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

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...

Upcoming events

february

07feb12:00 pm2:00 pm2024 Kickoff Luncheon

march

06mar2:00 pm3:00 pmAction Team Meeting

april

03apr2:00 pm3:00 pmAction Team Meeting

may

01may2:00 pm3:00 pmAction Team Meeting

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🌟Join us as we honor Joanne Craig and others like her who continue to profoundly impact the lives of children and families in our community. With nearly 30 years of experience administering family health programs, Joanne has been a trailblazer in improving our community's maternal and child health services. From receiving prestigious awards like Advocate of the Year to establishing groundbreaking initiatives like the Nurse-Family Partnership, Joanne's leadership has positively impacted thousands of families in Delaware County. We're proud to have her as a community member and a dedicated advocate for children's well-being. #voicesforchildren #MaternalHealth #childwellbeing. ... See MoreSee Less
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🌟Thank you to all who joined us for our Luncheon Launch! Your support made it truly special. Dr. Nia West-Bey opened with a captivating presentation on youth engagement in policy-making, complemented by engaging workgroup sessions on vital child well-being topics. We value your input, so share your thoughts with us in the comments below! Don't miss out on our upcoming events: our quarterly newsletter on March 1st and the next Action Team Meeting on March. Keep shaping the future with us! #voicesforchildren #communityengagement 🌟. Let's continue shaping a brighter future together! #voicesforchildren #communityengagement #advocacy 🌟 ... 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.