Greater Philadelphia Community Alliance
Houston Center - Intensive Prevention Services (IPS)
Provides 3 to 6 months of community-based, family-centered support to youth experiencing disciplinary challenges at home, in school, or in the community. Services include case management, onsite after-school programming, counseling, life skills workshops, mentoring, educational support, and linkages to community resources.
2029 South Eighth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Eligibility: Families residing in zip codes 19145, 19146 ,19147, and 19148
Youth ages 10 to19 with any of these: chronically truant, 3+ school suspensions or expelled in the past 12 months, arrested within the past 12 months but not adjudicated, history of running away, or has a first time infraction on school grounds
Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 6:pm
Service hours may vary; call for information.
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (215) 468-1645
Email Address:
Fee Amounts: Services free of charge
Intake Procedure: Call for information.
Intake Requirements: Call for information.
Helpful Tips: The goal of the IPS program is to improve behavior in an effort to prevent youth from entering the juvenile justice system by identifying the social, emotional, and psychological factors that contribute to their challenging behavior(s). Helps youth strengthen their sense of self-worth, self-confidence, character and competency skills, and promotes resiliency and positive youth development.
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Greater Philadelphia Community Alliance
Houston Center - Intensive Prevention Services (IPS)
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