what sets us apart



We’ve been helping children and families in need for over 160 years. We were founded in 1853 as safe place for children who needed a home. Today we are a top social service agency that provides a wide range of services to children and families throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area.


We focus our efforts on our clients and their specific needs. We offer Residential Programs to young mothers and their children. We have a wide array of Behavioral Health Programs as well as Child Welfare Services. Additionally, we offer Daycare to the surrounding Manayunk/Roxborough community.


We are proud to be one of only a dozen Philadelphia organizations with the distinction of COA Accreditation. This accreditation means that we meet the highest national standards and are delivering the best quality of children and family services to the communities we serve.


Our footprint is always growing as we stretch further and further to meet the needs of the community. Our programs reach the lives of nearly 3,000 children and families throughout the Delaware Valley.


We’ve successfully acquired federal, state and local funding; both public and private. We also work hard to develop strong connections throughout the local community to help get our children and families receive the best resources possible.


We are always working to make our services the best they can be. We continually research, develop, and look for new ways to extend our reach and improve the work we do.