FAMILY SOCIAL SERVICES
Unfortunate circumstances require children to be removed from their homes and placed in Foster Care. The Foster Care Program at Concilio finds safe and loving homes for children in Philadelphia’s foster care system. We accomplish this through recruiting, assessing, and training quality community members to become certified foster parents. Our resource parents work and serve as temporary homes for children and play a vital supportive mentoring role for the biological families to help promote reunification efforts.
This support includes promoting reunification efforts such as visitation and enhanced communication with biological families throughout the child’s time in the foster care system. When children are unable to be reunified with biological parents, Concilio will work to ensure a permanent home through our adoption services unit to explore other permanency options.
Concilio Resource Parents are all thoroughly trained on a wide variety of topics to help assist them in the transition of welcoming a new family member. Each parent receives a minimum of 12 hours and up to 30 hours training depending on the level of children they are willing to accept. Additionally, Concilio provides 24 hours of on-call support for resource parents to address any emergencies. Concilio works with various local and county agencies that refer to children and families in need of an out of home placement.
Resources: Philadelphia Child Abuse Hotline for suspected abuse or neglect for a child 215-683-6100
Philadelphia Department of Human Services: https://www.phila.gov/departments/department-of-human-services/
Supportive Service Guide (by Concilio)
Children’s Crisis Resources
Concilio Foster Care On-Call After Hours: 215-986-4746
PA Childline Hotline: 1-800-932-0313 (For suspected abuse/neglect)
Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Services: 215-685-6440
Philadelphia Department of Human Services: 215-683-6100
Delaware County Children & Youth: 610-713-2000
Lancaster Children & Youth: 717-299-7925
Poison Control: (800) 222-1222