Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

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We aim to improve the quality of life for children and youth in Philadelphia with special health care needs. We do this by advocating for systems change to improve healthcare, education, and general quality of life, and by providing education, resources, and support to children, families, and the providers who serve them.

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Join the Parent Advocacy Council to become an advocate and change systems of care for your family and other families in the community.

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Join our Steering Committee to provide a professional perspective and network with community-based organizations.

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Community-based organization

Apply for mini grant funding, which can be used for any non-profit project that supports CYSHCN and their families.

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Join our network by becoming a member of the Philadelphia Special Needs Consortium.

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More Information

Contact Mary Glazer, Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program Manager, with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health; Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health.
Office: (215) 685-5267

Family Support Hotline

If you have a family member with special health care needs and would likesupport connecting to resources, call our hotline: 215-685-5267

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