What We Do

What We Do

We help you to be better prepared to care for your child and your family. Every parent is different and has unique needs. Therefore, our support is always made to fit what you need. One thing remains the same though: Our focus is to help you to become independent so that you and your family are on a path to success.

Give us a call or send us a text at 267.353.4410 to learn how we may be able to help you!

Who We Help
Teens and young adults up to the age of 29 who are Philadelphia residents and identify as a parent (biological or non-biological) or who are expecting a baby.

How We Do It

  1. Call 267.353.4410 to learn about what we do and to enroll.
  2. Talk to a case navigator who will assess your needs, ask you questions about your situation and fill out an assessment form.
  3. Develop long- and short-term goals based on your needs and what is important to you.
  4. Establish eligibility and get matched with services and resources you need.
  5. Receive guidance and planning assistance to achieve your goals.
  6. Track progress of goals with your case navigator. As you achieve your goals whether small or big, you’ll receive incentives along the way.
  7. Close out goals as you complete them.
  8. Set new goals if needed.

Services We Connect You To
We can connect to services and programs offered by federal, state and city funding. We will establish your eligibility to see if you qualify before connecting you to services, supports and programs. Some examples are:

  • Finding affordable Child Care
  • Completing your GED
  • Enrolling in parenting classes
  • Enrolling for WIC and SNAP Benefits
  • Receiving essential items

Where Can You Find Us
Some of our clients may already receive services from another organization that we partner with and which refers them to us. A list of those organizations is below.

Other times, a client contacts us directly and we meet him or her wherever it is convenient. That could be a coffee shop, school, home or close to your job. We are flexible and can accommodate your needs.

To find out more: Call or text 267.353.4410 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays!



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 selphiphilly@phmc.org or contact us at 267.3534410 and we will get back to you within 24 hours.



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