Children

Truancy Abatement Initiative

Short Description: 

The Truancy Abatement Initiative provides case management services to reduce the causal factors of chronic absences from school.

The Truancy Abatement Initiative provides case management services to reduce the causal factors of chronic unexcused absences from school. It is a collaborative partnership between schools, law enforcement, magisterial district courts, and public and private social service agencies.

Family Services serves as the lead agency, providing outreach workers who provide and/or coordinate the delivery of the following services:

  • Home and school visitation

  • Court-based assessments and referrals

    Program Information
    Service Location: 
    In-home
    Service Location: 
    Office-based
    Service Location: 
    Community-based
    Service Location: 
    School-based
    Geographic Region Served: 
    Greater Pottstown Area
    Eligibility
    Age: 
    Under 18

Foster Grandparent Program

Short Description: 

The Foster Grandparent Program provides volunteer opportunities for limited-income seniors over the age of 55 to help children with special needs.  Foster Grandparents work in day care centers, elementary schools, Head Start programs, alternative schools, and at other community agencies providing one-on-one academic and emotional support to children who have been abused, have physical or developmental disabilities, or are in need of additional assistance.

The Foster Grandparent Program provides volunteer opportunities for limited-Foster Grandparent Program logoincome seniors over the age of 55 to help children with special needs.  Foster Grandparents work in day care centers, elementary schools, Head Start programs, alternative schools, and at other community agencies providing one-on-one academic and emotional support to children who have been abused, have physical or developmental

Program Information
Service Location: 
Community-based
Service Location: 
School-based
Geographic Region Served: 
Greater Norristown Area
Geographic Region Served: 
Greater Pottstown Area
Geographic Region Served: 
North Penn
Eligibility
Income: 
Low Income
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