Phildelphia Child Welfare System

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The child welfare system can be confusing. See a map of how the process works if your child is in foster care or another type of placement with Philadelphia DHS starting on page 16 in the Parent Handbook.

The Achieving Reunification Center (ARC)

The Achieving Reunification Center (ARC) can help you with your goal of getting your children back home if they are in out-of-home placement. It is a one-stop support center with services that include:

  • Case management services.
  • Behavioral health services.
  • Parenting classes.
  • Budgeting and financial planning.
  • Employment readiness.
  • Workforce development.
  • Housing support.

To learn more, contact ARC directly at (267) 514-3500. 1211 Chestnut St. 7th and 8th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19106