Children are the Heart of the Matter

“‘Love-in-action’ is a dynamic kind of love. I believe that when this dynamism motivates and directs our actions, that they are always ultimately successful, and that we can never lose or fail.” —Sister Charity Kohl, Founder


Child & Family Support Services

CORA offers a range of services to assist children, youth and families experiencing emotional, behavioral or situational difficulties. Staff provide an array of services with concentrations in family strengthening, substance use and mental health and overall risk reduction and wellness promotion in families and communities. Services focus on prevention and intervention with the goals of mitigating, preventing or delaying the onset of more involved behavioral health, child welfare or juvenile justice issues.

School Support Services

CORA provides a range of school support services in public, private, and charter schools throughout the region. Working in a caring, non-threatening environment, students focus on the achievement of established goals through various student centered activities. The main goal is to assist the student by providing the impetus for success in the classroom.

Early Childhood Services

Our dedicated teachers at our Star 4 CORA Early Childhood Centers are committed to preparing children for their lifelong journey of knowledge and learning rooted in a solid foundation of care and compassion for others, themselves, and their families. We lovingly serve children 2 to 5 years old with a comprehensive approach including positive social, emotional, and academic experiences.

YouthCOR After School Program

Programs are designed to offer fun, educational, recreational and arts experiences in a safe and controlled environment, that promote personal and group achievement and community-building.

Good Shepherd Mediation

CORA Good Shepherd Mediation (formerly Good Shepherd Mediation Program) was established by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd as a neighborhood justice center located in Northwest of Philadelphia. People in conflict come to the Mediation Program to resolve their disputes through mediation. Since its’ inception, Good Shepherd has grown to provide mediation and restorative justice practices throughout the Philadelphia community.​