Community Based Services

Foster Care 

 Foster Care is a temporary, substitute care-giving arrangement for children who cannot reside with their biological families due to abuse and neglect. The primary goal of Foster Care is to secure a permanent safe home where a child's physical, emotional, social and psychological needs are met. 

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  For more information, please call (215) 225-2649 ext. 127

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 Community Homes

Community Homes serve as a form of Treatment Foster Care  that is a treatment alternative to congregate care for adolescents with emotional problems and behavior disorders. Community Homes is an appropriate setting for young people who have experienced multiple out of home placements, and who present problems which are too difficult to manage in a traditional treatment foster care home. The treatment takes place in homes rented, operated, and maintained by CVCA where a professionally-developed and supervised treatment plan is implemented daily.  

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  For more information, please call (215) 225-2649 ext. 140

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Supervised Independent Living (SIL)

 CVCA's Supervised Independent Living Program (SIL) provides apartment style living and access to a full range of services for youth between the ages of 18 and 21 who have been granted a board extension. The Supervised Independent Living program is designed to provide guided daily living experiences in the community so that participants can successfully transition into independent living. Youth are taught how to maintain an apartment, find and hold a job, shop and prepare nutritious meals, budget their finances and use community resources effectively.  The agency co-leases apartments with youths and provides them with allowances for food, clothing and personal needs as well as transportation stipends.

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For more information, please call (215) 225-2649 ext. 132

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Group Homes

The Group Home Program is designed for young people who are unable to live in a family-based setting but who do not require the restrictiveness and intensity of a residential program. The program is intended for youth who are stepping down from residential placement, including residential treatment facilities and psychiatric hospitalization and for youth who require a step up from treatment or general foster family care. The primary goal of the Group Home  is the development of a permanent placement for youth and movement towards independence. 

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For more information, please call (215) 225-2649 ext. 103

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HUD Transitional Housing

The transitional housing program was created to meet the unique needs of older homeless youth (18 to 25-years-old) who are Philadelphia residents. The Transitional Housing Program guides homeless youth as they learn how to maintain a household, find and hold a job, shop and prepare nutritious meals, budget their finances, and use community resources effectively. By providing guided daily living experiences in the community, support, and encouragement, the HUD Transitional Housing Program helps participants develop the skills they need to transition into successful independence through employment.

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For more information, please call (215) 225-2649 ext. 180

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Rapid Service Response

The Rapid Service Response Program increases parents’ and caregivers’ ability to provide safe and nurturing home environments in order to prevent the need for out-of-home placement. By providing services to families in their homes and in their communities, Rapid Service Response helps families take charge of their own lives. Rapid Service Response is a pre-accept-for service program with DHS, and it is designed to work with families for 60 days.

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For more information, please call (215) 225-2649 ext. 120

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Truancy Prevention and Intervention

The Truancy Intervention Program provides preventive case management services to children and youth who have been identified as having excessive absences within the 25th Police District in North Philadelphia. This is a family based and voluntary program. Truancy intervention is a collaborative effort involving the School District of Philadelphia, City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services, Philadelphia Family Court and provider agencies. Truancy case managers provide information, advocacy and case management services to address family needs, eliminate the barriers to school attendance and strengthen the family connection with school and community.

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For more information, please call (215) 456-5670 ext. 407

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 Out of School Time (OST) 

CVCA's OST programs are designed to provide young people with a safe haven for enrichment and recreational activities. Out-of-School-Time Programs are funded by DHS through Public Health Management Corporation. These programs promote the development of a variety of skills which increase academic abilities, self discipline, self respect, self confidence and a greater awareness of their environment. CVCA's OST program provides support to more than 300 youth annually. The three CVCA OST programs operate in the following schools and provide enrichment for youth in kindergarten through 5th grade:

 Washington E Rhodes School
David B Birney School
John Marshall Elementary School

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 For more information, please call (215) 225-2649 ext. 137

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21st Century Learning Center

  

The OST (Out of School Time) program is an after school program running in collaboration with the Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School and serves grades K-5. OST mentors and instructs school-age children as they build crucial emotional, social, and academic skills through engaging hands-on lessons. The program can include extra learning opportunities, skills training, and structured cultural and sports activities. Program components include project based learning, homework help, computers, as well as enrichment activities such as gardening, martial arts, yoga, and athletic games.

 

 For more information, please call (215) 225-2649 ext. 345

 

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