Services

Youth Services

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Club Den

Club Den (since 2001) - is a comprehensive, licensed year-round youth development program promoting good health and academic excellence for K-5th grade students.

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Club Den Access Center

Club Den Access Center (July-December 2020) – in response to COVID19 in partnership with the City of Philadelphia and the School District of Philadelphia, the Access Centers supports and supervise children Kindergarten to 6th grade during digital learning time and provide access, supplemental enrichment activities, meals, and social and emotional support.

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SAFE HAVEN I, II, III

Safe Haven I (since 2001), II (since 2012), and III (since 2014) - are school-based licensed year-round in-person/virtual programs serving grades K-5th youth at the Lamberton (I), Bethune (II) and Cassidy (III) Schools. They provide homework assistance, project-based learning, and academic enrichment activities with a strong focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) and literacy, as well as a variety of recreational activities, and clubs (Chess and Scrabble). Youth are provided weekly behavioral health sessions and MicroSociety during the summer.

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SAFE HAVEN I, II, III

Safe Haven I (since 2001), II (since 2012), and III (since 2014) - are school-based licensed year-round in-person/virtual programs serving grades K-5th youth at the Lamberton (I), Bethune (II) and Cassidy (III) Schools. They provide homework assistance, project-based learning, and academic enrichment activities with a strong focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) and literacy, as well as a variety of recreational activities, and clubs (Chess and Scrabble). Youth are provided weekly behavioral health sessions and MicroSociety during the summer.

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21st Century Community Learning Centers I, II, and III

21st Century Community Learning Centers I, II and III (since 2019)- are school-based licensed year-round in-person/virtual programs at the Lamberton (I), Bethune (II) and Cassidy (III) Schools; which uses an integrated approach to education for youth in grades 6th-8th, providing academic support, and a focus on five core components 1) Project ALERT; 2) Social Norms Campaigns; 3) Social Media Campaigns; 4) Civic Engagement; and 5) Therapeutic Restoration (inclusive of Yoga and weekly mindfulness practices, and weekly behavioral health group counseling sessions during the summer), cultural enrichment, MicroSociety/career exploration and increased parental involvement.

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Asynchronous Program, added due to COVID-19

Asynchronous Program, added due to COVID-19 (since February 2020) - We will use a multi-dimensional approach to reduce the educational disparities and address the challenges of youth who are falling behind in school due to COVID-19. TOCFWH has expanded our availability during the hour’s youth are on lunch or assigned asynchronous independent learning time. Youth attendance, progress reports/report cards, and assignments are monitored, and small group breakout rooms for students based on grade and needs are offered. The student-centered program will enhance student skills by focusing on virtual learner-centered instruction, and brain breaks (yoga, fun fitness, games, and interactive learning activities).

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Youth Connector Program

Youth Connector Program (since December 2020) – TOCFWH will broker a comprehensive service that will assist youth and families most at risk of school failure and help their families to connect to school and youth programming successfully through a Family Outreach and School Support approach. Family outreach consists of contacting parents and guardians of students daily via telephone, text, email and social media, as well as providing resources to support family needs such as food, behavioral health, and housing. Family improves parent engagement which in turn increases student performance.

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21st Century Community Learning Centers Workforce Readiness Pre-Apprenticeship Program

21st Century Community Learning Centers Workforce Readiness Pre-Apprenticeship Program (since 2017) - is school-based year-round in-person/virtual program at the Overbrook High School; which uses an workforce readiness approach to education for youth in grades 9th-10th, providing technical education training in Electrical, Customer Sales and Services, and Information Technology; academic enrichment (Math and Literacy), career workforce development and exploration, and increase parental involvement. The core DAPSEL program provides opportunities to build teamwork, resilience and mindfulness while offering youth opportunities for reflection, critical thinking and leadership that will prepare them for long-term attachment to the workforce. Program combines five activities: the Project ALERT curriculum, group counseling, teamwork project-based learning, yoga and individual self-reflection on skill development.

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Summer WorkReady

Summer WorkReady (since 2019) - provides workforce development training and connects youth with summer opportunities. Funding from the Philadelphia Youth Network enables us to offer this program to 25-30 youth.

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Philly On The Come Up-Youth Leadership Committee

Philly On The Come Up-Youth Leadership Committee (POTCU-YLC) (since 2015) - is a committee of the West Philadelphia Community Health Change Coalition, that works to address and reduce the use of prescription drugs, alcohol and tobacco among youth in the Overbrook High School community area. The committee offers youth opportunities to engage in training, leadership, advocacy, community service, creative social norm campaigns, and social networking with peers, and teaches them how to use their voice and skills to become powerful change agents in their community.

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Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking

Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP Act) (since 2020) - provides middle and high school youth with the evidenced-based Project Alert curriculum and social norms development to 125 youth per year. The program enhances community environmental change to reduce alcohol use among teens by expanding the number of middle and high school youths participating in the Philly On The Come Up-Youth Leadership Committee.

Adult Services

DHS Parenting Collaborative/Parent Empowerment Workshops (since 2006) – TOCFWH provides parent empowerment workshops to Philadelphia parents and co-caregivers of youth from birth up to 21 years of age.

The goal is to enhance parenting skills and to build positive, resilient youth who love to learn. In addition to the workshops, parents receive source information and referrals.

Healthy Communities

TOCFWH facilitated the establishment of both the West Philadelphia Community Health Change Coalition (WPCHCC) since 2010, which was developed from the Haddington Community Health Project Collaborative HCHP, since 1995-2010) and Nicetown-Tioga Improvement Team (NTIT) since 1998)). The WPCHCC and NTIT are local State Health Improvement Partnerships (SHIP) of more than 60 collaborative members. The collaboratives function via subcommittees.

  • West Philadelphia Community Healthy Change Coalition (WPCHCC) (since 2010) - TOCFWH coordinates the WPCHCC, a coalition comprised of individuals/leaders from agencies, hospitals, universities, schools and faith-based institutions as well as elected officials, residents, youth and families focusing on:

  • Drug Free Community (DFC) (since 2015) and STOP ACT (since 2020) – TOCFWH is the lead agency for the West Philadelphia Community Health Change Coalition (WPCHCC), which was awarded the Drug Free Communities Support Program grant and STOP Act grants through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). The WPCHCC plans to address and reduce the use of prescription drugs, alcohol and tobacco among youth in grades 6th through 12th in the Overbrook High School area community by working in partnership to empower and mobilize the community to promote environmental community-level change.

  • Nicetown-Tioga Improvement Team - Registered Community Organization (NTIT-RCO) (since 1998) - is comprised of more than 40 collaborative members who work in partnership to address neighborhood residents' needs for housing, education, employment and self-development, as well as community advocacy. The Collaborative functions via subcommittees which determine the operations for community programming, develop and maintain community healing and memorial gardens, support community-sponsored health fairs and youth programming, and host/sponsor community block events including our Annual Back To School Bookbag Giveaway. As an RCO with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC),, we receive the benefit of early notice of significant zoning proposals in our neighborhood and provide a reliable 45-day timeframe for community input and a mechanism to identify and contact community organizations for development projects filing for Zoning Board appeal or requiring Civic Design Review by the City of Philadelphia Office of Licenses and Inspections.

  • Promoting Health through Community Collaboration (PHCC) (since 1999) - TOCFWH considers racial and social injustices a threat to public health, therefore we work to advance the elimination of health inequities for underserved populations and people of color. TOCFWH’s efforts bolster youth and families throughout West and North Philadelphia to thrive, succeed and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Family centered efforts are promoted throughout the community.

  • Preventive Health Services - All youth enrolled in any program supported by TOCFWH maintain current health records. Annual health assessments are facilitated for youth who do not have a medical home, and dental care is provided through a university collaboration. Through our partnership with Sugga Mamas, our families are offered a series of free interactive workshops, designed to engage individuals in healthy eating, being active, reducing risks, and problem solving.

  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention-Social Emotional Learning (DAPSEL) - Our clients are provided a unique age-appropriate social emotional framework focused on developing the five competencies of social emotional learning: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making .

  • Yoga and Mindfulness - A certified yoga instructor conducts weekly yoga and mindfulness practices to students as a way to promote healthy living through movement and breathing exercises that foster cooperation, compassion, and social-emotional wellness. Students learn techniques to regulate their emotions, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and relieve stress while in a safe and nonjudgmental learning environment. As students build awareness, they learn to value their minds and bodies, as well as, develop their own sense of inner fulfillment and self-love. This reinforces individual youth capacity to apply social emotional and behavioral skills in refusing high-risk behaviors that can negatively impact workforce participation.

  • Fun Fitness – A program that provides positive physical activity experiences that are diverse, fun, appropriate and safe. This program is especially helpful to youth who live in neighborhoods with limited space and options for safe play.

  • Behavioral Health - TOCFWH has long standing partnerships with Behavioral Health Providers. They provide services to our Out of School Time youth. Services include Trauma Informed Group Therapy sessions (Bullying prevention, Anger management techniques, Conflict resolution, etc.), as well as one-on-one, group and family behavioral modification counseling.

  • Child & Adult Care Food Program/Summer Food Services Program (CACFP/SFSP) provides meals and snacks to all youth participating in TOCFWH programs. All menus follow the nutritional guidelines of the PA Department of Education and the USDA.