March 5, 2013

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Turning Points for Children Joins PHMC Family

PHILADELPHIA –Turning Points for Children, an accredited human services agency, joined Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) on February 1, 2013, as a member of its affiliate family. “We’re excited to welcome Turning Points for Children as the newest member of the PHMC family,” says PHMC president and chief executive officer Richard J. Cohen. “The work they do in helping families to raise safe, healthy, educated and strong children furthers our mission of building healthier communities. This affiliation helps us reach over 200,000 people as an organization and provide greater community impact.”

Turning Points for Children is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, which partners with human services organizations worldwide. They support families by partnering with caregivers to develop and strengthen protective qualities and by offering them the tools, skills and resources they need to ensure their children’s optimal development. Turning Points for Children offers innovative programs that nurture families with children who are struggling against difficult economic and environmental odds. The programming includes after-school family programs, teen parent education and assistance to relative caregivers and in-home services for vulnerable children who may be at imminent risk of child abuse or neglect. Since 2011, Turning Points for Children has been the sole agency in the city of Philadelphia providing supportive networks for children who have been placed in the foster care system.

“We are pleased to be working together with PHMC and their programs and affiliates,” says Michael Vogel, chief executive officer at Turning Points for Children. “We have similar guiding principles and look forward to continue serving children and their families in the Philadelphia community.”

Turning Points for Children formed in June 2008, the result of the merger of two long-standing Philadelphia nonprofits: Children’s Aid Society of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Society for Services to Children. Between them, the two organizations have provided nearly 300 years of services and support to children and families. To learn more, visit


About PHMC

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities. PHMC uses best practices to improve community health through direct service, partnership, innovation, policy, research, technical assistance and a prepared workforce. PHMC has served the region since 1972. For more information on PHMC, visit