Women & Children

Resources for Human Development has served on several task forces for women and children’s programs in different states across the nation, and was part of the original Governor’s task force that created protocol for all Pennsylvania Women’s & Children’s programs, and has long been at the forefront of pioneering programs for women and children in need.

RHD’s Family House programs – operating in Philadelphia and Norristown – remains one of the few programs in the country that works with mothers and children together in a residential treatment setting. RHD also provides a full network of supportive services for parents and their children in programs like Families in Transition, a transitional housing program that features intensive case management.

RHD’s experienced mental health professionals work closely with school staff and families to ensure that students receive the help and support they need to lean and thrive. School Therapeutic Services is an intensive, short-term service offered in selected schools in Philadelphia in partnership with Children’s Interim Response Team, which provides emergency behavior specialist consulting and therapeutic staff support wraparound services.

Our RHD Kids programs work with children of all abilities. On Our Way supports children with autism, related disabilities and challenging behaviors in a community setting. Stepping Stones provides specialized education services as well as individual, group and family therapy, helping children with behavioral or mental health issues reach their goals and return to their neighborhood schools. All the programs listed below assist women and children. Please click on the links for more information.

Philadelphia Inquirer features RHD's Family House NOW: Rehab for mothers and their children allows them to recover together

Family House NOW is a long-term residential treatment facility for women experiencing mental illness and chemical dependence, and their children. Special components address drug/alcohol addiction, mental illness, life skills, and parenting skills, as well as prevention and intervention for the children. Family House NOW is one of only a few programs nationwide that works with mother and child in a residential treatment setting.

At RHD, we offer women the opportunity not to have to choose between being clean and sober and being a mother. We take a nurturing approach to women that have not been nurtured – and we work to heal the whole family.

Our focus on decentralization allows directors and staff the authority and creativity to meet the needs of the people they serve, allowing us to provide the highest quality in individualized care.


Programs

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Click here to see a complete listing of programs.
  • CHIPRA

    Resources for Human Development has partnered with MCHC (Maternal and Child Health Consortium) in the PA state-wide effort to enroll uninsured adults and children into Medical Assistance, CHIP Health Insurance …

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  • Children’s Outreach Services Program (COSP)

    COSP provides intensive community-based services to emotionally or developmentally challenged children and adolescents (from birth to age 21). Service needs and treatment recommendations are based on team decisions to ensure …

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  • Early Intervention

    Early Intervention provides treatment for infants and toddlers, birth to three years, with developmental delays. The program has a family focus on skill training to enhance developmental skills of the …

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  • FaSST/Connections

    FaSST/Connections (Family Shelter Support Team) is a behavioral health care unit that provides evaluation, linkage, and coordination of services to individuals and families living in various shelters. FaSST/Connections’ primary outcome …

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  • Families In Transition

    Families in Transition is a transitional housing program that provides up to 24 months rental assistance, intensive case management and a full network of supportive services to young single women …

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  • Family House Norristown

    Family House Norristown is a long-term residential treatment facility for chemically dependent women and their children. Special components address drug/alcohol addiction and parenting skills, as well as prevention and intervention …

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  • Family House Now (New Options For Women)

    Family House NOW is a long-term residential treatment facility for women experiencing mental illness and chemical dependence, and their children. Special components address drug/alcohol addiction, mental illness, life skills, and …

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  • Future Search Network

    Winner of the 2011 Outstanding Global Work Award, presented by OD Network, Future Search Network is an international membership and training organization designed to stimulate innovative community planning using Future …

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  • New Beginnings Nonprofit Incubator

    The New Beginnings Nonprofit Incubator provides small and startup nonprofit organizations with the support and resources they need to build their capacity and effectiveness. Its mission is to enhance the …

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  • On Our Way

    On Our Way supports children and young adults with autism, related disabilities, and significant, challenging behaviors in a community-based residential setting. The mission of the program is to support, supervise, …

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  • RHD Camden Supportive Housing

    RHD Camden Supportive Housing is part of the MATI (Medication Assistance Treatment Initiative) compiled by the New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. This initiative …

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  • RHD Children’s Services

    RHD’s diverse children’s services continuum, with a strong network of resources and the ability to provide different services based on the needs of different populations, has helped thousands of children …

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  • RHD General Fund

    Your donation to RHD allows the national human services organization to distribute your gift wherever the need is greatest, allowing RHD to continue developing caring, effective and innovative programs that …

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  • RIC/LA-SAFE Focused Outreach Case Management Program

    RHD’s Focused Outreach Case Management Program empowers and supports women who are involved with the criminal justice system and Department of Children and Family Services as a result of their …

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  • Stepping Stones

    Stepping Stones is a long-term partial hospital program serving children ages 6 to 11 from the Philadelphia area. The program provides specialized education services as well as individual, group and …

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  • Urban Youth Program

    The Urban Youth Program trains college and high school students to work in residential or vocational settings with children or adults with developmental disabilities. The program provides other organizations with …

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  • Woodstock Family Center

    Woodstock Family Center provides emergency shelter for homeless females with children. The facility provides an array of supportive services including case management, a Bright Spaces child care program, and counseling …

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