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Turning Points for Children reduces child abuse and improves the lives of children across Philadelphia. We've been in this business for over 175 years. Our longevity is a credit to many mergers of child welfare agencies in Philadelphia, most recently the 2008 merger of Children's Aid Society of Pennsylvania with Philadelphia Society for Services to Children, and our affiliation with Public Health Management Corp (PHMC) in 2013.
Turning Points is the leading social service agency in Philadelphia supporting the needs of more than 9,000 men, women and children throughout the city. We offer programs that help families in raising safe, healthy, educated, and strong children by partnering with caregivers to develop and strengthen protective qualities and by offering them the tools, skills, and resources needed to ensure their children's optimal development.
We do this through our affiliates and our programs: Families and Schools Together (FAST), an afterschool program in schools throughout Philadelphia; Family Finding, which connects kids aging out of the foster care system with families they had lost; The Parenting Program, which serves teen moms and dads and adult parents; and the Food and Wellness Network (FAWN), a community-based food pantry offering food, infant formula, diapers and nutrition education resources. We recently added Foster Care to our programs and The Bridge is an affiliate that provides residential programming for teens.
In addition, Turning Points operates two Community Umbrella Agencies (CUAs) as part of the Department of Human Services' Improving Outcomes for Children. Turning Points is regularly lauded by DHS for being a top CUA performer in key benchmarks and for strong management. If you need to report a case of child abuse, please call 215-683-6100.