Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health Resources

Behavioral Health

It's a nonprofit mental health agency providing outpatient assessment and treatment services in the area of sexual abuse.

a network of child serving systems and organizations, under the leadership of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility (DBHIDS), that provides evidence-based practices for traumatized youth and their families.


In this book, written especially for preteens, the author offers straightforward information on a wide variety of subjects related to sex and puberty.

Childhood Abuse Prevention

Prevent Child Abuse America is the nation’s oldest and largest organization committed to  preventing child abuse and neglect before it happens.  Programs and resources informed by science that enable kids, families, and entire communities to thrive—today, tomorrow, and for generations to come are the hallmark of this organization.

Child Advocacy Centers

Montgomery County's Mission Kids is focused on easing the criminal justice process for abused children in Montgomery County.

It's a resource for anyone concerned about helping sexually abused children or seeking information on the subject.

Child Protection Services

It receives and investigate reports of child abuse and neglect, provides temporary care, and develops community-wide social service programs.

Philadelphia DHS provides services and resources that promote safety, permanency, and well-being for children and youth at risk of abuse, neglect and delinquency.

Domestic Violence

Catholic Social Services traces its roots to colonial Philadelphia. The ten agencies of CSS administer programs dedicated to serving men, women, and children in need.

Youth Service Inc. is dedicated to strengthening the family unit, helping at-risk teens and promoting child safety.

Courdea (formerly Menergy) is a counseling program for those who have acted harmfully and although they see primarily men, Courdea also sees woman, those who do not fit a gender binary and offers relationship counseling.

It has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families.

Advocate for and empower those impacted by domestic violence by providing crisis intervention, safe haven, supportive programs, and resources.

This is a nonprofit, community-based organization committed to serving vulnerable children, adults and families living in Philadelphia. Call 215-235-9992.

The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline (1-866-723-3014) is a free 24-hour resource for individuals with questions or concerns about domestic violence.

It advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues.

It was developed by the CDC to provide grantees and partners with access to training and tools that focus on the primary prevention of violence.

Educational Materials

It provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice, including resources that can be shared with families.

Special Education for Early Developmental Success (SEEDS) is run by Elwyn, one of the nation’s first schools for children with intellectual disabilities. It has continued to be at the forefront of developing unique, innovative services for people with disabilities.

Foster Care

The Children’s Bureau, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, runs a website dedicated to National Foster Care Month each May. Find resources and information to help ensure the bright future of youth in foster care.

HFCA is an initiative of the AAP and its partners to improve the health and well-being outcomes of children and teens in foster care.

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ parenting website offers resources and information about adoption and foster care, including information about becoming a foster parent, discipline, sexual abuse and safety.

General Resources

Resource Connects is a free website you can use to find community services and programs to support you, your child and family.

Legal Services

Philadelphia Legal Assistance provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in Philadelphia.

Its mission is to create a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives.

It provides legal assistance and social service advocacy for abused and neglected children in the Philadelphia county.

Parenting Support

It educates and supports parents to do the best job they can to raise their children to become confident, caring, responsible and productive.


Listen to pediatric residents Drs. Zoe Bouchelle, Shari Gitlin, and Josh Sperling discuss the unique healthcare needs of children in foster care with Dr. Kristine Fortin, attending physician with Safe Place and the Center for Child Protection and Health at CHOP.

Reproductive Health

Adolescent Medicine at the Karabots Pediatric Care Center consists of doctors and nurse practitioners that specialize in adolescent health and the focus is on the total health of our adolescent and young adult patients.

Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive healthcare, sex education, and information to millions of women, men and young people worldwide.

Safety for Your Special Needs Child

Sexual Abuse/Assault

Find definitions of sexual assaults, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and rape.

The Victim Services Center of Montgomery County provides advocacy and counseling at no cost for all who have been affected by sexual violence and other crimes against the person, and to promote sensitivity and awareness in the community through education. Call 610-277-0932.

Provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, referral and legal representation. Hotline: 1-866-723-3014 or 1-866-SAFE-014.

Women Against Abuse Legal Center: 215-686-7082, provides Legal representation, court advocacy, telephone counseling, referrals, victim’s compensation assistance

Provides Advocacy, free counseling and education services for women, men and children who have experienced sexual violence. 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 215-985-3333

Shelter Care

This is a nonprofit, community-based organization committed to serving vulnerable children, adults and families living in Philadelphia. Call 215-235-9992.

Suicide Prevention

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline wants to help you find a reason to keep living. Call 988.

DBHIDS operates a 24-hour telephone hotline to assist people and their families dealing with behavioral health emergencies. Call 215-686-4420.