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Mom in SEPTA Bus Video Indicates Daughter May Be In Protective Custody

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.

03/11/2014

(Dailen, right, is now officially a member of his adopting family.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Philadelphia Family Court Marks National Adoption Day With 18 Families

Eighteen families got official approval of their adoptions at Philadelphia Family Court, which also organized a party for the kids.

11/15/2013

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Nutter Administration Working To Recruit More Foster Families in Philadelphia

DHS commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose says the film, “Tio Papi” (photo), drives home the point that child welfare is a community responsibility.

10/24/2013

DHS commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose, at lectern, with a portion of the 2,500 backpacks handed out today to kids in foster care.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

2,500 Foster Kids in Philadelphia Get Free School Supplies

And those headed to college got an even bigger surprise: a new laptop computer.

08/28/2013

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Philadelphia’s DHS Holding Town Hall Meeting On Childhood Obesity

The townhall is planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Towey Rec Center in West Kensington.

01/24/2012

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Philadelphia City Council To Hold Hearing In Wake Of Tacony Dungeon Case

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.

10/31/2011

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Grandparents Of Kids Found In Philadelphia Basement Will Seek Custody

The parents of one of the four mentally disabled people found chained in a Tacony basement last weekend will seek custody of their grandchildren.

10/21/2011

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Father of Starved Girl, 2 Others Sentenced In 2006 Case

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.

10/20/2011

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Mayor Nutter Delivers Philadelphia Budget On Thursday

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.

02/28/2011

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Philly DA Says Probe Of Infant’s Starvation Death Continues

Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams calls the starvation and dehydration death of an infant in a shelter “a sad and disgusting set of facts.”

01/03/2011