Restoring hope with dignity

Partnerships & Community-Based Services

JJPI has a strong community focus. We believe that the impact of our work can be enhanced by working closely with those organizations whose missions we support, by improving coordination of services among our partner organizations, and by increasing access to our services through co-location of our staff at our partners' sites. To develop and sustain our community partnerships, JJPI often receives grant and foundation financial support.

Current Partnerships & Community-Based Services

Delaware County Healing and Resolving Trauma (DelcoHART) Program

JJPI received a five year-grant from the Federal Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) to fund a partnership between JJPI and Family Support Line (FSL), located in Media, PA. The project embeds two full-time JJPI clinicians at FSL and expands the availability of evidence-based therapy for children and families exposed to trauma and for children who have exhibited problem sexual behaviors (PSB). The program also includes services for public, charter, and private school students, including evidence-based group therapy and school screening evaluations for students who have exhibited PSB in the school setting. In addition, the program offers consultation and training to school administrators, students, and families. Finally, the program includes additional case management support for individuals receiving services at FSL or at the Delaware County Children's Advocacy Center (DCCAC), which is a program of FSL.

National Nurse-Led Care Consortium and JJPI Mental Health Collaboration

JJPI and the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) have created a partnership designed to address a lack of access to timely and high-quality behavioral health treatment to clients in NNCC's Mabel Morris and Nurse Family Partnership Nurse Home Visiting programs. As part of the partnership, JJPI provides direct psychotherapy services to NNCC clients where they are needed, including in clients' homes, and direct access to psychiatry services for triage and in emergent circumstances. JJPI also provides consultation to NNCC nurses regarding behavioral health issues and concerns.

Strengthening Interventions in Philadelphia for Youth with Problem Sexual Behaviors

JJPI received a three year-grant from the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to fund a project called Strengthening Interventions in Philadelphia for Youth with Problem Sexual Behaviors. The project involves expanding the availability of evidence-based interventions for individuals with demonstrated problem sexual behaviors (PSB) to prevent re-offending; implementing a school-based screening process that pre-emptively identifies and treats youth with possible PSB; and strengthening the existing network of organizations working in the area of PSB through coordinating a multi-disciplinary team comprised of local government agencies and community-based organizations. For more information, contact Caitlin Frett, OJJDP Project Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Integrating Primary Care and Behavioral Health in the PHMC Health Center Network

JJPI has embedded several clinicians specializing in trauma treatment at Public Health Management Corporation's five Federally Qualified Health Centers in order to provide trauma-informed psychotherapy for individuals with substance use concerns and significant symptoms of trauma. Funding for this project comes from a five-year grant from the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care (PIPBHC) Cooperative Agreements. Our partnership is one of four statewide chosen by SAMHSA to address disparities in behavioral health treatment through the development of integrated, comprehensive care models.

Interim House West Trauma Screening Program

JJPI is partnering with Interim House West (IHW) to provide trauma screening/assessments of IHW residents, their children, and additional family members. IHW is an affiliate of PHMC and is a long-term residential substance abuse treatment program for women and their children in the Parkside neighborhood of West Philadelphia. IHW’s program philosophy emphasizes empowerment and self-sufficiency, while also encouraging peer support. This project is funded for five years by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of its services grant program for residential treatment for pregnant and postpartum women.

Former Partnerships & Community-Based Services

Boys Overcoming Stigma and Shame (BOSS) (2019-2021)

JJPI received a two-year grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) to create a program that supported male child and adolescent survivors of childhood sexual abuse. BOSS included the development of and distribution of gender-specific materials aimed at male-identifying survivors of CSA; targeted community outreach aimed at providing child sexual abuse prevention education; and the implementation of art, music, and movement psychoeducation groups. BOSS drew on the expertise of local artists and musicians, who ran creative activity groups and served as unofficial mentors and role models.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy at Carnell School (2019-2021)

In partnership with the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association (OCCCDA), JJPI employed a full-time clinician to provide TF-CBT free of charge to students and families at the Laura Carnell School in the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia. The program was funded by a two-year grant from PCCD.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy in North Philadelphia in Partnership with Strawberry Mansion: A Sanctuary of Hope (SMASH) (2017-2019)

JJPI provided TF-CBT free of charge to children and adolescents in Strawberry Mansion and adjacent areas of North Philadelphia. Services were provided at churches, schools, and community centers. The program was funded by a two-year grant from PCCD.