A Message from Our CEO - May 2024
Gemma’s continuum of care includes prevention services through which we accompany children, adolescents, and families in their communities to ensure their wellbeing.

These programs strive to meet the needs of individuals and families where they may be most vulnerable — through in-home services and prevention.


The Family Support Program at Gemma is designed to help families with children ages 2-5 access extra support. In this home-visiting program, families work with a Family Support Partner to build upon their strengths and achieve their goals. The objective of this prevention program is to help families access supports and services that promote their and their children’s well-being, enhance their skills, and strengthen their problem-solving abilities. Our teams help to promote optimal child development and increase caregivers’ confidence.

This program is supported by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) of Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and Pennsylvania’s Department of Education (PDE). For more information, visit dhs.pa.gov and education.pa.gov.

For more information about Gemma’s Family Support Program, please contact us at (215) 730-2240.

Click here to view a virtual open house about the program.

To make a referral for yourself or someone else, complete the form through this link or the button below. We will contact you within two business days.

family empowerment center

Gemma Services’ Family Empowerment Center (FEC) is a short-term, voluntary prevention program that provides in-home case management, parenting support, and skills-based training for families in Philadelphia. FEC services connect families with community resources and helps to strengthen and stabilize parents and caregivers who need additional support.

FEC services are designed to prevent children from being referred for out-of-home placement. Additionally, we connect families with resources in the community.

In conjunction with our in-home services, FEC offers weekly virtual and in-person parenting workshops during day and evening hours. Topics include: child development, healthy relationships, and strategies to strengthen the family unit. Childcare, transportation tokens, and food are all provided for in-person workshop attendees.

For more information regarding any of our prevention programs, please contact us at (215) 730-2240 or by email.