Mission: Tabor Children’s Services is committed to providing culturally-competent, cost effective quality services that ensure the safety of children, youth, adults and families; enhance the development of children and youth; secure the children’s right to permanent families; foster the integrity of the family; and promote the mental health and improved functioning of children and adults seeking stability and independence.
Keeping children safe, strengthening families and promoting independence
In operation since 1907, Tabor’s vision has led to a rich history, growing from a small orphanage to a multi-service community based organization offering a wide-range of community-based services to children and their families. Tabor is a full member of the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services and an affiliate of Woods.
Target demographics: Children who have endured abuse/neglect and young adults who are “aging out” of the child welfare system.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 700 children and youth throughout Philadelphia, Bucks County and Lehigh Valley
Geographic areas served: Philadelphia County, Bucks County and Lehigh Valley
Programs: Tabor Children’s Services (TCS) is a non-profit community-based child welfare agency that provides a comprehensive range of community-based services to ensure children are safe and secure in their homes and communities. Tabor is one of the few agencies with dedicated programs for both children who have endured abuse/neglect and young adults who are “aging out” of the child welfare system.
Tabor Children' s Services is also the parent organization for Tabor Community Partners (TCP). Tabor Community Partners (TCP), contracts with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) to serve as the sixth Community Umbrella Agency (CUA) for the 5th and 14th police districts in the Northwest Section of Philadelphia. As a CUA, TCP manages cases in this region to provide community-based service delivery to children and families.
TCP provides stronger protection for vulnerable populations in efforts to support the Improving Outcomes for Children (IOC) initiative set forth by DHS.
The shared vision of Tabor Children’s Services and Tabor Community Partners has resulted in a network that helps the most vulnerable children and families within our community. This network supports the IOC initiative where the community is strengthened through partnerships and communities working together to build upon resources.
-Foster Care - Interested in becoming a Resource Parent? Contact 215-842-4800 Ext. 322 or 342
-Supervised Independent Living (SIL)
-Mentoring - Interested in becoming a Mentor? Contact 215-348-4071
Bucks County: X250
Lehigh County: X235
-Adolescent Initiative Program (AIP)
-Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS)
-Aging Out Independence (AOI)
-Tabor Community Partners (TCP) - In-Home Services, Parent Advocates and Strengthening Families
I've gone to a few of the Tabor fundraisers and events. They are good about having speakers attend who have been directly impacted by the organization. I ran for Team Tabor in the 5k fundraiser and everyone was friendly and informative. At the Taste of Tabor fundraiser, the food was amazing and the restaurants had some of the kids there at each table as guest chefs. There were two great speakers who were Tabor youth, and a mentor spoke as well. There were a lot of people there who made it very clear that Tabor is the kind of place where lives are changed for the better.
I stumbled upon this incredible organization 12 years ago in the business community while I was networking and trying to build my own business. I found that Tabor employed some of the most dedicated and compassionate employees. I started by volunteering for many events because I grew up in a home with a sister who needed specialty care and was fortunate enough to see how special assistance and programs not only helped my sister but also helped my family to understand her special needs. 12 years later I am now a Trustee and committed to helping this organization to continue to grow and increase the support needed in mentor programs and foster care. That's 2 of many areas that Tabor covers. It's exciting watching success stories happen in child education and that is why I will continue to support my friends and families at Tabor Children's services.
I attended the "Taste of Tabor" fundraising event in Doylestown last May and was fortunate to hear "Caitlin" and Tari" speak about the difference Tabor had made in their lives. They spoke so passionately about Tabor enabling them to get to the next level, to graduate from high school and college. They were both so grateful for the guidance and support they had received . I loved hearing about and sharing their success.
Tabor is pretty awesome because they have all these programs that help kids who are coming out of foster care so we don't just have to figur it all out on our own. That way we don't make some of the same mistakes our parents did. The social workers help make sure we stick to school and can keep up with bills and stuff. They actually care about making sure we do okay.
Like most people, I am very busy all the time. It seems that there is never enough time for anything. Yet, the opportunity to participate in the mentoring program has been a wonderful experience for me. I have met some wonderful new friends and I'm looking forward to doing even more work with this organization. It's really true, when I make myself available and offer to care for others then I find balance, peace and renewed vision in my own life - and, I'm just getting started!
I volunteered at the Philadelphia office for Christmas. The staff was really nice and clearly appreciative & respectful of our time and effort. Everything we needed was there and we all had a good time while learning more about the different programs Tabor offers to help the community.