
                Website: www.cctckids.org                             Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
                Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.                            Provides support services for at-risk parents.
                Fee: Fee for services.                                Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
                Offers support services for parents involved          at risk of re-entry into DHS. Groups held at
                with DHS, parents/caregivers with a history of        several locations throughout the city. Call office
                substance abuse/mental health, parents of             for more information.
                children with special needs. Support groups           ADDITIONAL LOCATION:
                focus on child development, child discipline.         Stanton School
                Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents     16th & Cumberland Streets
                of children ages three through nine who are in        Philadelphia, PA 19130
                DHS placement.
                                                                      Offers separate groups for families seeking
                                                                      reunification and parents with children at risk
                                                                      for DHS involvement or placement.
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Educating Children for Parenting                    Family Planning Council
                                                                                                         Center City
211 North 13th Street, suite 701                    260 South Broad Street, suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 19107                              Philadelphia, PA 19102
Office: 215-496-9780                                Office: 215-568-860
Email: info@ecparenting.org                         Email: Michelle@familyplanning.org                   19102
Website: www.ecparenting.org                        Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for
Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.                          adolescent girls.
                                                                                                         19103
Fee: All services are free.
                                                                                                         19106
Provides parent education and support services      Girls, Inc./Big Sisters
for teen parents. Parent education focusing on      of Philadelphia
child development, developing relationships                                                              19107
                                                    1315 Walnut Street, suite 1400
with children, child discipline.
                                                    Philadelphia, PA 19107                               19110
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for teen      Office: 215-735-7775
parents and adjudicated teens.
                                                    Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.                           19130
                                                    Additional Languages: Spanish
Education Law Center                                Fee: All services are free.
of Pennsylvania                                                                                          19147
                                                    Provides support services for parents/caregivers
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 400                       with a history of substance abuse and
Philadelphia, PA 19107                              parents/caregivers with girls who have mental
Office: 215-238-6970                                health or delinquency health risks (such as PTSD).
Email: elc@elc-pa.org
Website: www.elc-pa.org                             Greater Canaan Child Care
Fee: Sliding fee scale.                             and Learning Center
Offers parent education focusing on child           2001 Spring Garden Street
development, discipline, special needs.             Philadelphia, PA 19130
Support services include education law              Office: 215-972-8044
and advocacy assistance.
                                                    Fee: All services are free.
                                                    Offers parent education and support services for
Episcopal Community                                 teen parents and single mothers. Supports parent
Services (ECS)                                      education focusing on child discipline, youth vio-
225 South Third Street                              lence, developing relationships, substance abuse.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Office: 215-351-1400                                Greater Philadelphia Federation
        215-351-1476                                of Settlements
Email: kellym@ecs1870.org                           100 North 17th Street, 5th floor
Website: www.ecs1870.org                            Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.                          Office: 215-568-860
Additional Languages: Spanish                       Email: memberservices@greatsettlement.org
Fee: All services are free.                         Website: www.greatsettlements.org
Provides parent education and support services      Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
for homeless families, families receiving SCOH,     Additional Languages: All languages
families affected by HIV/AIDS and families headed   Fee: All services are free.
by single-mothers in recovery from addiction.
Parent education focusing on child discipline,      Groups for parents who need support in any
youth violence, substance abuse, developing         area. Groups in various community locations,
relationships with children, community resources    call office for details.
and time management. Other services include
after-school programs and a homeless shelter.

Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
seeking reunification.                                                                                           7
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                Health Federation of Philadelphia                    Joseph J. Peters Institute
Center City     1211 Chestnut Street, suite 801                      Land Title Building
                Philadelphia, PA 19107                               100 South Broad Street, suite 1700
                Office: 215-567-8001 x 3040                          Philadelphia, PA 19110
        19102   Website: www.healthfederation.org                    Office: 215-701-1560
                Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.                           Toll free: 888-775-8368
        19103   Additional Languages: Spanish; others as needed.     Website: www.jjp.org
                Fee: All services are free.                          Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
        19106   Provides parent education and support services       Additional Languages: Vietnamese
                for single mothers, teens, families with special     Provides support services for parents or
        19107   needs children and families with children from       caregivers involved with DHS who are working to
                birth to five. Parent education focusing on child    retain or regain custody of their children; fathers
        19110   development, discipline, youth violence, special     age 25 or younger, parents and caregivers with
                needs, substance abuse and developing                a history of substance abuse or mental illness
                relationships with children.                         and families of children with special behavioral
        19130
                                                                     health needs. Parent education for sexual abuse
                Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
                                                                     survivors.
        19147   families seeking reunification and parents with
                children at risk for DHS involvement or placement.   Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups
                                                                     for parents of sexually at risk children, parents of
                ADDITIONAL PARENTING COLLABORATION
                                                                     children who have been sexually abused, and
                LOCATION:
                                                                     parents who are seeking information about
                Trevor’s Place Shelter                               healthy sexual development.
                1624 Poplar Street
                Philadelphia, PA 19130                               King’s Kids Child Care
                                                                     and Development Center
                Institute for the Development                        2204 Walnut Street
                of African American Youth                            Philadelphia, PA 19103
                P.O. Box 2061                                        Office: 215-564-3457
                Philadelphia, PA 19103                               Hours: 6:30a.m. – 6:00p.m.
                Office: 215-572-7233                                 Additional Languages: Spanish
                Email: info@idaay.org                                Fee: All services are free.
                Website: www.idaay.org                               Offers support services focusing on bringing the
                Hours: 9:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.                           family together to share information on family
                Fee: All services are free.                          issues. Parent education focusing on child
                Support services for teenage/young adult fathers.    development, developing relationships with
                                                                     children, parenting skills and behavior problems.


                                                                     Maternal Addiction Treatment
                                                                     and Research (MATER)
                                                                     Thomas Jefferson University
                                                                     1201 Chestnut Street, suite 900
                                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19107
                                                                     Office: 215-955-4068
                                                                     Email: karol.kaltenbach@mail.tju.edu
                                                                     Provides support services for mothers with a
                                                                     history of substance abuse.




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Maternity Care Coalition                            PEAK Program
                                                    1211 Chestnut Street, suite 1100                       Center City
2000 Hamilton Street, suite 205
                                                    Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia, PA 19130
                                                    Office: 215-751-1800 x 234
Office: 215-972-0700
Email: mcc@momobile.org                             Groups teach advocacy skills to parents. Four          19102
Website: www.momobile.org                           series are offered each year in four different areas
Fee: All services are free.
                                                    of the city.                                           19103
Offers parent education and support services for
teen parents, focusing on child development and     Mercy Hospice                                          19106
developing relationships with children.             334 South 13th Street
                                                    Philadelphia, PA 19107                                 19107
Mazzoni Center (formerly                            Office: 215-545-5153
Philadelphia Community                              Offers Parenting Collaborative groups to residents
                                                                                                           19110
Health Alternatives)                                of Mercy Hospice homeless shelter.
1201 Chestnut Street, 3rd floor
                                                                                                           19130
Philadelphia, PA 19107                              Parent Action Network (PAN)
Office: 215-563-0663
                                                                                                           19147
                                                    Main Office: 1601 Cherry Street
Email: info@mazzonicenter.org                       Philadelphia, PA 19102
Website: www.mazzonicenter.org                      Office: 215-PARENTS (727-3687)
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.                          Fee: All services are free.
Fee: All services are free.                         Provides parent education and support services
Provides support services for parents with          for single mothers, teen parents, parents seeking
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT)     reunification with children in placement, survivors
children and LGBT parents.                          of abuse, Spanish speaking parents and fathers.
                                                    Child care available at some locations. Parent
Offers Parenting Collaborative individual and       education focusing on child development,
group counseling for parents who are gay,           discipline, developing relationships with children
lesbian, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) or for    and women’s self-esteem.
parents of LGBT children. (No ongoing classes)
                                                    PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
                                                    Children and Parents Reunification Group
Mental Health Association
                                                    1515 Arch Street
of Southeastern PA
                                                    Philadelphia, PA 19102
Main Office: 1211 Chestnut Street, suite 1100
                                                    Hours: Monday, 6:00 – 8:00p.m.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
                                                    Father’s Group
Office: 215-751-1800 x234
                                                    1515 Arch Street
Email: emannion@mhasp.org
                                                    Philadelphia, PA 19102
Website: www.mhasp.org
                                                    Hours: Thursday 6:00 – 8:00p.m.
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
                                                    Morning Placement Group
Additional Languages: Spanish
                                                    1515 Arch Street
Fee: All services are free.
                                                    Philadelphia, PA 19102
Support services for parents with mental illness.   Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
PARENTING COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM                     and Saturday 9:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.
LOCATIONS:
                                                    Support groups for parents with children in
Episcopal Church of Saint John the Evangelist       placement.
1332 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Groups for parents with mental illness and/or
mental health concerns.


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              Parents of Teens Group                                  Old Pine Community Center
Center City   1515 Arch Street
                                                                      401 Lombard Street
              Philadelphia, PA 19102
                                                                      Philadelphia, PA19147
              Hours: Monday, 6:00 – 8:00p.m
                                                                      Contact: Deborah MacPhail
     19102    Support groups for parents of teens.                    Office: 215-627-2493
              Parents Reunification Group                             Email: resourcepersonl@aol.com
     19103    1515 Arch Street                                        Hours: 8:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
              Philadelphia, PA 19102                                  Fee: All services are free.
     19106    Hours: Monday, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.                      Offers parent education utilizing Systematic
              Teens Group                                             Training for Effective Parenting and focusing on
     19107    1515 Arch Street                                        child discipline.
              Philadelphia, PA 19102
     19110    Hours: Wednesday, 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.                   Parents Involved Network
              Support groups for teens.                               1211 Chestnut Street, 11th floor
     19130
              Women’s Self-Esteem Group                               Philadelphia, PA 19107
              1515 Arch Street                                        Office: 215-751-1800 x 234 (24-hour voicemail)
     19147
              Philadelphia, PA 19102                                  Email: pin@pinofpa.org
              Hours: Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00p.m.                        Website: www.pinofpa.org
                                                                      Additional Languages: Spanish
              Nationalities Service Center                            Fee: All services are free.
              1300 Spruce Street                                      Provides parent education and support services
              Philadelphia, PA 19107                                  for parents with special needs and parents and
                                                                      children with behavioral health issues. Services
              Office: 215-893-8400
                                                                      include peer support, behavioral health and
              Email: info@NationalitiesService.org                    coping skills.
              Website: www.nationalitiesservice.org
              Hours: 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
                                                                      Pennsylvania Prison Society
              Additional Languages: Spanish
              Fee: Based on income.                                   245 North Broad Street, suite 300
                                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19107
              Provides parent education and support services
                                                                      Office: 215-564-6005 x114
              focusing on child development, discipline, youth
              violence, developing relationships, nutrition, stress   Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for women
              management and behavior modification.                   in prison and fathers or male caregivers in prison.
                                                                      Groups are held at the Prison System’s five
                                                                      facilities (House of Correction, Curran-Fromhold
                                                                      Correctional Facility, Detention Center, Alternative
                                                                      and Special Detention, Philadelphia Industrial
                                                                      Correctional Center) on a rotating basis.

                                                                      Philadelphia Citizens for
                                                                      Children and Youth
                                                                      Seven Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 6th floor
                                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19103
                                                                      Office: 215-563-5848
                                                                      Website: www.pccy.org
                                                                      Fee: All services are free.
                                                                      Resource and referral agency.




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Philadelphia Department of Public                       United Communities Southeast
Health/Maternal Child and Family                        Philadelphia at Southwark House                      Center City
Welcome New Family!                                     101 Ellsworth Street
                                                        Philadelphia, PA 19147
1101 Market Street, 9th floor
                                                        Office: 215-468-1645                                 19102
Philadelphia, PA 19107
                                                        Hours: 7:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Office: 215-685-5225
                                                        Offers parent education and support services
                                                                                                             19103
Additional Languages: Spanish
                                                        including housing assistance and counseling and
Fee: All services are free.                             after school programs for children ages five–12,     19106
Offers nurse home visits for new mothers without        for single mothers and families involved with
health insurance.                                       SCOH. Parent education focusing on child devel-      19107
                                                        opment, discipline, truancy prevention and devel-
                                                        oping relationships with children.
Philadelphia Health Management                                                                               19110
Corporation (PHMC)
                                                        United Way’s First Call for Help
260 South Broad Street, 18th floor                                                                           19130
                                                        Seven Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19102
                                                        Philadelphia, PA 19107                               19147
Office: 215-985-2526
                                                        Office: 215-568-3750
Website: www.phmc.org
                                                        Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
                                                        Fee: All services are free.
Fee: Call for information.
                                                        Resource and referral service; telephone
Community Prenatal Care Project
                                                        service only.
Support services for pregnant women.
Parent Education
                                                        Women Organized Against Rape
Provides parent education and support services          (WOAR)
for pregnant women, single mothers and teen
parents. Parent education focusing on child             1233 Locust Street, suite 202
development, discipline, special needs and              Philadelphia, PA 19107
developing relationships with children.                 Office: 215-985-3315 x195
                                                        Hotline: 215-985-3333
Resources for Children’s Health                         Website: www.woar.org
                                                        Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
260 South Broad Street, 18th floor
                                                        Fee: All services are free.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Office: 215-985-6252                                    Provides support groups for victims of sexual
                                                        assault/sexual abuse, parents who choose the
Website: www.phmc.org/rch/rch.html
                                                        offender over the children and teen parents.
Additional Languages: Spanish                           Services for children as young as 16 months.
Fee: All services are free.
                                                        Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
Provides parent education and support services,         seeking reunification with a child who has been
including social activities for parents and children,   sexually abused and for parents who have
for single mothers and teen parents. Parent             chosen the offender over the child.
education focusing on child development,
discipline, nutrition, breastfeeding, developing
relationships with children and STD prevention.         Wordsworth
Parenting Collaborative classes held at more than       211 North 13th Street, suite 701
20 sites throughout the city. Programs for fathers      Philadelphia, PA 19107
and other male caregivers.                              Office: 215-567-1735 x 1106
                                                        Provides parenting education for families seeking
                                                        reunification and whose children recently returned
                                                        from substitute care. Groups held at various
                                                        locations, call office for more information.

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      North                            North Philadelphia
Philadelphia                        19121, 19122, 19123, 19132, 19133

      19121    Asociacion de Puertorriquenos                        Caring People Alliance
               en Marcha                                            Main Office: 1819 JFK Boulevard, suite 220
      19122    4301 Rising Sun Avenue                               Philadelphia, PA 19103
               Philadelphia, PA 19122                               Office: 215-545-5230
      19123    Office: 215-329-9580                                 Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families
               Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families   seeking reunification and parents with children at
      19132    seeking reunification and parents with children at   risk for DHS involvement or placement.
               risk for DHS involvement or placement.               PROGRAM LOCATION:
      19133
                                                                    R.W. Brown Community Center
               The Black Women’s Health Alliance
                                                                    1701 North 8th Street
               (formerly Philadelphia Black
                                                                    Philadelphia, PA 19122
               Women’s Health Project)
                                                                    Office: 215-763-0900
               1231 North Broad Street, Room 201
               Philadelphia, PA 19122
                                                                    Carson Valley School
               Office: 215-232-1115
                                                                    Main Office: 6700 Germantown Avenue
               Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
                                                                    Philadelphia, PA 19119
               with children at risk for DHS involvement or
               placement.                                           Contact: Cynthia Robinson
                                                                    Office: 215-249-5505
               ADDITIONAL PROGRAM LOCATION:
                                                                    Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
               Eleventh St Family Health Services
                                                                    seeking reunification and adoptive, kinship and
               of Drexel University
                                                                    permanent legal custody caregivers.
               850 North 11th Street
                                                                    PROGRAM LOCATION:
               Philadelphia, PA 19123
                                                                    Carson Valley School
               Boone Community Family Center                        22nd Street and Allegheny Avenue
                                                                    Philadelphia, PA 19132
               Boone Elementary School, Rear Entrance
               2600 West Jefferson Street
                                                                    Children’s Aid Society
               Philadelphia, PA 19121
                                                                    of Pennsylvania
               Office: 215-978-3744
               215-684-2505                                         Main Office: 1315 Walnut Street, suite 1004
                                                                    Philadelphia, PA 19107
               Parenting support and education for parents of
               students enrolled in the Daniel Boone School.        Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
                                                                    with children at risk for DHS involvement or
                                                                    placement.
                                                                    PROGRAM LOCATION:
                                                                    Madeira Family Center
                                                                    2123 Gratz Street
                                                                    Philadelphia, PA 19132
                                                                    Office: 215-546-2990
                                                                    Provides parenting support groups for single
                                                                    mothers, teen parents and fathers.




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Children’s Crisis Treatment                          Congreso de Latinos Unidos
Center at 8th Street                                                                                       North
                                                     216 West Somerset Street
417 North 8th Street, suite 402                      Philadelphia, PA 19133
                                                                                                           Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19123                               Office: 215-763-8870
Office: 215-496-0707 x 1446                          Website: www.congreso.net
Fee: All services are free.                          Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
                                                                                                           19121
Serves parents involved with DHS, parents with a     Additional Languages: Spanish
history of substance abuse/mental health, and        Fee: All services are free.
                                                                                                           19122
parents who have children with special needs.
                                                     Provides parenting education and support
Provides support groups and help with child
                                                     services for teen parents, parents of adolescents
                                                                                                           19123
development and child discipline. Assists families
                                                     and parents of children birth to 18. Parent educa-
in North and West Philadelphia.                                                                            19132
                                                     tion focusing on child development, discipline,
                                                     youth violence, substance abuse, special needs
Church of the Advocate                               and developing relationships with children.           19133
Grands As Parents (GAP)                              Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families
1801 West Diamond Street                             seeking reunification and teen parents.
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Parent support group, an opportunity to network
                                                     Council of Spanish-Speaking
and to hear speakers address pertinent issues.       Organizations (Concilio)
GAP also organizes a clothing closet to meet the     705-09 North Franklin Street
immediate crisis needs of relative caregivers.       Philadelphia, PA 19123
                                                     Office: 215-627-3100
Community Advocates Association                      Email: concilio@elconcilio.net
for Children & Youth                                 Website: www.elconcilio.net
2313 West Oxford Street                              Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
Philadelphia, PA 19121                               Fee: All services are free.
Office: 215-769-8480                                 Parenting education and support services for
Provides parent education and support for            Latinos including SCOH involved, low income
grandmothers, single mothers and teen parents.       and unemployed parents and single mothers.
Parent education focusing on child development,      Parent education focusing on child development,
discipline and developing relationships with         discipline, youth violence, special needs, develop-
children.                                            ing relationships with children. Other services
                                                     include youth development, nutrition program,
                                                     and case management.

                                                     Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families
                                                     seeking reunification and parents with children at
                                                     risk for DHS involvement or placement.


                                                     Devereux
                                                     Main Office: 1819 JFK Boulevard, 2nd floor
                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19103
                                                     Office: 215-864-6661
                                                     Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families
                                                     seeking reunification and parents with children at
                                                     risk for DHS involvement or placement.
                                                     PROGRAM LOCATION:
                                                     Woodstock Family Center
                                                     1981 Woodstock Street
                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19121
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               Educating Children for Parenting                  Health Federation of Philadelphia
      North
               Main Office: 211 North 13th Street, suite 701     Main Office: Early Head Start
Philadelphia   Philadelphia, PA 19107                            2532 North Broad Street
               Office: 215-496-9780                              Philadelphia, PA 19132
               Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for teen    Office: 215-223-5200
      19121    parents and adjudicated teens.                    Website: www.healthfederation.org
               PROGRAM LOCATION:                                 Hours: Afternoons and evenings.
      19122                                                      Fee: All services are free.
               Dobbins Vo Tec High School
               2150 West Lehigh Avenue                           Support services and groups for single mothers
      19123                                                      teen parents, families of children with special
               Philadelphia, PA 19132
                                                                 needs. Individual and family counseling also
      19132                                                      available.
               Friends Neighborhood Guild
                                                                 Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families
      19133    701 North 8th Street                              seeking reunification and parents with children at
               Philadelphia, PA 19123                            risk for DHS involvement or placement.
               Office: 215-923-1544                              PROGRAM LOCATION:
               Website: www.friendsneighborhoodguide.org
                                                                 Salvation Army
               Fee: All services are free.
                                                                 2532 North Broad Street
               Parent education focusing on child development,   Philadelphia, PA 19132
               school readiness and developing relationships
               with children. Support programs include case
               management, linkage to social services and        IDAAY
               emergency food/energy assistance.                 P.O. Box 2061
                                                                 Philadelphia, PA 19103
               Greater Philadelphia Federation                   Office: 215-572-7210
               of Settlements                                    Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for fathers.
               Main Office: 100 North 17th Street, 5th Floor     Held at this site and at other sites throughout the
               Philadelphia, PA 19103                            city, call for more information.
               Office: 215-568-5860                              PROGRAM LOCATION:
               Parenting collaborative groups for parents        Institute for the Development
               who need support in any area. Groups held in      of African American Youth
               locations throughout the city. Call for more      Temple University Barton Hall, room 109
               information.
                                                                 13th and Norris Street
               PROGRAM LOCATION:                                 Philadelphia, PA 19122
               Cunningham Community Center
               1108 Lemon Street                                 Julia De Burgos Family Center
               Philadelphia, PA 19123                            404 West Lehigh Avenue
                                                                 Philadelphia, PA 19133
                                                                 Office: 215-291-4092
                                                                 Offers free, ongoing weekly Parents Anonymous
                                                                 Support Groups led by professional facilitators.
                                                                 Groups provide an opportunity for parents to
                                                                 share their challenges and joys with other parents
                                                                 and to learn from each other. Referral to commu-
                                                                 nity resources through the group facilitator.




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Julia De Burgos Family Center                         Norris Square
at Congreso                                           Neighborhood Project, Inc.
                                                                                                       North
216 West Somerset Street                              2141 North Howard Street
                                                                                                       Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19133                                Philadelphia, PA 19122
Office: 215-763-8870                                  Office: 215-634-2227
                                                      Hours: 9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.                       19121
Enhancing Teen Parenting – Case management
for teen parents. Fathers and mothers program.        Fee: All services are free.
                                                                                                       19122
                                                      Provides parent education and support services
Lighthouse                                            focusing on child development, discipline,
                                                      substance abuse, youth violence and developing   19123
Main Office: 152 West Lehigh Avenue
                                                      relationships with children.
Philadelphia, PA 19133
                                                                                                       19132
Office: 215-425-7804 x 235/236
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.                            Northeast Treatment Centers
                                                      493 North 5th Street, suite A
                                                                                                       19133
Programs for teen parents including support
groups for teen mothers, education, employment        Philadelphia, PA 19123
and life-skills development.                          Office: 215-408-4944
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for teen        Website: www.net-centers.org
parents (ages 13 to 18). Program offers parent-       Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
ing, nutrition, fitness, GED, and computer literacy   Fee: All services are free.
classes. Parents can attend up to six days a          Assists families involved with DHS and who are
week.                                                 working to regain custody of their children.
PROGRAM LOCATION:
141 West Somerset Street                              Olde Kensington-Lehigh
Philadelphia, PA 19133                                Senior Center
Office: 215-425-7804                                  1701 West Lehigh Avenue
All services are free.                                Pavilion Building #6
                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19132
Menergy                                               Office: 215-226-0761
Main Office: 7500 Germantown Avenue                   Grandparents as Parents – Support group
Elders Hall, suite 5                                  for persons 60 and older raising children
Philadelphia, PA 19119                                18 and under.
215-242-2235
Offers Parenting Collaborative treatment program
for adults who abuse their spouses or partners.
PROGRAM LOCATION:
Maria De Los Santos Health Center
5th Street and Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19133




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               Parent Action Network (PAN)                           Philadelphia Parent-Child Center
      North
               Main Office: 1601 Cherry Street                       2515 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia   Philadelphia, PA 19102                                Philadelphia, PA 19133
               Office: 215-PARENTS (727-3687)                        Office: 215-229-1800
               Fee: All services are free.                           Additional Languages: Spanish
      19121    Provides parent education and support services        Fee: All services are free.
               for single mothers, teen parents, parents seeking     Provides parent education and support services
      19122    reunification with children in placement, survivors   for single mothers. Parent education focusing on
               of abuse, Spanish speaking parents and fathers.       child development, discipline, substance abuse,
      19123    Child care available at some locations. Parent        developing relationships with children. Head
               education focusing on child development, disci-       Start and Early Head Start programs available.
               pline, developing relationships with children and
      19132    women’s self-esteem.
                                                                     PHMC
               PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
      19133                                                          CHANCES
               North Philadelphia Parents Group
                                                                     1200 Callowhill Street, suite 102
               Women’s Christian Alliance
                                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19123
               1630 North 16th Street
                                                                     Office: 215-985-2573
               Philadelphia, PA 19121
                                                                     Website: www.phmc.org
               Hours: Monday, 6:30 – 8:30p.m.
                                                                     Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
               Community groups for parents with children
                                                                     Fee: All services are free.
               under 12.
                                                                     Offers support services for chemically dependent
                                                                     mothers. Offers Parenting Collaborative groups
               People Acting to Help (PATH)                          for families seeking reunification for those enrolled
               8220 Castor Avenue                                    in the CHANCES drug treatment program.
               Philadelphia, PA 19152
               Office: 215-728-4590                                  Progressive Life Center
               Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents     1415 North Broad Street, suite 226
               of teens with behavioral issues or who have been
                                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19122
               involved in the juvenile justice system.
                                                                     Office: 267-238-1480
               PROGRAM LOCATION:
                                                                     Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families
               CEP Allegheny                                         seeking reunification and families at risk for
               12th Street and Allegheny Avenue                      DHS re-entry.
               Philadelphia, PA 19133
                                                                     Project H.O.M.E.
               Philadelphia Anti Drug/Violence                       1901 North Judson Street
               Network                                               Philadelphia, PA 19121
               2700 North 17th Street, suite 200                     Office: 215-232-7272
               Philadelphia, PA 19132                                Website: www.projecthome.org
               Office: 215-940-0550                                  Hours: Thursday evenings
               Offers Parenting Collaborative groups to young        Fee: All services are free.
               men involved in the Justice System.                   Provides parent education and support
                                                                     services for parents and caregivers with a
                                                                     history of substance abuse or mental illness and
                                                                     homelessness. Offers Parenting Collaborative
                                                                     groups serving North Central Philadelphia and
                                                                     Rowan Home residents, particularly parents with
                                                                     history of mental health, drug/alcohol concerns,
                                                                     homelessness, teen parents and parents involved
                                                                     with DHS or at risk for re-entry.

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Resources for Change                                 Women’s Christian Alliance
                                                                                                           North
3500 Lancaster Avenue, suite 105                     1722-42 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104                               Philadelphia, PA 19121
                                                                                                           Philadelphia
Office: 484-620-7424                                 Office: 215-236-9911
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for fathers,   Email: wcafam@libertynet.org
community members, parents with children at risk     Website: www.wcafamily.org
                                                                                                           19121
for DHS placement, and non-custodial fathers.        Hours: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
                                                     Additional languages: Spanish
                                                                                                           19122
PROGRAM LOCATION:
Leadership Learning School                           Fee: All services are free.
                                                                                                           19123
2nd and Jefferson Streets                            Provides parent education and support groups,
Philadelphia, PA 19122                               including parent/child interactive groups, for teen   19132
                                                     parents and families with special needs children.
Sobriety Through Outpatient                          Parent education focusing on child development,
                                                     discipline, special needs and developing
                                                                                                           19133
of Philadelphia
                                                     relationships with children.
Substance Abuse Services
25 34–36 North Broad Street, 2nd floor
                                                     Women’s Community
Philadelphia, PA 19132
                                                     Revitalization Project
Office: 215-277-7867
Fee: All services are free.                          407 Fairmount Avenue
                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19123
Provides support services for parents in need of
drug, alcohol abuse and mental health treatment.     Office: 215-627-5550
                                                     Provides parent education and support services,
                                                     including case management for single mothers
Southern Home Services
                                                     and families with special needs. Parent education
1101-03 West Allegheny Avenue                        focusing on special needs and developing
Philadelphia, PA 19133                               relationships with children.
Office: 215-221-1700
215-334-4319
Additional languages: Spanish
Fee: All services are free.

Provides parent education and referrals for
support services such as food and clothing
assistance, nursing home care. Parent education
focusing on domestic violence, child discipline
and training for foster parents.




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Kensington                    Kensington/ Frankford/
 Frankford
                                 Lower Northeast
                           19124, 19125, 19134, 19135, 19137, 19149
    Lower
 Northeast
             Center for Families &                                 Community Women’s
             Relationships                                         Education Project
    19124    1600 Magee Avenue                                     2801 Frankford Avenue
             Philadelphia, PA 19149                                Philadelphia, PA 19134
    19125    Office: 215-537-5367                                  Office: 215-426-2200
             Fee: Classes are $25 per class. Medical assis-        Email: cwepmain@cwep.org
    19134    tance accepted.                                       Website: www.cwep.org
             Provides parenting education for moms and             Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
    19135    dads. Classes are ongoing and may be joined at        Fee: All services are free.
             any time. Classes are led by a Master’s level         Provides parenting education and support
    19137    trained therapist.                                    services for young mothers, mothers in drug
                                                                   treatment and single mothers. Child care and
             Child Abuse Prevention Effort                         personal counseling and Parent and Child
    19149                                                          Together classes also available.
             Northwood Towers
             5245 Oxford Avenue
             Philadelphia, PA 19124
                                                                   Congreso de Latinos Unidos
             Office: 215-831-8877                                  Main Office: 216 West Somerset Street
             Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.                            Philadelphia, PA 19133
             Fee: All services are free.                           Office: 215-763-8870 x 1909
             Offers parent education focusing on child             Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
             development, discipline and developing                families seeking reunification and teen parents.
             relationships with children. Hotline and individual   PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
             parent counseling also available.
                                                                   Kensington High School
             Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for    2051 East Cumberland Street
             parents in the State Prison pre-release program
                                                                   Philadelphia, PA 19125
             who live in the Kintook residence.
                                                                   Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School
                                                                   2501 Kensington Avenue
             Children’s Aid Society at Frankford                   Philadelphia, PA 19125
             4137 Frankford Avenue                                 Mastbaum High School
             Philadelphia, PA 19124                                3116 Frankford Avenue
             Office: 215-685-1472                                  Philadelphia, PA 19134
             Provides parent education and empowerment
             seminars.
             Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups
             for families seeking reunification and parents with
             children at risk for DHS involvement or placement.




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CORA                                                     Girls & Boys Town of Philadelphia
                                                                                                                Kensington
Neumann Program                                          154-160 East Huntingdon Street
                                                         Philadelphia, PA 19125
1000 Orthodox Street
                                                         Contact: Salma Choudhuey
                                                                                                                Frankford
Philadelphia, PA 19124
                                                         Office: 215-739-3742
Office: 215-535-2957
                                                         Email: chosal@boystown.org                             Lower
Website: www.coraservices.org                                                                                   Northeast
                                                         Website: www.boystown.org
Hours: 9:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.
                                                         Additional Languages: Cambodian
Fee: All services are free.
                                                         Fee: All services are free.
Provides parenting education and support ser-
vices for teens. Parent education focusing on
                                                         Provides parent education and support services         19124
                                                         focusing on child discipline, youth violence,
child development, discipline, substance abuse
                                                         substance abuse and developing relationships           19125
and developing relationships with children. Other
                                                         with children.
services include GED, career counseling, comput-
er training.                                                                                                    19134
                                                         The Kintock Group
Frankford Group Ministry’s                               301 East Erie Avenue                                   19135
Neighborhood Parenting Program                           Philadelphia, PA 19134
4620 Griscomb Street                                     Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents      19137
Philadelphia, PA 19124                                   in the state prison pre-release program living in
Office: 215-744-2990
                                                         the Kintook residence.                                 19149
Website: www.frankfordgroupministry.org
                                                         New Foundations, Inc.
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
Additional Languages: Afrikaans, Asian, Arabic,          1341 North Delaware Avenue
                         Creole, Russian                 Philadelphia, PA 19125
Fee: All services are free.                              Office: 215-203-8733
                                                         Website: www.nfi4kids.org
Provides parent education support services for
low-income families with children under five living in   Fee: All services are free.
at-risk neighborhoods. Services include emergency        Provides parent education and support services
assistance and heating assistance applications.          for single mothers and teen parents. Parent edu-
Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for       cation utilizing the Penn State Life Skills Program.
SCOH families, parents in recovery, fathers and
teen parents. All classes focus on parents and
infants and toddlers.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM LOCATION:
Central Methodist Church
4620 Griscom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124




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                                        Parenting Resources

             Parent Action Network (PAN)                           Preschool Project
Kensington
             Main Office: 1601 Cherry Street                       1080 North Delaware Avenue, suite 200
             Philadelphia, PA 19102                                Philadelphia, PA 19125
 Frankford   Office: 215-PARENTS (727-3687)                        Office: 215-634-3325
             Fee: All services are free.                           Website: www.thepreschoolproject.org
    Lower                                                          Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
             Provides parent education and support services
 Northeast   for single mothers, teen parents, parents seeking     Offers parent education and support services
             reunification with children in placement, survivors   including home-based Head Start and counsel-
             of abuse, Spanish speaking parents and fathers.       ing, for single mothers, families with special needs
             Child care available at some locations. Parent        children. Parent education focusing on child
     19124   education focusing on child development, disci-       development, discipline, special needs and
             pline, developing relationships with children and     developing relationships with children as well
     19125   women’s self-esteem.                                  as reading activities and play groups.
             PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
     19134   Frankford Parents Group
             St. Mark’s Church
     19135   4442 Frankford Avenue
             Philadelphia, PA 19124
     19137   Hours: Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30a.m.
             Community groups for parents with children
     19149   under 12.
             Northeast Parents Group
             St. Davids Lutheran Church
             9169 Academy Road
             Philadelphia, PA 19149
             Hours: Wednesday, 6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.
             Community groups for parents with children
             under 12.


             Philadelphia Early Childhood
             Collaborative
             1080 North Delaware Avenue
             Philadelphia, PA 19125
             Office: 215-634-3325
             Fee: All services are free.
             Leadership development programs for
             parents/caregivers of young children.




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                         West Philadelphia                                                                  West
                            19104, 19131, 19139, 19151                                                      Philadelphia


Caring People Alliance                                Early Head Start–Children’s                           19104
Main Office: 1819 JFK Boulevard, suite 220            Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19103
                                                                                                            19131
                                                      Kirkbride Center
Office: 215-545-5230
                                                      111 North 49th Street                                 19139
Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups
                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19139
for families seeking reunification and parents with
children at risk for DHS involvement or placement.    Office: 215-590-7270                                  19151
                                                      Email: ehsinfo@email.chop.edu
PROGRAM LOCATION:
                                                      Website: www.earlyheadstart.chop.edu
West Philadelphia Community Center                    Hours: 7:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
3512 Haverford Avenue                                 Fee: All services are free.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
                                                      Parent education and support services for single
Office: 215-545 -5230                                 mothers, fathers, parents of children with special
                                                      needs and parents with mental health issues.
The Consortium Family                                 Parent education focusing on child development,
Preservation Program                                  substance abuse, special needs, developing
                                                      relationships with children and infant/toddler
4601 Market Street
                                                      activities.
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Office: 215-474-1280                                  Offers PAN community groups for parents with
Website: www.consortium-inc.org                       children under 12. PAN is an information and
                                                      referral network for parenting education and
Hours: Vary by program.
                                                      support programs.
Fee: All services are free.
Provides parenting education for substance
                                                      Intercultural Family Services Inc.
abusing women and parents of children with
special needs focusing on child development.          4225 Chestnut Street
                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19104
                                                      Office: 215-386-1298 x 234
                                                      Email: ifsi@ifsinc.org
                                                      Website: www.ifsinc.org
                                                      Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
                                                      Additional Languages: Spanish
                                                      Fee: All services are free.
                                                      Support services for families with DHS
                                                      involvement.

                                                      Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups
                                                      for families seeking reunification and parents with
                                                      children at risk for DHS involvement or placement




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                                             Parenting Resources

               Mantua Haverford                                      Motivational Alternatives, Inc.
       West    Community Center                                      5413 Arlington Street
Philadelphia   631-639 North 39th Street                             Philadelphia, PA 19131
               Philadelphia, PA 19104                                Office: 215-877-7886
               Office: 215-382-4591                                  Additional Languages: Spanish
      19104    Parent support programs.                              Fee: All services are free.
                                                                     Provides parent education and support services
      19131    Mayor’s Office of Community                           for single mothers and teen parents including a
               Services (MOCS) at                                    girls work group. Parent education focusing on
      19139    West Philadelphia                                     child discipline, youth violence, and developing
                                                                     relationships with children.
               5828 Market Street
      19151
               Philadelphia, PA 19139
               Office: 215-686-1776
                                                                     Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
               Fee: All services are free.                           5732-36 Race Street
               Provides parent education and support services        Philadelphia, PA 19139
               for single mothers, fathers, teen parents and par-    Office: 215-727-3687
               ents of special needs children. Parent education      Fee: Program is free of charge and available to
               focusing on child development, discipline, youth      anyone.
               violence, substance abuse, developing relation-
                                                                     Support and education to help parents enhance
               ships with children and special needs.
                                                                     their parenting skills, resolve conflict and improve
                                                                     communication with their children. Group runs
               Methodist Services for                                two hours per week. A program of the Parent
               Children and Families                                 Action Network (PAN).
               4300 Monument Road
               Philadelphia, PA 19131
               Office: 215-877-1925 x 219
               Website: www.methodistservices.org
               Additional Languages: Spanish
               Fee: Fee for child care.
               Support services for at-risk families with children
               with special needs, families currently served by
               the child welfare system, teen parents and
               families with caregivers who have histories of
               substance abuse, incarceration, and/or mental
               illness.

               Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups
               for families seeking reunification and parents with
               children at risk for DHS involvement or placement
               at Methodist Services for Children and Families as
               well as at other organizations throughout the city.




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Parent Action Network (PAN)                           Pathways PA
                                                                                                             West
Main Office: 1601 Cherry Street                       Project Peace
Philadelphia, PA 19102                                4414 Chestnut Street
                                                                                                             Philadelphia
Office: 215-PARENTS (727-3687)                        Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fee: All services are free.                           Contact: Joy Fields
Provides parent education and support services        Office: 215-387-1470                                   19104
for single mothers, teen parents, parents seeking     Additional Languages: Spanish
reunification with children in placement, survivors   Fee: All services are free.                            19131
of abuse, Spanish speaking parents and fathers.
                                                      Offers teen-mother education and life skills program
Child care available at some locations. Parent
                                                      and case management for parents ages 13-21.            19139
education focusing on child development, disci-
pline, developing relationships with children and
                                                                                                             19151
women’s self-esteem.                                  People Acting to Help (PATH)
PROGRAM LOCATIONS:                                    Main Office: 8220 Castor Avenue
Kirkbride Center                                      Philadelphia, PA 19152
111 North 49th St                                     Office: 215-728-4590
Philadelphia, PA 19139                                Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
Hours: Thursday 6:00p.m.– 8:00p.m.                    of teens with behavioral issues or who have been
                                                      involved in the juvenile justice system.
Community groups for parents with children
under 12.                                             PROGRAM LOCATION:
West Philadelphia Parents Group                       CEP Miller
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church                             4300 Westminster Avenue
5732 Race Street                                      Philadelphia, PA 19104
56th and Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131                                People’s Emergency Center
Hours: Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30p.m.                      3902 Spring Garden Street
Community groups for parents with children            Philadelphia, PA 19104
under 12.                                             Office: 215-382-7523
                                                      Email: pec@pec-cares.org
Parkside Recovery                                     Website: www.pec-cares.org
5000 Parkside Avenue                                  Additional Languages: Spanish
Philadelphia, PA 19131                                Fee: All services are free.
Office: 215-879-6116 x 227                            Provides free, ongoing weekly Parents
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.                            Anonymous support Groups led by professional
                                                      facilitators. Groups provide an opportunity for
Additional Languages: Spanish
                                                      parents to share their challenges and joys with
Fee: All services are free.                           other parents and to learn from each other.
Support services for parents involved with DHS        Parent education and support services for shelter
and with a history of substance abuse. Offers         residents. Parent education focusing on child
Parenting Collaborative reunification groups for      development, substance abuse and developing
parents with children in DHS placement. Separate      relationships with children. Referral to community
groups for families with children five to 11 and      resources through the group facilitator.
families with children 12-19                          Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for resi-
                                                      dents of People’s Emergency Center and other
                                                      neighborhood parents particularly parents with a
                                                      history of mental health, drug/alcohol concerns
                                                      and homelessness, teen parents and parents
                                                      involved with DHS or at risk for re-entry.




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               Philadelphia Children’s Alliance                     Supportive Child/Adult
       West                                                         Network, Inc. (SCAN)
               4000 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia   Philadelphia, PA 19104                               Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
               Office: 215-387-9500                                 324 South 34th Street NEB-4U
               Website: www.philachildrensalliance.org              Philadelphia, PA 19104
      19104    Additional Languages: Spanish                        Office: 215-590-1504
               Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.                           Website: www.scanpa.org
      19131    Fee: Fees vary                                       Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
                                                                    Fee: All services are free.
               Provides education about child sexual abuse.
      19139                                                         Support services for parents/caregivers with a
               Support groups and education focusing on child
                                                                    history of mental illness and parents/caregivers
               abuse prevention.
      19151                                                         reuniting with their families after incarceration.

               Resources for Change
                                                                    Supportive Older
               3500 Lancaster Avenue
                                                                    Women’s Network
               Philadelphia, PA 19104
                                                                    2805 North 47th Street
               Office: 215-222-8090
                                                                    Philadelphia, PA 19131
               Email: resourcesforchange@earthlink.net
                                                                    Office: 215-477-6000
               Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
                                                                    Fax: 215-477-6555
               Additional Languages: Spanish
                                                                    Website: www.sown.org
               Fee: All services are free.
                                                                    Additional Languages: Spanish
               Support services for parents of special needs
                                                                    Fee: All services are free.
               children with behavioral and emotional problems.
                                                                    Support group for seniors over 60 raising children
                                                                    18 and under. These groups allow seniors to
               Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance                    share parenting experiences and concerns, learn
               Association Coalition                                about health and legal issues and access avail-
               4601 Market Street                                   able resources and benefits. Telephone groups
               Philadelphia, PA 19139                               are also available for seniors raising
                                                                    children who find it difficult to leave their homes.
               Office: 215-476-9640
               Website: www.seamaac.org                             Offers Parenting Collaborative support groups for
               Fee: All services are free.                          grandparents who are caring for child. Classes
                                                                    held at Supportive Older Women’s Network and
               Provides parent education and support services
                                                                    at other locations throughout city. Call for more
               for single mothers, teen parents and families with
                                                                    information.
               special needs children. Parent education focusing
               on child development, substance abuse, special
               needs, parenting skills, developing relationships    University of Pennsylvania
               with children and HIV prevention.
                                                                    3930 Chestnut Street, 6th floor
                                                                    Philadelphia, PA 19104
               St. Mary’s Family Respite                            Office: 215-615-2774
               3115 Spring Garden Street                            Stress management groups for clients at
               Philadelphia, PA 19104                               CHANCES. No outside referrals.
               Office: 215-387-7730
               Website: www.stmarysrespite.org
               Fee: All services are free.
               Provides respite care, one day a week, for chil-
               dren ages five weeks to five years who have an
               HIV+ family member. Offers support groups for
               parents and caregivers.


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Youth Service, Inc.                                    Youth Service Inc.
                                                       at Sunny Crest Center                                 West
410 North 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104                                 3828 Spring Garden Street
                                                                                                             Philadelphia
Office: 215-222-3262                                   Philadelphia, PA 19104
Website: www.ysiphila.org                              Office: 215-387-2050
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.                             Fax: 215-387-3994                                     19104
Additional Languages: Spanish                          Serves parents of at-risk school age children
Fee: All services are free.                            (six to12 years old), particularly parents working    19131
                                                       to regain custody of their children, young fathers
Provides parent education and support services
for parents of at-risk school age children six to12
                                                       and parents with delinquent children.                 19139
years old, parents/caregivers involved with DHS,       Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
single mothers, teen parents, families transitioning   fathers, families seeking reunification and parents   19151
from welfare-to-work and fathers. Parent               with children at risk for DHS involvement or place-
education focusing on child development,               ment.
discipline, substance abuse, developing
relationships, nutrition, sexuality and
self-esteem. After-school programs available.




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Oak Lane                   Oak Lane/ Olney/ Logan/
    Olney
                             Nicetown/ East Falls
                                  19120, 19126, 19129, 19140, 19141
   Logan
             Albert Einstein Medical Center                         Catholic Social Services/
Nicetown                                                            Casa del Carmen
             A Better Start
                                                                    4400 North Reese Street
East Falls   5501 Old York Road                                     Philadelphia, PA 19140
             Philadelphia, PA 19141                                 Office: 215-329-5660
             Provides parenting education and support.              Website: www.familyservices-phl.org/casadelcar-
    19120    Formal classes help parents understand and             men
             cope with children’s developmental stages,
                                                                    Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
             universal parent-child issues and children’s
    19126    specific medical illnesses or problems. Informal       Additional Languages: Spanish
             educational/support groups allow parents to            Fee: Fee for certain workshops.
    19129    share ideas and gain insight on child-rearing and      Support services for families with children
             to develop a support system to cope with the           receiving wrap-around and other mental health
    19140    responsibility of raising children. Parenting groups   services. Support groups for Latino parents.
             also available for Southeast Asian families.
                                                                    Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
    19141                                                           seeking reunification, teen parents, adoptive and
             Cambodian Association of
                                                                    foster parents, parents involved with DHS and at
             Southeastern PA                                        risk of re-entry. Offers a bilingual staff and some
             5412 North 5th Street                                  groups in Spanish.
             Philadelphia, PA 19120
             Office: 215-324-4070                                   Centro Nueva Creacion – New
             Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for              Creation Community Center
             Cambodian parents.                                     162 West Tioga Street
                                                                    Philadelphia, PA 19140
             Caring Together                                        Office: 215-426-8762
             3300 Henry Avenue                                      Email: phcreate@aol.com
             Ann Peterson Hall, 2nd floor                           Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
             Philadelphia, PA 19129                                 Additional Languages: Spanish
             Office: 215-842-6482                                   Fee: All services are free.
             Email: rc45@drexel.edu                                 Support services for teen mothers, fathers under
             Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.                             25, working parents, newly arrived immigrants or
             Fee: Fees for services.                                monolingual Spanish speakers.
             Provides support services for parents and
             caregivers with a history of substance abuse
             and mental illness.




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                           Parenting Resources

Children’s Aide Society at Logan                       Harambe in Progress
Olney Family Center                                                                                         Oak Lane
                                                       Main Office: 1100 West Rockland Street
5017 North 13th Street                                 Philadelphia PA 19141
Philadelphia, PA 19141                                                                                      Olney
                                                       PROGRAM LOCATION:
Office: 215-329-1896
                                                       Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church                     Logan
Fee: No fee required.
                                                       1100 West Rockland Street
Provides parent education and support groups for
                                                       Philadelphia, PA 19141
parents and expectant mothers. Focus on child                                                               Nicetown
development and discipline, youth violence,            Entrance on Marvine Street
developing relationships, nutrition, and time/stress   Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
management.                                            of children at risk for DHS involvement.
                                                                                                            East Falls
Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
families seeking reunification and parents with        Indochinese American Council
children at risk for DHS involvement or placement.     4936 Old York Road
                                                                                                            19120
                                                       Philadelphia, PA 19141
Congreso de Latinos Unidos                             Office: 215-457-0272
                                                                                                            19126
Main Office: 216 West Somerset Street                  Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
                                                       Fee: All services are free.
                                                                                                            19129
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Office: 215-763-8870 x 1909                            Support services for pregnant teens, teen parents
                                                       and limited English speaking at-risk youth. Offers
                                                                                                            19140
Additional Languages: Spanish
                                                       Parenting Collaborative groups for teen parents.
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families     Participants can receive elective credit toward      19141
seeking reunification and teen parents.                their high school diploma if enrolled in the
PROGRAM LOCATION:                                      Educational Options Program. Separate groups
                                                       for mothers, couples and fathers.
Edison High School
151 West Luzerne Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140                                 LaSalle Neighborhood
                                                       Nursing Center
Greater Philadelphia Federation                        Chew and Wister Streets
of Settlements                                         Philadelphia, PA 19141
Main Office: 100 North 17th Street, 5th floor          Office: 215-951-5015
Philadelphia, PA 19103                                 Website:
Office: 215-568-5860                                   www.lasalle.edu/academ/nursing/n_nursing/index
                                                       Fee: All services are free.
PROGRAM LOCATION:
                                                       Provides primary care, HIP for families and other
Helping to Energize and Rebuild
                                                       home visiting programs, insurance outreach.
3439 North 17th Street                                 Parent education focusing on child development,
Philadelphia, PA 19140                                 discipline, youth violence, substance abuse,
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for              special needs, developing relationships.
all parent populations.




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                                       Parenting Resources

             Lutheran Children &                                  St. Joseph Catholic Home
Oak Lane     Family Services                                      for Children
             Main Office: 5901 North 5th Street                   5238 North Broad Street
    Olney    Philadelphia, PA 19120                               Philadelphia, PA 19141
             Office: 215-276-7850                                 Office: 215-324-2610
   Logan     Additional Languages: Spanish                        Additional Languages: Some Asian Pacific
             Website: www.lcfsinpa.org                            languages
Nicetown     Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.                           Fee: All services are free.
             Offers free, ongoing weekly Parents Anonymous        Offers a parenting 12-step program focusing on
East Falls   support groups led by professional facilitators.     child birth, development, safety, discipline, youth
             Groups provide an opportunity for parents to         violence, substance abuse, special needs and
             share their challenges and joys with other parents   developing relationships with children.
             and to learn from each other. Parent education
    19120    and support services for fathers under 25,           To Our Children’s Future
             parents released from incarceration, parents with    With Health
    19126    substance abuse problems, teenage mothers,
             parents with children with learning and other        Main Office: 1914 North 63rd Street
    19129    disabilities, immigrant and limited English-speak-   Philadelphia, PA 19151
             ing parents and parents with special needs           Office: 215-879-7740
             children. Parent education focusing on child
    19140    development, discipline, youth violence,
                                                                  Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for
                                                                  parents with children involved in the juvenile
             substance abuse, developing relationships. After-    justice system.
    19141    school programs available. Referral to community
             resources through the group facilitator.             PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
             Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for   The Den
             families seeking reunification and parents with      1422 West Venango
             children at risk for DHS involvement or placement.   Philadelphia, PA 19140
             PROGRAM LOCATION:                                    Sydenham Medical Assoc.
             5401 Rising Sun Avenue                               3847 North Sydenhamm Street
             Philadelphia, PA 19120                               Philadelphia, PA 19140

             People Acting to Help (PATH)
             Main Office: 8220 Castor Avenue
             Philadelphia, PA 19152
             Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
             of teens with behavioral issues or who have been
             involved in the juvenile justice system.
             PROGRAM LOCATION:
             CEP Hunting Park
             4224 North Front Street
             Philadelphia, PA 19140
             Office: 215-728-4590




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                              Parenting Resources


                  Germantown/ Mt. Airy/                                                                   Germantown
                      Chestnut Hill                                                                       Mt. Airy
                      19118, 19119, 19138, 19144, 19150                                                   Chestnut Hill
Chelten Christian Crusade                            Germantown Settlement
for All People                                       5538 Wayne Avenue, Burgess Building
605 East Chelten Avenue
                                                                                                          19118
                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19144
Philadelphia, PA 19144                               Office: 215-849-3104                                 19119
Office: 215-849-6614                                 Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
Additional Languages: Spanish                        families seeking reunification and parents with      19138
Fee: All services are free.                          children at risk for DHS involvement or placement.
                                                                                                          19144
Provides support groups, child care and parent
                                                     Good Shepherd Mediation Program
education focusing on child development,                                                                  19150
discipline, substance abuse, special needs and       5356 Chew Avenue
developing relationships with children.              Philadelphia, PA 19138
                                                     Office: 215-843-5413
Chestnut Hill Hospital                               Website: www.phillymediators.org
8835 Germantown Avenue                               Fee: All services are free.
Philadelphia, PA 19118                               Offers training workshops on conflict resolution
Office: 215-753-2000                                 and parent-youth mediation.
Website: www.chh.org
Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.                           Juvenile Justice Center
Fee: All services are free.                          of Philadelphia
Provides parent education and support services       100 West Coulter Street
for single mothers and teen parents as well as       Philadelphia, PA 19144
prenatal programs. Parent education focusing         Office: 215-849-2112
on child development, discipline, developing
                                                     Website: www.juvenilejustice.org
relationships with children and other topics.
                                                     Email: jflippen@jjcfamserv.org
                                                     Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Educating Children for Parenting
                                                     Additional Languages: Spanish and Indochinese
Main Office: 211 North 13th Street, suite 701        Fee: All services are free.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
                                                     Parent education and support services focusing
Office: 215-496-9780                                 on child development, discipline, youth violence,
Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for   substance abuse, developing relationships,
teen parents and adjudicated teens.                  anger management and special needs. Provides
                                                     linkage to resources.
PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
                                                     Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
Germantown High School
                                                     families seeking reunification and parents with
40 East High Street                                  children at risk for DHS involvement or placement.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Martin Luther King High School
6100 Stenton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19138




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                                              Parenting Resources

                Kencrest Services                                     Northwestern Human Services
Germantown                                                            of Philadelphia
                6555 Greene Street
                Philadelphia, PA 19119                                27 East Mt. Airy Avenue
    Mt. Airy    Office: 215-848-3094                                  Philadelphia, PA 19119
                Fee: All services are free.                           Office: 215-248-6700
Chestnut Hill   Provides parent education focusing on child           Website: www.nhsonline.org
                development, transition to adolescence and            Hours: Afternoons
                special needs.                                        Additional Languages: Spanish
       19118                                                          Fee: For wrap-around services.
                Loaves and Fishes at St. Michael’s                    Support services for families of children with spe-
       19119    Lutheran Church                                       cial needs focusing on child development, child
                                                                      discipline, youth violence and substance abuse.
       19138    6671 Germantown Avenue
                Philadelphia, PA 19119
       19144    Office: 215-848-0199                                  Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
                Fee: All services are free.                           Center for Community and Professional Services
       19150
                Parent support groups focusing on issues              100 West School House Lane
                raised by parents.                                    Philadelphia, PA 19144
                                                                      Main Office: 215-951-4700
                Menergy                                               Email: gbober@psd.org
                                                                      Website: www.psd.org/framesCCPS.html
                7500 Germantown Avenue
                New Covenant Campus                                   Support services for hearing parents with deaf
                                                                      adolescents and deaf parents with hearing and/or
                Elders Hall, suite 5
                                                                      deaf adolescents.
                Philadelphia, PA 19119
                                                                      Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
                Office: 215-242-2235 English
                                                                      parents with deaf children and deaf parents with
                        267-625-6135 Spanish                          hearing children.
                Fax: 215-242-3974
                Website: www.menergy.org                              Resources for Change
                Additional Languages: Spanish
                                                                      3500 Lancaster Avenue, suite 105
                Offers Parenting Collaborative treatment program
                                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19104
                for adults who abuse their spouses or partners.
                                                                      Main Office: 484-620-7424
                                                                      Program Locations:
                Northwest Interfaith Movement
                                                                      Stenton Family Manor
                6757 Greene Street                                    Homeless Shelter
                Philadelphia, PA 19119                                1300 E Tulpehocken Street
                Office: 215-843-5600                                  Philadelphia, PA 19138
                Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
                                                                      Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups
                Fee: All services are free.                           for fathers, community members, non-custodial
                Provides parent education and support services        fathers and parents with children at risk for DHS
                focusing on choosing child care, parent advoca-       placement.
                cy, teen parent issues.

                Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
                with children at risk for DHS involvement or place-
                ment.




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Tabor Services and                                     United Cerebral Palsy Association
Southern Home Services                                                                                       Germantown
                                                       102 East Mermaid Lane
57 East Armat Street                                   Philadelphia, PA 19118
Philadelphia, PA 19144                                 Office: 215-242-4200
                                                                                                             Mt. Airy
Office: 215-842-4800                                   Email: ucpchildrens@atxmail.com
Website: www.tabor.org                                 Website: www.ucpphila.org                             Chestnut Hill
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.                             Fee: All services are free.
Fee: All services are free.                            Offers specific programs for children with cerebral
Provides parent education and support groups           palsy, special needs, early intervention.             19118
for teen parents, foster children, families involved
with DHS, families of children with special needs                                                            19119
and mothers in substance treatment.
                                                                                                             19138
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families
seeking reunification and at-risk families. Parents                                                          19144
seeking reunification attend an additional six
sessions focused on reunification.                                                                           19150




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   Upper                                 Upper Northeast
Northeast          19111, 19114, 19115, 19116, 19136, 19152, 19154

   19111    Catholic Social Services/Northeast                    Educating Children for Parenting
            Family Center                                         211 North 13th Street, suite 701
   19114    7340 Jackson Street                                   Philadelphia, PA 19107
            Philadelphia, PA 19136                                Office: 215-496-9780
   19115    Office: 215-624-5920                                  Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups
            Website: www.familyservices-phl.org/                  for teen parents and adjudicated teens.
   19116    philadelphia                                          PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
            Additional Languages: Spanish
   19136                                                          Northeast High School
            Provides parent education and support services        1601 Cottman Avenue
            for single mothers, teen parents, parents of
   19152    children with special needs. Parent education
                                                                  Philadelphia, PA 19111
            focusing on pregnancy, child development,             Samuel S. Fels High School
   19154    discipline, youth violence, substance abuse and       901 Devereaux Avenue
            developing relationships with children. Other         Philadelphia, PA 19111
            services include before/after school programs,
            life skills, GED.
                                                                  Fathers’ and Children’s Equality
                                                                  (PA FACE)
            CORA Services
                                                                  P.O. Box 63186
            Lifeline Program
                                                                  Philadelphia, PA 19114
            733 Susquehanna Road
                                                                  Office: 610-688-4748 x4
            Philadelphia, PA 19111
                                                                  Website: www.paface.org
            Office: 215-342-7660
                                                                  Email: philly@paface.org
            Fax: 215-728-1060
                                                                  Self-help support groups for non-custodial and/or
            Website: www.coraservices.org
                                                                  non-residential parents. Weekly meetings held in
            Hours: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.                            locations throughout the city.
            Fee: All services are free.
            Provides parenting education and support              Just Children, Inc.
            services for teen parents, single mothers and
            fathers and parents-to-be. Parent education           2901 Grant Avenue
            focusing on child development, discipline, devel-     Philadelphia, PA 19114
            oping relationships with children, pediatric health   Office: 215-942-4100
            issues, CPR, first aid, childbirth and newborns.      Website: www.justchildren.net
                                                                  Fee: All services are free.
                                                                  Provides parent education and support services
                                                                  focusing on child development, discipline, special
                                                                  needs, developing relationships. Offers a subsidy
                                                                  program.




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Parent Action Network (PAN)                           Special People in Northeast, INC.
                                                      (SPIN)
                                                                                                       Upper
Main Office: 1601 Cherry Street                       10521 Drummond Road
                                                                                                       Northeast
Philadelphia, PA 19102                                Philadelphia, PA 19154
Office: 215-PARENTS (727-3687)                        Office: 215-613-1009
Fee: All services are free.                           Email: mchale@apininc.org                        19111
Provides parent education and support services        Website: www.spininc.org
for single mothers, teen parents, parents seeking     Hours: 8:30am – 5:30pm
reunification with children in placement, survivors
                                                                                                       19114
                                                      Additional Languages: Spanish
of abuse, Spanish speaking parents and fathers.
                                                      Fee: All services are free.                      19115
Child care available at some locations. Parent
education focusing on child development, disci-       Support services for families of children with
pline, developing relationships with children and     special needs including developmental delays     19116
women’s self-esteem.                                  and behavior management concerns.
PROGRAM LOCATIONS:                                                                                     19136
Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
                                                      Tough Love International
7901 State Road                                       8401 Roosevelt Boulevard                         19152
Philadelphia, PA 19136                                Evangelical Manor, Albright Room
Hours: Monday, 7:30p.m.– 9:00p.m.                     Philadelphia, PA 19152                           19154
Support groups for incarcerated fathers.              Office: 215-348-7090

Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center           Support groups for teen parents.
8301 State Road
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Monday and Wednesday, 7:30 – 9:00p.m.
Support groups for incarcerated fathers.




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                                          Parenting Resources


      South                            South Philadelphia
Philadelphia                               19154, 19146, 19147, 19148

      19154    Best Nest Inc.                                        Christian Street YMCA-Child
               1709 Washington Avenue                                Readiness Center
      19146    Philadelphia, PA 19146                                1724 Christian Street
               Office: 215-546-8060                                  Philadelphia, PA 19146
      19147                                                          Office: 215-735-8480
               Offers separate Parenting Collaborative reunifica-
               tion groups for parents who are chronically ill and   Fee: All services are free.
      19148    parents of chronically ill children.                  Provides parent education and support services
                                                                     for single mothers and parents of children with
               Caring People Alliance                                special needs. Parent education focusing on child
                                                                     development, youth violence and substance
               Main Office: 1819 JFK Boulevard, suite 220
                                                                     abuse. Other services include food programs,
               Philadelphia, PA 19103                                family recreation, swimming and fitness, child
               Office: 215-545-5230                                  care and before/after-school programs
               Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
               families seeking reunification and parents with       Diversified Community Services
               children at risk for DHS involvement or placement.
                                                                     Dixon House
               PROGRAM LOCATION:
                                                                     1920 South 20th Street
               Fels South Philadelphia Community Center              Philadelphia, PA 19145
               2407 South Broad Street                               Office: 215-336-3511 x 324
               Philadelphia, PA 19148
                                                                     Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
                                                                     fathers, families seeking reunification and parents
               Child Care Information Services –                     with children at risk for DHS involvement or place-
               South/Center City                                     ment.
               1500 S. Columbus Boulevard, 2nd floor
               Philadelphia, PA 19147                                Educating Children for Parenting
               Office: 215-271-0433                                  211 North 13th Street, suite 701
               888-461-KIDS                                          Philadelphia, PA 19107
               Website: www.philadelphiachildcare.org                Office: 215-496-9780
               Fee: All services are free.
                                                                     PROGRAM LOCATION:
               Provides parent education focusing on child
                                                                     Audenried High School
               development, discipline and developing
               relationships with children.                          3301 Tasker Street
                                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19145
                                                                     Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
                                                                     teen parents and adjudicated teens.




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Elwyn Inc.                                           Philadelphia Society for
                                                     Services to Children                                 South
Main Office: 862 Main Street
Darby, PA 19023                                      415 South 15th Street
                                                                                                          Philadelphia
Office: 610-461-2207                                 Philadelphia, PA 19146
Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for   Office: 215-875-4966
mentally challenged adults.                          215-875-4967                                         19154
PROGRAM LOCATION:                                    Website: www.pssckids.org
                                                     Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.                           19146
FAIRPLACE
3200 South Broad Street                              Provides parent education and support services,
                                                     including home visitation programs for at-risk       19147
Philadelphia, PA 19145
                                                     families of children entering/transitioning to the
                                                     public school system and teen parents. Parent        19148
Focus on Fathers                                     education utilizing the MELD curriculum, focusing
2029 South 8th Street                                on child development, discipline and developing
Philadelphia, PA 19148                               relationships with children.
Office: 215-985-2582                                 Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.                           young mothers and parents with more than one
                                                     child. Each group serves both reunification fami-
Fee: All services are free.
                                                     lies and families at risk for DHS involvement.
Fathering supports.
                                                     PROGRAM LOCATION:
                                                     New Comfort Baptist Church
Mental Health Association of
                                                     2200 Snyder Avenue
Southeastern PA
                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19145
1211 Chestnut Street, suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19107                               Point Breeze Family Center
Office: 215-751-1800 x 229
                                                     1920 South 20th Street, 3rd Floor
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents    Philadelphia, PA 19145
with mental illness and/or mental health concerns.
                                                     Office: 215-336-3511
PROGRAM LOCATION:
                                                     Provides 13-week parenting education program
Episcopal Church of Street John the Evangelist       designed to strengthen multi-ethnic families.
1332 South 3rd Street                                Parenting support groups for men, families
Philadelphia, PA 19147                               seeking reunification and teen parents.

Old Pine Community Center                            Resources for Change
401 Lombard Street                                   Main Office: 3500 Lancaster Avenue suite 105
Philadelphia, PA 19147                               Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-627-2493                                 Office: 215-222-8090
Email: resourcepersonl@aol.com                       Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups
Hours: 8:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.                           for fathers, community members, non-custodial
Fee: All services are free.                          fathers and parents with children at risk for
                                                     DHS placement.
Provides parent education utilizing Systematic
Training for Effective Parenting and focusing on     PROGRAM LOCATION:
child discipline.                                    17th and Tasker Streets
                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19146




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                                           Parenting Resources

               United Communities Southeast                        YMCA Early Head Start
      South    Philadelphia at Southwark House                     2000 Mifflin Street
Philadelphia   101 Ellsworth Street                                Philadelphia, PA 19145
               Philadelphia, PA 19147                              Office: 215-551-6330
               Office: 215-468-1645                                Additional Languages: Spanish
      19154    Hours: 7:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.                          Fee: First 20 sessions free; sliding scale thereafter.
               Fee: All services are free.
      19146    Provides parent education and support services,
                                                                   Offers support groups, single mother programs,
                                                                   MOMobile.
               including housing assistance and counseling and
      19147    after school programs for children ages 5-12, for
               single mothers and families involved with SCOH.
      19148    Parent education focusing on child development,
               discipline, truancy prevention and developing
               relationships with children.


               Wordsworth Academy
               Main Office: 211 North 13th Street
               Philadelphia, PA 19107
               Office: 215-567-1735 x 1121
               Groups held at various locations, call office for
               more information.
               PROGRAM LOCATION:
               Barratt Middle School
               1599 Wharton Street
               Philadelphia, PA 19146




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                           Parenting Resources


                 Roxborough/ Manayunk                                                                    Roxborough
                                           19127, 19128
                                                                                                         Manayunk

Because I Love You (BILY)                          Intercommunity Action, Inc.
6301 Ridge Avenue                                  (INTERAC)                                             19127
Leverington Presbyterian Church                    6012 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128                             Philadelphia, PA 19128                                19128
Office: 215-483-1023                               Office: 215-487-1330
Email: bilyphila@netreach.net                      Website: www.intercommunityaction.org
Website: www.bily.org                              Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
Additional Languages: Spanish                      Fee: All services are free.
Fee: $25 fee for summer day care.                  Provides parent education and support for
Support group for families with children who       parents with behavioral health disorders and
have behavioral problems.                          children with emotional and behavioral problems.
                                                   Support services for parents and children with
                                                   behavioral health disorders.
Educating Children for Parenting
                                                   Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
Main Office: 211 North 13th Street, suite 701      who have mental health and/or substance abuse
Philadelphia, PA 19107                             concerns, and parents at risk of re-entry into DHS.
Office: 215-496-9780                               ADDITIONAL PROGRAM LOCATION:
Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups     481 Krams Avenue
for teen parents and adjudicated teens.            Philadelphia, PA 19128
PROGRAM LOCATION:
Roxborough High School                             Northern Home Children &
6498 Ridge Avenue                                  Family Services
Philadelphia, PA 19128                             5301 Ridge Avenue
                                                   Philadelphia, PA 19128
Greater Philadelphia Federation                    Office: 215-482-1423
of Settlements                                     Provides parent education and support services
Main Office: 100 North 17th Street, 5th floor      focusing on child development, discipline, sub-
Philadelphia, PA 19103                             stance abuse and developing relationships with
Office: 215-568-5860                               children. Other services include family barbecues,
                                                   swim parties and a 24-hour residential shelter.
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for all
parent populations.                                Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families
                                                   seeking reunification and parents with children at
PROGRAM LOCATION:
                                                   risk for DHS involvement or placement.
North Light Community Center
175-183 Greene Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19127




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                                             Parenting Resources


 Southwest                      Southwest Philadelphia
Philadelphia                                      19142, 19143, 19153

      19142    Cosmic Learning Center of                            Multi-Ethnic Behavioral Health,
               Philadelphia                                         Inc. Nu-Stop
      19143    5421 Malcolm Street                                  5616 Woodland Avenue
               Philadelphia, PA 19143                               Philadelphia, PA 19143
      19153    Office: 215-474-4421                                 Office: 215-729-2014
               Additional Languages: Spanish                        Fee: All services are free.
               Fee: All services are free.                          Provides parent education and support services
               Provides parenting education and support             for families with special needs children and
               services for single mothers and teen parents.        families from different cultures. Parent education
               Parenting education focusing on child develop-       focusing on child development. discipline,
               ment, discipline, substance abuse and developing     substance abuse, special needs and developing
               relationships with children. Tutoring for children   relationships with children.
               and adults available.
                                                                    Parent Action Network (PAN)
               Headstart Learning Tree                              Main Office: 1601 Cherry Street
               842 South 57th Street                                Philadelphia, PA 19102
               Philadelphia, PA 19143                               Office: 215-PARENTS (727-3687)
               Office: 215-748-2422                                 Fee: All services are free.
               Email: hslt@earthlink.net                            Provides parent education and support services
               Fee: All services are free.                          for single mothers, teen parents, parents seeking
               Provides parenting education and support             reunification with children in placement, survivors
               services for parents with special needs children.    of abuse, Spanish speaking parents and fathers.
               Parent education focusing on child development,      Child care available at some locations. Parent
               discipline, youth violence, special needs,           education focusing on child development, disci-
               developing relationships with children.              pline, developing relationships with children and
                                                                    women’s self-esteem.
                                                                    PROGRAM LOCATION:
               Huey Family Center
                                                                    Southwest Philadelphia Parents Group
               Huey Elementary School
                                                                    Wharton-Wesley United Methodist Church
               52nd and Pine Streets
                                                                    54th and Catharine Streets
               Philadelphia, PA 19143
                                                                    Philadelphia, PA 19143
               Office: 215-471-6257
                                                                    Hours: Tuesday, 6:00p.m.– 8:00p.m.
                       215-471-6694
                                                                    Community groups for parents with children
               Offers free, ongoing weekly Parents Anonymous
                                                                    under 12.
               support groups led by professional facilitators.
               Groups provide an opportunity for parents to
               share their challenges and joys with other parents
               and to learn from each other. Referral to commu-
               nity resources through the group facilitator.




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                           Parenting Resources

Parents Anonymous                                     Southwest Community Enrichment
                                                      Center
                                                                                                           Southwest
Main Office: 6214 Grays Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19142                                1341 South 46th Street
                                                                                                           Philadelphia
Office: 215-805-6659                                  Philadelphia, PA 19143
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for fathers,    Office: 215-386-8250
families seeking reunification, parents with mental   Hours: 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
                                                                                                           19142
health concerns, parents with mental retardation,     Single mother and teen parent groups focusing
parents with drug/alcohol concerns, families in       on child development.
                                                                                                           19143
recovery and formerly homeless parents.
PROGRAM LOCATIONS:                                    Southwest Community Services Inc.                    19153
Consortium                                            6424 Woodland Avenue
4601 Market Street                                    Philadelphia, PA 19142
Philadelphia, PA 19143                                Office: 215-729-8911
                                                      8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
Families First                                        Provides support services for families involved
3939 Warren Street                                    with DHS and adolescents. Offers separate
Philadelphia, PA 19143                                Parenting Collaborative groups for teen parents
                                                      seeking reunification and teen parents with chil-
For homeless families in transitional housing.
                                                      dren at risk of DHS involvement or placement.
PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
Interim House West                                    Southwest Nu-Stop, Inc.
49th and Parkside                                     5616 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143                                Philadelphia, PA 19143
                                                      Office: 215-729-2014
Southwest Community
                                                      Provides parent education to: single men and
Development Corporation – New                         women; teen parents; parents or caregivers in
Start Family                                          recovery; parents or caregivers not in recovery;
6328 Paschall Avenue                                  fathers and male caregivers; mentally ill patients
Philadelphia, PA 19142                                and caregivers; and parents and caregivers who
                                                      are dually diagnosed.
Office: 215-730-0450
Website: www.southwestcdc.org
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
Fee: All services are free.
Provides support services for low income single
parents with a history of drug/alcohol abuse
and/or transitioning from welfare-to-work.




                                                                                                                39
 Parenting
Collaborative




                41
                Parenting Collaborative




     The Parenting Collaborative is a network of parenting skills enhancement
     programs provided by more than 70 community based agencies throughout the city.
     These DHS-funded programs are specifically designed for biological parents who are
     seeking the return of their children from foster care and for families at high risk of
     involvement with the child protection system, including teen parents, parents of
     delinquent youth and parents affected by substance abuse, mental illness, mental
     retardation, homelessness and incarceration. Fathers are also a primary target
     population.

     While these programs vary in order to best meet the needs of the specific community
     and population served, each utilizes an evidence-based parenting curriculum. All of the
     programs are designed to support parents and caregivers in developing and enhancing
     their parenting skills, improving their understanding of child development, trying
     alternative approaches to child-rearing, and learning techniques to reduce the stress
     that can undermine parental functioning.

     All of the programs of the Parenting Collaborative are included in the general listings in
     the front of the book. A list of the Parenting Collaborative providers is also included on
     the next page, along with the page numbers where information about their specific
     programs can be found.

     All Parenting Collaborative programs are free and some offer bilingual staff. To learn
     more about the programs or to arrange for a referral through DHS, call 215-PARENTS.




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                               Parenting Collaborative

Asociation de Puertorriquenos en Marcha ......12, 53                        Menergy ..............................................15, 30, 56, 67
Best Nest Inc...................................................34, 70      Mental Health Association
Bethanna ..........................................................5, 48     of Southeastern PA ............................9, 35, 50, 71

Cambodian Association of Southeastern PA....26, 64                          Mercy Hospice ..................................................9, 50

Caring People Alliance ........5, 12, 21, 34, 53, 61, 70                    Methodist Services for Children and Families ..22, 62

Carson Valley School ......................................12, 53           Northern Home Children & Family Services ..........37

Catholic Social Services/Casa del Carmen ......26, 64                       Northwest Interfaith Movement ........................30, 67

Child Abuse Prevention Effort ..........................18, 59              Parents Anonymous ........................................39, 73

Children's Aid Society at Frankford..................18, 59                 Parkside Recovery ..........................................23, 63

Children's Aid Society of Pennsylvania ..6, 12, 53, 61                      Pennsylvania Prison Society ............................10, 51

Children's Aide Society                                                     Pennsylvania School for the Deaf ..........................30
 at Logan Olney Family Center ......................27, 64                  People Acting to Help (PATH) ..16, 23, 28, 57, 63, 65
Children's Crisis Treatment Center ....................6, 48                Philadelphia Anti Drug/ Violence Network ......16, 57
Children's Services, Inc. ..............................6, 48, 61           Philadelphia Health Management Corporation 11, 16
Congreso de Latinos Unidos ..13, 18, 27, 54, 59, 64                         Presbyterian Children's Village ..............................74
Council of Spanish-Speaking Organizations                                   Progressive Life Center....................................16, 57
 (Concilio) ......................................................13, 54    Project H.O.M.E...............................................16, 58
Devereux Community Services                                                 Resources for Change ......17, 24, 30, 35, 58, 67, 71
 of Philadelphia ....................................6, 13, 48, 54
                                                                            Resources for Children's Health ......................11, 52
Diversified Community Services ......................34, 70
                                                                            Southwest Community Services Inc. ..............39, 74
Educating Children for Parenting ..........7, 14, 29, 32,
                      34, 37, 49, 54, 66, 68, 70, 72                        Southwest Nu-Stop, Inc. ................................39, 74
Elwyn Inc. ........................................................35, 70   Supportive Older Women's Network ....................24
Episcopal Community Services (ECS)................7, 49                     Tabor Services of Southern Home Services ....31, 67
Family Planning Council ..........................................7         The Black Women's Health Alliance ................12, 53
Frankford Group Ministry's Neighborhood                                     The Kintock Group ..........................................19, 60
  Parenting Program ........................................19, 59          To Our Children's Future with Health ..............28, 65
Germantown Settlement ........................................29            University of Pennylvania........................................24
Greater Philadelphia Federation                                             Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) ......11, 52
 of Settlements ..................7, 14, 27, 37, 55, 64, 72
                                                                            Wordsworth Academy ..............................13, 38, 75
Harambe in Progress ......................................27, 64
                                                                            Youth Service Inc. ..........................................25, 63
Health Federation of Philadelphia ..........8, 14, 49, 55
Indochinese American Council ........................27, 65
Institute for the Development
  of African American Youth ............8, 14, 40, 49, 55
Intercommunity Action Inc. (INTERAC) ............37, 72
Intercultural Family Services Inc. ......................21, 62
Joseph J. Peters Institute ..................................8, 50
Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia ............29, 66
Lighthouse ......................................................15, 56
Lutheran Children & Family Services ................28, 65
Mazzoni Center (formerly Philadelphia Community
 Health Alternatives) ........................................9, 50




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    Parent Action
Network Support Groups




                    45
     Parent Action Network Support Groups




         The Parent Action Network (PAN) provides numerous general and
         specialty parent support groups in neighborhoods throughout the city.
         PAN is committed to helping children achieve permanency and stability and
         offers several groups specifically designed to prepare the biological parents
         of children in DHS’ custody for reunification.
         Information and referral services, as well as on-site child care and travel
         reimbursement to and from meetings, are also available.
         All groups are free.
         For information, call 215-PARENTS (215-727-3687).
         Below is a listing of groups and page numbers where their information appears.




                 Children and Parents Reunification Group ..................9, 51
                 Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility ......................33, 68
                 Fathers Group ............................................................9, 51
                 Frankford Parents Group ..........................................20, 60
                 Kirkbride Center........................................................23, 63
                 Morning Placement Group..........................................9, 51
                 North Philadelphia Parents Group ............................16, 57
                 Northeast Parents Group..........................................20, 60
                 Parents of Teens Group ..............................................9, 51
                 Parents Reunification Group ....................................10, 51
                 Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center ................33, 68
                 Southwest Philadelphia Parents Group ....................38, 73
                 Teen Group ................................................................9, 51
                 West Philadelphia Parents Group..............................23, 63
                 Women’s Self-Esteem Group......................................9, 51




46
 Programs
for Fathers




              47
                                        Programs for Fathers


Center City                                         Center City
                     19102, 19103, 19106, 19107, 19110, 19130, 19147
     19102
              Bethanna                                                Children’s Services, Inc.
     19103
              1212 Wood Street                                        1315 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor
     19106    Philadelphia, PA 19107                                  Philadelphia, PA 19107
              Office: 215-568-2435                                    Office: 215-546-3503
     19107    Website: www.bethanna.org                               Email: childphi@bellatlantic.net
              Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.                              Fee: All services are free.
     19110    Fee: All services are free.                             Provides services to families involved with reunifi-
              Support services for parents/caregivers involved        cation.
     19130    with DHS; fathers aged 25 or younger, adoles-
                                                                      Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
              cents.
                                                                      seeking reunification.
     19147    Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families
              seeking reunification, kinship caregivers, biological
              parents, fathers, work release clients and teen
                                                                      Devereux Community Services
              parents.                                                of Philadelphia
                                                                      1819 JFK Boulevard, suite 200
              Children’s Crisis Treatment Center                      Philadelphia, PA 19103
                                                                      Office: 215-864-6661
              1823 Callowhill Street
                                                                      Website: www.devereux.org
              Philadelphia, PA 19130
                                                                      Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
              Office: 215-496-0707 x1446
              Website: www.cctckids.org                               Support services for at-risk parents.
              Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.                              Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
              Fee: Fee for services.                                  at risk of re-entry into DHS. Groups held at sever-
                                                                      al locations throughout the city. Call office for
              Support services for parents involved with DHS,
                                                                      more information.
              parents/caregivers with a history of substance
              abuse/mental health issues and parents of               ADDITIONAL LOCATION:
              children with special needs. Support groups             Stanton School
              focus on child development, child discipline.
                                                                      16th & Cumberland Streets
              Offers Parenting Collaboration groups for parents       Philadelphia, PA 19130
              of children ages three through nine who are in
                                                                      Offers separate groups for families seeking
              DHS placement.
                                                                      reunification and parents with children at risk
                                                                      for DHS involvement or placement.




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                          Programs for Fathers

Educating Children for Parenting                       Health Federation of Philadelphia
                                                                                                               Center City
211 North 13th Street, suite 701                       1211 Chestnut Street, suite 801
Philadelphia, PA 19107                                 Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215-496-9780                                   Office: 215-567-8001
Email: info@ecparenting.org                            Email: natlev@voicenet.com
                                                                                                               19102
Website: www.ecparenting.org                           Website: www.healthfederation.org
Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.                             Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
                                                                                                               19103
Fee: All services are free.                            Additional Languages: Spanish; others as needed.
                                                       Fee: All services are free.
                                                                                                               19106
Parent education and support services for teen
parents. Parent education focusing on child            Parent education and support services for single
development, developing relationships with children,   mothers, teens, families with special needs chil-
                                                                                                               19107
child discipline.                                      dren and families with children birth to five. Parent
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for teen par-
                                                       education focusing on child development, disci-         19110
                                                       pline, youth violence, special needs, substance
ents and adjudicated teens.
                                                       abuse and developing relationships with children.       19130
Episcopal Community Services                           Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
(ECS)                                                  families seeking reunification and parents with         19147
                                                       children at risk for DHS involvement or placement.
225 South Third Street
                                                       ADDITIONAL LOCATION:
Philadelphia, PA 19106
                                                       Trevor’s Place Shelter
Office: 215-351-1400
                                                       1624 Poplar Street
215-351-1476
                                                       Philadelphia, PA 19130
Email: kellym@ecs1870.org
Website: www.ecs1870.org
                                                       Institute for the Development
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
                                                       of African-American Youth
Additional Languages: Spanish
Fee: All services are free.                            P.O. Box 2061
                                                       Philadelphia, PA 19103
Parent education and support services for
homeless families, families receiving SCOH,            Office: 215-572-7233
families affected by HIV/AIDS and families headed      Email: info@idaay.org
by single-mothers in recovery from addiction.          Website: www.idaay.org
Parent education focusing on child discipline,         Hours: 9:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.
youth violence, substance abuse, developing
                                                       Serves teenage and young adult fathers.
relationships with children, community resources
and time management. Other services include
after-school programs and a homeless shelter.

Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
seeking reunification.




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                                        Programs for Fathers

              Joseph J. Peters Institute                            Mental Health Association
Center City                                                         of Southeastern PA
              Land Title Building
              100 South Broad Street, suite 1700                    Main Office: 1211 Chestnut Street, suite 1100
              Philadelphia, PA 19110                                Philadelphia, PA 19107
     19102                                                          Office: 215-751-1800 x234
              Office: 215-701-1570
              Website: www.jjp.org                                  Website: www.mhasp.org
     19103                                                          Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
              Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
              Additional Languages: Vietnamese                      Additional Languages: Spanish
     19106
              Serves parents/caregivers involved with DHS who       Support services for parents with mental illness.
              are working to retain or regain custody of their
     19107    children; fathers aged 25 or younger; parents/
                                                                    PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

              caregivers with a history of substance abuse and      Episcopal Church of Saint John the Evangelist
     19110    mental illness; and parents/caregivers of children    1332 South 3rd Street
              with special needs and/or behavioral issues.          Philadelphia, PA 19147
     19130    Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for    Groups for parents with mental illness and/or
              parents of sexually at risk children, parents         mental health concerns.
     19147    of children who have been sexually abused and
                                                                    PEAK Program
              parents who are seeking information about
              healthy sexual development.                           1211 Chestnut Street, suite 1100
                                                                    Philadelphia, PA 19107
                                                                    Office: 215-751-1800 x.234
              Mazzoni Center (formerly
                                                                    Fee: All services are free.
              Philadelphia Community Health
              Alternatives)                                         Groups teach advocacy skills to parents. Four
                                                                    series are offered each year in four different areas
              1201 Chestnut Street, 3rd floor                       of the city. Call for more information.
              Philadelphia, PA 19107
              Office: 215-563-0663
                                                                    Mercy Hospice
              Email: info@mazzonicenter.org
              Website: www.mazzonicenter.org                        334 S. 13th Street
              Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.                            Philadelphia, PA 19107
              Fee: All services are free.                           Office: 215-545-5153

              Support services for parents with lesbian, gay,       Offers Parenting Collaborative groups to residents
              bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) children and        of Mercy Hospice homeless shelter.
              LGBT parents.
                                                                    New Wave Resources
              Parenting Collaborative program consists of indi-
              vidual and group counseling for parents who are       Fatherhood Initiative
              gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) or     1321 Arch Street, 6th Floor
              for parents of LGBT children.                         Philadelphia, PA 19107
                                                                    Office: 215-496—9388
              Men’s Resource Center                                 Fax: 215-496-9713
              2100 Chestnut Street                                  Provides parenting and life skills classes, literacy
              Philadelphia, PA 19103                                and introduction to computers, GED, and skills
                                                                    training in five areas: CDL (Commercial Drivers
              Office: 215-564-0488
                                                                    License), Building Maintenance, Medical Office
              Provides anger management classes for men             Billing, A+Telecommunications and Cable
              and women, group counseling for men who are           Installation.
              involved in domestic violence, and intimacy
              training for couples and individuals in non-violent
              relationships.
              Call for appointment.


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                          Programs for Fathers

Parent Action Network (PAN)                           Pennsylvania Prison Society
                                                                                                            Center City
Main Office: 1601 Cherry Street                       245 N. Broad Street, suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19102                                Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215-PARENTS (727-3687)                        Office: 215-564-6005 x114
Fee: All services are free.
                                                                                                            19102
                                                      Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for fathers
Provides parent education and support services        or male caregivers in prison. Groups are held at
for single mothers, teen parents, parents seeking     the Prison System’s five facilities (House of
                                                                                                            19103
reunification with children in placement, survivors   Correction, Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility,
of abuse, Spanish speaking parents and fathers.       Detention Center, Alternative and Special             19106
Child care available at some locations. Parent        Detention, and Philadelphia Industrial Correctional
education focusing on child development, disci-       Center) on a rotating basis.                          19107
pline, developing relationships with children and
women’s self-esteem.                                  Philadelphia Legal Assistance                         19110
PROGRAM LOCATIONS:                                    Family Law Services
Children and Parents Reunification Group              1424 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor                       19130
1515 Arch Street                                      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Philadelphia, PA 19102                                Office: 215-961-3800                                  19147
Hours: Monday, 6:00 – 8:00p.m.                        Fax: 215-981-3860/3870
Father’s Group                                        Web site: www.philalegal.org
1515 Arch Street                                      Provides legal representation to low income
Philadelphia, PA 19102                                residents of Philadelphia in non-criminal matters.
Hours: Thursday 6:00 – 8:00p.m.                       Attorneys, paralegals and law students are
Morning Placement Group                               available to provide various levels of assistance
                                                      in family law matters.
1515 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
                                                      Philadelphia Workforce
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
                                                      Development Corporation
and Saturday 9:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.
                                                      Transitional Workforce Division:
Support groups for parents with children in
placement.                                            Fatherhood Initiative
                                                      1617 JFK Boulevard, 2nd floor
Parents of Teens Group
                                                      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
1515 Arch Street
                                                      Office: 215-963-3456
Philadelphia, PA 19102
                                                      Fax: 215-557-2644
Hours: Monday, 6:00 – 8:00p.m
                                                      Provides assistance in GED preparation, job-
Support groups for parents of teens.                  specific skills training and placement, parenting,
Parents Reunification Group                           computer skills and mentoring. Incentives
1515 Arch Street                                      and supportive services are available.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Hours: Monday, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Teens Group
1515 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Hours: Wednesday, 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Support groups for teens.
Women’s Self-Esteem Group
1515 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Hours: Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00p.m.


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                                       Programs for Fathers

              Resources for Children’s Health                     STOP IT NOW! Philadelphia
Center City
              Focus on Fathers                                    The Joseph J. Peters Institute
              260 South Broad Street, 18th floor                  100 South Broad Street, 17th floor
              Philadelphia, PA 19102                              Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19110
     19102
              Office: 215-985-6252                                Office: 215-701-1570
              Website: www.phmc.org/rch/rch.html                  Fax: 215-665-8611
     19103
              Additional Languages: Spanish                       Helpline: 1-888-PREVENT

     19106    Facilitates fathering discussion groups, work-      A child sexual abuse prevention campaign aimed
              shops, and recreational activities.                 at adults who are interested in protecting children
              Programs for fathers and other male caregivers      from sexual abuse. Helpline offers resources and
     19107                                                        referrals to victims, perpetrators, and at-risk
              held at over 20 sites throughout the city.
              Organizations that would like to have Focus on      families for sexual abuse. Always seeking
     19110    Fathers to provide parent education to men can      volunteers for neighborhood prevention efforts
              call 215-985-6252.                                  in North Philadelphia.
     19130
              Philadelphia Fatherhood                             Women Organized Against Rape
     19147    Practitioners Network                               (WOAR)
                                                                  1233 Locust Street, suite 202
              260 South Broad Street, 18th floor
                                                                  Philadelphia, PA 19107
              Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
                                                                  Office: 215-985-3315 x195
              Office: 215-985-2541
                                                                  Hotline: 215-985-3333
              Fax: 267-765-2325
                                                                  Website: www.woar.org
              A consortium of providers of services for fathers
                                                                  Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
              and other male caregivers which meets regularly
              for networking, information sharing and advocacy.   Fee: All services are free.
                                                                  Provides support groups for victims of sexual
                                                                  assault/sexual abuse and teen parents and par-
                                                                  ents who choose the offender over the children.
                                                                  Services for children as young as 16 months.
                                                                  Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
                                                                  seeking reunification with a child who has been
                                                                  sexually abused and for parents who have
                                                                  chosen the offender over the child.




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                         Programs for Fathers


                        North Philadelphia                                                               North
                                                                                                         Philadelphia
                     19121, 19122, 19123, 19132, 19133

Asociacion de Puertorriquenos en                     Carson Valley School                                19121
Marcha                                               Main Office: 6700 Germantown Avenue
                                                                                                         19122
4301 Rising Sun Avenue                               Philadelphia, PA 19119
Philadelphia, PA 19122                               Office: 215-249-5505
                                                                                                         19123
Office: 215-329-9580                                 Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families   seeking reunification and adoptive, kinship and     19132
seeking reunification and parents with children at   permanent legal custody caregivers.
risk for DHS involvement or placement                PROGRAM LOCATION:                                   19133
                                                     Carson Valley School
The Black Women’s Health Alliance
                                                     22nd and Allegheny
(formerly Philadelphia Black
                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19132
Women’s Health Project)
1231 North Broad Street, room 201
                                                     Children’s Aid Society of
Philadelphia, PA 19122                               Pennsylvania
Office: 215-232-1115
                                                     Main Office: 1315 Walnut Street, suite 1004
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19107
with children at risk for DHS involvement or
                                                     Office: 215-546-2990
placement.
                                                     Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM LOCATION:
                                                     with children at risk for DHS involvement or
Eleventh Street Family Health Services of            placement.
Drexel University
                                                     PROGRAM LOCATION:
850 North 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123                               Madeira Family Center
                                                     2123 Gratz Street
Caring People Alliance                               Philadelphia, PA 19132

Main Office: 1819 JFK Boulevard, suite 220
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Office: 215-545-5230
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families
seeking reunification and parents with children at
risk for DHS involvement or placement.
PROGRAM LOCATION:
R.W. Brown Community Center
1701 North 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA. 19122
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               Congreso de Latinos Unidos                            Devereux
      North
               Alcanza Program                                       Main Office: 1819 JFK Boulevard, 2nd floor
Philadelphia   216 West Somerset Street                              Philadelphia, PA 19103
               Philadelphia, PA 19133                                Office: 215-864-6661
               Office: 215-763-8870                                  Website: www.devereux.org
      19121    Website: www.congreso.net                             Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families
               Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.                            seeking reunification and parents with children at
      19122    Additional Languages: Spanish                         risk for DHS involvement or placement.
               A teen pregnancy prevention and intervention          PROGRAM LOCATION:
      19123    program that seeks to help teenagers prevent          Woodstock Family Center
               unplanned pregnancies and for teen parents to
                                                                     1981 Woodstock St.
      19132    have positive outcomes for themselves and their
                                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19121
               families. Provides advocacy, education and assis-
      19133    tance with health care and social services, par-
               enting education, translation/interpretation, sup-
                                                                     Educating Children for Parenting
               port in re-enrolling in school, assistance with       211 North 13th Street, suite 701
               basic needs, family support and guidance,             Philadelphia, PA 19107
               employment assistance, peer mentoring services,       Office: 215-496-9780
               tutoring support services and more.
                                                                     Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for teen
               Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families    parents and adjudicated teens.
               seeking reunification and teen parents.
                                                                     PROGRAM LOCATION:
               Council of Spanish-Speaking                           Dobbins Vo Tec High School
               Organizations (Concilio)                              2150 West Lehigh Avenue
               705-09 North Franklin Street                          Philadelphia, PA 19132
               Philadelphia, PA 19123
                                                                     The Father’s Day Rally Committee,
               Office: 215-627-3100
                                                                     Inc. (FDRC)
               Email: concilio@elconcilio.net
                                                                     Father’s Day Rally Committee, Inc.
               Website: www.elconcilio.net
                                                                     Hatfield House
               Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
                                                                     3201 West Girard Avenue
               Additional Languages: Spanish
                                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19130-1141
               Fee: All services are free.
                                                                     Office: 215-236-3372
               Parenting education and support services for
                                                                     Fax: 215-236-1799
               Latinos including SCOH involved, low income and
               unemployed parents and single mothers. Parent         Email: mapowiz@aol.com
               education focusing on child development, disci-       Promotes positive action and encourages more
               pline, youth violence, special needs, developing      aggressive hands-on action toward resolving a
               relationships with children. Other services include   range of problems confronting African American
               youth development, nutrition program, and case        males in Philadelphia and throughout the
               management.                                           Delaware Valley. Activities and services include,
                                                                     group sessions for men, The Peace Campaign,
               Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families
                                                                     linkage and referral to fatherhood advocacy and
               seeking reunification and parents with children at
                                                                     support services, and The David P. Richardson,
               risk for DHS involvement or placement.
                                                                     Jr. Rites of Passage Program for African American
                                                                     boys ages 11-17.
                                                                     ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS:
                                                                     Rites of Passage Program
                                                                     Hatfield House
                                                                     3201 West Girard Avenue
                                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19130-1141
                                                                     Office: 215-236-3372
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                           Programs for Fathers

Frontline Dads                                           Health Federation of Philadelphia
                                                                                                               North
Zion Non-Profit Charitable Trust                         Main Office: Early Head Start
Progress Plaza Shopping Center                           2532 North Broad Street
                                                                                                               Philadelphia
1501 North Broad Street                                  Philadelphia, PA 19132
Philadelphia, PA 19122                                   Office: 215-223-5200
Office: 215-684-3400                                     Website: www.healthfederation.org
                                                                                                               19121
Fax: 215-236-9497                                        Hours: Afternoons and evenings.
E-mail: FrontlineDads@Hotmail.com                        Fee: All services are free.
                                                                                                               19122
Program focuses on young men and single                  Support services and groups for single mothers
fathers. Offers mentoring, speaking engage-              teen parents, families of children with special
                                                                                                               19123
ments, parenting workshops and seminars,                 needs. Individual and family counseling also
mediation, intervention, resources referrals, life       available.                                            19132
skills education, and employment training for
                                                         Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families
ex-offenders.
                                                         seeking reunification and parents with children at
                                                                                                               19133
                                                         risk for DHS involvement or placement.
Goldman Clinic
                                                         PROGRAM LOCATION:
8th Street and Girard Avenue
                                                         Salvation Army
Philadelphia, PA 19122
                                                         2532 North Broad Street
Office: 215-787-2082
                                                         Philadelphia, PA 19132
Provides drug and alcohol out-patient program;
“Fathers Who Care” parenting groups are also
available.
                                                         Institute for Development of
                                                         African-American Youth, Inc.
Greater Philadelphia Federation of                       Main Office: P.O. Box 2061
Settlements                                              Philadelphia, PA 19103
                                                         Office: 215-572-7210
Main Office: 100 North 17th Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103                                   Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for fathers.
Office: 215-568-5860                                     Held at this site and at other sites throughout the
                                                         city, call for more information.
Parenting Collaborative groups for parents who
need support in any area. Groups held in loca-           PROGRAM LOCATION:
tions throughout the city. Call office for more infor-
                                                         Institute for the Development of African
mation.
                                                         American Youth
PROGRAM LOCATION:                                        Francis G. Myers Recreation Center
Cunningham Community Center                              5800 Kingsessing Ave, 2nd floor
1108 Lemon Street                                        Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia PA 19123                                    Childcare available.
                                                         Temple University Barton Hall, room 109
                                                         13th and Norris
                                                         Philadelphia, PA 19122




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               Lighthouse                                              Men United for a Better
      North                                                            Philadelphia (MUBP)
               Main Office: Fatherhood Initiative
Philadelphia   152 West Lehigh Avenue                                  Father’s Day Rally Committee, Inc.
               Philadelphia, PA 19133                                  Hatfield House
               Office: 215-425-7800                                    3201 West Girard Avenue
      19121    Fax: 215-425-6091                                       Philadelphia, PA 19130-1141
               Fee: All services are free.                             Office: 215-236-3372
      19122                                                            Fax: 215-236-1799
               Provides academic enrichment; GED and
               Adult Basic Education; career explorations: job         MUBP is a group of activists who are focused on
      19123    readiness. Parenting and life skills training provide   reducing violence in our Philadelphia neighbor-
               additional incentives for those who participate         hoods. Coalition focuses on re-educating men on
      19132    such as clothing allowance, transportation, daily       the streets through positive activities.
               meals and trips with children monthly.
      19133    Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for teen par-     Menergy
               ents (ages 13 to 18). Program offers parenting,
                                                                       Main Office: 7500 Germantown Avenue
               nutrition, fitness, GED, and computer literacy
               classes. Parents can attend up to six days a            Elders Hall, suite 5
               week.                                                   Philadelphia, PA 19119
                                                                       Office: 215-242-2235
               PROGRAM LOCATION:
                                                                       Offers Parenting Collaborative treatment program
               141 West Somerset Street
                                                                       for adults who abuse their spouses or partners.
               Philadelphia, PA 19133
               Office: 215-425-7804                                    PROGRAM LOCATION:
                                                                       Maria De Los Santos Health Center
               Mayor’s Office of                                       5th and Allegheny
               Community Services                                      Philadelphia, PA 19133
               Fatherhood Initiative Program                           North Philadelphia Parents Group
               3129 North 22nd Street                                  Women’s Christian Alliance
               Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19132                        1630 North 16th Street
               Office: 215-685-9731/32                                 Philadelphia, PA 19121
               Fax: 215-685-9757                                       Hours: Monday, 6:30 – 8:30p.m.
                                                                       Community groups for parents with children
               Provides workshops related to fathering issues
               and support services such as job readiness and          under 12.
               placement; GED preparation and life skills training.
               ADDITIONAL PROGRAM LOCATION:
               990 Spring Garden Street, 7th floor
               Philadelphia, PA 19123
               Office: 215-685-3629
               Fax: 215-685-3601




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Parent Action Network (PAN)                           People for People, Inc.
                                                                                                             North
Main Office: 1601 Cherry Street                       Fatherhood Initiative
Philadelphia, PA 19102                                800 North Broad Street, 7th floor
                                                                                                             Philadelphia
Office: 215-PARENTS (727-3687)                        Philadelphia, PA 19130
Fee: All services are free.                           Office: 215-235-2340
                                                      Fax: 215-235-8345
                                                                                                             19121
Provides parent education and support services
for single mothers, teen parents, parents seeking     Website: www.peopleforpeople.org
reunification with children in placement, survivors                                                          19122
                                                      Program is open to all fathers, 18 years of age or
of abuse, Spanish speaking parents and fathers.       older, who have school-aged children under the age
Child care available at some locations. Parent        of 18. Offers computer training, GED preparation,      19123
education focusing on child development, disci-       and job readiness training including job place-
pline, developing relationships with children and     ment, job retention and rapid re-employment.           19132
women’s self-esteem.
PROGRAM LOCATIONS:                                    Philadelphia Anti Drug/Violence                        19133191
North Philadelphia Parents Group                      Network
Women’s Christian Alliance                            2700 North 17th Street, suite 200                      02 19103
1630 North 16th Street                                Philadelphia, PA 19132
Philadelphia, PA 19121                                Office: 215-940-0550                                   19106
Hours: Monday, 6:30 – 8:30p.m.
                                                      Offers Parenting Collaborative groups to young
Community groups for parents with children            men involved in the Justice System.                    19107
under 12.
                                                      Philadelphia Department                                19110
Pennsylvania Parent Information                       of Public Health
Resource Center                                                                                              19130
                                                      Healthy Start North Philadelphia
1722 West Cecil B. Moore Avenue                       Division of Maternal, Child & Family Health
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19121                      1900 North 20th Street
                                                                                                             19147
Office: 215-236-2180                                  Philadelphia, PA 19121
Fax: 215-236-2884                                     Office: 215-685-2457
Website: www.papirc.org                               Website: www.phila.gov/health
Provides services and workshops to help parents       Program to reduce infant mortality and improve
become more involved in their children’s educa-       health in infants (up to age two) and their families
tion.                                                 through education, support and clinical services.
For more information, call Warm Line at               Services include case management and home
1-877-4PA-PIRC (1-877-472-7472).                      visits, family violence prevention, programs for
                                                      fathers and teens, and preventive health care
                                                      social service referrals.
People Acting to Help (PATH)
8220 Castor Avenue                                    Philadelphia County
Philadelphia, PA 19152                                Assistance Office
Office: 215-728-4590
                                                      1400 Spring Garden Street, room 802C
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
of teens with behavioral issues or who have been
                                                      Office: 215-644-0943
involved in the juvenile justice system.
                                                      Fax: 215-560-1025
PROGRAM LOCATION:                                     E-mail: thjenkins@state.pa.us
CEP Allegheny                                         Provides necessary assistance through the
12th Street and Allegheny Avenue                      Welfare-to-Work Program via Department of
Philadelphia, PA 19133                                Public Assistance for fatherhood initiatives
                                                      throughout the city. Serves as a liaison between
                                                      programs and welfare recipients, providing
                                                      information, services and conflict resolution.
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                                         Programs for Fathers

               Philadelphia Youth Advocate                            School District of Philadelphia
      North    SCOH Program                                           MARS Program
Philadelphia   511 North Broad Street, 3rd floor                      21st Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
               Philadelphia, PA 19123                                 Philadelphia, PA 19123
               Office: 215-599-2991                                   Office: 215-875-3171
      19121    Provides services to abused, neglected and             Provides mentoring, seminars, workshops and
               truant children with their families throughout the     field trips for teen fathers (especially unwed teen
      19122    City of Philadelphia. Also links families with need-   fathers) to promote a sense of paternal responsi-
               ed resources and support services.                     bility. MARS advisors travel from school to school
      19123                                                           conducting individual and group sessions.
               Progressive Life Center                                Assistance is also offered in the form of flexible
                                                                      credit accumulation, before and after school
      19130    1415 North Broad Street, suite 226                     credit options, and Saturday School. MARS
               Philadelphia, PA 19122                                 is available at the following high schools:
      19132    Office: 267-238-1480                                   Audenried, Frankford, Franklin, Gratz,
                                                                      Germantown, Kensington, Lincoln, King, William
               Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families
      19133    seeking reunification and families at risk for DHS
                                                                      Penn and Olney.
               re-entry.                                              ADDITIONAL PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
                                                                      Benjamin Franklin High School
               Project H.O.M.E.                                       550 North Broad Street
               1901 North Judson Street                               Philadelphia, PA 19130
               Philadelphia, PA 19121                                 Office: 215-299-4662
               Office: 215-232-7272                                   Germantown High School
               Website: www.projecthome.org                           40 East High Street
               Hours: Thursday evenings                               Philadelphia, PA 19144
               Fee: All services are free.                            Office: 215-951-4004
               Parent education and support services for par-         William Penn High School
               ents and caregivers with a history of substance        1333 North Broad Street
               abuse or mental illness and homelessness.              Philadelphia, PA 19122
               Offers Parenting Collaborative groups serving          Office: 215-684-5900
               North Central Philadelphia and Rowan Home resi-
               dents particularly parents with history of mental      Wister Neighborhood Council
               health, drug/alcohol concerns, homelessness,
                                                                      5007 Germantown Avenue
               teen parents and parents involved with DHS or at
                                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19144
               risk for re-entry.
                                                                      Office: 215-843-6565
                                                                      Provides referrals and resources to community
               Resources for Change
                                                                      residents in housing, education, energy and social
               Main Office: 3500 Lancaster Ave. Suite 105             welfare.
               Philadelphia, PA 19104
               484-620-7424
               Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for fathers,
               community members, parents with children at risk
               for DHS placement, and non-custodial fathers.
               PROGRAM LOCATION:
               Leadership Learning School
               2nd Street and Jefferson Street
               Philadelphia, PA 19122




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                 Kensington/ Frankford/                                                                     Kensington
                    Lower Northeast                                                                         Frankford
              19124, 19125, 19134, 19135, 19137, 19149
                                                                                                            Lower
Child Abuse Prevention Effort                         CORA Lifeline                                         Northeast
Northwood Towers                                      1000 Orthodox Street
5245 Oxford Avenue                                    Philadelphia, PA 19124
Philadelphia, PA 19124                                Office: 215-535-2957
                                                                                                            19121
Office: 215-831-8877                                  Website: www.coraservices.org
Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.                            Hours: 9:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.
                                                                                                            19124
Fee: All services are free.                           Provides parenting services, job readiness, and
                                                                                                            19125
Parent education focusing on child development,       case management specifically to non-custodial
discipline and developing relationships with chil-    fathers who are ex-offenders.
dren. Hotline and individual parent counseling
                                                                                                            19134
also available.                                       Frankford Group Ministry’s
                                                      Neighborhood Parenting Program                        19135
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
in the state prison pre-release program living in     4620 Griscomb Street
the Kintook residence.                                                                                      19137
                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19124
                                                      Office: 215-744-2990
Children’s Aid Society at Frankford
                                                                                                            19149
                                                      Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
4137 Frankford Avenue                                 Additional Languages: Afrikaans, Asian, Arabic,
Philadelphia, PA 19124                                Creole, Russian
Office: 215-685-1472                                  Fee: All services are free.

Parent Education and empowerment seminars.            Parent education support services for low-income
                                                      families with children under five living in at-risk
Parenting Collaborative groups for families seek-     neighborhoods. Services include emergency
ing reunification and parents with children at risk   assistance, and heating assistance applications.
for DHS involvement or placement.
                                                      Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
                                                      SCOH families, parents in recovery, fathers and
Congreso de Latinos Unidos                            teen parents.
Main Office: 216 West Somerset Street
                                                      ADDITIONAL PROGRAM LOCATION:
Philadelphia, PA 19133
                                                      Central Methodist Church
Office: 215-763-8870 x 1909
                                                      4620 Griscom Street
Additional Languages: Spanish
                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19124
Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
families seeking reunification and teen parents.
                                                      Impact Services Corporation
PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
                                                      1952 East Allegheny Avenue
Kensington High School
2051 East Cumberland Street                           Philadelphia, PA 19134
Philadelphia, PA 19125                                Office: 215-423-2955
Mariana Bracetti Academy                              Fax: 215-739-3283
Charter School                                        Serves young fathers between the ages of 16 and
2501 Kensington Avenue                                21. Offers job placement services, advocacy and
Philadelphia, PA 19125                                legal support, comprehensive fatherhood training,
Mastbaum High School                                  educational assistance, family conflict and media-
3116 Frankford Avenue                                 tion services, case management, access to social
                                                      support services and special events and activities.
Philadelphia, PA 19134

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                                       Programs for Fathers

             The Kintock Group                                     School District of Philadelphia
Kensington   301 East Erie Avenue                                  Mars Program @
             Philadelphia, PA 19134
                                                                   Frankford High School
 Frankford   Office: 215-291-7606                                  School District of Philadelphia
             Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents     5000 Oxford Avenue
    Lower    in the state prison pre-release program living in     Philadelphia, PA 19124
 Northeast   the Kintock residence.                                Office: 215-537-2519
                                                                   Provides mentoring, seminars, workshops and
             Parent Action Network (PAN)                           field trips for teen fathers (especially unwed
                                                                   teen fathers) to promote a sense of paternal
    19121    Main Office: 1601 Cherry Street
                                                                   responsibility. MARS Advisors travel from school
             Philadelphia, PA 19102
                                                                   conducting individual and group sessions with
    19124    Office: 215-PARENTS (727-3687)                        program participants. Assistance is also offered in
             Fee: All services are free.                           the form of flexible credit accumulation, before
    19125    Provides parent education and support services        and after school credit options, and Saturday
             for single mothers, teen parents, parents seeking     School. MARS is available at the following
                                                                   high schools: Audenried, Frankford, Franklin,
    19134    reunification with children in placement, survivors
                                                                   Gratz, Germantown, Kensington, Lincoln, King,
             of abuse, Spanish speaking parents and fathers.
             Child care available at some locations. Parent        William Penn and Olney.
    19135    education focusing on child development, disci-
             pline, developing relationships with children and
    19137    women’s self-esteem.
             PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
    19149
             Frankford Parents Group
             St. Mark’s Church
             4442 Frankford Avenue
             Philadelphia, PA 19124
             Hours: Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30a.m.
             Community groups for parents with children
             under 12.
             Northeast Parents Group
             St. Davids Lutheran Church
             9169 Academy Road
             Philadelphia, PA 19149
             Hours: Wednesday, 6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.
             Community groups for parents with children
             under 12.


             Young Fathers Rising Program
             1952 East Allegheny Avenue
             Philadelphia, PA 19134
             Office: 215-739-1600 x 120
             Individual, family & group therapy/classes for
             fathers to be and fathers with children under one
             year of age.




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                          West Philadelphia                                                                  West
                                                                                                             Philadelphia
                            19104, 19131, 19139, 19151

Caring People Alliance                                Early Head Start – Children’s                          19104
Main Office: 1819 JFK Boulevard, suite 220            Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19103                                Kirkbride Center
                                                                                                             19131
Office: 215-545-5230                                  111 North 49th Street
                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19139
                                                                                                             19139
PROGRAM LOCATION:
                                                      Office: 215-590-7270
West Philadelphia Community Center
                                                      Website: www.earlyheadstart.chop.edu
                                                                                                             19151
3512 Haverford Avenue
                                                      Hours: 7:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Philadelphia, PA. 19104
                                                      Fee: All services are free.
Office: 215-545-5230
                                                      Parent education and support services for single
Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
                                                      fathers, parents of children with special needs, and
families seeking reunification and parents with
                                                      parents with mental health issues. Parent educa-
children at risk for DHS involvement or placement.
                                                      tion focusing on child development, substance
                                                      abuse, special needs, developing relationships with
Children’s Aid Society                                children and infant/toddler activities.
of Pennsylvania
1315 Walnut Street, suite 1004                        Exodus Outreach Project
Philadelphia, PA 19107                                5901 Spruce Street
Office: 215-546-2990                                  Philadelphia, PA 19139
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents     Office: 215-476-1797
with children at risk for DHS involvement or          Fax: 215-476-3567
placement.
                                                      E-mail: exodusoutreachpr@aol.com
                                                      Assists custodial and non-custodial fathers,
Children’s Services, Inc.
                                                      18 and older, with no high school diploma or GED,
Nurturing Father’s Program                            in securing gainful employment, with the goal of
Kirkbride Center                                      enabling them to actively participate in the care
111 North 49th Street, 4th floor                      and raising of their children.
Philadelphia, PA 19139                                Offers GED preparation, job readiness, training
Office: 215-748-2997                                  and placement, computer skills, mentoring, and
                                                      transportation and clothing assistance.
Program is structured to provide fathers with
experiences that allow them to acquire new
thoughts and feelings that may change their
attitude toward parenting and/or enhance their
parenting skills. Through this program participants
will be able to reshape and relearn fathering, dis-
cuss in detail old fathering practices and contrast
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               Fathers Straight Up Group                             Methodist Services for Children &
       West                                                          Families
               St. Ignatius Nursing Home
Philadelphia   4401 Haverford Avenue                                 4300 Monument Road
               Philadelphia, PA 19104                                Philadelphia, PA 19131
               Office: 215-349-8800 x 203                            Office: 215-877-1925 x 219
      19104                                                          Website: www.methodistservices.org
               Support group for fathers of children of all ages.
               Focuses primarily on anger management,                Additional Languages: Spanish
      19131    parent/child relationships, husband and wife          Beacon Programs include after school, youth
               relationships. Meets on alternate Saturdays from      development and family support services that
      19139    10:00 a.m to 12:00p.m.                                engage children from birth to adulthood while
                                                                     providing necessary support for their families.
      19151    Intercultural Family Services Inc.                    Youth development activities include academic
                                                                     enrichment, recreational and cultural arts
               4225 Chestnut Street
                                                                     activities. Family support activities include
               Philadelphia, PA 19104                                childcare, early enrichment, parenting classes and
               Office: 215-386-1298 x234                             peer support groups (including groups for fathers
               Email: ifsi@ifsinc.org                                and grandparents). Some classes are held in
               Website: www.ifsinc.org                               Spanish. Additional activities and services include
               Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.                            English as a Second Language classes (ESL).
               Additional Languages: Spanish                         Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups
               Fee: All services are free.                           for families seeking reunification and parents with
                                                                     children at risk for DHS involvement or placement
               Support services for families with DHS involve-       (except sexual minority populations) at Methodist
               ment.                                                 Services for Children and Families as well as at
               Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups        other organizations throughout the city. Call for
               for families seeking reunification and parents with   more information.
               children at risk for DHS involvement or placement.




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Parent Action Network (PAN)                           People Acting to Help (PATH)
                                                                                                             West
Main Office: 1601 Cherry Street                       Main Office: 8220 Castor Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19102                                Philadelphia, PA 19152
                                                                                                             Philadelphia
Office: 215-PARENTS (727-3687)                        Office: 215-728-4590
Fee: All services are free.                           Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
Provides parent education and support services        of teens with behavioral issues or who have been       19104
for single mothers, teen parents, parents seeking     involved in the juvenile justice system.
reunification with children in placement, survivors   PROGRAM LOCATION:
                                                                                                             19131
of abuse, Spanish speaking parents and fathers.
                                                      CEP Miller
Child care available at some locations. Parent                                                               19139
education focusing on child development, disci-       4300 Westminster Avenue
pline, developing relationships with children and     Philadelphia, PA 19104
women’s self-esteem.
                                                                                                             19151
PROGRAM LOCATIONS:                                    Youth Services, Inc.
Kirkbride Center                                      Sunnycrest Fatherhood Program
111 North 49th St
                                                      3828 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19104
Hours: Thursday 6:00p.m.– 8:00p.m.
                                                      Office: 215-387-2050 x108
Community groups for parents with children
                                                      Fax: 215-387-3994
under 12.
                                                      A supportive program for fathers of all ages in the
West Philadelphia Parents Group
                                                      West Philadelphia area. Provides services through
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church                             home visits and groups offering Case Management
5732 Race Street                                      Services, Individual Counseling, Support Groups,
56th and Girard Avenue                                Parent Education and Training, Child/Dad Activities,
Philadelphia, PA 19131                                Advocacy for Legal, Employment and Health
                                                      Issues, Information and Referral for Employment
Hours: Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30p.m.
                                                      and Education.
Community groups for parents with children
                                                      Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
under 12.
                                                      fathers, families seeking reunification and parents
                                                      with children at risk for DHS involvement or place-
Parkside Recovery                                     ment.
5000 Parkside Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Office: 215-879-6116 x 227
Email: dthompson@nhsonline.org
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
Additional Languages: Spanish
Fee: All services are free.
Support services for parents involved with DHS,
and with a history of substance abuse.
Offers Parenting Collaborative reunification groups
for parents with children in DHS placement.
Separate groups for families with children five-11
and families with children 12-19.




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Oak Lane                    Oak Lane/ Olney/ Logan/
    Olney
                              Nicetown/ East Falls
                                   19120, 19126, 19129, 19140, 19141
   Logan
             Cambodian Association of                                Congreso de Latinos Unidos
Nicetown     Southeastern PA                                         Main Office: 216 West Somerset Street
             5412 North 5th Street                                   Philadelphia, PA 19133
East Falls   Philadelphia, PA 19120                                  Office: 215-763-8870 x 1909
             Office: 215-324-4070                                    Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families
             Additional Languages: Cambodian                         seeking reunification and teen parents.
    19120    Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for               PROGRAM LOCATION:
             Cambodian parents.
    19126                                                            Edison High School
                                                                     151 West Luzerne Street
             Catholic Social Services/                               Philadelphia, PA 19140
    19129    Casa del Carmen
    19140    4400 North Reese Street                                 Greater Philadelphia Federation
             Philadelphia, PA 19140                                  of Settlements
             Office: 215-329-5660
    19141                                                            Main Office: 100 North 17th Street, 5th floor
             Website: www.familyservices-phl.org/casadel             Philadelphia, PA 19103
             carmen.html                                             Office: 215-568-5860
             Additional Languages: Spanish
                                                                     PROGRAM LOCATION:
             Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
             Fee for certain workshops.                              Helping to Energize and Rebuild
                                                                     3439 North 17th Street
             Support services for families with children receiving
             wrap-around and other mental health services.           Philadelphia, PA 19140
             Support groups for Latino parents.                      Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for all
                                                                     parent populations.
             Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
             seeking reunification, teen parents, adoptive and
             foster parents, parents involved with DHS and at        Harambe in Progress
             risk of re-entry. Offers a bilingual staff and some     1100 West Rockland Street
             groups in Spanish.                                      Philadelphia PA 19141
                                                                     Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
             Children’s Aide Society at                              of children at risk for DHS involvement.
             Logan Olney Family Center
                                                                     PROGRAM LOCATION:
             5017 N. 13th Street
                                                                     Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church
             Philadelphia, PA 19141
                                                                     1100 West Rockland Street
             Office: 215-329-1896
                                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19141
             Parent education and support groups for                 Entrance on Marvine Street
             parents and expectant mothers. Focus on child
             development and discipline, youth violence,
             developing relationships, nutrition, and time/stress
             management.

             Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
             families seeking reunification and parents with
             children at risk for DHS involvement or placement.


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Indochinese American Council                           The Philadelphia Men’s Council was established

4936 Old York Road
                                                       to create an advocacy group of men and boys to           Oak Lane
                                                       address the issue of violence against women and
Philadelphia, PA 19141                                 children. This group provides leadership to the
Office: 215-457-0272                                   larger Philadelphia community around the issues
                                                                                                                Olney
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.                             of men and violence. The Council is used to think
Fee: All services are free.                            strategically and creatively about how to develop        Logan
                                                       a comprehensive approach to working with men
Support services for pregnant teens, teen parents      who perpetrate violence, men who are victimized
and limited English speaking at-risk youth.            by violence and men who want to be part of
                                                                                                                Nicetown
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for teen         prevention efforts.
parents. Participants can receive elective credit                                                               East Falls
toward their high school diploma if enrolled in the    People Acting to Help (PATH)
Educational Options Program. Separate groups
                                                       Main Office: 8220 Castor Avenue
for couples and fathers.
                                                       Philadelphia, PA 19152                                   19120
                                                       Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
Lutheran Children & Family Services
                                                       of teens with behavioral issues or who have been         19126
5901 North 5th Street                                  involved in the juvenile justice system.
Philadelphia, PA 19120                                 PROGRAM LOCATION:
Office: 215-276-7850
                                                                                                                19129
                                                       CEP Hunting Park
Website: www.lcfsinpa.org
                                                       4224 North Front Street                                  19140
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
                                                       Philadelphia, PA 19140
Offers free, ongoing weekly Parents Anonymous          Office: 215-728-4590
support groups led by professional facilitators.                                                                19141
Groups provide an opportunity for parents to share
their challenges and joys with other parents and to    Philadelphia Alive Center
learn from each other. Parent education and sup-       for Transformation
port services for fathers under 25, parents released   P. O. Box 49178
from incarceration, parents with substance abuse       Philadelphia, PA 19141
problems, teenage mothers, parents with children
                                                       Office: 215-287-4723
with learning and other disabilities, immigrant and
limited English-speaking parents and parents with      Designed to assist prisoners and ex-offenders in
special needs children. Parent education focusing      their efforts to become better citizens of
on child development, discipline, youth violence,      Philadelphia.
substance abuse, developing relationships. After
school programs available. Referral to community       To Our Children’s Future
resources through the group facilitator.               With Health
Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for     Main Office: 1914 North 63rd Street
families seeking reunification and parents with
                                                       Philadelphia, PA 19151
children at risk for DHS involvement or placement.
                                                       Office: 215-879-7740
PROGRAM LOCATION:                                      Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
5401 Rising Sun Avenue                                 with children involved in the juvenile justice system.
Philadelphia, PA 19120                                 PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
                                                       The Den
The Men’s Council                                      1422 West Venango Street
3502 Scotts Lane                                       Philadelphia, PA 19140
Philadelphia, PA 19129                                 Sydenhamm Medical Assoc.
Office: 215-843-2046                                   3847 North Sydenhamm Street
Fax: 215-843-2049                                      Philadelphia, PA 19140




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Germantown                       Germantown/ Mt. Airy/
    Mt. Airy
                                     Chestnut Hill
Chestnut Hill
                                     19118, 19119, 19138, 19144, 19150
                Concerned Black Men, Inc.                            Grace Community Christian Center
                of Philadelphia                                      29-31 West Johnson Street
      19118     7200 North 21st Street                               Philadelphia, PA 19144
      19119     Philadelphia, PA 19138                               Office: 215-848-2700
                Office: 215-276-2260                                 Fax: 215-438-3210
      19138     Fax: 215-276-4734                                    E-mail: bigspc@aol.com
                Website: www.cbmphilly.org                           Community-based organization that provides a
      19144     Programs and activities that motivate, educate       Fatherhood Initiative program along with an array
                and build self-esteem, particularly African          of services: Share Food Service to the public,
      19150     American male youth. Volunteers welcome.             Mon-Fri, 11a.m.-1p.m.; Diabetes and Nutrition
                                                                     education workshops, AARP meetings, driving
                CORA Lifeline                                        course, financial workshops, M.A.L.T. classes and
                                                                     comprehensive after school tutoring center,
                5356 Chew Avenue                                     Mon-Fri 3p.m.-6p.m. Summer camp for children,
                Philadelphia, PA 19138                               computer lab for seniors and children and line
                Office: 215-342-7660                                 dancing. Senior services available. Resource
                Fax: 215-728-1060                                    Center for available subsidies and financial
                                                                     information, various learning programs and
                Individual, family & group therapy/classes for       family therapy. Volunteers welcome.
                fathers to be and fathers with children under one
                year of age.
                                                                     Juvenile Justice Center
                                                                     of Philadelphia
                Eastwick Project Area Committee
                                                                     100 West Coulter Street
                Mercy Wellness Center
                                                                     Philadelphia, PA 19144
                2821 Island Road
                                                                     Office: 215-849-2112
                Philadelphia, PA 19153
                                                                     Website: www.juvenilejustice.org
                Office: 215-365-8825
                                                                     Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
                Provides referrals and community resources to        Additional Languages: Spanish and Indochinese
                needy families.
                                                                     Fee: All services are free.

                Educating Children for Parenting                     Parent education and support services focusing
                                                                     on child development, discipline, youth violence,
                Main Office: 211 North 13th Street, suite 701        substance abuse, developing relationships,
                Philadelphia, PA 19107                               anger management and special needs. Linkage
                Office: 215-496-9780                                 to resources.
                Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for   Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
                teen parents and adjudicated teens.                  families seeking reunification and parents with
                PROGRAM LOCATIONS:                                   children at risk for DHS involvement or placement.

                Germantown High School
                40 East High School
                Philadelphia, PA 19144
                Martin Luther King
                6100 Stenton Avenue
                Philadelphia, PA 19138

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Menergy                                               Resources for Change
7500 Germantown Avenue                                Main Office: 3500 Lancaster Avenue, suite 105
                                                                                                            Germantown
New Covenant Campus                                   Philadelphia, PA 19104
Elders Hall, suite 5                                  484-620-7424
                                                                                                            Mt. Airy
Philadelphia, PA 19119                                PROGRAM LOCATION:
Office: 215-242-2235 English                                                                                Chestnut Hill
                                                      Stenton Family Manor Homeless Shelter
         267-625-6135 Spanish
                                                      1300 East Tulpehocken St
Fax:     215-242-3974
                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19138
Additional Languages: Spanish                                                                               19118
                                                      Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups
Website: www.menergy.org
                                                      for fathers, community members, non-custodial         19119
Provides out-patient group treatment, rehabilita-     fathers and parents with children at risk for DHS
tion and anger management for English and             placement.                                            19138
Spanish-speaking men and women who have
been abusive to their partners.                                                                             19144
                                                      School District of Philadelphia
Spanish-language counseling services are provid-      MARS Program @ Martin Luther
ed in North Philadelphia, at Maria de los Santos      King High School                                      19150
Health Center, 5th Street and Allegheny Avenue.
Some insurance, including Medicaid, may apply.        Stenton Avenue and Haines Street
                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19138
Offers Parenting Collaborative treatment program
for adults who abuse their spouses or partners.       Office: 215-276-5253
                                                      Provides mentoring, seminars, workshops and
Northwest Interfaith Movement                         field trips for teen fathers (especially unwed teen
                                                      fathers) to promote a sense of paternal responsi-
6757 Greene Street, 3rd floor                         bility. MARS advisors travel from school to school
Philadelphia, PA 19119                                conducting individual and group sessions with
Office: 215-843-5600                                  program participants. Assistance is also offered in
Hours: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.                            the form of flexible credit accumulation, before
Email: asfreeman@nim-phila.org                        and after school credit options, and Saturday
                                                      School. MARS is available at the following high
Fee: All services are free.
                                                      schools: Audenried, Frankford, Franklin, Gratz,
Parent education and support services focusing        Germantown, Kensington, Lincoln, King, William
on choosing child care, parent advocacy, teen         Penn and Olney.
parent issues.

Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents     Tabor Services and Southern Home
with children at risk for DHS involvement or place-   Services
ment.
                                                      57 East Armat Street
                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19144
Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith                     Office: 215-842-4800
Hospitality Network                                   Website: www.tabor.org
17 East Mt. Pleasant Avenue                           Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
Philadelphia, PA 19119                                Fee: All services are free.
Office: 215-247-4663                                  Parent education and support groups for teen
Fax: 215-247-0544                                     parents, foster children, families involved with
Provides housing, counseling and life skills to       DHS, families of children with special needs
couples, single mothers and fathers with children.    and mothers in substance treatment.

                                                      Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for families
                                                      seeking reunification and at-risk families. Parents
                                                      seeking reunification attend an additional six
                                                      sessions focused on reunification.



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   Upper                                Upper Northeast
Northeast          19111, 19114, 19115, 19116, 19136, 19152, 19154

   19111    CORA Services                                         Lutheran Children’s Services @
            Lifeline Program
                                                                  George Washington High School
   19114    733 Susquehanna Road                                  10175 Bustleton Avenue (Rear Entrance)
            Philadelphia, PA 19111                                Philadelphia, PA 19116
   19115    Office: 215-342-7660                                  Office: 215-961-2151
            Fax: 215-728-1060                                     Fax: 215-961-2152
   19116    Website: www.coraservices.org                         Men’s leadership group dealing with social issues.
            Hours: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
   19136                                                          Parent Action Network (PAN)
            Individual, family and group therapy/classes for
            fathers to be and fathers with children under one     Main Office: 1601 Cherry Street
   19152    year of age.
                                                                  Philadelphia, PA 19102
                                                                  Office: 215-PARENTS (727-3687)
   19154    Father’s Legal Advocacy Group
                                                                  Fee: All services are free.
            P.O. Box 11413
                                                                  Provides parent education and support services
            Philadelphia, PA 19111                                for single mothers, teen parents, parents seeking
            Office: 215-745-0805                                  reunification with children in placement, survivors
            Non-profit organization designed to give free legal   of abuse, Spanish speaking parents and fathers.
            information to both fathers and mothers concern-      Child care available at some locations. Parent
            ing family law matters.                               education focusing on child development, disci-
                                                                  pline, developing relationships with children and
                                                                  women’s self-esteem.
            Educating Children for Parenting
                                                                  PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
            Main Office: 211 North 13th Street, suite 701
                                                                  Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
            Philadelphia, PA 19107
                                                                  7901 State Road
            Office: 215-496-9780
                                                                  Philadelphia, PA 19136
            Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
                                                                  Hours: Monday, 7:30p.m.– 9:00p.m.
            teen parents and adjudicated teens.
                                                                  Support groups for incarcerated fathers.
            PROGRAM LOCATIONS:
                                                                  Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center
            Northeast High School
                                                                  8301 State Road
            1601 Cottman Avenue
                                                                  Philadelphia, PA 19136
            Philadelphia, PA 19111
                                                                  Monday and Wednesday, 7:30 – 9:00p.m.
            Samuel S. Fels High School
            Devereaux Avenue & Langdon Street                     Support groups for incarcerated fathers.
            Philadelphia, PA 19111




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Urban Family Council
                                                    Upper
Fatherhood Initiative: Leading by Example
518 Ryers Avenue
                                                    Northease
Cheltenham, PA 19012
P.O.Box 11415
Philadelphia, PA 19111                              19111
Contact: Chris Pender, Director
Office: 215-663-9494                                19114
Fax: 215-663-9444
E-mail: cpender@urbanfamily.org                     19115
Offers 12 sessions of weekly workshops for
fathers. Weekly sessions work on character build-   19116
ing; issues around relationships with their chil-
dren; consistency in their responsibilities;        19136
and caring in a nurturing way. Offers 10 sessions
of weekly workshops for young men. Weekly           19152
sessions work on assisting young men with the
concept of what a man is, his role in the home
and responsibility in the community.                19154




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      South                             South Philadelphia
Philadelphia                                19154, 19146, 19147, 19148

      19154    Best Nest Inc.                                          ADDITIONAL PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

               1709 Washington Avenue                                  Dixon House Community Center
      19146    Philadelphia, PA 19146                                  1920 South 20th Street
               Office: 215-546-8060                                    Philadelphia, PA 19145
      19147    Offers separate Parenting Collaborative reunifica-
                                                                       Office: 215-336-3511 x 328
               tion groups for parents who are chronically ill and     Fax: 215-551-4327
      19148    parents of chronically ill children.                    DCS @ Vare Middle School
                                                                       2100 South 24th Street
               Caring People Alliance                                  Philadelphia, PA 19145
               Main Office: 1819 JFK Boulevard, suite 220              Office: 215-336-5505
               Philadelphia, PA 19103
               Office: 215-545-5230                                    Educating Children for Parenting
               Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for      Main Office: 211 North 13th Street, suite 701
               families seeking reunification and parents with         Philadelphia, PA 19107
               children at risk for DHS involvement or placement.      Office: 215-496-9780
               PROGRAM LOCATION:                                       Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
               Fels South Philadelphia Community Center                teen parents and adjudicated teens.
               2407 South Broad Street                                 LOCATION:
               Philadelphia, PA 19148                                  Audenried High School
                                                                       3301 Tasker Street
               Diversified Community Services                          Philadelphia, PA 19145
               1210 South Broad Street
               Philadelphia, PA 19146                                  Elwyn Inc.
               Office: 215-336-5505                                    Main Office: 862 Main Street
               Fax: 215-336-5527                                       Darby, PA 19023
               Supports “Concerned Men of Point Breeze” – a            Office: 610-461-2207
               facilitated weekly support group that enables           Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for mentally
               fathers, especially non-custodial dads, to discuss      challenged adults.
               their parenting responsibilities and to develop more
               effective parenting skills. Group meets at the Dixon    PROGRAM LOCATION:
               House Community Center. Beacon Programs in-             FairPlace
               clude after school, youth development and family        3200 South Broad Street
               support services that engage children from birth to     Philadelphia, PA 19145
               adulthood while providing necessary support for
               their families. Youth development activities include
               academic enrichment, recreational and cultural arts     Employment Training Referral
               activities. Family support activities include child-    Services & Associates, Inc.
               care, early enrichment, parenting classes and peer      South Philadelphia HOMES
               support groups (including groups for fathers and        1444 Point Breeze Avenue
               grandparents). Some classes are held in Spanish.
                                                                       Philadelphia, PA 19146
               Additional activities and services include English as
               a Second Language classes (ESL).                        Office: 215-467-2497 (office and fax)

               Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for      Provides six–12 week lecture and workshops series
               fathers, families seeking reunification and parents     on fatherhood; continued adult education programs
               with children at risk for DHS involvement or place-     and job readiness and placement assistance.
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                          Programs for Fathers

Focus on Fathers                                       Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
                                                       fathers, community members, non-custodial fathers        South
2029 South 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
                                                       and parents with children at risk for DHS placement.     Philadelphia
                                                       PROGRAM LOCATION:
Office: 215-985-2582
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.                             17th and Tasker
Fee: All services are free.                            Philadelphia, PA 19146                                   19154
Fathering supports.
                                                       School District of Philadelphia                          19146
                                                       MARS Program @ Audenreid
Mental Health Association of                           High School
Southeastern PA
                                                                                                                19147
                                                       3301 Tasker Street
Main Office: 1211 Chestnut Street, suite 1100          Philadelphia, PA 19145                                   19148
Philadelphia, PA 19107                                 Office: 215-952-6204
Office: 215-751-1800 x 229
                                                       Provides mentoring, seminars, workshops and field
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents      trips for teen fathers (especially unwed teen
with mental illness and/or mental health concerns.     fathers) to promote a sense of paternal responsibil-
PROGRAM LOCATION:                                      ity. MARS Advisors travel from school conducting
                                                       individual and group sessions with program partici-
Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist            pants. Assistance is also offered in the form of flex-
1332 South 3rd Street                                  ible credit accumulation, before and after school
Philadelphia, PA 19147                                 credit options, and Saturday School. MARS is
                                                       available at the following high schools: Audenried,
Philadelphia Society for                               Frankford, Franklin, Gratz, Germantown,
Services to Children                                   Kensington, Lincoln, King, William Penn and Olney.

Main Office: 415 South 15th Street
                                                       Universal Community Homes
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 215-875-4966                                   1427 Catherine Street
215-875-4967                                           Philadelphia, PA 19146
Website: www.pssckids.org                              Office: 215-546-1880
Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.                             Fax: 215-546-6308

Parent education and support services, including       Assists custodial and non-custodial fathers,
home visitation programs for at-risk families of       18 and older, with no high school diploma or
children entering/transitioning to the public school   GED, in securing gainful employment, with the
system and teen parents. Parent education              goal of enabling them to actively participate in the
utilizing the MELD curriculum, focusing on             care and raising of their children. Offers GED
child development, discipline and developing           preparation, job readiness, training and place-
relationships with children.                           ment, computer skills, mentoring and transporta-
                                                       tion and clothing assistance.
Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups
for parents with more than one child. Each group
serves both reunification families and families at
                                                       Wordsworth Academy
risk for DHS involvement.                              Main Office: 211 North 13th Street
PROGRAM LOCATION:                                      Philadelphia, PA 19107
                                                       Office: 215-567-1735 x 1121
New Comfort Baptist Church
2200 Snyder Avenue                                     Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
                                                       involved with the reunification process and par-
Philadelphia, PA 19145
                                                       ents who have recently been reunified with their
                                                       child. Groups held in various locations throughout
Resources for Change                                   the city. Call office for more information.
Main Office: 3500 Lancaster Avenue suite 105           PROGRAM LOCATION:
Philadelphia, PA 19104
                                                       Barratt Middle School
Office: 484-620-7424
                                                       1599 Wharton Street
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Roxborough                     Roxborough/Manayunk
Manayunk                                                19127, 19128

    19127    Educating Children for Parenting                     Intercommunity Action, Inc.
             Main Office: 211 North 13th Street, suite 701        (INTERAC)
    19128    Philadelphia, PA 19107                               6012 Ridge Avenue
             Office: 215-496-9780                                 Philadelphia, PA 19128
             Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for   Office: 215-487-1330
             teen parents and adjudicated teens.                  Website: www.intercommunityaction.org
                                                                  Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
             PROGRAM LOCATION:
                                                                  Fee: All services are free.
             Roxborough High School
                                                                  Parent education and support for parents with
             6498 Ridge Avenue
                                                                  behavioral health disorders and children with
             Philadelphia, PA 19128                               emotional and behavioral problems. Support
                                                                  services for parents and children with behavioral
             Greater Philadelphia Federation                      health disorders.
             of Settlements
                                                                  Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents
             Main Office: 100 North 17th Street, 5th floor        who have mental health and/or substance abuse
             Philadelphia, PA 19103                               concerns, and parents at risk of re-entry into DHS.
             Office: 215-568-5860                                 ADDITIONAL PROGRAM LOCATION:
             Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for all        481 Krams Avenue
             parent populations.                                  Philadelphia, PA 19128
             PROGRAM LOCATION:
             North Light Community Center
             175-183 Greene Lane
             Philadelphia, PA 19127




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                Southwest Philadelphia                                                                      Southwest
                                    19142, 19143, 19153                                                     Philadelphia


Parents Anonymous                                     Parent Action Network (PAN)                           19142
Main Office: 6214 Grays Avenue                        Main Office: 1601 Cherry Street
                                                                                                            19143
Philadelphia, PA 19142                                Philadelphia, PA 19102
Office: 215-724-3884                                  Office: 215-PARENTS (727-3687)
                                                                                                            19153
Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for fathers,    Fee: All services are free.
families seeking reunification, parents with mental   Provides parent education and support services
health concerns, parents with mental retardation,     for single mothers, teen parents, parents seeking
parents with drug/alcohol concerns, families in       reunification with children in placement, survivors
recovery and formerly homeless parents. Groups        of abuse, Spanish speaking parents and fathers.
held in various locations throughout the city. Call   Child care available at some locations. Parent
office for more information.                          education focusing on child development, disci-
PROGRAM LOCATIONS:                                    pline, developing relationships with children and
                                                      women’s self-esteem.
Consortium
4601 Market Street                                    PROGRAM LOCATION:
Philadelphia, PA 19143                                Southwest Philadelphia Parents Group
                                                      Wharton-Wesley United Methodist Church
Families First                                        54th and Catharine Streets
                                                      57th and Willows Avenue
Main Office: 3939 Warren Street
                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143
                                                      Hours: Tuesday, 6:00p.m.– 8:00p.m.
For homeless families in transitional housing.
                                                      Community groups for parents with children
PROGRAM LOCATIONS:                                    under 12.
Interim House West
49th and Parkside
Philadelphia, PA 19143
My Sister’s Place
5601 Kingsessing Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19142




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               Presbyterian Children’s Village                         Southwest Nu-Stop, Inc.
 Southtwest
               Services @ Bartram High School                          5616 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia   67th Street and Elmwood Avenue                          Philadelphia, PA 19143
               Philadelphia, PA 19142                                  Office: 215-729-2014
               Office: 215-878-2480                                    Email: swnustsj@critpath.org
      19142    Additional Languages: Spanish                           Provides parent education to: single men and
               Beacon Programs include after school, youth             women; teen parents; parents or caregivers in
      19143    development and family support services that            recovery; parents or caregivers; fathers and male
               engage children from birth to adulthood while           caregivers; mentally ill parents and caregivers;
      19153    providing necessary support for their families.         and parents and caregivers who are dually diag-
               Youth development activities include academic           nosed.
               enrichment, recreational and cultural arts              Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
               activities. Family support activities include           parents in recovery and teen parents.
               childcare, early enrichment, parenting classes
               and peer support groups (including groups for
               fathers and grandparents). Some classes are
               held in Spanish. Additional activities and
               services include English as a Second Language
               classes (ESL).
               Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for fathers,
               familis seeking reunification, and parents with chil-
               dren at risk for re-entry in DHS.

               Southwest Community Services Inc.
               6424 Woodland Avenue
               Philadelphia, PA 19142
               Office: 215-729-8911
               Hours: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.
               Support services for families involved with DHS
               and adolescents.
               Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for
               teen parents seeking reunification and teen par-
               ents with children at risk of DHS involvement or
               placement.




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Child Care Resources
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                    Philadelphia Child Care
                      Resources (PCCR)
     PCCR provides child care information services. If you have questions or need help finding or selecting
     child care, call the child care hotline at 1-888-461-KIDS (5437). You can also access their website at
     www.philadelphiachildcare.org. If you live in the following ZIP Codes, you can contact PCCR at the
     addresses shown below:



     19102, 19103, 19106, 19107, 19112, 19145, 19146, 19147, 19148
     Center City and South Philadelphia
     1500 South Columbus Boulevard
     McGree Building, 2nd Floor
     215-271-1201

     19104, 19131, 19139, 19142, 19143, 19151, 19153
     West and Southwest Philadelphia
     The Market @ University Square
     3901 Market Street, Box 1969
     215-382-4762

     19111, 19114, 19115, 19116, 19120, 19124, 19134, 19135, 19136, 19137, 19149
     Northeast Philadelphia
     8040 Roosevelt Boulevard
     Suite 10
     215-333-1560

     19118, 19119, 19126, 19127, 19128, 19129, 19138, 19140, 19141, 19144, 19150
     Northwest Philadelphia
     6350 Greene Street
     Ground Floor
     215-842-4820

     19121, 19122, 19123, 19125, 19130, 19132, 19133
     North Philadelphia
     Wallace Building
     642 North Broad Street
     215-763-0100




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                            General Information

     Philadelphia Department of Public Health
     Health Centers
     #1 1400 Lombard Street (STD & HIV Testing)                     19146    215-685-6570
     #2 1720 South Broad Street                                     19145    215-685-1803
     #3 555 South 43rd Street                                       19104    215-685-7500
     #4 4400 Haverford Avenue                                       19104    215-685-7600
     #5 1920 North 20th Street                                      19121    215-685-2933
     #6 321 West Girard Avenue                                      19123    215-685-3803
     #9 131 East Chelten Avenue                                     19144    215-685-5700
     #10 2230 Cottman Avenue                                        19149    215-685-0639
     Strawberry Mansion
     2840 West Dauphin Street                                       19132    215-685-2424
     Child Link 215-731-2110
     Provides developmental screening of children from birth to age five.
     Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) 1-800-986-KIDS
     CHIP is Pennsylvania’s program to provide quality health insurance for children of working families who
     otherwise could not afford it.
     Community Behavioral Health (CBH) 215-413-3100
     Provides assistance in locating mental health services.
     Defenders Association of Philadelphia 215-568-3190
     Provides legal assistance for low-income residents.
     Department of Human Services 215-683-4DHS
     Provides assistance in locating a DHS Social Worker and DHS related programs.
     Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare—County Assistance Offices—
     Community Services 215-560-2547
     Provides assistance with general questions such as locating your district office and policy questions.
     Child Support, Parent Locator Service 215-686-2951; 686-2952; 686-2965;
     686-2966.
     Provides assistance with locating non-custodial parents and establishing child support.
     Welfare Helpline 1-800-692-7462
     Provides assistance with public assistance issues.
     Food Information Line 1-800-366-3997
     Provides statewide assistance in locating nearest food bank according to zip code.
     Food Stamp Screening 1-800-634-2033
     Provides assistance in determining eligibility for public assistance.
     Mobile Crisis Unit 215-685-6440
     Provides assessments of children who may be in need of immediate mental health services.
     Momobile (Maternity Care Coalition) 215-972-0700
     Provides assistance with food, clothes, milk, and furniture for children up to six months old.

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Office of Emergency Shelter Services 215-686-7150
Provides assistance in locating shelter.
Parent Action Network 215-PARENTS (215-727-3687)
Provides support and education for parents who want to enhance their parenting skills.
Parent Involvement Network 1-800-688-4226
Provides assistance in resolving school related concerns for children with special needs.
Parents’ Union for Public Schools 215-991-9724
Provides assistance in resolving school related matters.
Philly SOS – Philly Search Online for Services www.phillysos.org
A searchable database for locating community resources in Philadelphia.
SEPTA 215-580-7800
Provides assistance with customer service questions such as bus routes and schedules.
Social Security 1-800-772-1213
Provides assistance with social security related matters.
Tenant Action Group 215-575-0700
Provides assistance with housing issues.
United Way First Call 215-568-3750
Provides assistance in obtaining referrals to social services such as after-school programs.
Women Infant and Child (WIC) 215-978-6100 or 1-800-743-3300
Provides assistance in locating area offices and establishing entitlement for children.
Youth Works 215-875-5072
Provides assistance with general information concerning school age employment.




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Inter net Resources
    For Parents




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                   Internet Resources For Parents


         Internet Resources For Parents

     FamilyFun                                              National Association for the
                                                            Education of Young Children
     w w w. f a m i l y. g o . c o m
                                                            w w w. n a e y c . o r g
     From the Disney Corporation, this site contains
     helpful suggestions and tips on raising children,      National Association for the Education of Young
     parent-child relationships and activities, and much    Children (NAEYC) is an organization dedicated to
     more.                                                  achieving healthy development and constructive
                                                            education for young children. A family section
     GrandsPlace                                            provides a listing of NAEYC- accredited day care
                                                            agencies by ZIP code, informative articles cover-
     w w w. g r a n d s p l a c e . c o m                   ing a broad range of topics an a list of recom-
     Designed for grandparents and special others           mended books.
     raising children. Locate grandparents support
     groups in your area, disability resources for chil-    National Dissemination Center for
     dren, health insurance, mental health, financial       Children with Disabilities
     assistance, adoption and guardianship programs.
                                                            w w w. n i c h c y. o r g
                                                            Intended for caregivers of children with disabilities.
     iVillage Pregnancy and Parenting
                                                            Provides information on disabilities and related
     p a re n t i n g . i v i l l a g e . c o m             issues for children and youth from birth to age
     Information, chats and discussion boards about a       twenty-two.
     host of issues related to parenting.
                                                            National Parent Information Center
                                                            (NPIN)
     Keep Kids Healthy
                                                            w w w. n p i n . o r g
     w w w. k e e p k i d s h e a l t h y. c o m
                                                            The National Parent Information Center provides
     A pediatrician’s guide to your children’s health and
                                                            resources (texts, program descriptions, Internet
     safety, with free parenting advice, an immuniza-
                                                            links, etc.) for parents and those who work with
     tion schedule, a baby name finder, a body mass
                                                            parents.
     index calculator, a lead poisoning screening quiz,
     plus info on kids nutrition, growth, development,
     common problems and infections.                        Parenting Q & A

                                                            w w w. p a re n t i n g - q a . c o m
     KidSource Online
                                                            Top parenting links on the Web.
     w w w. k i d s o u rc e . c o m
     Addresses health issues on raising and education       Parenting Magazine
     children. Has good links to other useful sites and
                                                            w w w. p a re n t i n g . c o m
     articles on subjects such as nutrition, growth, and
                                                            Electronic magazine from the publishers of
     development, safety, product recall notices, etc.
                                                            Healthy Pregnancy, Baby Talk, Parenting and
                                                            Family Life.




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             Internet Resources For Parents




PhillySOS

w w w. p h i l l y s o s . o r g
PhillySOS is a tool for locating community
resources in Philadelphia. Information is gathered
from a variety of sources and directories to pro-
vide a detailed and comprehensive guide for the
residents of Philadelphia. A person can search for
a service by agency, service and keyword. The
site lists the most popular searches of services
through the Category Express for the visitor’s
convenience.


Zero to Three

w w w. z e ro t o t h re e . o r g
Resources on the first three years of life offers
topics on safety, development, disability, culture,
drug and alcohol, healthcare and parenting. A
specific parents section provides information on
child care developmental milestones, a resource
listing and much more.




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     F a t h e r h o o d We b s i t e
             Resources




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             Fatherhood Website Resources


    Fatherhood Website Resources
Fatherhood Initiative                                     to benefit fathers and their families, including
                                                          advice, mentoring, job opportunities, programs,
w w w. f a t h e r h o o d . h h s . g o v
                                                          and links.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) has developed a special initiative,
                                                          Father Matters
Promoting Responsible Fatherhood, to support
and strengthen the roles of fathers in families.          w w w. f a t h e r m a t t e r s . c o m
HHS has made involved, committed, responsible             Father Matters is a nonprofit organization with the
fatherhood a national priority.                           sole purpose of helping fathers become the best
                                                          parents they can be through encouragement,
U.S. Department of Health and                             support, and accountability by mentoring through
Human Services, Office of Child                           positive actions and examples.
Support and Enforcement (OCSE)
w w w. a c f . d h h s . g o v / p ro g r a m s / c s e   National Center for Fathering
National Electronic Child Support Resource                w w w. f a t h e r s . c o m
System. NECSRS provides the user with timely              The National Center for Fathering conducts
and easy access to a wealth of child support              research on fathers and fathering and develops
enforcement resources available from federal,             practical resources to prepare dads for nearly
state, local, and tribal CSE organizations.               every fathering situation.

Center on Fathers, Families, and                          National Center on Fathers and
Public Policy (CFFPP)                                     Families (NCOFF)
w w w. c ff p p . o r g                                   w w w. n c o ff . g s e . u p e n n . e d u /
The Center on Fathers, Families, and Public               The National Center on Fathers and Families
Policy (CFFPP) is a nationally focused public poli-       (NCOFF) is dedicated to research practice that
cy organization conducting training, litigation, and      expands the knowledge base on father involvement
public education in order to focus attention on the       and father development, and that informs policy
barriers faced by never-married, low income               designed to improve the well-being of children.
fathers and their families.

                                                          National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI)
Dads & Daughters
                                                          w w w. f a t h e r h o o d . o r g
w w w. d a d s a n d d a u g h t e r s . o r g
                                                          National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) was founded
Dads & Daughters is a national membership orga-           to confront the problem of father absence. Its
nization whose mission is to strengthen fathers’          mission is to improve the well-being of children by
relationships with their daughters. It offers a vari-     increasing the proportion of children growing up
ety of resources including an electronic newsletter       with involved, responsible, and committed fathers.
and DadTalk ListServ.

                                                          National Practitioners Network for
Maryland Fatherhood Initiative                            Fathers and Families, Inc.
w w w. f a t h e r h o o d m d . o r g                    w w w. n p n ff . o r g
Maryland Fatherhood Initiative is Maryland’s              (NPNFF) is a national individual membership orga-
resource for fatherhood facts and information.            nization whose mission is to build the profession
Their website, hosted by the Maryland Department          of practitioners working to increase the responsi-
of Human Resources, provides valuable resources           ble involvement of fathers in the lives of children.
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                                                                       Index

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania ..........................5                  Elwyn Inc. ........................................................35, 70
Albert Einstein Medical Center ..............................26               Employment Training Referral Services
Asociation de Puertorriquenos en Marcha ......12, 53                            & Associates, Inc.................................................70
Because I Love You (BILY) ....................................37              Episcopal Community Services (ECS)................7, 49
Best Nest Inc...................................................34, 70        Exodus Project ......................................................61
Bethanna ..........................................................5, 48      Families First....................................................39, 73
Boone Community Family Center ..........................12                    Family Planning Council ..........................................7
Cambodian Association of Southeastern PA....26, 64                            Fathers’ and Children’s Equality (PA FACE) ............32
Caring People Alliance ........5, 12, 21, 34, 53, 61, 70                      Fathers Group ..................................................9, 51
Caring Together ....................................................26        Fathers Straight Up Group ....................................62
Carson Valley School ......................................12, 53             Father’s Legal Advocacy Group ............................68
Catholic Social Services/Casa del Carmen ......26, 64                         Focus on Fathers ............................................35, 71
Catholic Social Services/Family Services ................5                    Frankford Group Ministry's Neighborhood
                                                                                Parenting Program ........................................19, 59
Catholic Social Services/Mercy Hospice ..................5
                                                                              Frankford Parents Group ................................20, 60
Catholic Social Services/Northeast Family Center..32
                                                                              Friends Neighborhood Guild ..................................14
Center for Families & Relationships........................18
                                                                              Frontline Dads ......................................................55
Centro Nueva Creacion-
 New Creation Community Center........................26                      Germantown Settlement ........................................29
Chelten Christian Crusade for All People ..............29                     Girls & Boys Town of Philadelphia..........................19
Chestnut Hill Hospital ............................................29         Girls, Inc./Big Sisters of Philadelphia........................7
Child Abuse Prevention Effort ..........................18, 59                Goldman Clinic ......................................................55
Child Care Information Services -                                             Good Shepherd Mediation Program ......................29
 South/Center City................................................34          Grace Community Christian Center ......................66
Child Parent Center of Hall-Mercer ..........................5                Greater Canaan Child Care and Learning Center ....7
ChildLink ................................................................6   Greater Philadelphia Federation
Children and Parents Reunification Group ........9, 51                          of Settlements ..................7, 14, 27, 37, 55, 64, 72
Children's Aid Society at Frankford..................18, 59                   Harambe in Progress ......................................27, 64
Children's Aid Society of Pennsylvania ..6, 12, 53, 61                        Headstart Learning Tree ........................................38
Children's Aid Society of Pennsylvania                                        Health Federation of Philadelphia ..........8, 14, 49, 55
 at Madeira Family Center ....................................15              Huey Family Center ..............................................38
Children's Aide Society at Logan Olney Family                                 Impact Services Corporation..................................59
 Center ..........................................................27, 64      Indochinese American Council ........................27, 65
Children's Crisis Treatment Center ....................6, 48                  Institute for the Development
Children's Crisis Treatment Center at 8th Street ....13                         of African American Youth ............8, 14, 40, 49, 55
Children's Services, Inc. ..............................6, 48, 61             Intercommunity Action Inc. (INTERAC) ............37, 72
CHOICE ..................................................................6    Intercultural Family Services Inc. ......................21, 62
Christian Street YMCA-Child Readiness Center ....34                           Joseph J. Peters Institute ..................................8, 50
Church of the Advocate ........................................13             Julia De Burgos Family Center ..............................14
Community Advocates Association                                               Julia De Burgos Family Center at Congreso ..........15
 for Children & Youth ............................................13          Just Children Inc. ..................................................32
Community Legal Services ......................................6              Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia ............29, 66
Community Women's Education Project................18                         Kencrest Services ..................................................30
Concerned Black Men, Inc. of Philadelphia............66                       King's Kids Child Care and Development Center ....8
Congreso de Latinos Unidos ..13, 18, 27, 54, 59, 64                           Kirkbride Center ..............................................23, 63
CORA............................................19, 32, 59, 66, 68            LaSalle Neighborhood Nursing Center ..................27
Cosmic Learning Center Of Philadelphia................38                      Lighthouse ......................................................15, 56
Council of Spanish-Speaking Organizations                                     Loaves and Fishes at St. Michael's
 (Concilio) ......................................................13, 54        Lutheran Church ................................................30
Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility ..............33, 68                    Lutheran Children & Family Services ................28, 65
Devereux Community Services                                                   Lutheran Children's Services
 of Philadelphia ....................................6, 13, 48, 54              @ George Washingotn High School ....................68
Diversified Community Services ......................34, 70                   Mantua Haverford Community Center....................22
Early Head Start- Children's Hospital                                         Mars Program........................................................75
 of Philadelphia ..............................................21, 61
                                                                              Maternal Addiction Treatment and Research (MATER)
Eastwick Project Area Committee..........................66                     Thomas Jefferson University..................................8
Educating Children for Parenting ................7, 14, 29,                   Maternity Care Coalition ..........................................9
                       32, 34, 37, 49, 54, 66, 68, 70, 72
                                                                              Mayor's Office of Community Services
Education Law Center of Pennsylvania ....................7                      (MOCS) at West Philadelphia ........................22, 56
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     Mazzoni Center (formerly Philadelphia Community                          Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation 51
      Health Alternatives) ........................................9, 50      Philadelphia Youth Advocate SCOH Program ........57
     Men United for a Better Philadelphia (MUBP) ........56                   Point Breeze Family Center....................................35
     Menergy ..............................................15, 30, 56, 67     Presbyterian Children's Village ..............................74
     Men's Resource Center ........................................50         Preschool Project ..................................................20
     Mental Health Association                                                Progressive Life Center....................................16, 57
      of Southeastern PA ............................9, 35, 50, 71
                                                                              Project H.O.M.E...............................................16, 58
     Mercy Hospice ..................................................9, 50
                                                                              Resources for Change ......17, 24, 30, 35, 58, 67, 71
     Methodist Services for Children and Families ..22, 62
                                                                              Resources for Children's Health ......................11, 52
     Morning Placement Group ................................9, 51
                                                                              School District of Philadelphia
     Motivational Alternatives, Inc. ................................22        Frankford High School ........................................60
     Mt. Carmel Baptist Church ....................................22         School District of Philadelphia
     Multi-Ethnic Behavioral Health, Inc. Nu-Stop ........38                   MARS Program ......................................58, 67, 71
     Nationalities Service Center ..................................10        Sobriety Through Outpatient of Philadelphia ..........17
     New Foundations, Inc. ..........................................19       Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance
     New Wave Resources............................................50          Association Coalition ..........................................24
     Norris Square Neighborhood Project, Inc...............15                 Southern Home Services ......................................17
     North Philadelphia Parents Group....................16, 57               Southwest Community Development Corporation -
                                                                               New Start Family ................................................39
     Northeast Parents Group ................................20, 60
                                                                              Southwest Community Enrichment Center ............39
     Northeast Treatment Centers ................................15
                                                                              Southwest Community Services Inc. ..............39, 74
     Northern Home Children & Family Services ..........37
                                                                              Southwest Nu-Stop, Inc. ................................39, 74
     Northwest Human Services of Philadelphia............30
                                                                              Southwest Philadelphia Parents Group............38, 73
     Northwest Interfaith Movement ........................30, 67
                                                                              Special People in Northeast, Inc. (SPIN) ................33
     Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith
      Hospitality Network ............................................67      St. Joseph Catholic Home for Children..................28
     Old Pine Community Center ............................10, 35             St. Mar's Family Respite ........................................24
     Olde Kensington-Lehigh Senior Center ..................15                STOP IT NOW! Philadelphia ..................................52
     Parenting Education at Chestnut Hill Hospital ........32                 Supportive Older Women's Network ....................24
     Parents Anonymous ........................................39, 73         Supprotive Child/Adult Network, Inc. (SCAN) ........24
     Parents Involved Network ......................................10        Tabor Services of Southern Home Services ....31, 67
     Parents of Teens Group ....................................9, 51         Teen Group........................................................9, 51
     Parkside Recovery ..........................................23, 63       The Black Women's Health Alliance ................12, 53
     Parents Reunification Group ............................10, 51           The Consortium Family Preservation Program ......21
     Pathways PA ........................................................23   The Father's Day Rally Committee Inc. (FDRC) ......54
     Pennsylvania Parent Information Resource Center 57                       The Kintock Group ..........................................19, 60
     Pennsylvania Prison Society ............................10, 51           The Men’s Council ................................................65
     Pennsylvania School for the Deaf ..........................30            To Our Children's Future with Health ..............28, 65
     People Acting to Help (PATH) ..16, 23, 28, 57, 63, 65                    Tough Love International........................................33
     People for People, Inc. ..........................................57     United Cerebral Palsy Association ........................31
     People's Emergency Center ..................................23           United Communities Southeast Philadelphia at
                                                                               Southwark House ........................................11, 36
     Philadelphia Alive Center for Transformation ..........65
                                                                              United Way's First Call for Help ............................11
     Philadelphia Anti Drug/ Violence Network ......16, 57
                                                                              Universal Community Homes ................................71
     Philadelphia Children's Alliance..............................23
                                                                              University of Pennylvania........................................24
     Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth ..........10
                                                                              Urban Family Council ............................................69
     Philadelphia County Assistance Office ..................57
                                                                              West Philadelphia Parents Group ....................23, 63
     Philadelphia Department of Public Health ..............57
                                                                              Wister Neighborhood Council ................................58
     Philadelphia Department of Public Health/
      Maternal Child and Family ..................................11          Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) ......11, 52
     Philadelphia Early Childhood Collaborative ............20                Women's Christian Alliance....................................17
     Philadelphia Fatherhood Practicioners Network ....52                     Women's Community Revitalization Project ..........17
     Philadelphia Health Management Corporation                               Women’s Self-Esteem Group ............................9, 51
      (PHMC) ........................................................11, 16   Wordsworth Academy ..............................11, 36, 71
     Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center ......33, 68                 YMCA Early Head Start ........................................36
     Philadelphia Legal Assistance ................................51         Young Fathers Rising Program ..............................60
     Philadelphia Parent-Child Center ..........................16            Youth Service Inc. ..........................................25, 63
     Philadelphia Society for Services to Children ..35, 71                   Youth Service Inc. at Sunny Crest Center ..............25


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NOTES
NOTES
                                                            The Achieving Reunification Center
The Achieving Reunification
Center
(ARC) is a "one-stop" center designed to assist par-
ents in overcoming barriers toward family reunification.
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services are guided by child welfare, public benefits and
workforce policies. ARC brings systems together to
help parents achieve positive outcomes.


A project of the Philadelphia Department of Human
Services and the Philadelphia Workforce Development
Center, ARC partners with a combination of DHS
resources and behavioral health and public assistance
systems; the ARC programs and services include:

 ■ Technology-based (ABE/GED/ESL)
 ■ Workforce Development
 ■ Parent Coaches/Mentors
 ■ Behavioral Health Services
 ■ Housing & Financial Counseling
 ■ Fatherhood Support


Through the ARC, all families with children in out-of-
home placement have resources to achieve reunifica-
tion through the provision of appropriate support ser-
vices that ensure the child’s safety and strengthen the
                            John F. Street
                                 Mayor
                          City of Philadelphia


                             Julia Danzy
                                Director
                      Division of Social Services


                     Cheryl Ransom-Garner
                          Commissioner
                   Department of Human Services




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                  Division of Social Services
                           1515 Arch Street
                        Philadelphia, PA 19102
                            215-683-4DHS
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of race, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability,
sexual orientation, or ancestry.