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. You might not have heard of us because 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 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.
In addition, Turning Points operates two Community Umbrella Agencies (CUAs) as part of the Department of Human Services' Improving Outcomes for Children. Turning Points manages over 1,000 cases and over 2,500 children as of August 2015. Turning Points is regularly lauded by DHS for being a top CUA performer in key benchmarks and for strong management.
4329 Griscom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
415 South 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146