You’ve just turned 18 years old. You have your whole life ahead of you. And then, your mother and father pat you on your back and say…
“This is where our time together ends. Good luck.
We’re rooting for you. We won’t see one another again.”
Focusing on Trauma and Resilience, Philadelphia’s 4th bi-annual kinship care conference took place on September 23rd. Sponsored by Turning Points for Children, Senator Anthony Williams; the Philadelphia Kinship Care Committee, and the Philadelphia Department of Human Services. The conference addressed the needs and concerns of grandparents and other relatives who have stepped-up to raise children who cannot be with their parents.
This September, Autumn, 22, celebrates her one-year anniversary of being independent. A year ago, Autumn wrote her first check to cover the cost of her rent; something she may never had accomplished if it weren’t for Turning Points for Children.
Did you know one in four Philadelphians are food insecure and run out of food as well as money to buy food each month? One third of hungry Philadelphians are children. Our food pantry in Frankford sees that half of the households there don’t have enough money to buy food. And seeing that 40% of the children in Southwest Philadelphia are living in poverty, we are now partnering with Tilden Middle School to open a second pantry.
As a regular Turning Points donor, I am always excited to learn about the impact of our gifts, whether it is programs we have always supported, or new ones being dreamed up by the amazing hearts of Turning Points staff. Recently, I learned about Care Kits.
Turning Points to expand child welfare services with PHMC acquisition