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

2021 SURVEY  SEARCH OUR RESOURCES

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To gather even broader public input, Voices for Children conducted a poll of county residents in early 2021, which found that as Delaware County emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic, residents wanted the federal, state, and local governments to put a high priority on helping children and families get back on track.

Would you say that local government funding for each of the following services or programs should be increased or decreased?

Services for children

Mental health and drug or alcohol services

Public K-12 education

Protecting victims or potential victims of domestic violence

Providing access to health care for children

Child care and early childhood education

Addressing children's physical environment, such as housing or neighborhood quality

Food and nutrition services

Reducing and preventing gun violence

Addressing social and racial inequities among children

Housing support

Juvenile justice services

Upcoming events

june

05jun7:00 am11:00 pmJune Advocacy Day at the Pennsylvania State CapitolGet on the bus. Join us in Harrisburg.

august

07aug2:00 pm3:00 pmAction Team Meeting

september

04sep2:00 pm3:00 pmAction Team Meeting

october

02oct2:00 pm3:00 pmAction Team Meeting

november

06nov2:00 pm3:00 pmAction Team Meeting

december

04dec2:00 pm3:00 pmAction Team Meeting

january

01jan2:00 pm3:00 pmAction Team Meeting

february

05feb2:00 pm3:00 pmAction Team Meeting

march

05mar2:00 pm3:00 pmAction Team Meeting

april

02apr2:00 pm3:00 pmAction Team Meeting

may

07may2:00 pm3:00 pmAction Team Meeting

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🌈 With Pride Month in full swing, we want to celebrate and honor the diversity and resilience of our LGBTQ+ community. Voices for Children stands proudly with LGBTQ+ youth, advocating for a world where every child can be their authentic self. 🏳️‍🌈✨ #pridemonth #voicesforchildren #lgbtqyouth #equalityforall ... See MoreSee Less
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The Day is Here! Let's Demand Funding for PA Schools!Today we'll be meeting with legislators and push for repairs & support for public education.Bus departs CASA (117 Gayley St, Media, PA) at 7 AM sharp! ⏰Meet you there! #FundOurSchools #PublicEducation #PA ... 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.