The Strong Families Commission Incorporated (“THE COMMISSION”) is a private, nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) registered charitable organization based in Philadelphia that is dedicated to serving fathers with children by partnering with children, youth, and family-focused systems of care that are willing to include fathers in their service delivery models, to improve the emotional, social, physical, intellectual, spiritual, and financial well-being of the children they serve.
Our mission is simple – to strengthen families and improve developmental outcomes for children by advocating for greater father involvement in the lives of children and families, and the systems that serve them…Our vision is that children and youth in Philadelphia, across the state of Pennsylvania, and around the country will benefit from and grow up with the support of both of their parents in a healthy and supportive environment.
THE COMMISSION’s advocacy calls for 1) greater father presence and involvement in the daily lives of children; 2) the elimination of policy and program barriers that affect family stabilization and successful reunification of families, including fathers, especially when there is or has been unintended family disruption; 3) leveraging resources to contribute to the well-being of child development; and 4) collaboration among Philadelphia organizations, and beyond, that are family-focused and recognizes the importance of a father’s contribution to the welfare of every child.
The Commission does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), sex, disability, sexual orientation, or military status, political beliefs, or marital or family status in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and community partners.
For more information about THE COMMISSION, feel free to contact its Board Chair at: