Diversified Community Services (DCS)
It is the mission of Diversified Community Services to provide leadership and services that strengthens and coordinates the Point Breeze and surrounding communities’ efforts on behalf of children, youth and families, especially those that are most vulnerable.
Our vision is a diverse, prosperous, and vibrant Point Breeze community where all residents are treated with dignity and respect – a community where the impacts of poverty are acknowledged and action is taken to empower those in need.
We are a deeply-embedded neighborhood based nonprofit agency in Point Breeze, a low-income, predominantly minority South Philadelphia community. Diversified is a multi-purpose social service agency working with children, adults, and families and provides early childhood education as an integral function of its mission.
Formally incorporated in 1968; Diversified has evolved from its roots in the University of Pennsylvania settlement house camps in the 1890’s into the largest social service agency in Point Breeze. We serve nearly 8,000 children, youth, adults, and families, emphasizing education and skill-building. Diversified chooses to maximize its impact by being geographically-based and focusing on the healthy development of children and youth from low-income and other vulnerable families to help them realize long-term economic and social well-being in the Point Breeze and surrounding communities.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the organization's About DCS page.
In The News
- To fight poverty in Philly, work with both parents and kids, activist says, Metro, November 22, 2017.