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DHS, 1515 Arch St.,
Philadelphia, PA 19102


We work to protect children from abuse, neglect, and delinquency and to ensure their safety and permanency in nurturing home environments. We also work to strengthen and preserve families by enhancing community-based prevention services.

We invite you to learn more about who we are and what we do by navigating through our site.

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