Philadelphia Department of Human Services
The video posted last Thursday has drawn critical comments by those outraged at the sight of the little girl trying to hold her mother’s head up as the woman folds into an intermittent stupor.
Eighteen families got official approval of their adoptions at Philadelphia Family Court, which also organized a party for the kids.
DHS commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose says the film, “Tio Papi” (photo), drives home the point that child welfare is a community responsibility.
And those headed to college got an even bigger surprise: a new laptop computer.
The townhall is planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Towey Rec Center in West Kensington.
City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown says the hearing will not focus on the specifics of the Tacony basement case but rather the bigger picture of how mentally disabled children and adults are tracked in the city’s public welfare system.
The parents of one of the four mentally disabled people found chained in a Tacony basement last weekend will seek custody of their grandchildren.
The father of Danieal Kelly has been sentenced to prison along with two social workers for their roles in the starvation death of the disabled Philadelphia teen in 2006.
The budget that Mayor Nutter is expected to deliver is expected to be a relatively pain-free spending plan. However, bad news from Harrisburg or D.C. in the future could change that.
Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams calls the starvation and dehydration death of an infant in a shelter “a sad and disgusting set of facts.”