Youth & Family Services
Northeast Treatment Centers - Child Welfare, Foster Care & Adoption
Dependent Foster Care
Dependent Foster Care services are provided in Pennsylvania to youth including treatment level, mother/baby placement, kinship care, and traditional foster care. The primary goal is to either return the child to his/her family of origin or to develop an alternative permanent plan for the youth. Case management support and counseling is provided to the youth and to their families. Information and referral services help families to access services they may need in order to fulfill goals of the Family Services Plan. For older youth, services emphasize life skills development. All referrals for dependent foster care are made by the Central Referral Unit (CRU) of DHS

Delinquent Foster Care
Delinquent Foster Care services are provided in Philadelphia to youth who are adjudicated delinquent and placed in foster care. The youth receive ongoing counseling regarding victim awareness, community safety and life skills in addition to basic foster care support. Restitution plans are developed and monitored by the case manager. The case manager may also help the youth make restitution.

Treatment Foster Care
Treatment level foster care services are provided in Pennsylvania to children and youth with specialized behavioral health needs. The primary objective of treatment foster care is to provide youth with specialized care in the least restrictive setting, which is in the community and in a family setting. Treatment foster parents receive additional training specific to this population and work in partnership with behavioral health team to ensure that the child or youths' needs are met. The Department of Human Services (DHS) determines a child/youth's eligibility for treatment level foster care and referrals are made by the DHS's Central Referral Unit.

Foster Care/Treatment Foster Care/Intensive Residential Treatment
These programs in Delaware provide various levels of care for youth who are involved with the dependent and/or delinquent system. The youth in these programs require a more intensive treatment experience with a designated treatment team. The treatment team consists of specially trained foster parents and qualified treatment specialists, mentors and masters level clinicians

NET is a Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN) affiliate agency. These services are found in Pennsylvania and are designed to support a successful transition through and after an adoption. Prior to an adoption being finalized, services include adoption preparation for the child and thorough assessments of adoptive families. After an adoption is finalized, services include case management, assessment, and respite.

In-Home Protective Services (IHPS)
The In-Home Protective Services (IHPS) program, located in Philadelphia, will provide case management support to families identified by the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services (DHS). Families for whom abuse or neglect is indicated or for whom the risk of abuse is high will be referred to the IHPS program. The IHPS program will implement a Family Service Plan, monitor safety of the youth, assist families in gaining access to community and other resources, and assist families in developing appropriate parenting skills. A parent coordinator will develop specific parenting classes or activities designed to educate parents regarding child development, behavior modification and other parenting techniques.

Independent Living Program ("Making My Way")
This is an Independent Living skills development program located in Delaware. The program is designed to assist older teenagers and young adults effectively transition out of state foster care system into adulthood via the support and direction of a life-skills mentor.
493 North 5th Street
Suite D&E
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (215) 408-4944 Main
Email Address:
Intake Procedure: Contact information Dependent Foster Care (800) 860-0703All referrals for dependent foster care are made by the Central Referral Unit (CRU) of DHS. (If you are interested in becoming a foster parent please call 215-408-4967 for more information.) De
Fee Amounts: Please call the respective centre for further details.
  • Adoption Services
  • Children's Protective Services
  • Family Preservation Programs
  • Foster Care Legal Services
  • Wraparound Facilitation/Community Support
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