Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health Resources

Behavioral Health

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.

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

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


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

PCAA is a national organization dedicated to the prevention of abuse and neglect of our nation's children. Its signature home visiting program, called Healthy Families America, provides support to families to foster great childhoods that all children deserve.

Child Advocacy Centers

The Delaware County Children's Advocacy Center is dedicated to preventing and treating child sexual abuse in Delaware County. 

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

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.

Menergy is the oldest counseling program for abusive men in the city of Philadelphia, and a member organization of the Domestic Abuse and Battering Intervention Network of Pennsylvania.

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

The website highlights Dr. Carmona's dozen tips to help keep toddlers safe and healthy.

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

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.

Law Enforcement

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

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.

Find expert tips and advice on how to keep children safe from sexual assault/abuse, help survivors of sexual assault/abuse, and more.

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

Suicide Prevention

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline wants to help you find a reason to keep living. Call 1-800-273-8255.

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