I am a Powerful Mom: Nikisha blamed herself, thought she had failed. But she turned the fear she had of becoming a mom at age into 16 into pride. She found belief in her new child, belief that anything was possible. Watch her story. Can you see yourself in Nikisha?


I am a Powerful Dad: Marquis knows all too well what it’s like to grow up without a father. But he didn’t know how to be a dad at age 17. He discovered that he had a lot to teach his child, that he could protect him too. Watch his story. Can you see yourself in Marquis?


I am a Powerful Parent: Navigating parenthood isn’t easy, but there is support. You have the power to be the best mom or dad for your child. There are others just like you. Watch their stories.


We continue to monitor information on COVID-19/coronavirus. Our team is focused on offering quality services for all participants and ensuring extra preventive and precautionary measures based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. We are continuing to provide services remotely to young and expectant parents in the Philadelphia area while COVID-19 social distancing protocol is being observed. If you are a young parent between the ages of 16-29 and you need referrals or help finding items such as diaper and food assistance, SELPHI staff can work with you via phone calls, text messages or video calls to connect you with organizations that are offering these services. Please email us at or contact us at 267.3534410 and we will get back to you within 24 hours.



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