Philly's Backpack Challenge Returns To Help Foster Kids Hit The Books AgainTuesday the Philly DHS teamed up with the Valley Youth House and several other local organizations to kick off their annual Back Pack Challenge.
Philadelphia's Child Welfare Agency Loses Its State CertificationState welfare officials has revoked the Philadelphia Department of Human Services' certificate of compliance and, instead, issued a provisional license to provide services to children.
Advocates Demand Closure Of Berks County Detention Center That Houses Immigrants Seeking AsylumA group of immigrant advocates held a protest outside of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services on Monday, demanding that the Pennsylvania DHS shut down a Berks Detention Center that houses refugees.
Mom in SEPTA Bus Video Indicates Daughter May Be In Protective CustodyThe 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.
Philadelphia Family Court Marks National Adoption Day With 18 FamiliesEighteen families got official approval of their adoptions at Philadelphia Family Court, which also organized a party for the kids.
Nutter Administration Working To Recruit More Foster Families in PhiladelphiaDHS commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose says the film, "Tio Papi" (photo), drives home the point that child welfare is a community responsibility.
2,500 Foster Kids in Philadelphia Get Free School SuppliesAnd those headed to college got an even bigger surprise: a new laptop computer.
Philadelphia's DHS Holding Town Hall Meeting On Childhood ObesityThe townhall is planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Towey Rec Center in West Kensington.
Philadelphia City Council To Hold Hearing In Wake Of Tacony Dungeon CaseCity 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.
Grandparents Of Kids Found In Philadelphia Basement Will Seek CustodyThe parents of one of the four mentally disabled people found chained in a Tacony basement last weekend will seek custody of their grandchildren.
Father of Starved Girl, 2 Others Sentenced In 2006 CaseThe 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.
Mayor Nutter Delivers Philadelphia Budget On ThursdayThe 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.

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