PHMC’s and its affiliates’ programs and services range from teaching children about nutrition in the classroom to training teens to run a marathon. We believe that bettering the health of tomorrow’s generation begins now. Read about some of the programs we offer below, or download our graphic road map of services.

Asthma Link Line

A community-based telephone center designed to coordinate medical appointments, asthma education and other services for parents of children with asthma.

Best Nest, Inc.

A foster care and adoption agency meeting the unique challenges of children with special medical needs and providing a continuum of family centered services structured to empower families.


The Bridge

Long- and short-term residential programs for up to 35 adolescent boys with addiction-related issues, and outpatient counseling for children, adolescents and adults.


An outpatient and intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program for up to 100 women with children.

Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment

Assistance to the Philadelphia Department of Human Services in making decisions regarding foster care placement.

Child Forensic Services

A program of Joseph J. Peters Institute that provides child custody evaluations to the courts when parenting fitness and physical custody of children after a marital separation or divorce are in question.



An early intervention service coordination program for children, birth to age three with developmental delays and disabilities, and their families.

E-3 Center

A program of PHMC affiliate The Bridge, offering opportunities for education and employment training for out-of-school youth and youth involved with the juvenile justice system.


A program of Health Promotion Council providing nutrition education and outreach to approximately 14,500 students at 20 Philadelphia schools.

Homeless Teen Education Project

Intensive case management and services for homeless teens, ages 13 to 18, who are living with their parents in emergency shelters or transitional housing.

National Nursing Centers Consortium Programs

Asthma Safe Kids
An in-home asthma education program for caregivers of children under age 18 with asthma.

Lead Safe Babies
Lead prevention education for parents.


Nurse-Family Partnership
Client-centered, nurse-based home visiting services to first-time, low-income mothers.

Students Run Philly Style
Marathon training to help young people improve health factors and succeed in life.

First Steps Autism
A home visiting program for families of children with autism.

Healthy Homes for Childcare
Assessment and training for family and group childcare homes.

Out-of-School Time (OST)

Intermediary agency services to OST for the City of Philadelphia, providing after-school and summer programs to more than 20,000 Philadelphia children.

PALMS Project

HIV prevention and health promotion for adolescents and young adults between the ages of 12 and 21 using a theory-driven, theater-based approach and trained peer actors.

Resources for Children’s Health Programs

After-school and Summer Camp
Safe out-of-school-time activities.

DHS Parenting Collaborative
Management of community-based parenting programs from 43 agencies throughout the city.

Focus on Fathers
Parenting resources for fathers.

A home visiting and case management program for parents of children age three and younger.

Health Intervention Program for Families
Home visiting and other support for families with children age 21 and younger with special healthcare needs.

Southeast Regional Key (SERK)

Management of Pennsylvania’s SERK, which serves childcare providers in the southeast region of the state and implements a system of program quality improvements and professional development supports for early childhood education.


A comprehensive highway traffic safety public education and awareness campaign for Philadelphia schoolchildren.


A program of PHMC affiliate Health Promotion Council, WISE SNAC® (Wellness Initiative for the School Environment: Smart Nutrition and Activity Collaborative) serves 35 elementary and secondary schools and many community partners to foster school-community partnerships that promote consistent educational messages and opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity.