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(40.0206,-75.210)
 

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Mission Statement

Mission : Northern Home for Children's mission is to provide services and support to children and families facing extraordinary challenges. Our goal is to help them achieve their maximum psychological, social and economic potential, while fully respecting the dignity and worth of each individual and the integrity of the family.

Description

Since 1853, Northern Home has continually provided a safe haven for children and a safety net for children and families facing extraordinary challenges. Through the provision of family, school and community-based programs and supports, Northern Home directly affects the lives of over 2,000 children a year, welcoming children and families of all backgrounds from across the Delaware Valley. Mission : Northern Home for Children's mission is to provide services and support to children and families facing extraordinary challenges. Our goal is to help them achieve their maximum psychological, social and economic potential, while fully respecting the dignity and worth of each individual and the integrity of the family. History :

Founded in 1853 by Elizabeth Hutter and was originally named Northern Home for Friendless Children. After the Civil War, an orphanage was annexed for children of soldiers and sailors who died in the War. The Home then became a residential-care haven for destitute, neglected and homeless children.

What You May Not Know About Us

  • Without the Generations program, young mothers and their babies would be homeless and living on the streets or in shelters.
  • Without our Foster Care and Adoption programs, children would have no secure place to live nor family to call their own.
  • Without our SCOH (Services to Children in their Own Homes) program, families would be torn apart.
  • Without our School and Truancy programs, children would not attend school and would never have the opportunity to be successful.
  • Without our After School program, children would get into trouble, fall far behind in school and run the risk of committing crimes and re-entering the juvenile system.
  • Without our Beacon Program, children would not have a safe place to be during non-school hours.

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http://www.northernhome.org

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