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Families And Schools Together (FAST)

The FAST program works closely with school principals and counselors, mental health and substance abuse providers, as well as community leaders to provide parent education and family support services.  The goal of the FAST program is to strengthen families by using the available resources such as partnerships by promoting parent nurturing, improving relationships and increasing children’s success in school.  Participating families meet once a week for a total of eight weeks.  Subsequent to the completion of the first eight sessions families will continue to meet once a month over a 22 month period.  The FAST program currently operates in over 60 Philadelphia schools with specially trained facilitators. For more information about FAST, contact Carla Thompson at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . See video C.E.O. Mike Vogel talks about the Families and Schools Together Program. Also see: Removing Key Barriers to School Turnaround and Improving Early Learning Outcomes

Food and Wellness Network (FAWN)

FAWN is a community based food pantry offering nutritious emergency food plus nutrition information, infant formula, and diapers to over 500 struggling, poverty-level families, annually. For further information, contact program coordinator, Alison Floyd at (267) 236-1541; or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Time Out for Teens and Tots™

Time Out for Teens and Tots™ (TTT) is a parenting and support program for teen mothers and their children. TTT offers group sessions that build parenting and peer relationships and foster positive and healthy mother/child relationships, or supportive counseling, mother-only and mother-baby educational and cultural special events and developmental screening for children to identify those who may need early intervention services.  TTT group sessions are held in five locations throughout the City of Philadelphia.  These services are a component within The Parenting Collaborative, a new initiative (2010) contract program of City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS).  For more information about the Time Out for Teens and Tots Program please contact Louise Leibowitz, LCSW, Program Director, at (215) 875-4963 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Stronger Families Brighter Futures Parenting Program

Stronger Families Brighter Futures Parenting Program uses research-based courses to improve parenting education and skills enhancement. This is achieved through support groups in community settings for at-risk adult parents and caregivers. There are 5 community settings, operating during Fall and Spring,  throughout Philadelphia. This service is a contract program, as of 2010, of City of Philadelphia DHS. For more information about the Stronger Families Brighter Futures Parenting Program please contact Louise Leibowitz, LCSW, Program Director, at (215) 875-4963 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 Family Finding

Family Finding acknowledges that every child has a family and understands the devastation that can come from loneliness.  This new initiative program, in which Turning Points for Children was solely selected by City of Philadelphia DHS, enables children in out-of-home care to reconnect with family members or other significant people in their past whom they have lost contact. The activity through this program can establish meaningful connections and relationships with family which ultimately can help a child develop an essential sense of belonging. Specially trained social workers ,with extensive counseling and database skills, work diligently to reunite children of all ages with a caring adult family member.
For more information about the Family Finding program please contact Louis GrowMiller, MSW, LSW, Program Director at  (267) 236-1557 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Post Legal Adoption Services

Post Legal Adoption Services (PLAS) provides non-identifying placement and birth family information to persons who were adopted through Children’s Aid Society of Pennsylvania, one of the two agencies which merged to create Turning Points for Children (TPFC).  The PLAS social worker assists the adoptee in obtaining and understanding the requested information.  Although the information contained in records may vary greatly, TPFC is committed to providing as much non-identifying information as possible within the guidelines of the current law. If the adoptee elects to pursue a search for the biological parent(s), the PLAS social worker will assist in a referral to the appropriate county court where the adoption was finalized.  For more information about Post Legal Adoption Services, please contact Sheila Davidson at (267) 236-1563 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




 

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