The Office of Children and Families (OCF) aligns the City’s policies, resources, and services for children and families. Our priorities are:
OCF administers a number of City-supported programs, including Out-of-School Time, WorkReady, Community Schools, PHLpreK, and Access Centers. The office also oversees the Department of Human Services (DHS), Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Website to help children recover from physical and emotional injury and trauma.
Helps decrease violence in Philadelphia by using apublic health approach.
Connect 211 helps you find health and human service agencies RIGHT in your neighborhood!
Great listing for things to do with kids in Philadelphia.
Make-A-Wish Foundation’ grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
Supportive, nurturing relationships are the building blocks of positive development for all children. Multiplying Connections is a Philadelphia collaborative that builds the capacity of the public children’s service system infrastructure and its professionals to:
Apply developmentally appropriate strategies for young children
Respond to children suffering from trauma in ways that ‘do no further harm;’ and
Support ways to expand the quality and quantity of children’s relationships, and nourish their healthy development.
The OSTRC promotes out-of-school time (OST) student achievement by conducting research on and providing access to staff resources and professionaldevelopment. The OSTRC maintains a website, administers a professionalListserv, and publishes several resource directories.
Info for parents and health care professionals who care for Children with Special Health Care Needs in PA.
The Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
Promoting literacy through research, education and advocacy.
1062 E. Lancaster Avenue, #15A
Rosemont, PA 19010 phone: 610-527-1548
Resources and research from the Philadelphia ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) task force.
A primier advocacy organization whose mission is to improve the lives and life chances of children through thoughtful and informed advocacy.
Connects students and families to resources in their community for educational success.
Join Listserv to find and share resources for children in Philadelphia.
Click below for the most recent health bulletin from Phila. Dept. of Public Health. click here
The Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) is an intermediary organization dedicated to connecting systems and leveraging resources to increase the number of opportunities for youth. Operates, Project U-Turn, Work Ready, E3 Centers. www.pyninc.org
Philadelphia PSR seeks to inspire, motivate and activate health professionals and others who are committed to the prevention of interpersonal violence, the delivery of high quality and accessible health care, the achievement of a sustainable environment, and the elimination of weapons of mass destruction
Promotes public awareness, policy, and particiapation in child abuse prevention.
Advocates for early childhood reading through health care professional’s offices.
Shared Prosperity is a vision for Philadelphia — a city that collaborates and works together to fight poverty.
Info for families, health care professionals and communities.
Website for parents and pediatricians to find resources for children’s health and welfare.
The America’s Promise Alliance is the nation’s largest multi-sector collaborative dedicated to the well-being of children and youth.
Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States
Click link to find resources for children, adults and elders right in your neighborhood. www.auntbertha.com
This program helps children affected by traumatic brain injury reintegrate into school. Call 724-944-6542 or 866-635-7097for info
The nation’s leading non-profit organization for children and adults affected by ADD/ADHD-800-233-4050
Children’s HealthWatch monitors the impact of economic conditions and public policies on the health and well-being of very young children.
The mission of the Children’s Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities
Very helpful site for parents and providers of children with incarcerated parents.
Tips for caring for children with an incarcerated parent
Tips from Caregivers for Caregivers
Students with learning disabilities may find it difficult to acquire knowledge or skills in the same ways as their peers. This could mean they struggle to learn through traditional teaching methods, or that they wrestle with a curriculum designed for students their age.
National advocacy organization to assist doctors in their advocacy roles.
For low-income Pennsylvanians where you can save up to $2,000 with matching funds from the state. See link below and/or check out the fact sheet.
Family Savings Account Fact Sheet
The First Five Years Fund is committed to improving the lives of at-risk children by leveraging cost-effective investments in early learning.
GLSEN works with educators, policy makers, community leaders and students on the
urgent need to address anti-LGBT behavior and bias in schools.
GovBenefits.gov is a free, easy-to-use website that helps people find government benefits and assistance programs that you might be eligible to receive. Click on this site and select Pennsylvania to begin.
Great website from teh American Academy of Pediatrics for Families and Providers
Vaccine information in many languages.
Click below to see if you are eligible for a federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families.
KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
Useful information for most diseases that affect you and your child.
The mission of NCCP is to identify and promote strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and families
Age appropriate, interactive website for teens and children on how to be safe on the internet.
Information for families and healthcare providers about rare diseases in children.
Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance and morale
to our troops, to the families they leave behind and to the wounded warriors when they return home. Call (267) 721-3385 or visit their website.
Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a program that promotes early literacy by bringing new books and advice about the importance of reading aloud into the pediatric exam room.
Amazing resource for providers and parents to help children thrive and deal with some common issues that affect children’s lives. www.sesamestreetincommunities.org
A Bullying Reduction and Awareness resource for parents, teachers and kids.
The SUDC Foundation is dedicated to increasing the awareness of sudden unexpected deaths in childhood, and funding crucial research to better understand and prevent these tragedies. sudc.org
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity&Nutrition) is a national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. www.nhlbi.nih.gov
ZERO TO THREE’s mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation’s infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf