Fellow Private Providers:
Please take action now.
Help advocate for the well-being of Pennsylvania’s abused, neglected and delinquent children and youth—and for a healthy system of private agencies to serve them.
We must create relationships throughout government—with local decision-makers such as children and youth directors, juvenile probation chiefs, county commissioners, executives and council members and with state legislators and their staff.
Go to see them or invite these decision-makers to tour your programs, so that they have a better understanding of the positive opportunities you offer children and youth in your community.
Express the importance of your programs and the need for their support.
Tell your story and explain the urgent need for improvements in the way the state and counties are dealing with private providers.
Ask that they reduce the red tape so that you can get back to providing services for children and youth.
If you have an existing relationship, be sure to keep in touch.
Advocacy has become a survival skill for our agencies, so that we may continue to serve the vulnerable children and youth who need us.
(Below is a state legislator directory for your convenience.)