Community Causes


June 1, 2023

Research reveals the daunting future that awaits young children growing up in low-income and distressed areas, with outcomes such as school dropout, addiction, and incarceration. With a legacy dating back to 1853, Northern Children’s Services has been instrumental in transforming the lives of countless children. They are on a crucial mission to help children and […]

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March 8, 2023

Every child deserves to grow up healthy, educated, and safe, wouldn’t you agree? While most children experience a healthy, everyday life, thousands of others suffer from illness. This kind of overbearing stress can take a toll on these children and their families, financially and emotionally. These individuals need our help, and that is exactly what […]

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March 1, 2023

Many people prefer living their entire lives without children. Unfortunately, even in today’s age and time, the fear of being judged for this personal decision causes trouble for many couples who are not ready to start a family. A prime objective for all community members is to bring peacefulness and security to the community’s most […]

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August 31, 2022

Post-COVID, thousands of families felt financially insecure as they struggled daily to make ends meet. And when you’re overburdened by several responsibilities, managing your expenses can not only become challenging but can ultimately take a toll on your mental health. Sometimes, this can also lead to an unhealthy family environment. We understand it’s a difficult […]

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Providing Support and Wellness to the Philly Community

June 1, 2022

My name is Joe DeFinis. I run the DeFinis Agency, and I grew up in Philadelphia. I graduated from LaSalle and got my Master’s from Temple. I coach basketball for kids from my neighborhood. I’ve lived in Philly my whole life, and when I say I love it here, I mean it. Many of our […]

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Providing a Unique Form of Fun to Disabled Individuals

February 16, 2022

At our agency, we understand the importance of therapy for those who are disabled so that they are able to live a more accessible life. Even more so, we believe such therapy can be offered through enriching activities that in turn also allow the disabled to pursue their passions and learn fun new skills. This […]

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To Moms With Love: Supporting Mothers in Need

November 26, 2021

The incredible efforts of mothers everywhere who nurture and support us all are undeniable — their passion, resilience, and love are priceless. However, unfortunately sometimes soon-to-be mothers are not always supported the way they should be. A lack of proper resources can be distressing to expecting mothers, especially the closer they are to their due […]

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Creating a Brighter Tomorrow: Supporting Individuals & Families In Need

August 30, 2021

Neighborhoods scattered across Philadelphia are struggling to provide individuals with the necessary tools needed to reach their fullest potential as productive members of society. Here at The DeFinis Agency, we believe that promoting a safe environment and empowering individuals to ask for help when they are in need will not only have a lasting impact […]

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A Place to Call Home

May 24, 2021

Homelessness in Philadelphia is on the rise, and any given night, you can find hundreds if not thousands of people sleeping on the streets. Families Forward Philadelphia, a non-profit, is Philadelphia’s largest emergency center for families. For 103 years, members of the organization have been working diligently to end these cycles of homelessness. Their mission […]

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Paw-sitive Futures!

February 18, 2021

About 6.5 million animals arrive at community shelters nationwide every year, according to the ASPCA.  Approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year (1.6 million dogs and 1.6 million cats). About 710,000 animals who enter shelters as strays are returned to their owners. One of the biggest problems facing animal welfare organizations today is […]

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Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow.

November 20, 2020

In many communities, like Philadelphia, poverty has been a persistent obstacle for healthy child development, education, and welfare. The research on young residents growing up in low-income and distressed communities demonstrates a grim future and points to adverse outcomes like dropping out of school, addiction, incarceration, and more. Northern Children’s Services is on a mission […]

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Here For Our Kids

August 27, 2020

Here at the DeFinis Agency, we are committed to serving you. We take pride in supporting our community and providing the resources to help protect what matters most to them. This is why we truly admire the dedication Collaborating For Youth has shown to their community and have decided to support them in their mission […]

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You Are Not Alone

May 12, 2020

  Imagine being pregnant, feeling alone and afraid or overwhelmed and unprepared?  Your next steps are crucial for your health and the health of your baby and many important life choices and decisions have to be made. The DeFinis and Pabody Agency wants to make sure that these women and families know that they have […]

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The DeFinis Agency Joins Agents Of Change Movement

June 27, 2019

The DeFinis Agency is dedicated to impacting our community by doing what we can to help others Live Well and Thrive. We are committed to being Agents of Change. Every 90 days we will be identifying a child, family, or group that could use a hand. A great number of people are going through hardship, even as you […]

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