Children & Youth,
Children & Youth Services,
Crime & Law,
Youth Centers & Clubs
Mission: Serving children and strengthening families has been caring people alliance's mission for over 75 years. We empower philadelphia children and youth to become positive citizens, decision-makers and leaders by providing them, their families and their elders with high quality, community-based programs and services that promote character building, educational achievement, healthy lifestyles and teamwork.
Programs: Children & youth services: our boys and girls clubs provide after-school, summer camp and teen programs for at-risk children and youth through our 3 community centers located in inner city philadelphia. These programs not only reach our 4,000 club members but also 7,000 other youth. Our community centers offer full-size gyms, swimming pools, game rooms, lounges, fitness rooms and outdoor play spaces. Boys & girls club activities comprise fitness, sports and recreation; the arts including drawing, painting, music and theater; field trips; homework help and tutoring; career development; health and life skills classes; character and leadership development and much more. Our boys & girls club kids participate in local, state and national contests and activities. (11000 youth)
the caring paws animal-assisted therapy program is a specialized service of caring people alliance offering an innovative mental health service in individual and group settings. The caring paws animal-assisted therapy program provides therapeutic and educational programming to homebound seniors, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, psychiatric wards, rehabilitation facilities, and community centers. Animal-assisted therapy can help older adults decrease feelings of loneliness, boredom, and helplessness; cope with a loss and/or depression; increase feelings of self- worth; enhance motor output by using particular muscles; and stimulate intellectual development by exercising memory and increasing knowledge of animal species and behaviors. Caring paws staff also includes rabbits, guinea pigs, hairless guinea pigs, ferrets, rats, and fleur, our canine companions for independence facility dog. (1500 children and older adults)
child care programs: child care at our community centers provides state-licensed pre-school programs for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. The programs include exciting educational activities such as swimming lessons, arts & crafts, computer technology, music appreciation, educational trips and theater classes. Breakfast, lunch and two snacks are served. (250 children)