Northern Home for Children relocated to 23rd & Brown Streets, where it stayed for almost 70 years.
Northern Home for Friendless Children was intended to serve children who were considered "innocent victims of social poverty." All of the children served faced challenging situations, like the loss of parents or guardians, that required them to find a new home.
Northern Home for Children began to change its services throughout the latter part of the 20th century.
Northern Home began to create programs that reached out to more children and their families. They also started new programs that serviced clients directly in the community. There was still a residential program but it was no longer Northern Home's primary service.
We changed our name to Northern Children's Services to better reflect the care and services we provide to our clients and the community.
Now as Northern Children's Services, it is the only surviving organization of its kind in Philadelphia. The name change symbolizes our growth and how we constantly evolve to provide the best service we can.