Support Services

Kidz First Early Childhood Learning Center

The Kidz First Early Childhood Learning Center is located at 723 Madison Street in Chester, PA 19013. CAADC’s childcare center serves children 6 weeks through 12 years of age. It is open to children of our clients as well as the general public. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Before and After School Care is also available.

For more information or registration please call (610) 490-1700.

After-School Program

An After-School Program is available to school-aged children residing in our shelter or transitional/rapid re-housing programs. Participants are provided with tutorial assistance, recreational activities, access to computers and cultural enrichment.

For more information, call the Family Management Center at (610) 872-4070.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

CAADC operates several Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites to assist low-moderate income households to prepare their basic tax returns. Generally, households earning under $55,000 with a basic tax return are eligible to utilize this free tax service. All preparers are IRS-certified. The sites operate from mid-January through April 15th. Assistance is available by appointment only.

Please call (610) 833-4455 after January 1st for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Food Assistance

CAADC provides Food Assistance in a variety of ways. CAADC provides referrals to local food banks plus has food pantries available at its shelters and Direct Service Office for families experiencing a food crisis. The SNAP/Food Stamp Participation Project assists families with enrollment for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. The Life Center of Delaware County operates a daily feeding program at 63rd and Market Streets in Upper Darby. CAADC also provides nutrition counseling to its shelter residents.

For more information please call (610) 874-8451.

Case Management

Case Management assistance is a key component of every service we provide. Skilled professionals assess client issues and develop a case management plan which will assist the customer in reaching the goal of self-sufficiency. CAADC also serves as the lead Coordinated Entry agency for Delaware County. The goal of the Coordinated Entry Program is to utilize a common assessment process to determine and identify the immediate and short term needs of households who have unstable housing.

Transportation Assistance

Bus tokens and/or passes are available on a limited basic to transport shelter and transitional/rapid re-housing program participants as well as homeless individuals and families to necessary appointments such as medical visits, job interviews, etc.
For more information please call (610) 874-8451.

Financial Literacy/Budget Counseling

All CAADC clients receive some level of budget counseling as part of our service delivery. In addition, CAADC offers the Money Smart Program. Money Smart is a Financial Education Program which allows participants to gain knowledge in various topics such as financial decision-making, basics of banking, asset building, etc.

For more information please call (610) 874-8451.

Information and Referral

CAADC staff possesses an extensive knowledge of housing and related resources. We assess client issues and provide referrals to appropriate resources. CAADC operates a 24-hour hotline providing assistance to clients.

The hotline number is (610) 874-8451.