September 21, 2015
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PHMC’s affiliate, The Bridge and its program The Villa, realigns as an affiliate of Turning Points for Children to offer more integrated services.

PHILADELPHIA – Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities, announced that its affiliate, Turning Points for Children (Turning Points), a health and human services agency that provides support services to youth and families, will now include as an affiliate, The Bridge, a youth opportunity program for adolescents and their families seeking to overcome substance abuse, mental health issues, truancy and other challenges, as well as The Villa, The Bridge’s specialized residential program for youth with a history of trauma.

“We are constantly looking at new ways to integrate our services and streamline programming to better meet the public health needs of the community,” said PHMC President & CEO Richard J. Cohen. “This new organizational alignment not only strengthens Turning Points for Children, but also allows The Bridge and The Villa to benefit from Turning Points’ established resources for families and children in the community.”

Turning Points joined PHMC as an affiliate in 2013 and has since been awarded two Community Umbrella Agency (CUA) contracts as part of the Department of Human Services’ Improving Outcomes for Children initiative. Together, PHMC, Turning Points, The Bridge and The Villa will build on their individual missions as strong health and human service agencies to provide a more connected value proposition to the Greater Philadelphia region that further increases impact and reach to more children and families.

“The realignment is an innovative way to strengthen our services while leveraging additional resources to better meet our clients’ needs,” said Turning Points Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Vogel. “At Turning Points, we are excited to be able to continue to grow our services with The Bridge and The Villa even as we face the challenges of decreased funding in the nonprofit sector.”

About Public Health Management Corporation
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

About Turning Points for Children
Turning Points for Children provides proven, innovative programs that nurture families with children who are struggling against difficult economic and environmental odds. The TPC approach includes after-school family programs, teen parent education, and assistance -to relative caregivers and in-home services for vulnerable children who may be in imminent risk of child abuse or neglect. Turning Points for Children provides the critical resources, life skills and supportive partnerships needed to create stronger families and raise children with the hope for brighter futures. For more information, visit

About The Bridge
The Bridge, an affiliate of Turning Points for Children, is a nonprofit behavioral health treatment and youth opportunity program that works to decrease substance abuse, promote recovery and healthy lifestyles and encourage successful community and family involvement in the residential and outpatient treatment of teens. Since 1971, The Bridge has helped more than 25,000 individuals overcome substance abuse disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues in their residential and outpatient programs. The Villa, a program of The Bridge, serves youth who have demonstrated a history of truancy, emotional trauma, family conflict and difficulties in the community.