Department of Human Services
The new facility in Hunting Park combines agencies that deal with the aftermath of sex crimes.
The Department of Human Services in Philadelphia is boosting its efforts to help get teenagers out of group homes and institutions, and into long term foster care.
The Department of Human Services released its annual report this week. DHS commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose sat down with KYW Newsradio to discuss changes at the agency over the past year.
There are 17 young adults in the first “Culinary Connections” class, sponsored by JEVS Human Services in Philadelphia.
Anne Marie Ambrose, Commissioner of the Department of Human Services, was testifying at a city council budget hearing when one lawmaker asked about the Khalil Wimes case.
City officials say the Department of Human Services did not have an ‘open case’ with the six-year-old boy who died this week, allegedly at the hands of his parents in their Point Breeze neighborhood. Relatives of the young victim say the Family Court system should never have returned Khalil Wimes to their care.
Authorities removed two children early Friday morning from a South Philadelphia home after it was discovered they had been left alone in “deplorable condition”.
Dr. Donald Schwarz says he has “not seen anything like this before.”
A new Philadelphia ordinance that went into effect January 1st provides an added layer of protection for the city’s most vulnerable children.
More than fifty Philadelphia families received the makings for a Thanksgiving feast on Saturday.
A change in the way that services are being dispensed to needy children in our area has resulted in the need for more foster parents in Philadelphia.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the trial of the final three defendants charged in connection with the neglect and starvation death of 14-year-old Danieal Kelly in 2006.
Truancy is a problem in major urban areas. In Philadelphia 10,000 students, or 6% of the public school population, have 10 or more unexcused absences.
The Girls on Track program has been a positive influence on hundreds of girls since 1999.