City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

About City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

The mission of DBHIDS is to improve the health status of Philadelphians in need of behavioral health and/or intellectual disability services. This is accomplished through an emphasis on recovery and resilience-focused behavioral health services, as well as an emphasis on self-determination for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Our goal is to help individuals realize their goals and attain the highest quality of life possible. We work with persons recovering from mental health and/or substance use, individuals with intellectual disabilities, families, and service providers to ensure that high quality services are accessible, effective and appropriate. We are committed to developing a system of care that is data-driven, employs evidence-based practices, promotes cultural competence and eliminates health care disparities.


Mayors Internship Program Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Philadelphia, PA
“Internship program in addition to department internship ”

Mayor's Internship Program intern

June 2017 - August 2017 Philadelphia, PA
“This is a great opportunity to learn more about city government and the various departments. There was the departmental component where interns were in various departments around the city (Mayor's office, Streets Dept, Public Health, etc) doing an assigned project/task. I was specifically in DBHIDS, working on the Madeline Moore Summer Camp Program that helped to fund children receiving services from the department to go to local camps in the summer. Then on Fridays there was professional development days and learning about the city from panels of city leaders and tours of the city. I would highly recommend for people looking to go into the public sector. ”
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