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Local Advocacy

After the Injury

Website to help children recover from physical and emotional injury and trauma.

Cease Fire Philadelphia

Helps decrease violence in Philadelphia by using apublic health approach.


Connect 211 helps you find health and human service agencies RIGHT in your neighborhood!

Go City Kids

Great listing for things to do with kids in Philadelphia.

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Make-A-Wish Foundation’ grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

Multiplying Connections

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.

Office of Children and Families Philly

The Office of Children and Families (OCF) aligns the City’s policies, resources, and services for children and families. Our priorities are:

  • Safe children.
  • Strong families.
  • Supported schools and communities.

OCF administers a number of City-supported programs, including Out-of-School TimeWorkReadyCommunity SchoolsPHLpreK, and Access Centers. The office also oversees the Department of Human Services (DHS), Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Out of School Time Resource Center

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.

PA Medical Home for Special Needs

Info for parents and health care professionals who care for Children with Special Health Care Needs in PA.

PCCY (Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth)

A primier advocacy organization whose mission is to improve the lives and life chances of children through thoughtful and informed advocacy.

The Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

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

Philadelphia ACE Project

Resources and research from the Philadelphia ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) task force.

Philly Parent Partner eGroup

Join Listserv to find and share resources for children in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Children’s Foundation

Connects students and families to resources in their community for educational success.

Phila. Dept. of Public Health Bulletin

Click below for the most recent health bulletin from Phila. Dept. of Public Health. click here

Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN)

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.

Physicians for Social Responsibility

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

Pre K for PA

Fighting to ensure funding for Pre K programs in PA

Prevent Child Abuse Now

Promotes public awareness, policy, and particiapation in child abuse prevention.

Reach Out and Read Greater Philadelphia Coalition

Advocates for early childhood reading through health care professional’s offices.

Shared Prosperity Philadelphia

Shared Prosperity is a vision for Philadelphia — a city that collaborates and works together to fight poverty.

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