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Various Parenting Resources

Parent Action Network

The Philadelphia Dept. of Human Services prevention program that offers: free support groups for parents, teens, children and information for parents as well as referrals– 215-PARENTS

Youth Violence Reduction Partnership (YVRP)

YVRP is a hands-on, anti-violence collaboration in which Youth Workers are assigned to high-risk youth between the ages of 10 and 15 to protect them from becoming perpetrators or victims of violence. AVRP addresses the needs of youth who meet the following criteria:

  • Prior arrest <13 or recently arrested
  • Have been a victim of a crime
  • Have a family member or friend who has been killed or has a parent or sibling in jail
  • Reside in a house with documented history of child abuse or domestic violence

Call 215-940-0550 NOW for more information or to refer a youth in need.

Focus On Fathers

Brings together fathers and other men caring for their children in peer groups, outings, and educational workshops- Centre Square East, 1500 Market Street.- 267.765.2361

MOMobile Healthy Families America (Maternity Care Coalition)

MOMobile HFA supports families from pregnancy through age 3 by providing in-home case management, family support, and health education. Community health workers link pregnant women and their families to prenatal care, health care, behavioral health services, early intervention services, and other community resources. Services in Spanish and English. 267-773-5130

The Parent-Child Home Visiting Program

The Parent-Child Home Program
The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) works with families with children between 16 months and four years old, over a two-year period. A trained community-based Early Learning Specialists visits twice a week for 30 minutes to help parents get their children ready for school. Parents will also receive dozens of books. To enroll families residing in 19121, 19122, 19132, and 19133 . please contact: Jennifer Bradshaw at 215-817-4049
To enroll Latino and African immigrant families in South and Southwest Philadelphia, please contact: Vanessa Ruiz at 267-361-7878

New Kensington Community Development Corp.

Multiple resources for the Kensington residents/businesses and surrounding community to help it’s community thrive. Go to to check out their many programs or call 215- 427-0350


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DHS Parenting Collaborative

The DHS Parenting Collaborative Referral connects parents to parenting education programs. We accept referrals from providers, DHS, and parents. If needed, some parenting agencies provide, tokens, transportation, meals, and childcare. Please call 215-825-8259

Philly Keyspots

Find free computer classes, internet access, and one-on-one training at a community center near you.

Cradles to Crayons

Provides children from birth to 12 years living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items (clothes, school supplies, bedroom items) they need to thrive free of charge. Call 215-836-0958

Bianca’s Kids

Non-profit that attempts to grant wishes to kids in foster care, are ill, or in serious financial distress. Click here for info and to “submit a wish”.

Our Closet

FREE clothing for children and adults at various “pop-up shop” locations throughout the city. Click here to find out more and find a date and location close to you.

Turning Points for Children

Offers 12 week parenting and support programs for: Teens; Adult Parents and Caregivers. Also has Families and Schools Together Program (FAST) and Personalized Support Services (Pre-ARS). Call 215-875-8200 for info.

Enhancing Parenting Skills Program

Through Intercultural Family Services. Free 12 week parenting skills program with free childcare. Call 215-386-1298 for info or Click here

PA Partners in Public Education

Great resource for families interested in getting help with parenting and helping their child in school. Great brochures and videos.

Educating Communities for Parenting

Provides a wide variety of Power to Parent workshops for parents including teen mothers and fathers. Classes consist of year long school based programs, 12 week sessions, and assorted short term workshops. Programs focus on helping both parents and their children achieve their full potential. All services are provided free of charge. For information call 215-496-9780

Young Fathers United Parenting Support

Young Fathers United offers parenting skills and empowerment sessions to fathers ages 14­-25 years old on Wednesdays from 5:00 PM­ 7:30 PM at IDAAY North Central Regional Center 2227 N. Broad St. For more information, contact S. Archye Leacock at or at 215-901-6976

CORA Services

This agency mostly serving families in the North East, provides a variety of services for families- 8540 Verree Road- 215-342-7660

Parent University

Help your children with their school work and in life. FREE classes and workshops for parents, Family Literacy, Financial Literacy, Health/ Wellness&Cultural Enrichment through the School District. Call 215-400-4180 or go to website.

Beds for Kids (BFK)

A part of One House at a Time, the Beds for Kids Programs can provide a new twin bed and bedding to children in need. In order to qualify for BFK, children must be between ages 2 and 20 and reside in a household whose income is at or below 100% of the U.S. Poverty Guidelines. A social worker or case manager MUST call for teh parent. Call 215.346.6427 or go to learn how to become a referral partner.

Comcast Internet Essentials

If a child in a household is eligible for free school lunch, a family is eligible for a low cost computer and $9.95 monthly internet. Call 1-855-8-INTERNET for info or go to link below.
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Reintegration Services for Ex-Offenders (RISE)

Mayor’s Office to get ex-offenders back on tract. 34 S. 11th Street  215-683-3370.

Foster Care America

Great site for info on Foster Care from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Grands as Parents, Inc

Assists and supports grandparents raising their grandkids. Services mostly NorthCentral Philly. Call 215-236-5848 for info 2227 N Broad Street


Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance

A Family Strengthening Program that offers various parent support groups, foster parent support groups, support groups for grandparents, incarcerated parents, parents with children in placement. While in meetings children participate in various children’s programs in the same location- Also helps parents who have had a complaint issued against them through DHS know their rights and obligations they have- 800-448-4906

Final Farewell

Final Farewell provides financial assistance, advice and guidance to grieving families from all religions and backgrounds so they may provide an affordable and decent funeral for their loved child. Call 215 870-8110 or go to

Healthy Start Programs

Helps families actively engage in, and benefit from health related services- Healthy Start offers support services such as childcare, housing, career and personal development, medical risk assessments and transportation through partnerships with hospitals, social workers, and nurses, working directly with families-North Philadelphia- 215-685-2457, West and Southwest 215-386-1298

Vaccines on the Go

Great website and mobile app to get accurate, timely information on childhood vaccines. Click here for info.

Caring People Alliance (CPA)

This is a comprehensive, community-based human service agency, that includes the following programs for teens: Boys and Girls Club; after-school programs; summer camps; and recreation programs West Philadelphia – 215-386-4075 North Philadelphia – 215-763-0900 South Philadelphia – 215-218-0800

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia

Provides help with evaluations, testing, adoption and foster care info- 1-866-532-7669

Episcopal Community Services

Provides services for;  after school and summer camp programs; and advocacy for families- 225 South Third St.- 215-351-1400

Catholic Social Services, Family Services Division

Committed to preserving and nurturing family life through preventative, rehabilitative and support services-trained social workers work with families to individualize care– 215-587-3900 or 267-331-2490 helpline.

United Way of Southeastern PA 2-1-1

Directs parents to appropriate agencies in their neighborhoods to help with issues that affect families including: children services; health services; housing; employment; and nutrition
Just dial 211.