Friday, September 17, 2010

You're invited to the PathWays to the Stars 32nd Anniversary Celebration Sports-tacular!

To buy tickets (which include refreshments), contact Pam Przybylski by email or at 610-543-5022 x234.  Tickets may also be purchased online.  Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Teen Parenting Classes Mondays 4-6 PM in Philadelphia

Teen Parenting Classes - Mondays 4-6 PM at 3617 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia

Children are welcome! Tokens and light refreshments will be available.
Participants of our Teen Parenting Class will:
Learn how to improve their parenting skills - Hear how other teens handle parenting - Learn how to increase communications skills with their child - Have an opportunity to help other teens with their difficulties in parenting by sharing their experiences.

For more information or to register, please contact the Project Peace program at 215-549-2686.

Do You Need Help with Education, Childcare, Welfare Benefits, Parenting, or Support?

The Project Peace Teen Parent Program is designed to assist pregnant adolescents and teen parents complete high school and plan for advanced education; learn how to become a better parent; and obtain appropriate community resources such as: childcare, therapeutic services, TANF, life skills and employment.

For more information, call 215-549-2686 or visit our website!

A special day at the IRS for Veterans and People with Disabilities

On Saturday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the IRS office located at 600 Arch St in Philadelphia will be open to help resolve tax issues. This marks the 5th IRS open house this year.

The event is open to the public, but the IRS is especially encouraging veterans and people with disabilities along with their families and friends to come to the IRS Offices to not only have their tax issues resolved, but to also learn about IRS resources and community services available to them from civic and government organizations.

See the following bulletin for more information and locations:

Friday, September 10, 2010

Guide for Behavioral Health Services for Children and Adolescents in Philadelphia

Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) has released A Guide to Outpatient Behavioral Health Services for Philadelphia County’s Children and Adolescents Enrolled in Medical Assistance and CHIP. If you or someone you know has a child or adolescent with behavioral health problems, this guide is for you.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as many as 20% of all children and adolescents have behavioral health concerns. If you are concerned that your child may belong to this group, there is help for you! This guide can help you determine whether or not your child may need behavioral health services and how to go about obtaining these services for your child. This guide also addresses common questions, such as:
  • What is outpatient treatment?
  • How do I access behavioral health treatment?
  • How long will my child wait to access outpatient services?
  • How long will my child be in therapy?
  • What resources are available for drug and alcohol treatment for children and adolescents?
  • What if my child needs medication?
  • And more...
This helpful guide also lists locations of Behavioral Health Centers and other parenting support groups and resources.

For more information, contact:
Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY)
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Sixth Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

New Website for Anti-Bullying Effort

(from our friends at PHENND)

The US Department of Education has launched a new campaign to combat bullying in schools centered on a new website,, a centralized location where state and local agencies can find resources on anti-bullying educational materials and connect with the Office of Civil Rights, the entity responsible for investigating allegations of bullying.

The website contains useful information for parents, teachers, administrators, caregivers, and other professionals that work with youth on identifying and stopping bullying.

The Department has also made available a variety of studies and current statistics on the bullying problem, as well as a map of anti-bullying programs and resources searchable by zip code.

The National Service Learning Clearinghouse also offers bullying and service-learning resources here:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Learn About Changes to Medicare at Philadelphia Event

Health care reform is going to expand Medicare and make other changes starting this year!

Want to learn all about them?
Come to a short presentation this Monday, September 13th in Center City, Philadelphia at 10:00 AM hosted by the Pennsylvania Health Access Network.

Learn about:
  • The closing of the 'donut hole'
  • Why you may receive a $250 check
  • Changes to Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Free Preventive Benefits
  • And more...

PHAN has been working with AARP and the Alliance for Retired Americans to educate Seniors on the changes the new health care law brings to Medicare and Medicare Advantage.

If you or someone you know is on Medicare join us
Monday, September 13th at 10:00 AM
at the Philadelphia Unemployment Project's office
112 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia 19102.

Email Athena w/questions or to RSVP.