New Life - Access Services

New Life

Hope changes everything

A place of hope, healing, and new beginnings since 1953.

Primarily available
in Chester County

But have also worked in other counties

daughter hugging her mom as they reunite

Find True Hope, Healing, and New Beginnings

For more than 63 years New Life, now a division of Access Services, has provided each and every child with a safe, loving, and truly family-like experience where they can find true hope, healing, and new beginnings.

Our entire family works to uncover the academic, social, emotional, and spiritual potential of abandoned, abused, and at-risk children, helping to free them from the despair and hopelessness of a young life devastated by emotional trauma.

Our highly-skilled, caring staff is trained to meet each child wherever they are emotionally and design a program that provides the warmth, support, safety, and clinical experience to move them through the entire healing process.

Where do we serve?

New Life’s Community Based Services in West Chester, PA is contracted by the Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families to provide services along a wide spectrum.

While staff work primarily with children, adolescents, and families in Chester County, they also have worked with clients that reside in Berks, Lancaster, Delaware, Montgomery, and Bucks Counties.

brother and sister playing with toys together on the floor

New Life Programs

father and son playing basketball at a gym

Forefront / Life Skills

The Forefront/Life Skills Program is based on the belief that long-term stability for children and youth is nurtured by a solid sense of identity from being raised in one’s own family.

It values the family’s ability to make informed choices and determine its own course of treatment. Capacity for change lies within the family.

While recognizing the individuality of each member of the family, the focus is on the family as a unit. The goal of all services is to empower families and youth to create solutions in the resolution of their problems.

The Forefront/Life SkillsProgram is designed to prevent out-of-home placement of children and adolescents, to decrease acting out behaviors in the community, and to reduce family dysfunction.

It is also designed to help families reunify successfully when youth is transitioning from an out-of-home placement.


The Visitation Program recognizes the need of children to preserve and maintain relationships with siblings, parents, and other significant people in their lives.

Visiting sessions are viewed as a positive opportunity for parents, children, and agencies. Children and parents can be reassured of everyone’s well being as well as work on issues that can lead to reunification.

Agency staff members have an opportunity to make assessment of the visit interaction, provide treatment, and document the progress or lack of progress being made in the relationship.

dad playing with his son at a park
teenage boy standing with his grandma looking out a window of their home

Family Finding

The Family Finding Program is designed to help a child and their family to make decisions in many critical areas such as to avoid out of home placement or to plan for the child’s return home from an out of home placement.

Relatives and kin of the children are located and engaged to connect each child with a family so that every child may benefit from the lifelong connections that only a family provides.

The Family Finding model seeks to build or maintain the child’s lifetime family support network for all children who are disconnected or at a risk of disconnection through placement outside of their home and community.

Positive Parenting

The Triple P Program (Positive Parenting Program) is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent, as well as treat, behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers.

It aims to prevent problems in the family, school, and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realize their potential.

Triple P draws on social learning, cognitive behavioral and developmental theory as well as research into risk factors associated with the development of social and behavioral problems in children.

It aims to equip parents with the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient and to be able to manage family issues without ongoing support.

“You are never too far gone.
Experience the transformational power of hope.”
New Life

Contact Us

West Chester Office

405 Willowbrook Lane
West Chester, PA 19382
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Schwenksville Office

284 Salford Station Rd
Schwenksville, PA 19473
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