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Resource
County
Type
Description
Adams County Children & Youth Services
Adams
Foster Care, Adoption, Independent Living, County Agency
It is the mission of Adams County Children & Youth Services to provide a work environment that is educational, responsive, efficient, and safe for their staff, so they can deliver high quality services to ensure that each child and youth in Adams County has a safe and permanent family. They are responsible under Pennsylvania Public Law to receive and investigate reports of child abuse and neglect, provide for the temporary care of children not able to safely remain with their own families and develop community-wide social service programs that promote family stability. The Agency endeavors to be responsive to the changing health and welfare needs of all families by encouraging the development of programs that reduce dependency and strengthen family life.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Adams
Mentorship
Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the premise that one caring adult (Big) can make a significant difference in the life of a child (Little). Big Brothers Big Sisters enrolls children aged 5-16 years to match them in one-on-one mentoring relationships that center on doing quality-time activities together. Currently, the program has site-based and community-based options.
Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)
Adams
Foster Care, Adoption
The Christian Alliance for Orphans unites more than 200 respected organizations and 850+ church members. Our joint initiatives inspire and equip Christians to effectively live out the Bible’s call to care for orphans and vulnerable children.
Common Sense
Adams
Foster Care, Adoption, Counseling
Common Sense is a licensed, non-profit adoption and foster care agency located in Mechanicsburg, PA. We help anyone considering adoption or foster care understand the process so they can move forward with confidence.
Justice Works
Adams
Independent Living, Foster Care, Mentorship, Counseling
Justice Works provides support for biological parents looking to reunify with their children, and also provides a variey of social and life skills classes and activities for youth who are aging out/have aged out of foster care.
Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association
Adams
Foster Care, Adoption, Mentorship
PSRFA advocates for all those who care about children and their families. We work supportively with foster, adoptive, and kinship families, and with local foster parent associations and agencies who care for the children they serve.
SWAN: State Wide Adoption Network
Adams
Adoption
The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) is a partnership among the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange, public and private adoption agencies, organizations, advocates, judges, the legal community, and foster and adoptive parents.
The Bair Foundation
Adams
Foster Care, Adoption, Post-Permanency Support
The Bair Foundation supports children and families through fostercare, Adoption and post permemnancy support
Youth Advocate Program (YAP)
Adams
Mentorship, Counseling, Support
YAP provides young people, adults and their families with intensive support in their home, school and community through the YAPWrap model that blends best practices from research in wraparound, mentoring, and positive youth development.
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