If you, a friend, a family member or someone you know needs family support, resources are available:
Department of Human Services
The Philadelphia Department of Human Services provides and promotes safety, permanency, and well-being for children and youth at risk of abuse, neglect and delinquency.
Being a parent can be challenging. The Department of Human Services (DHS) is here to support you by providing free classes and support groups, as well as Parent Café’s. Whether you are single, a dad or mom, a teen, foster, kin, or an incarcerated parent, DHS has resources for you to tap into when you need some support.
Location: 1515 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19102
Intellectual disAbility Services (IDS): A division of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, IDS is responsible for two state-funded programs: the Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program and Intellectual disAbility Services.
ChildLink: ChildLink/Philadelphia County provides service coordinators who help children from birth to age three residing in Philadelphia who have developmental delays or disabilities, and their families obtain supports and services.
The Center for Autism: The oldest autism treatment center in the country is a leading provider of services in the Philadelphia region. The Center knows that each person with autism is unique and tailors its programs to the needs of each person and family.
Headquarters:3905 Ford Rd, Suite 6, Philadelphia PA 19131-2844
Northeast Philadelphia: 2801 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19114-1007
Administrative Offices: 1740 Walton Road, Suite 100, Blue Bell, PA 19422-2342
Family Resource Network (FRN)
Support groups who support families. FRN seeks to strengthen “the family voice” in the Philadelphia behavioral health system, pool resources, and make it easier for families to access the many services offered by its members and the system.
Provides children, from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities with communities that need.
Address: 30 Clipper Rd, PO Box 779, West Conshohocken, PA 19428
Parents Involved Network (PIN)
A peer-to-peer run program that assists parents/caregivers of children and adolescents with behavioral health challenges. PIN provides information, support, referrals and advocacy; assists parents/caregivers to acquire services from all state, local, or private child-serving systems.
Address: 1211 Chestnut Street, 11th Floor Philadelphia PA 19107
Parent Empowerment through Advocacy & Knowledge (PEAK)
A series of peer-led, culturally competent, neighborhood-based training sessions utilizing established community organizations to educate parents/caregivers about resources and to become self advocates.
Phone: 267 507 3872
Parenting Plus Program
Provides parenting skills classes to parents with mental health conditions. Classes consist of 10 or 12 weekly sessions conducted throughout the year. Classes are offered in a nurturing environment and facilitated by trained family professionals. The goal of the classes is to provide parents with the skills, tools and supports they may need to help them parent their children with loving and caring guidance. Parents can refer themselves or be referred by an agency.
Address: 1211 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
This is a resource to support early parenthood. We Bloom was born out of the desire to support new parents in the transition of becoming a parent for the first time. We Bloom’s blog exists to centralize Philly specific information to help you feel more informed and connected on this parenting journey.