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Programs that provide alternative living arrangements for children and youth who have been neglected, abused or abandoned, who have had contact with the juvenile justice system, or who have a disability, and are no longer able to live with their families; or which conduct an evaluation of current placements to determine whether a change is warranted.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Bedford County Children & Youth Placements for Children and YouthVarious placements options for children and youth.BedfordBedford County Children & YouthBedford County Children & Youth
Bethanna - Philadelphia - Foster Care ProgramsServices include: - General Foster Care - Treatment Foster Care - Medical Foster Care - Kinship Foster Care - Respite CarePhiladelphiaBethanna - PhiladelphiaBethanna
Bethanna - Southampton - Foster Care ProgramsServices include: - General Foster Care - Treatment Foster Care - Medical Foster Care - Kinship Foster Care - Respite CareBucksBethanna - Bucks; SouthamptonBethanna
Cambria County Children and Youth Service Placements for Children & YouthPlacements for children and youth.CambriaCambria County Children & Youth ServicesCambria County Children and Youth Service
COBYS - Foster CareRecruits, trains and supports resource families to provide temporary care for foster children. Families needed to provide short-term respite care, foster care and to adopt foster children. Resource families are required to attend a one-session orientation, followed by 27 hours of pre-service training. Resource families are dually certified for foster care and adoption.LancasterCOBYS Family ServicesCOBYS Family Services
Families United Network - Pittsburgh - Foster Care ServicesProvides specialized foster family care for children requiring temporary out-of-home placement and strives to ensure permanency for children through reunification, kinship placement or adoption.AlleghenyFamilies United Network - PittsburghFamilies United Network
Families United Network - South Central PA OfficeProvides foster care and adoption services to the counties in South Central Pennsylvania. Foster Care: Family Based Care for children who are placed outside their homes or in protective custody by county agencies. Foster Care families are selected by Families United Network and are fully trained to provide for the needs of children who have suffered neglect, loss, and abuse. Families caring for foster children receive on-going support, training, and reimbursement. Adoption Services: Provides adoption from foster care, and both domestic and international adoption and related services.CumberlandFamilies United Network - South Central PA OfficeFamilies United Network
Family Services of NWPA (FSNWPA) - Adoption Services Program - Child Welfare Adoption - Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN)Works with the Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN) to provide services to children and to provide homestudy services to individuals or couples interested in adopting a child from the Child Welfare System. Services to children include child profiles, child preparation and child specific recruitment. Services to individuals and couples interested in adoption include homestudy services, diligent recruitment services, placement services and supervision services once a child match is made. The children that are available for adoption through this program have been exposed to some form of physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect.ErieFamily Services of NWPA - AdoptionFamily Services of NWPA
Foster Care, Adoption/Permanency, and Community Based Services Mansfield-CONCERNFoster Care and adoption services.LuzerneConcern - Northeast Regional OfficeCONCERN Northeast
Foster Care/Kinship Care - Luzerne County Children and Youth ServicesPrograms that provide alternative family living arrangements in agency-supervised private family homes for children and youth who have been neglected, abused or abandoned in situations where a children's protective services worker or a court has decided that they cannot live safely at home.LuzerneLuzerne County Children & Youth ServicesLuzerne County Children & Youth Services
Foster Care ProgramProvides home study, evaluation, training, licensing for foster homes, and supportive services for the placement of children up to 18 years of age by Dauphin County Social Services for Children and Youth.DauphinNorthern Dauphin Human Service Center Children & Youth ServicesDauphin County Social Services Children & Youth
Ken-Crest Centers - Family Foster CareFamily Foster Care is a planned, goal-directed service which includes: the provision of 24 hour care in an approved foster home (with no more than 6 youth including natural children); the provision of services to birth/legal parents (and other potential permanent caregivers) aimed at achieving permanency for children through reunification, adoption or subsidized legal custodianship; the provision of services directed at preparing youth age 14 and older for independent living.PhiladelphiaFamily Foster Care (Ken-Crest Centers)Ken-Crest Centers
Lawrence County Government - Children and Youth ServicesInvestigates reports of child abuse and neglect and through investigation take steps to protect children. Steps will be taken to preserve families when possible.LawrenceLawrence County GovernmentLawrence County Government
Medical Foster CareMedical Foster Care provides homes for children with acute physical, emotional or mental disabilities as an alternative to hospitalization or institutionalization. CONCERN identifies particular foster parents who are capable of meeting the child’s special needs and who are trained in the specific medical condition(s) of the child.MontgomerySoutheast Regional OfficeCONCERN
Mifflin County Children and Youth ServicesChildren and Youth services investigates child abuse and neglect referrals. Services are provided to families with children at home to prevent abuse and placement. Reunification and permanency planning services are provided to families whose children are removed from the home.MifflinMifflin County Children and Youth ServicesMifflin County Children and Youth Services
Montgomery County Offices - Children & Youth - Child Protective Services - NorristownOur professional staff investigate reports made to our office and work with families, when appropriate, to address conditions which adversely affect a child’s care. Our staff work with families directly and also coordinate services with community resources to improve family conditions. In-home Services, Placement Services and Adoption Services are integral to our child protective service function.MontgomeryMontgomery County Offices - Montgomery County Mental and Behavioral Health Offices - AbingtonMontgomery County Offices
Montgomery County Offices - Children & Youth - Child Protective Services - PottstownOur professional staff investigate reports made to our office and work with families, when appropriate, to address conditions which adversely affect a child’s care. Our staff work with families directly and also coordinate services with community resources to improve family conditions. In-home Services, Placement Services and Adoption Services are integral to our child protective service function.MontgomeryWestern Office of Children & YouthMontgomery County Offices
Montgomery County Offices - Children & Youth - Child Protective Services - Willow GroveOur professional staff investigate reports made to our office and work with families, when appropriate, to address conditions which adversely affect a child’s care. Our staff work with families directly and also coordinate services with community resources to improve family conditions. In-home Services, Placement Services and Adoption Services are integral to our child protective service function.MontgomeryEastern Office of Children & YouthMontgomery County Offices
Montgomery County Offices - Children & Youth - Foster Care Services - NorristownMost children are served at home and families remain intact. When safety prohibits children from remaining at home, out-of-home placement may be necessary. Children and Youth staff recruit, study, train, and inspect foster homes to ensure the safety of the children residing there.MontgomeryMontgomery County Offices - Montgomery County Mental and Behavioral Health Offices - AbingtonMontgomery County Offices
Montgomery County Offices - Children & Youth - Foster Care Services - PottstownMost children are served at home and families remain intact. When safety prohibits children from remaining at home, out-of-home placement may be necessary. Children and Youth staff recruit, study, train, and inspect foster homes to ensure the safety of the children residing there.MontgomeryWestern Office of Children & YouthMontgomery County Offices
Montgomery County Offices - Children & Youth - Foster Care Services - Willow GroveMost children are served at home and families remain intact. When safety prohibits children from remaining at home, out-of-home placement may be necessary. Children and Youth staff recruit, study, train, and inspect foster homes to ensure the safety of the children residing there.MontgomeryEastern Office of Children & YouthMontgomery County Offices
Montgomery County Offices - Children & Youth - Permanency Services - NorristownIn the majority of cases, children remain at home or experience brief out-of-home placement services with the goal of family reunification. In the event the child may not be Thus, if return home is not achieved in a timely fashion, Children and Youth staff are working concurrently toward adoption, independent living, permanent legal custodianship or another planned permanent arrangement for the child(ren).MontgomeryMontgomery County Offices - Montgomery County Mental and Behavioral Health Offices - AbingtonMontgomery County Offices
Montgomery County Offices - Children & Youth - Permanency Services - PottstownIn the majority of cases, children remain at home or experience brief out-of-home placement services with the goal of family reunification. In the event the child may not be Thus, if return home is not achieved in a timely fashion, Children and Youth staff are working concurrently toward adoption, independent living, permanent legal custodianship or another planned permanent arrangement for the child(ren).MontgomeryWestern Office of Children & YouthMontgomery County Offices
Montgomery County Offices - Children & Youth - Permanency Services - Willow GroveIn the majority of cases, children remain at home or experience brief out-of-home placement services with the goal of family reunification. In the event the child may not be Thus, if return home is not achieved in a timely fashion, Children and Youth staff are working concurrently toward adoption, independent living, permanent legal custodianship or another planned permanent arrangement for the child(ren).MontgomeryEastern Office of Children & YouthMontgomery County Offices
Northeast Treatment Centers - Child Welfare, Foster Care & AdoptionDependent 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 Adoption 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.PhiladelphiaYouth & Family ServicesNortheast Treatment Centers
Northern Children's Services - Residential ProgramsProvides residential services to young mothers and children in need at two residential facilities located on a campus in Roxborough. - Generations I: Provides Supervised Residential Housing for young mothers with one young child. - Generations II: Provides Transitional Housing for young mothers with up to two young children. - New Generations: Provides Permanent Supportive Housing for young mothers who have been identified as homeless, each with up to two children.PhiladelphiaNorthern Home for Children - Philadelphia; East FallsNorthern Children's Services
Northern Children's Services - Residential Programs - ChesterProvides residential services to young mothers and children in need at two residential facilities located on a campus in Roxborough. - Generations I: Provides Supervised Residential Housing for young mothers with one young child. - Generations II: Provides Transitional Housing for young mothers with up to two young children. - New Generations: Provides Permanent Supportive Housing for young mothers who have been identified as homeless, each with up to two children.DelawareNorthern Children's Services - ChesterNorthern Children's Services
Northern Children's Services - School Therapeutic ServicesProvides support for children, youth and families to achieve and maintain appropriate functioning that will transfer to community, home, and the school environment. School Therapeutic Services provide support to children and youth who have emotional and/or behavior problems that make it difficult for them to learn in a classroom setting.PhiladelphiaNorthern Home for Children - Philadelphia; East FallsNorthern Children's Services
Northern Children's Services - School Therapeutic Services - ChesterProvides support for children, youth and families to achieve and maintain appropriate functioning that will transfer to community, home, and the school environment. School Therapeutic Services provide support to children and youth who have emotional and/or behavior problems that make it difficult for them to learn in a classroom setting.DelawareNorthern Children's Services - ChesterNorthern Children's Services
ProtectiveOnce a family has become involved with ACCYS, a service plan is developed to help the family reach its desired goals. This plan may include referral services for counseling, support groups, training or evaluations.AdamsAdams County Children and Youth ServicesAdams County Children and Youth Services
Somerset County Children and Youth Services Placement of Children and YouthPlacement of children and youth.SomersetSomerset County CYSSomerset County Children and Youth Services
Tabor - Doylestown - Intensive Family Support ServicesHelps families who are experiencing challenges in meeting their child's safety needs and well being. Offers families a graduated continuum of support for 6 months. Provides a combination of case management and therapeutic intervention.BucksTabor Children's Services - DoylestownTabor Children's Services
The Children's Aid Home Programs of Somerset County, Inc. Placements for Children and YouthAlternate living environment for children and youth.SomersetThe Children's Aid Home Programs of Somerset County Foster Care ProgramThe Children's Aid Home Programs of Somerset County
YCHSD, York County Office of Children, Youth and Families, Family Services •800-729-9227•If you have information and/or concerns regarding the safety or well-being of a child; please, contact our agency by calling 1-800-729-9227 or 717-846-8496. Services Offered by York County Children, Youth and Family: •Intake Services Division •Family Preservation Services Division •Reunification and Permanency Services Division •Family Group Decision Making Other services are accessed through assigned case workers. If you have any questions or concerns please call our offices.YorkYork County Human Services Department (YCHSD)York County Human Services Department, York County Government, YCHSD

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