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Works to ensure that all children have the resources needed for a quality public education.

The GrandFamily Resource Center is a program of the Supportive Older Women's Network that provides a one-stop service for grandparents or older relatives raising children with weekly ongoing support groups, counseling, access to needed resources such as navigating the school system or custody issues, and specialized parenting workshops.

The Grandma’s Kids program targets children in kinship placement, informal care and foster care who are primarily grandparents raising their grandchildren. However, we also serve children who are low-income, at-risk of violence and disparities that can mitigate their academic progress. The Grandma’s Kids after-school program focuses on the student via homework and academic support as well as providing social-emotional support through an SEL program for violence prevention. Social work interns facilitate the curriculum on a weekly basis. Our goal is to support children on their journey toward their academic success.

An after-school program with a support component for the support of the caregiving grandparents. Our staff is dedicated to educating and empowering the children in the neighborhood. We provide a welcoming environment, focus the programs on academic enrichment, and nurture values of honest, open communication respect, and social responsibility.

Prevention program which is available free of charge to any Philadelphia resident: free support groups for parents, teens & children, information and referral, training and consultation on organizing and leading support groups, speakers bureau specializing in family issues.

Turning Points for Children offers parenting education/support groups throughout the city of Philadelphia. Groups meet weekly for 12 weeks. These groups provide parents with learning tools and strategies to help cope with the challenges of parenting, strengthen family relationships, and promote the healthy development of children. Support groups offered include: Pregnant and parenting teen mothers in our “Time Out for Teens & Tots” program Expectant and Teen Fathers (additional individual supportive services offered with this program) Adult Fathers (additional individual supportive services offered with this program) Adult parents/caregivers/grandparents/foster parents/kinship providers