CSI is among the oldest African-American child welfare agencies in the country celebrating more than a century of service. The services offered are culturally sensitive to children, youth and families.

If you would like more information about our services,
please call us at
(215) 546-3503.


Our Goals
CSI is a non-profit social service agency that provides foster care, adoption, Supervised Independent Living, Behavioral Health Care, Truancy Prevention, Afterschool and Summer Camp programs.  The services are culturally sensitive to children, youth and families.  Our goal is to maximize the strength of the family by delivering services and resources that promote self-discipline, initiative, and independence.


Fundraising Campaign 2011

The United States has always been regarded as a land of prosperity, freedom, and opportunity. Yet, did you know:

  • 702,000 children in the United States are abused and neglected on a regular basis?
  • 463,000 children in the United States live in foster homes?
  • 12,000 children in Philadelphia are truant on a daily basis?

Children’s Service, Incorporated (CSI) is constantly working to help decrease these numbers. Through the dedicated and compassionate services of staff and foster parents, we are able to reach more than 1,000 children and families annually.

While we’re proud of our accomplishments, we need your help to continue to fulfill our mission. A donation in the amount of lunch for a week, can help us keep pace with the rising costs of the services we provide. Won’t you help us to make a difference in a child’s life? The child you help, just might be the one who finds the cure for cancer.

Your donation is tax deductible and can make an immediate difference!!!

Dorothy "Pat" Simmons, ACSW, LSW
Executive Director

John J Griswold Jr.
Board President



Children's Service Incorporated, 2005-2010 | Maintained by VD4C