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Intervention Services

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JFCS Intervention Services are designed to provide caring and supportive counseling to adolescents and pre-teens who are at risk for potential or continued drug and alcohol use, or are exposed to drugs and alcohol through their family or peer group.

Our early intervention programs are dedicated to using evidence-based curricula with the goal of equipping children and teens with the knowledge base, toolkit, and supportive environment to identify and develop healthy coping strategies, set and reach positive goals, establish skills for building healthy relationships, and strategize for a healthier future.

Intervention Services are available for students in Philadelphia only. All service requests are filled based on staffing availability and capacity.


JFCS Intervention Services also include Camp Mariposa Philadelphia. Camp Mariposa Philadelphia is a year-round addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth affected by the substance use disorder of a family member. Youth ages 9-12 attend weekend camps up to six times a year. Weekend camps offer fun, traditional camp activities combined with education and support sessions led by mental health professionals and trained adult mentors. Additional social activities are offered for youth and their families throughout the year. All program activities are offered free of charge to families.

Camp Mariposa Philadelphia is part of Eluna’s national Camp Mariposa network. Eluna is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to support children and families impacted by grief or addiction. For more information, please visit

To learn more about Camp Mariposa, including dates and transportation, contact Maura Hanlon, Camp Clinical Coordinator, at 267.679.6158 or

Our Staff

Courtney Owen, LCSW, Program Officer, Education and Outreach Services & Mental Health

Renee Mezer, Director, Education and Outreach Prevention Services

Maura Hanlon, Intervention Specialist (Drugs & Alcohol, Camp Mariposa)

Kristi Watkins, Program Manager, Prevention & Intervention Services

To contact us about Drug and Alcohol Intervention Services, CLICK HERE

Camp Mariposa Philadelphia is offered in collaboration with: