Hank Gathers Youth Access Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Address and phone number for Hank Gathers Youth Access Center, a Child, Youth, and Family Services, at West Diamond street, Philadelphia PA.


Name
Hank Gathers Youth Access Center
Address
2501 West Diamond street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19121
Phone
215-685-2710
Hours
Mon-Fri 2:00 PM-9:00 PM; Sat-Sun 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

What is Child, Youth, and Family Services?

The Hank Gathers Youth Access Center, located in Philadelphia, PA, is an agency that offers programs and services for children in the Philadelphia County area. Children and Family Services promotes the economic and social well-being of children, youth, and families. Under the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the Children and Family Services Office also provides protective services.

You may contact Children and Family Services for questions about:
  • Philadelphia Child, Youth, and Family Services programs
  • Child abuse and child welfare in Philadelphia
  • Social services programs
  • Philadelphia County adoptions, foster care, and group homes
  • SNAP Food Stamp program in Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Child and Family Services

In Philadelphia, Children and Family Services offers multiple services and programs to promote the wellbeing of children. For example, economic security services include emergency assistance and income support programs, which help Philadelphia families gain self-sufficiency. They also offer emergency assistance, such as energy assistance, housing assistance, and support after a natural disaster or crisis. The Child, Youth, and Family Services Department promotes economic independence by offering Philadelphia County job training, education assistance, and programs connecting job seekers with employers. They also offer childcare subsidy programs. Contact Child and Family Services for information about these programs and federal assistance programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as the Philadelphia Food Stamp Program.

Philadelphia County Group Homes

The Hank Gathers Youth Access Center oversees Philadelphia County area group homes that house children and young people who cannot live with their families, including individuals with disabilities. The group homes offer supportive services for residents, including medical care. Children and Family Services works with other organizations in the Philadelphia County area to operate group homes.

Child Welfare & Safety

Child welfare and safety is a chief responsibility of Child, Youth, and Family Services in Philadelphia. The office promotes child welfare and safety by acting as a licensing organization for Philadelphia daycare providers and certifying childcare workers. Children and Family Services also offers early childhood development services, including early intervention for development delays and school readiness programs. The department also regulates child placement agencies involved in foster care, adoption, and transitional placements. Children who age out of foster care qualify for transitional resources such as independent living services that promote self-sufficiency. Contact the Hank Gathers Youth Access Center for information about child welfare and safety.

Abuse Victim Services

In Philadelphia, the DCFS Office responds to reports of child abuse, domestic abuse, and human trafficking. Philadelphia County residents who suspect abuse can contact Children and Family Services through a telephone helpline to report abuse or threatening situations. Children and Family Services also connects abuse victims and survivors to advocacy and support services, such as safe shelter and counseling in Philadelphia County, PA.

Contact the Hank Gathers Youth Access Center

You may contact the Hank Gathers Youth Access Center by calling 215-685-2710, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Hank Gathers Youth Access Center, 2501 West Diamond street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19121.


Map of Hank Gathers Youth Access Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania


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