Who We Are

Voices for Children brings together committed local leaders in human services, government, business, faith, philanthropy, education, and advocacy to ensure that all Delaware County children have opportunities that can lead to hopeful and healthy lives.

We accomplish this in two ways:

1. By building a seamless, better coordinated system of supporting children.
2. By advocating for the policies, resources, programs, and services necessary to achieve that goal.

Strengthening the Systems That Serve Children and Families

The coalition builds collaboration among the many agencies and organizations serving children and families in Delaware County to fundamentally transform how services are delivered.

 

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Our Impact

In 2019, 160 people committed to the well-being of Delaware County’s children answered the call to begin rethinking how local systems serving children and families work, including a stronger focus on prevention.

This gave birth to Voices for Children, a coalition guided by the vision that all children in Delaware County will benefit from robust resources, responsive services, seamless interagency coordination, and compelling advocacy.

Through lively and candid discussion, a community survey, and interviews with over 40 stakeholders, this group examined the state of Delaware County’s child-serving systems, local trends and opportunities, what is working and what needs more work, and who must be involved in achieving the goal of improving children’s lives.

Despite the increased complications and demands brought on by the pandemic, the coalition made great strides.

By early 2020, a Steering Committee was formed to review and provide guidance on the mission, vision, values, and priority areas for the coalition.

Coalition members formed Action Teams to lead the work on the coalition’s four priority areas:

  • Family and Youth Engagement: Engaging family and youth to guide the coalition
  • Social Determinants: Strategies for addressing root causes
  • Systems Linkage: Resource mapping and coordination
  • Best Practices: Services and sustainability

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News & Insights

UDTJ community center opens

UDTJ officially unveiled Delaware County's first-of-its-kind community center on February 10th, 2024, marking a significant milestone in their commitment to understanding, devotion, taking action, and justice—the core principles encapsulated in their acronym. As a...

Harry’s Hands

This quarter’s spotlight is on Harry’s Hands, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting families and communities directly impacted by mental illness and/or suicide. The organization was born out of personal tragedy, inspired by a family devastated by the loss of the founder...

A Glimpse into the Delaware County Emergency Youth Academy Shelter

A safe haven has emerged in Delaware County — the Delaware County Emergency Youth Academy Shelter (DCEYA), located in Chester, PA. The address will not be made public to ensure the safety of the youth. This carefully designed space is a welcoming haven for youth...

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Data shows that child abuse affects millions of children each year, with long-lasting consequences for their physical, emotional, and mental well-being. As we observe National Child Abuse Prevention Month this April, let's stay informed to make a difference. We will continue as we share important information and insights to raise awareness and promote action. Together, we can protect our children and create a safer, healthier future. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #DataAwareness #voicesforchildren 📈🧡 ... See MoreSee Less
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🌟 April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month! 🌟We stand united in our commitment to protecting the most vulnerable members of our community. This month, we join the nationwide effort to raise awareness about child abuse prevention.Throughout the month, we'll be sharing valuable resources, information, and tips on how we can all play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect. From recognizing signs of abuse to promoting safe and nurturing environments for children, every action counts.Join us in spreading awareness and continued advocacy for the well-being of our children. Together, we can create a safer and more nurturing community for all.#ChildAbusePreventionMonth #voicesforchildren #ProtectOurChildren 🧡👦👧 ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us for our upcoming Action Team Meeting this Wednesday, April 3rd at 2 pm! We'll have a presentation from the Family Support Line on preventing child abuse and discuss important legislation for child well-being in Pennsylvania. Your support means everything to us! #voicesforchildren #actionteammeeting #NationalChildAbusePreventionMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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CASA Youth Advocates is the organizational home of the Voices for Children Coalition. CASA recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers who serve as advocates for children in the foster care systems in Delaware and Chester counties. To learn more, visit our website at DelcoCASA.org.