|Allies for Children||A nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for policy and practice changes that improve the health, education and well being of children and youth in Allegheny County. Allies for Children brings together a diverse group of people, including elected officials, to work toward common goals. Focuses on promoting health and improving education across Allegheny County.||Allegheny||Allies for Children||Allies for Children|
|Asia Adams Save Our Children Foundation - Youth Enrichment Programs||The mission of the Asia Adams Save OUR Children Foundation is to empower children and youth (ages 4-24) to build healthy productive lives through education, advocacy and support. We encourage youth, particularly adolescent females, to improve self-awareness and esteem. OUR programs apply a holistic approach to help develop and maintain mental, emotional, physical and spiritual balance. We provide health education, as well as recreational and cultural programs to develop knowledge, resources and strategies for healthier lives.||Philadelphia||Asia Adams Save Our Children Foundation, Inc. - Philadelphia; Germantown||Asia Adams Save Our Children Foundation|
|Carbon County Office of Children and Youth Services||To protect, promote and/or provide for the well being of children, birth through age eighteen.
Responsible for investigating all reports of suspected child abuse and neglect.||Carbon||Carbon County Office of Children and Youth Services||Carbon County Office of Children and Youth Services|
|CASA of Luzerne County||CASA of Luzerne County is a non-profit 501(c)3 child advocacy organization that was established in 2013. We are part of the National CASA Association and we continue to grow and develop with the help and guidance of this robust organization. There are currently over 1,000 CASA/GAL programs in 49 states recruiting, training, and supporting a network of volunteers to represent the best interests of children in their respective communities.
We know that children who are assigned a CASA volunteer are half as likely to re-enter foster care. We know that children who are assigned a CASA volunteer spend less time in foster care. And we know that children who are assigned a CASA volunteer perform better in school. Since 2013, 158 children in Luzerne County have been matched with a CASA volunteer.||Luzerne||CASA of Luzerne County||CASA of Luzerne County|
|Child Advocacy Center of Lehigh County||Brings together a collaborative of representatives from many disciplines, including child welfare professionals, police investigators, prosecutors, medical and mental health providers to discuss and make decisions about the investigation, prosecution, intervention and treatment of child abuse cases. The aim is to reduce the trauma to child abuse victims caused by the investigation process and to effectively prosecute those who commit crimes against children and prevent further victimization.||Lehigh||Child Advocacy Center of Lehigh County||Child Advocacy Center of Lehigh County|
|Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline||Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, serves the United States, its territories, and Canada 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Established in 1982, it is staffed by professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in approximately 140 languages. The confidential Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources.||Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline||Childhelp|
|Children's Defense Fund - Children's Rights Groups||Advocates for policies and programs that lift children out of poverty, protect them from abuse and neglect and ensure their access to health care, quality education, and a moral and spiritual foundation. Educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investments in healthcare and education to prevent illness, drop out and/or juvenile delinquency.
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|Children's Rights Council||Works to assure children meaningful and continuing contact with both their parents and extended family regardless of the parents' marital status. Provides information, resources and services to support shared parenting (custody and access); legislative advocacy; information on court processes, family law and alternative dispute resolutions; as well as parenting resources and education.
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|Children's Village - Early Learning Advocacy - Philadelphia; Chinatown||Strengthening regulations governing early learning centers, ensuring full funding for quality programs, advocating for the fair sharing of resources among government, business, and families. Here is what we do: Lead and participate in coalitions to enlist public support of early childhood education.
Mobilize grassroots campaigns to speak in a collective, clear, and amplified voice about early childhood education issues.
Influence policy decisions by informing our legislators and the governor on issues that impact children and families.
Participate at Early Childhood Action Day.
Brief local and state officials on policies to expand access to quality early childhood education.
Encourage individuals to vote.||Philadelphia||Children's Village - Philadelphia; Chinatown||Children's Village|
|Intercultural Family Services - Family Stabilization Services (FSS)||When children suffer from abuse and neglect, the first response is to remove them from their families. Yet separation can bring more pain and suffering when used as a quick fix that fails to address the complex causes of many family problems. Family Stabilization Services (FSS) is a child welfare program that provides intensive, in-home services as an alternative to institutional placement. Intercultural has been protecting children from abuse and neglect by strengthening families.
||Philadelphia||Intercultural Family Services, Inc. - Philadelphia; University City||Intercultural Family Services|
|Lehigh County Court Appointed Special Advocates||Well-trained volunteers who, when authorized by a judge, speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. CASA volunteers serve as fact-finders for the judge and represent the child's interests in court by establishing a relationship of trust with the child and acting as a "watchdog" for the child during the life of the case. CASA associations provide up to 30 hours of training and ongoing support for volunteers.||Lehigh||Lehigh County Court Appointed Special Advocates||Pennsylvania Court Appointed Special Advocates|
|Pennsylvania Court Appointed Special Advocates||The statewide non-profit organization that develops and supports local CASA programs. CASAs are well-trained volunteers who, when authorized by a judge, speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. Local CASA associations recruit, train and support their own volunteers.
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|Pennsylvania FACE||Advocating children's right to full access to both parents and their extended families and providing a self-help support group for non-custodial and/or non-residential parents.
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|PFI Children's Services||PFI members are family members and others concerned about children that receive or should receive services from any system of care, such as mental health, drug and alcohol, children and youth, foster care, juvenile justice, education, and so many more.
||Armstrong||*Main Site (Pennsylvania Families Incorporated)||Pennsylvania Families|
|Project Child||Lehigh Valley coalition to prevent child abuse and neglect through parenting classes, parent support group, educational trainings and child safety initiatives.
- Parenting Education: The Family Project: A collaborative with the The Press Newspaper to present a weekly parenting column and resources to readers
- Parenting Classes: (Ongoing enrollment for a 9-part series. Classes held weekly in two locations. Open to the public. Bethlehem - fees may apply, funded by Northampton County Children, Youth & Families, free Allentown (funded by Lehigh County Children & Youth)
||Northampton||Valley Youth House - High Point Boulevard - Bethlehem||Valley Youth House |
|Save the Children||Helping children survive and thrive by improving their health, education and economic opportunities, and in times of acute crisis, mobilizing rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters.
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|Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation - Programs and Applications||The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation (TLLCCF) is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to making America better by improving early care and education. Our focus is to improve the quality of programs that care for and educate children from birth through age five, and enlist and enlighten others to do the same.
The Foundation recognizes that quality early care and education depends on the expertise of teachers and providers. To that end, we honor and reward early education teachers dedicated to excellence, support nonprofit and nonsectarian child care centers, provide art and cultural programs to child care centers serving low income areas, and advocate for early care and education every day. TLLCCF’s funds have benefited thousands of children, child care centers, child care teachers and educational scholarships at many outstanding child care agencies and academic institutions throughout the nation. We are committed to ensuring the availability of affordable, high-quality child care for all children in order to reap the educational, societal and economic benefits that will follow for all Americans.
The societal benefits generated as a result of children attending high-quality early care and education programs are documented in The High Scope Perry Preschool Study through Age 40 summary, which concludes that every dollar invested in early care and education has a return of $17. The long-term benefits translate into savings on remedial and special education, reduces the number reliant on welfare, and entering the prison system. Children who have had the benefit of high-quality early care and education contribute to society as taxpayers with higher earning potential. The children are also at a lower risk for becoming teenage parents and drug users.
||Montgomery||The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation - Montgomery; King of Prussia||Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation|
|York County Children's Advocacy Center||Mission: The York County Children's Advocacy Center is dedicated to reducing the trauma children experience during the investigation of abuse allegations by providing a child-friendly atmosphere, and enabling the child to disclose only one time.
Forensic Child Interview
Medical Exams||York||York County Children's Advocacy Center||York County Children's Advocacy Center|
|Youth Advocate Program (YAP) - Harrisburg||A licensed provider of behavioral health services funded by Medical Assistance. YAP's strategic plan calls for expansion of MA services and entry into the managed care arena in other states.
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.'s services include:
- Programs for Pre- and Post-Adjudicated Children and Youth
- Aftercare Programs for Individuals Returning from Placement
- Services for Dependent Youth and Their Families
- School-based Programs/In-School Alternatives to Suspension/Expulsion
- Independent Living and Life Skills Programs
- Supported Work Programs
- Medical Assistance Funded Mobile Therapy
- Behavioral Health Programs
- Services for Autistic Children
- Family Outpatient Clinics
- Homebuilders Programs
- Wraparound/Advocacy Programs
YAP utilizes a state-of-the art Intellicorp software package to conduct the following background checks on all new employees: Criminal SuperSearch, Sex Offender Registry, Identity Verification, Single County Criminal, Motor Vehicle Report and Terrorist Database.||Dauphin||Youth Advocate Programs - Harrisburg||Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP)|