Resource Guide

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
WEST PHILADELPHIA HIGH SCHOOL
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Behavioral Health/Mental Health

Catholic Social Services…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..267-331-2490
4400 North Reese Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Services Available: Emergency food, parenting classes, clothing and outpatient counseling.

Community Behavioral Health (C.B.H.)………………………………………………………………..General Phone: 215-413-3100
801 Market Street, Suite 7000 Hotline: 888-545-2600
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Mental health/involuntary commitments or substance abuse emergencies
Hours: 24 Hours/7 Days Week
Services Available: Language services. The behavioral health system connects recipients of medical assistance (MA) to adults, child and adolescent mental health and substance abuse services. Clients must go through C.B.H. C.B.H. gives approval for treatment, and help with appointments, transportation, and emergencies.

Dept. of Behavioral Health Office of Addiction Services (OAS)……………………………………………………..215-685-5403
701 Market Street, Suite 5200
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Intellectual Disability Services……………………………………………………………………………………………………..215-685-5900

Important Phone Numbers
Suicide Hotline………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………215-686-6420
Behavioral Health Special Initiative…………………………………………………………………………………………………..215-546-1200
(Inpatient/Outpatient Mental Health/Shelter at 801 Market Street) (no insurance)

JJP/Joseph J. Peters Institute………………………………………………………………………………………………………215-701-1560
100 South Broad Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19110
www.jjp.org
Services Available: Treatment in the areas of sexual abuse, domestic violence and other traumas for survivors and offenders; part of PHMC’s Specialized Health Services component.

Mental Health Partnerships ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….215-751-1800
1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 1100, 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Services Available: General information, training programs for families and referrals.

Autism Resources

The Autism Society of America ………………………………………………………………..610-358-5256
The Autism Society of America, Greater Philadelphia Chapter was established in 1977 by a dedicated
group of parents with a strong desire to band together and be a united voice to represent individuals
with Autism Spectrum Disorders and spread awareness.

Autism Information Lines (“warm lines”)
Contact below for information about Autism resources in Philadelphia.
Greater Philadelphia Autism Society …………………………………………………………….610-358-5256
PA ASERT(Autism Services Education, Resource and Training……………………………877-231-4244
Autism Speaks Autism Response…………………………………………………………………888-288-4762

Autism Speaks………………………………………………..888-288-4762 • En Español 888-772- 9050
www.autismspeaks.org
Advocacy group dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for
the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Website includes many resources for families.
Autism Resources

Autism Sharing and Parenting………………………………………………………………….215-413-7106
Community Behavioral Health
401 Market St. 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19131
autismsharingandparenting.org
Parent support group that meets monthly.

The Center for Autism………………………………………………………………………………215-878-3400
3905 Ford Road, Suite 6
Philadelphia PA 19131
www.thecenterforautism.org
Specialized intensive training for autistic children

Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) in Philadelphia
SW Philly—Child Guidance Resource Center………………………………………………….267-713-4100
2901 Island Avenue • Philadelphia, PA 19153
Children’s Behavioral Health Services……………………………………………………………215-408-4944
499 North 5th Street, Suite D • Philadelphia, PA 19123
NE Philly—SPIN…………………………………………………………………………………………215-613-1021
10541 Drummond Road • Philadelphia, PA 19154
For autism evaluations and enrollment in various autism research programs.

Center for Autism Research’s Autism ROADMAP………………………………………..267-426-7540

  • Learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder, including symptoms, diagnosis, and the impact on
    families and individuals
  • Get the latest information on treatments and therapies and how to get services
  • Connect with resources for children, youth, and adults
    http://carautismroadmap.org/

The Center for Autism Research (CAR)………………………………………………………866-570-6524
Roberts Pediatric Building
2716 South Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146
http://research.chop.edu/car

The CAR at CHOP/UPenn is looking for the causes of autism spectrum disorders and is developing new treatments
for children and adults with autism. We study infants who have a brother or sister already diagnosed
with autism. We also have research studies for toddlers, school-aged children, and adults. Families who take
part in our research studies receive evaluation reports and are paid for their time and travel costs.

Autism Cares Foundation…………………………………………………………………………215-942-2273
816 2nd Street Pike
Southampton, PA 18966
www.autismcaresfoundation.org
Autism Cares Foundation provides children, young adults and families with recreational activities, outings
and events at no charge primarily in Bucks and Montgomery Counties as well as for Philadelphia residents.
These events provide life-skills development and social interaction for those on the autism spectrum.
They include: bounce outings, bowling, social activities and dances, family movies, music events as well
as physical fitness activities and arts and crafts from first diagnosis as toddlers into adulthood.

ASERT Collaborative (Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training)…………………877-231-4244
PaAutism.org
ASERT is a statewide initiative funded by the Bureau of Autism Services, PA Department of Public Welfare. The
ASERT Collaborative is a partnership of medical centers, centers of autism research and services, universities
and other providers of services involved in the treatment and care of individuals of all ages with autism and
their families. The ASERT Collaborative has been designed to bring together resources locally, regionally, and
statewide. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

4 Evaluations/Behavioral and Family Support
Philadelphia’s Autism Centers of Excellence (PACE) (must have Medical Assistance):

  1. Child Guidance Resource Center • 2901 Island Avenue…………………………….267-713-4100
  2. Northeast Treatment Center • 5th and Spring Garden……………………………….215-408-4944
  3. Special People in the Northeast • 10541 Drummond Road…………………………215-613-1021

Autism Hotlines and Websites
Autism Society of America/Philadelphia
Information and support hotline……………………………………………………………………610-358-5256
PA ASERT( Autism Services Education, Resource and Training) www.paautism.org
Autism Resource Specialist…………………………………………………………………………877-231-4244
Autism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org
Autism Response Hotline…………………………………………………………………………….888-288-4762

Education
Childlink provides Special Education and therapy supports for children ages 0-3.
Call 215-685-4646 for intake. Call 215-731-2100 for other needs.

Elwyn SEEDS provides Special Education and therapy supports for children ages 3-5.
Call 215-222-8054 for intake. Call 215-895-5500 for other needs.
http://www.elwyn.org/program/seeds/
Visit the Elwyn website for the most up-to-date Service
Coordination list.

Parent Partnership Program (parent support)………………………………………………….215-921-7169

Philadelphia School District office of specialized services ………………………………..215-400-4170
Provides Special Education and therapy supports for children ages 5-21.

Benefits Support
Medical Assistance problems or questions:
Child Health Watch Helpline…………………………………………………………………..215-563-5848 x17
www.pccy.org

Bureau of Autism Services, PA Dept of Human Services………………………………..1-866-497-6898
http://www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/autismservices/index.htm

Parent Training and Support
“Nurturing the Child With Autism” 12 week free parent training sponsored by
Northeast Treatment Center’s PACE…………………………………………………………….. 215-408-4946

CHOP Center for Autism Research “Next Steps Programs”— one day low cost workshops on
everything you wanted to know about Autism.
Contact Gail Stein………………………………………………………………………………………215-590-7500
steing1@email.chop.edu

SPIN-NET PACE – Autism caregiver support group. Meets 1-2 times each month covering different
topics. Contact Barbara Livengood-Dickson………………………(centralized intake) 215-612-7625

Parent Advocacy – Office of Maternal Child and Family Health –
Parent Support and Advocacy for parents raising children with special needs.
Contact Kheli Muhammad…………………………………………………………………………..215-685-5246
Kheli.muhammad@phila.gov

HIP Health Intervention Program
FREE in-home support to families with children who have special health care needs, include
nurses, social workers and parent professionals. Services include: advocacy and referral, service
system negotiation, case management and counseling.
(FAMILIES CAN NOT HAVE AN OPEN CASE WITH DHS)
www.phila.gov/health/MCFH/HIPFamilies.html
Health Promotion Council, Jane Prusso…………………………………………………………..267-765-2307
Congresso de Latinos Unidos, Melanie Ficke………………………………………215-763-8870 ext 1909
LaSalle Neighborhood Nursing Center, Sharon Star…………………………………………..215-951-5034

Bucks County LIFE Sibling Support Group ages 8-12………………………………………215-407-8594
882 Jacksonville Road, Suite 203
Ivyland, PA 18974
http://lifeinbucks.org/resources-events/

Philadelphia Recreation
HEARTS for AUTISM www.HeartsforAutism.org
A monthly workshop for families with children with Autism, using art as means of expression. Norcom
Center in Northeast Philadelphia with activities for caretakers and siblings as well. Pre-registration is
required ~ workshop is FREE!

robin@heartsforautism.org

Kardon Institute for Music and Art Therapy
www.kardoninstitute.org/contact/locations/
Music, dance, art therapy for children and adults w/special needs, covered by CBH/
Contact: 215-320-2625. 5 Regional Sites in neighborhoods around Philadelphia.

Tops Soccer/Topsports
usyouthsoccer.org
FREE sports and recreations opportunities for children with special needs.
rayrobinson12a@comcast.net

Holy Terrors Stars …………………………………………………………………………………..267-253-3856
holyterrorsstars.web
FREE athletic association for children with ANY kind of special need.
Contact: Cindy Hinchy
cyndistarts@verizon.net

Fox Chases Champions……………………………………………..215-745-2785
www.foxchasechampions.com

FREE Special-needs sports organization including indoor/outdoor soccer, bowling and baseball in
the Northeast. ages 3 – 23. Contact Matt McDonald
email info@foxchasechampions.com

Special Olympics PA ………………………………………………………215-671-5069
www.sopaphilly.org
900 Southampton Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Latino Support…………………………………………………………….215-425-6203
HUNE (Hispanos Unidos Para Ninos Excepcionals) – Provides advocacy and support to Latino
families with children with disabilities

Pin of PA, Philadelphia PIN : Support for Families of Children with Behavioral Problems.
Contact Becky Espanol…………………………………………………………………………………267-507-3868
bespanol@mhasp.org

Lovin’ My Mocha.………………………………………………………………….267-226-3078
www.facebook.com/lovinmy.mocha
Online and monthly support for Latino families with children with autism

Asian Support
SEAMAAC
………………………………………………………………………………………………….215-467-0690
Amy Jones
1711 South Broad Street, 19148
(Southeast Asian Mutual Assistant Associations Coalition) Multi service center offering social supports and
activities for many Asian families.

Hall Mercer
Dr. Zheya (Jenny) Yu, Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese) child psychiatrist…………………….215-829-3461

Intercultural Behavioral Health Center
West Philadelphia ……………………………………………………………………………………..215-386-8490
South Philadelphia …………………………………………………………………………………….215-468-4673
Services Provided: Outpatient mental health services.

Autism (and Developmental Delays) for Asian Families – video for families in seven Southeast Asian languages.
www.facebook.com/realmoviesforrealfamilies

Inpatient Psychiatric Units Foundations Behavioral Health …………………………215-345-0444
Doylestown, PA
No CBH, private insurance, special ASD Unit children ages 5 and up.

Devereaux, Malvern, PA…………………………………………………………………………….. 800-935-6789
Children’s Behavioral Health Services. Takes CBH and private insurance, children ages 6-18, no
adults. Specific training for ASD.

Devereux CARES …………………………………………………………………………………….610-873-4930
Educational services for children with Autism ages 5-21.

Children’s Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services……………………..610-431-8100
Services for children ages 6-21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Melmark …………………………………………………………………………………………………610-325-2937
Berwyn, PA has a residential unit , specific training for ASD, some CBH and
private insurance, case by case

Brook Glen………………………………………………………………………………………………215-641-5404
Ft. Washington, PA
Takes CBH and private insurance, children 13 and up, children with ASD must be high functioning
enough to participate in group sessions. No ASD specific programming.

Belmont Hospital.…………………………………………………………………………………….877-418-7923
4200 Monument Road,
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Accepts CBH and private, and kids 5 and up. No ASD specific programming. People with ASD
must be high functioning enough to participate in groups.

Chinese Health Information Center at Jefferson………………………………………….215-955-8282

Friends Hospital………………………………………………………………………………………215-831-4600
4641 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Accepts CBH, kids 4 – 18.

Horsham Clinic………………………………………………………………………………………..215-643-7800
722 Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002
Accepts CBH. , Provides services for children ages 4 – 18.

Fairmount Hospital.………………………………………………………………………………….215-487-4100
561 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Accepts CBH and private, ages 5-17, No ASD specific programming, accepts kids with ASD if high
functioning and can participate in groups
Karen Krivit, Elwyn……………………………………………………………………………………..215-460-7725
krivitk@elwyn.org

Missy Modesti, Elwyn
…………………………………………………………………………………. 267-357-3738
melissa_modesti@elwyn.org
Gail Stein, CHOP CAR…………………………………………………………………………………..267-426-4910
steing1@email.chop.edu

Grieving

Children’s Crisis Treatment Center……………………………………………………………..215-496-0707
1080 North Delaware Avenue, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19125
www.cctckids.org
Provides high quality mental health services to Philadelphia’s neediest children and their families.
Programs include: outpatient mental health services; post-traumatic assistance for children who have
experienced a severe emotional trauma; family support; and WRAP around services

The Center For Grieving Children………………………………………………………………..267-437-3123
3300 Henry Avenue, Suite 110
Philadelphia, PA 19129
The Center for Grieving Children provides free peer support groups to children ages 4-18 and their caregivers
who have experienced the death of someone close to them. The Center helps children grieving a
death heal and grow through their grief, while strengthening families, communities, and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs. Peer support groups are located in various locations
across the city.

Peter’s Place…………………………………………………………………………………………….610-687-5150
336 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
www.petersplaceonline.org
Peter’s Place aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for grieving children and families and
acts as a community resource to foster understanding of the effects of death and grief.

Bereavement Support Services………………………………………………………………….215-685-7408
www.phila.gov/health/medicalexaminer/BereavementSupport.html
Through the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, offers bereavement counseling and/or
referrals to appropriate resources for parents who have experienced a late fetal loss or the death of
an infant or child. Provides parental support groups for loss due to substance abuse.

Children and Family Resources

CAP4Kids (The Children’s Advocacy Project)
CAP4Kids was developed in 2005 as a way for healthcare providers, social workers, child advocates and parents
and teens to find reliable, up-to-date information on community resources to help improve and enhance
the lives of children and families. Each CAP4Kids city has its own content with local community
resources organized into easy to locate Parent Handouts. They allow parents and families to find
resources on a wide range of topics, ranging from after school programs and camps, to education
resources or resources for children with special needs. There are resources for pregnant mothers, infants,
school-aged children and teens.

Daniel R. Taylor, D.O., FAAP, FACOP
Associate Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine
Director, Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Developer of Cap4Kids
email: capp4kids@lists.drexel.edu
online resource: cap4kids.org/Philadelphia

Nurse-Led Care Consortium (a PHMC affiliate).………………………………………………215-731-7145
www.nncc.us
Services available: Philadelphia Nurse Family Partnership is a Nurse Home Visiting Program for
first-time mothers before 28th week of pregnancy. Mabel Morris Home Visiting Program for
Pregnant – Parenting Mothers who have children up to 5 years of age.

Turning Points for Children……………………………………………………………………….215-875-8200
415 South 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Programs include:

  • Community Umbrella Agencies:
    CUA 3 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. …215-806-4910
    Provides foster care and in-home services in the 15th Police District in Lower Northeast Philadelphia.CUA 9………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..267-265-1609
    Provides foster care and in-home services in the 12th and 18th Police Districts in Southwest and
    West Philadelphia.
  • Families and Schools Together (FAST): the FAST program works closely with school principals and
    counselors, mental health and substance abuse providers, as well as community leaders to provide parent
    education and family support services. The goal is to strengthen families by using resources to promote
    parent nurturing, improve relationships and increase children’s success in school. Participating
    families meet once a week for a total of 8 weeks, then once a month for 22 months. The FAST program
    currently operates in over 60 Phila schools with specially trained facilitators………………215-875-4961
  • Food and Wellness Network (FAWN): community based food pantry in Frankford, offering
    nutritious emergency food, nutrition information, infant formula and diapers……………..267-236-1541
  • Parent Support Services: Time Out for Teens and Tots (TTT) is a parenting and support program
    for teen mothers and their children; TTT group sessions are held in 5 locations throughout
    Philadelphia; Elect Teen Parent Classrooms held pregnant and parenting teens to finish high
    school and plan for college or employment……………………………………………………………215-875-4963
  • Family Finding: new initiative being managed solely by Turning Points for Children, enables
    children in out-of-home care to reconnect with family members or other significant people in
    their past with whom they have lost contact; work to reunite children of all ages with a caring
    adult family member……………………………………………………………………………………………267-236-1557

Children’s Crisis Treatment Center — Child Stability and Well Being
Program (CSAW-PIP)
…………………………………….215-496-0584
1080 North Delaware Avenue, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Cctckids.org
The goal of Child Stability and Well Being Program (CSAW-PIP) is to increase stable living
situations for children involved with child welfare agencies. CSAW-PIP staff are located on site at
designated child welfare agencies cross the city of Philadelphia. We train staff and caregivers at
these agencies in research informed, interactive parenting skills (Child Adult Relationship
Enhancement (CARE), offer a research proven therapeutic intervention to families with children
2-8 years old (Parent Child Interaction Therapy PCIT) and provide on-site consultation. CSAW-PIP
is an effective program because it reaches people through multiple pathways and meets them
where they are. By being on site at designated child welfare agencies, CSAW-PIP clinicians are
more available for therapeutic interventions and to help staff and caregivers. The CARE training
helps caregivers to not only learn useful information and skills, but also practice these skills
during the training. Currently, CSAW-PIP is for families with children 2-10 years of age. We are
co-located at Bethanna Foster Care Agency, Jewish Family and Children Foster Care Agency, and
the following Community Umbrella Agencies (CUA): NET and APM. The program will be
expanding to each of the new CUAs as they roll out. PCIT is also offered to children not involved
in the child welfare system at CCTC’s main building.

Clothing & Food

Church of the Advocate……………………………………………………………………………..215-978-8000
2121 North Gratz Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Hours: Soup kitchen, Monday – Friday, Noon to 2 p.m.

Free Meals served at various locations throughout the city.
Call 2 1 1 between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily, or visit www.211sepa.org for full listing

Grands As Parents (GAP)…………………………………………………………………………..215-236-5848
2227 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Services Available: Emergency Food & Clothing

Share Food Program………………………………………………………………………………….215-223-2220
Project Share
2901 W. Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129
www.sharefoodprogram.org
Services Provided: Emergency food relief and food packages.

Strawberry Mansion Learning Center………………………………………………………….267-639-4613
2946 W. Dauphin Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Services available: free halal meals on 3rd Saturday every month from 1:30 p.m – 3:30 p.m.

St.Vincent de Paul…………………………………………………………………………………………215-438-2925
109 East Price Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Services Available: Emergency food bags available 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Must live in
19144, 19138, 19150, 19119 (Feeding at the church on Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. for anyone)

SNAP (Food Stamps) Hotline………………………………………………………………………800-221-5689
Visit
www.hungercoalition.org for help with paying for food.

Turning Points for Children/ FAWN (Food and Wellness Network)…………………..267-236-1541
Contact: Alison Floyd
Services Available: Emergency Food and Formula Network must live in 15th police district

Community Umbrella Agencies (CUAs)

Community Umbrella Agencies (CUAs)

  • CUAs offer a one stop shop, a continuum of care, for Philadelphia children and families including services
    preventing child abuse and neglect, in-home services for families at risk and foster care services. CUAs are part
    of a citywide initiative undertaken by the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services called Improving
    Outcomes for Children, which aims to guarantee that all of Philadelphia’s children grow up safe, healthy and in
    permanent homes. There are a total of 10 CUAs, handling areas designated by police districts throughout the city.
    They are community based agencies responsible for providing direct case management services to families in
    their designated areas. CUAs will ensure that local solutions and resources are made accessible to children and
    families, with connections to both formal and informal neighborhood networks.
    This service delivery model is designed to increase system performance to achieve positive results for
    children, youth and families, including:

    • more children and youth able to thrive safely at home
    • fewer children and youth placed in institutional settings
    • lower initial placement rates and fewer changes in placement
    • shorter length of placement and reduction of returns to placement
    • lower rates of abuse while in placement
    • increased kinship placement
    • increased placement of siblings together and better connection when they are not
    • increased reunification with family and/or other permanency rates such as adoption

CUA 1: NET Community Care ……………………………………………………………………267-339-0520
Serving the 25th Police District (East North Phila.)

CUA 2: Asociacion Puertorriquesnos en Marcha (APM)……………………………….267-296-7200
Serving 24th & 26th Police Districts (East North Phila.)

CUA 3: Turning Points for Children (TPFC).…………………………………………………215-268-5845
Serving 15th Police District (Lower Northeast Phila)

CUA 4: Catholic Community Services (CCS) ………………………………………………267-341-1253
Serving the 2nd, 7th & 8th Police Districts (Far Northeast Phila.)

CUA 5: Wordsworth………………………………………………………………………………….267-766-2000
Serving the 35th & 39th Police Districts (Logan/Olney)

CUA 6: Tabor Community Partners (TCP)…………………………………………………….267-339-3171
Serving the 5th & 14th Police Districts (NW Phila.)

CUA 7: NET Community Care…………………………………………………………………….267-339-0520
Serving the 22th Police District ( North Central Phila.)

CUA 8: Bethanna……………………………………………………………………………………..215-335-6500
Serving the 1st, 3rd, 6th, 9th & 17th Police Districts (South Phila.)

CUA 9: Turning Point’s for Children…………………………………………………………..267-236-1542
Serving the 12th & 18th Police Districts (West & SW Phila.)

CUA 10: Wordsworth……………………………………………………………………………….215-643-5400
Serving the 16th & 19th Police Districts (Mantua, Overbrook, Wynnefield)

Child Care Information Services for Philadelphia……………..(Intake Phone) 1-888-461-5437
Services Available: Referrals & Subsidies for daycare summer camp.
North………………………………………………………………………………………………………215-763-0100
Eligibility: 19121, 19122, 19123, 19125, 19130, 19132, 19133
Northwest………………………………………………………………………………………………..215-842-4820
Eligibility: 19118, 19119, 19126, 19127, 19128, 19129, 19138, 19140, 19141, 19144, 19150
South Philadelphia, Center City,West and Southwest Philadelphia……………………..215-382-4762
215-271-0433
Eligibility: 19102, 19103, 19106, 19107, 19112, 19145, 19146, 19147, 19148
Eligibility: 19104, 19131, 19139, 19142, 19143, 19151, 19153
Northeast………………………………………………………………………………………………..215-333-1560
Eligibility: 19111, 19114, 19116, 19120, 19124, 19134, 19135, 19149, 19152, 19154, 19136,
19137, 19149

Day-Care/Subsidized/After-School Program/Camp

Child Care Information Services for Philadelphia……………..(Intake Phone) 1-888-461-5437
Services Available: Referrals & Subsidies for daycare summer camp.

North………………………………………………………………………………………………………215-763-0100
Eligibility: 19121, 19122, 19123, 19125, 19130, 19132, 19133

Northwest………………………………………………………………………………………………..215-842-4820
Eligibility: 19118, 19119, 19126, 19127, 19128, 19129, 19138, 19140, 19141, 19144, 19150

South Philadelphia, Center City, West and Southwest Philadelphia……………………..215-382-4762
215-271-0433
Eligibility: 19102, 19103, 19106, 19107, 19112, 19145, 19146, 19147, 19148
Eligibility: 19104, 19131, 19139, 19142, 19143, 19151, 19153

Northeast………………………………………………………………………………………………..215-333-1560
Eligibility: 19111, 19114, 19116, 19120, 19124, 19134, 19135, 19149, 19152, 19154, 19136, 19137, 19149

Child Link ……………………………………………………………………………………………….215-985-2500
Services Available: Resources for children from birth to three years old of age with developmental delays or disabilities.

Elwyn Seeds Preschool Early Intervention.…………………………………………………215-222-8054
Services Available: Speech and language therapy, special instruction, occupational therapy, physical therapy, vision and hearing services, identified family services. Other services as deemed necessary by the IEP team. (For preschool kids aged 3-5)

Grandma’s Kids Program…………………………………………………………………………..215.204.3105
The Intergenerational Center at Temple University
Ritter Annex, College of Education, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Room 430
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Services Available: After-school programs, academic support and free family support services for kinship
families at multiple sites around the city.

Tutoring Services: contact your local school for tutoring information

Dental Care

District Health Center # 3 ……………………………………………….(Dental Services) 215-685-7506
555 South 43rd Street (Medical Services) 215-685-7504
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Services Available: Dental care offered to children and adults. Income based fee for dental service. Free family medical care for adults and children, prenatal and family planning, pharmacy and laboratory.

District Health Center # 5………………………………………………..(Dental Services) 215-685-2938
1900 North 20th Street. (Medical Services) 215-685-2933
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Services Available: Dental care for children only, every day. Free family medical care for adults and children. No-cost or sliding scale fees available.

University of Pennsylvania Dental School
Penn Dental at Locust Walk …………………………………………………………………………215-898-4615
240 S. 40th St. 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., alternating
Saturdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m..
Adult Main Clinic: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Services Available: Dental care for children and adults

Penn Dental at University City………………………………………………………………………215-573-8400
3737 Market St. Suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., alternating
Saturdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Department of Human Services

24 hour Child Abuse Hot Line……………………………………………. 215-683-6100 / 800-932-0313
To report possible child abuse; suspected physical or sexual child abuse or severe neglect are investigated within 24 hours; all others investigated promptly.

12 Division of Community-Based Prevention Services (DCBPS)……………………….215-683-4000
Family Empowerment Services (FES): offered through the central referral unit at DHS. FES Service providers include: Congreso, Family Support Services, Intercultural Family Services, Lutheran Children and Family Services, The Village, United Communities of SE Phila., Women’s Christian Alliance, Youth Services, Inc.

Domestic Violence

Latina Domestic Violence Program
www.helpwomen.org
Kira Bellolio, JD, Manager…………………………………………………………………..215-763-8870x1210
Belloliok@congreso.net

Daniela Castejon, Family Service Coordinator……………………………………….. 215-763-8870x1353
castejond@congreso.net
A program offered through Congreso, provides support and advocacy for persons affected by Domestic Violence

Loveisrespect………………………………………………………………..(24 Hour Hotline) 866-331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org
Loveisrespect is an organization that provides 24/7 telephone, online, and texting hotlines to support teens and young adults in abusive relationships or settings in additional to educational materials on healthy relationships and abuse. Information is also available for abusive partners.

Lutheran Settlement House………………………………………………………………………215- 426- 8610
www.lutheransettlement.org
Operates the Bilingual Domestic Violence Program offering free individual, and group counseling for survivors of domestic violence in both Spanish and English, transitional housing, workshops about domestic violence for professionals and community members, specialized trainings for businesses and nonprofits focusing on domestic violence in the workplace. Co-operates Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline, medical advocacy, health and nutrition. Provides services to seniors and the homeless.

Menergy………………………………………………………………………………………………….215-242-2235
www.menergy.org Espanol 267-625-6135
For men who are physically or emotionally abusive. Provides outpatient group treatment, rehabilitation and anger management for men who have been abusive to their partners.

PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence…………………………………………Hotline: 800-799-7233
www.pcadv.org
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) is working at the state and national levels to eliminate domestic violence, secure justice for victims, enhance safety for families and communities, and create lasting systems and social change. Lists of resources for all PA counties.

PA SAVIN Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification …………..717-728-2573
www.vinelink.com
A free, confidential service that lets you know when a particular offender is going to be released and alerts you when they will be released.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline…………………………………………………….800-799-7233
http://www.thehotline.org/
The website also offers resources for survivors of domestic violence and their loved ones in addition to information on services for abusive partners.

The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline……………………………………………..1-866-SAFE 014
You can call here first for help, or just call the organizations listed below directly. (723-3014)

WOAR (Woman Organized Against Rape, 24 hour Hotline)…………………………….215-985-3333
www.woar.org
Helps survivors of sexual assault and abuse through counseling and advocacy. WOAR offers both crisis counseling and long-term therapy for survivors of sexual abuse.

Women Against Abuse, 24 hour Hotline……………………………………………………1-866-723-3014
www.womenagainstabuse.org
Provides information, 24-hour shelter, transitional housing, and free legal assistance to women who have been abused.

Women in Transition………………………………………………………………………………….215-751-1111
www.helpwomen.org/
Women In Transition provides early intervention and prevention services that include telephone counseling, information and referral services, individual and group empowerment counseling, and advocacy for women who are endangered by domestic violence and substance abuse. Also has Self-Defense training for women (WAVE Program)

Employment Services for Caregivers & Youth

Free Library of Philadelphia……………………………………………………………………….215-686-5436
1901 Vine Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Services Available: Virtual guide on how to find a job, career services and workshops.

(P.H.D.C) Job Center…………………………………………………………………………………..215-448-3000
1234 Market Stree, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact: Mirtha Reyes…………………………………………………………………………………215-686-3000
Services Available: provides job information, job placement, education opportunities, social services, weatherization, adoption, and counseling.

Philadelphia Unemployment Project.………………………………………………………….215-557-0822
112 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Services Available: provides information, referrals and advocacy for low income and unemployed people about mortgage and utility assistance, rental assistance, job placement and training and access to health hospital care. Bring resume if available.

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation – Early Reach Initiative.…………………………215-560-4193
444 North 3rd Street, 5th Floor 215-560-3109
Philadelphia, PA 19123 215-560-3109
Contact: Glynis Banks
www.dli.state.pa.us/ovr
The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities, as young as 14, prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment.

Team Pennsylvania Career Link ……………………………………………………..215-560-5465 x 222
900 W. Spring Garden
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Contact: Joe Buscher
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Services Available: Employment training and aptitude tests.

Urban Affairs Coalition…………………………………………………………………………….215-851-0110
1207 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
www.uac.org
Services Available: Adult employment project & jobs bank, Delaware Valley mortgage plan, dislocated worker program, summer youth employment programs, job placement for the homeless, work-force advisory council. Requirements: Summer youth employment programs: ages 14- 18, with an appointment.

Financial Assistance

BenePhilly……………………………………………………………………………………………….215-207-9111
www.bdtrust.org
For Seniors over sixty, staff not only determines what state and federal benefits seniors are eligible for, but actually follows through and enrolls the seniors; Benefits Data Trust (BDT), “The BenePhilly Enrollment Center”, is a free one-stop shop for Philadelphia seniors to receive assistance with up to 5 public benefit applications over the phone (PACE/PACENET, Medicare Part D, Property Tax and Rent Rebate, LIHEAP Energy Assistance and SNAP Food Stamps). Hours: M – F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clarifi……………………………………………………………………………………………………..215-765-2786
1608 Walnut Street, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Services available: Provides a supportive environment for learning that leads to Lifelong Financial Literacy.

Housing

ACHIEVEability…………………………………………………………………………………………215-748-8800
21 South 61st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Services Available: Financial education, parenting classes, subsidized housing, low-cost rental and case management. Van Lohr Apartment house has 25 female-headed families in this Section 8 Project.
Families are selected though PCAH’s existing process and receive a variety of support service from PACH as well as the opportunity to participate in PACH’s tenant management process.
Requirement: Single parents only, must have custody or legal guardianship.

Council for Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia, Inc. (El Concilio)……..215-627-3100
141 East Hunting Park Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19124
http://www.elconcilio.net
Services include pre-purchase assistance, credit counseling and repair, utility and other emergency
assistance, foreclosure prevention, and more.

Fair Housing Rights Center………………………………………………215-625-0700 or 866-576-1968
http://fairhousingrights.org
Educates public on fair housing laws, provides assistance to individuals who are having housing discrimination, and offers counseling on finding low cost rental properties.

Habitat for Humanity.……………………………………………………………………………….215-765-6000
1829 North 19th Street & 2318 Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
www.phfa.org
Home ownership program for low-income individuals and families, plus home repair programs.

H.E.L.P. Philadelphia.………………………………………………………………………………….215-473-7451
4910 Wyalusing Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Services Available: Assistance finding permanent housing for veterans and victims of abuse. A transitional housing program for women and children, part of PHMC’s Specialized Health Services Component.

New Courtland Senior Services………………………………………………………………….888-530-4913
1845 Walnut Street, 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Services available: 1, 2, & 3 bedroom apartments designed for individuals and families, located in the Powelton section of West Philadelphia. Rent is capped at 30% of resident’s monthly income, with work and life-related services on site, such as computer training, job placement, health & wellness and after-school program. Intergenerational families welcome, as long as resident signing lease is age 18 years or older.

Office of Homeless Services ……………………………………………………………………..215-686-7175
1401 JFK Boulevard, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Intake office: 141 North Juniper Street. Services Available: Intake Service, Mental Health Service, Outreach Service, Emergency Shelter Services, Case Management Service, Adult Protective Services, State Emergency Food Distribution Program, OESS Housing Services, Emergency Response Services, Eviction Prevention Services, Transition Housing Services, Shelter Plus Care, Permanent Housing Services and Housing Inspection Services.

Office of Supportive Housing……………………………………………………………………..215-568-5111
Intake Hours and Locations:
Single women and families
Appletree Family Center • 1430 Cherry Street • Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Single men
Roosevelt Darby Center • 802 N. Broad Street • Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
After 3:30PM, Weekends and Holidays:
Single Women – 715 N. Broad Street
Single Men – 49th and Haverford
Families – 2601 N. Broad Street
Eliza Shirley House, 1320 Arch Street, 3 p.m.

PA Housing Finance Agency………………………………………………………………………855-827-3466
http://www.phfa.org
Many programs for low/middle income buyers and renters.

People’s Emergency Center.………………………………………………………………………215-382-7523
Services Available: emergency shelter for women and teens with custody of their children.

Important Housing Phone Numbers
Philadelphia Housing Authority……………………………………………………………………..215-684-4000
Section 8 Certificate Programs……………………………………………………………………..215-656-0500
Rat Control………………………………………………………………………………………………..215-685-9000

Philadelphia Council for Community Advancement (PCCA)…………………………..215-567-7803
http://www.pccahousing.org
HUD-certified housing counseling agency, providing free housing counseling services on confidential one-on-one mortgage delinquency negotiations, money management and budgeting, first time home buyer counseling and other housing related programs.

Philadelphia Fair Housing Commission……………………………………………………….215-686-4670
http://www.phila.gov/fairhousing
Advocates for fairness in rental property relationships. For tenants only.

Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)……………………………………………………….215-334-4663
http://www.pha.phila.gov
PHA develops, acquires leases and operates affordable housing for city residents with limited incomes.

Save Your Home Philly Hotline………………………………………………………………….215-334-4663
http://saveyourhomephilly.org/
Free services to help homeowners with mortgage delinquencies, foreclosures and predatory loans.

The Housing Locator of HUD…………………………………………………………………….215-684-4174
http://www.hud.gov/rentinglocal
Online listing of HUD rentals and homes

Incarceration/Family Visitation

Amachi ………………………………………………………..(call Big Brothers Big Sisters) 215-790-9200
http://www.amachimentoring.org/index.html
Amachi provides mentoring to children with incarcerated parents. Programs are operated through Big Brother Big Sister.

Children of Incarcerated Parents Library……………………………………………………856-225-2718
http://Nrccfi.canden.rutgers.edu
Helpful site for parents and providers of children with incarcerated parents.

PA Prison Society.………………………………………………(Transportation Services) 215-564-4775
245 N. Broad Street, Suite 200 (Other Services) 215-564-1830
Philadelphia, PA 19107
http://www.prisonsociety.org
Helps families of parents who are incarcerated in PA prisons – operates many resources including: virtual visitation and SKIP (support for kids with incarcerated parents)

Reintegration Services for Ex-Offenders (RISE)…………………………………………..215-683-3370
990 Spring Garden St. 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123
http://rise.phila.gov/services/
Mayor’s Office to get ex-offenders back on track.

Seasame Street Resources for Families with Incarcerated Parents
http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/incarceration#
Resources for families with children 3-8 years old dealing with the incarceration of a family member.

Medical

Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services……………………267-359-5929
850 North 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Services available: nurse health screenings, social worker,physical therapy, lab tests, dental; behavioral health, health & wellness programs, fitness center

Wilson Park Medical Center……………………………………………………………………….888-296-4742
2520 Snyder Avenue 215-755-7700
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Services Available: Center provides internal medicine, pediatric medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, alcoholism counseling, complete range of dental services, and foot care.

18 Woodland Avenue Health Center……………………………………………………………….215-726-9807
5000 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Services Available: Speech and language therapy, special instruction, occupational therapy, physical therapy, vision and hearing services, identified family services. Other services as deemed necessary by the IEP team. (For preschool kids ages 5 and up)

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania ……………………………………215-351-5500
1144 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Services Available: Reproductive health care for women, teens, and men including birth control, emergency contraception, walk-in pregnancy testing, counseling and referrals, gynecological exams,STD testing, HIV testing.

Philadelphia Health Care Centers……………………………………………………………..215-685-6790
Center #1 • 500 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146……………………………215-685-6570
Center #2 • 1700 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145…………………………..215-685-1803
Center #3 • 555 S. 43rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104…………………………………..215-685-7504
Center #4 • 4400 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104…………………………….215-685-7601
Center #5 • 1900 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121…………………………………215-685-2933
Center #6 • 301 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123………………………………215-685-3800
Center #9 • 131 E. Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144……………………………..215-685-5701
Center #10 • 2230 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149……………………………215-685-0639
Strawberry Mansion Health Center……………………………………………………………….215-685-2400
2840 Dauphin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132

Important Phone Numbers
Poison Control Center………………………………………………………(24 hour hotline) 1800-222-1222
Philadelphia Health Department …………………………………………………………………..215-685-5200
Lead Poisoning Prevention…………………………………………………………………………..215-685-7888
Children’s Health Insurance Program…………………………………………………………….800-318-2596

PA Dept of Drug and Alcohol.…………………………………………..(24 hour hotline) 800-662-4357

Rising Sun Health Center………………………………………………………………………….215-279-9666
5675 North Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120

New Courtland LIFE Program……………………………………………………………………267-335-1500
(LIFE = Living Independently for Elders)
1940 W. Allegheny Avenue…………………………………………………………………………..888-530-4913
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Services available: All needed medical and supportive services, including care and services to seniors with chronic care needs, enabling them to maintain their independence in their homes; aged 55 and older and are certified to need nursing home care.
PHA partners with two LIFE providers, Mercy LIFE and NewCourtland LIFE, to offer the program on site at two PHA senior properties – the Pratt Apartments at Greater Grays Ferry Estates and Germantown House. For more information about the LIFE programs, contact the LIFE Centers.

Mercy LIFE program…………………………………………………………………………………215-339-4747
Mercy LIFE is a nationally recognized program of all-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) that offers older adults a total
solution for long-term care. Our program provides medical and social services, at home and at the Mercy LIFE Day Centers,
helping older adults maintain their independence.
Mercy Life at Broad Street
1930 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145-2304

Mercy LIFE at Hancock
3240-64 N. Hancock Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

LIFE UPenn (Penn School of Nursing)………………………………………………………….267-787-8282
4508 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139-3608
Live in zip codes 19103, 19104, 19121, 19130, 19131, 19139, 19142, 19143, 19151 or 19153

PHMC Care Clinic………………………………………………………………………………………215-825-8220
1200 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

PHMC Health Connection…………………………………………………………………………..215-765-6690
1900 North 9th Street, Suite 109
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Community Court Nursing Center.………………………………………………………………215-683-1584
1401 Arch Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Services available: A nurse-managed health center for people brought before Community Court; part of PHMC’s
Specialized Health Services

Mary Howard Health Center……………………………………………………………………….215-592-4500
125 S. 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Services available: Philadelphia’s only primary care center for the homeless; part of PHMC’s Specialized Health
Services component

Congreso Health Center ……………………………………………………………………………215-765-2272
412 W. Lehigh Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Services available: Provides primary health care, health promotion and wellness services

Other Contacts

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging…………………………………………………………….215-765-9040
For seniors 60+ who need direct and referral services; and for information on senior centers throughout the city.

Recreation
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
www.phila.gov/parksandrecreation

United Way
211 (dial 2-1-1) Hotline connects people with important health and human services in their communities for
everyday needs and crisis situations.

PA Dept of Aging
www.aging.pa.gov
State AAAs that can provide information on providers of county caregiver support programs

Repairs & Energy Assistance

Philadelphia Housing Development…………………………………………………………….215-448-3000
1234 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Services Available: grants and low interest loans for weatherization; Basic Systems Repair Program or emergency repairs of electrical, plumbing or structural problems posing health and safety threats; Adaptive Modification Program for free major house adaptations for the physically disabled; Heater Hotline, for free heater repairs.

20 Energy Coordinating Agency…………………………………………………………………….215-609-1000
Services Available: This group provides referrals to various fuel assistance, weatherization, and energy-related home repair programs.

Important Phone Numbers
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)………………………..311 or 215-684-6100
PGW Weatherization Program: North Philadelphia……………………………………………215-235-1000
Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF) ……………………………………………………….215-972-5170
Basic Systems Repair program…………………………………………………………………….215-448-2160
Free major repairs to electrical, plumbing and heating systems of owner-occupied property
Adaptive Modification program…………………………………………………………………….215-448-2160
Free adaptations to house or apartment of low income disabled individual
Emergency Heater Hotline…………………………………………………………………………..215-569-7190
Free minor heater repairs
Weatherization assistance program.……………………………………………………………..215-448-2160
Free weatherization and energy efficiency improvements to owner occupied and rental units
(awaiting further funding before accepting any new applications)

Rebuilding Together Philadelphia (RTP).…………………………………………………….215-465-0777
Services Available: Free home repairs by a corps of volunteers to eligible homeowners in North and W. Philadelphia.

Senior Housing Assistance program (SHARP) call PCA………………………………..215-765-9040
Services Available: Grants for home repairs for Philadelphia residents age 60 or older.

Respite

Baring House…………………………………………………………………………………………..215-386-0251
3401 Baring Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Services Available: 24-hour emergency childcare center for children 0-5. Hotline and counseling services available, as well as other programs. Emergency child care for 30 days. Call for details.

Family Friends Program…………………………………………………………………………..215-204-3199
The Intergenerational Center at Temple University
Ritter Annex, College of Education, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Room 432
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Services Available: Free In-Home Respite/Family Supports, Respite Trips/Events, Information/Referral

Sally Watson Center.………………………………………………………………………………..215-844-6931
5128 Wayne Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Services Available: 24 Hour emergency childcare center for children 0-5. Hotline and counseling services available, as well as other programs. Crisis or emergency child care for 30 days. Call for details.

Support Groups

Grands as Parents (G.A.P.s)………………………………………………………………………215-236-5848
African American United Fund Building
2227 N. Broad Street, Suite 103
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Services Available: Support group that meeting held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Children meet the second Saturday, ages 2 – 13. Other programs available. Call for details.

Grand Central, Inc.–Kinship Care Resource Center……………………………………..215-557-1554
1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Meeting held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Open to all relative caregivers.

SOWN’s GrandFamily Resource Center………………………………………………….215-487-3000 #11
4100 Main Street, Suite 403
Philadelphia, PA 19127
Services Available: Weekly community based and telephone support groups; workshops; updated parenting education; information and resources. Open to all relative caregivers. Calls welcomed!

Center in the Park…………………………………………………………………………………….215-848-7722
5818 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
www.centerinthepark.org
e-mail: info@centerinthepark.org
Visit us on Facebook or stop by 5818 Germantown Avenue in Historic Vernon Park
Mon-Fri. 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Center in the Park is a community center that promotes positive aging and fosters community connections for older adults (55+) whose voices are critical instruments in shaping its activities and direction. CIP is accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers, a unit of the National Council on Aging as a provider of excellent programs, activities and services for its active membership of more than 5,000 older adults and its 1,000 homebound clients.

Teen Resources

Reproductive Health Resources

CHOICE Hotline…………………………………………………………………………………………215-985-3300
(Concerns for Health Options, Information, Care and Education)
Toll Free………………………………………………………………………………………………..1-800-84-TEENS
Spanish……………………………………………………………………………………………………215-985-3350
CHOICE provides information, counseling, education, and referrals to free or low cost reproductive health services including pregnancy options and testing, ECP, birth control, and STI and HIV testing and information throughout Philadelphia and surrounding counties.

Take Control Philly
http://www.takecontrolphilly.org
Info on sexually transmitted infections, how to protect yourself and FREE CONDOMS! throughout the city or mailed to you. Great website with resource guide for that lists resources in Philly that helps teens be safe and successful.

Access Matters………………………………………………………………………………………..215-985-2600
http://accessmatters.org
The Council’s mission is to ensure access to high quality, comprehensive, reproductive and related health and prevention services to primarily low-income individuals and families. Free clinics throughout the city.

Action Wellness………………………………………………………………………………………215-981-0088
1216 Arch Street, 6th Floor
http://www.actionaids.org
Nonprofit, community based social service organization which provides professional, individualized care to people with HIV/AIDs in Philadelphia Need to Know text information from CHOICE: To find a clinic for free birth control, STD testing, and counseling on sexual health information, just text askchoice to 66746. It’s that easy.

AIDS Hotline……………………………………………………………………………………215-985-AIDS (2437)
Provides info on AIDs/HIV and STDs, family planning

Sex, Etc.
http://sexetc.org/
A national resource for teens to improve sexual health and education. Great handouts/videos/ social media.

MTV’s Get Yourself Tested (GYT) Website
http://www.itsyoursexlife.com/gyt/
Find info and resources in your areas for free testing and facts about STDs.

Teen Parenting Programs

ELECT Teen Parent Classrooms…………………………………………………………………267-400-4250
http://www.cisphl.org
ELECT (Education Leading to Employment Career Training) Teen Parent Classrooms help pregnant and parenting teens finish their high school education and plan for college and/or employment after high-school. The ELECT staff provides academic and social service support, case management, home visits and group activities up to age 21.

The Lighthouse……………………………………………………………………………215-425-7800, ext 309
152 West Lehigh Avenue
Program that seeks to empower young mothers 13-21 years old with the skills necessary to compete in the workforce, GED prep., money skills.

Educating Communities for Parenting……………………………………………………….215-496-9780
http://www.ecparenting.org
Provides a wide variety of Power-to-Parent workshops for parents including teen mothers and fathers. Classes consist of year long school based programs, 12 week sessions, and assorted short term workshops. Programs focus on helping both parents and their children achieve their full potential. All services are provided free of charge.

Turning Points for Children—Time Out for Teens and Tots…………………………..215-875-8200
415 South 15th Street
http://www.turningpointsforchildren.org/
Offers a free 20 week parenting education program designed for teens 15-19 years old, who are caring for their children ages 3 and under. Operates The Family Project that helps all families with young children by offering various career programs, public assistance and food resources, day care referrals and housing information.

Child, Home and Community (CHC)……………………………………………………………215-348-9770
http://www.chcinfo.org
CHC sponsors free childbirth classes, support groups, career counseling and other advocacy services to teens throughout Bucks & Montgomery counties at dozens of locations.

LGBTQ Teen Resources

The Attic Youth Center……………………………………………………………………………..215-545-4331
255 South 16th Street
http://www.atticyouthcenter.org
Provides a wide range of services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth in Philadelphia.

Mazzoni Center—Weekly Youth Drop-In Clinic………………………………….215-563-0652 x 323
http://mazzonicenter.org/youth-drop-in

  • Free medical care offered for individuals aged 14-24 years old.
  • No appointment or insurance required.
  • HIV testing and counseling offered, along with risk reduction tips, health education, and information on our safe school programs.
  • Other services include: food, tokens, hygiene kits, assistance with benefit applications and housing, mental health, education and vocation referrals
  • Legal, dental and vocational referrals also available.

Colours Philadelphia ………………………………………………………………………………215-832-0100
1211 Chestnut St. Suite 910
Philadelphia, PA 19107
http://coloursorganization.org
Premier organization in Philadelphia serving Black LGBT Communities

Galaei.………………………………………………………………………………………………….267-457-3912
149 W. Susquehanna Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
http://www.galaei.org/
LGTBQ resource advocating for the Latino community.

GLSEN
http://www.glsen.org/
GLSEN works with educators, policy makers, community leaders and students on the urgent need to address anti-LGBT behavior and bias in schools.

The Trevor Project Hotline………………………………………………………………………866-488-7386
http://www.thetrevorproject.org
The Trevor Project is a 24/7 national phone, texting, and messaging hotline providing crisis
intervention and suicide preventions services for LGBTQ youth.

The Support Center for Child Advocates………………………………………………….267-546-9200
http://www.advokid.org/
Provides Legal advice to LGBTQ youth

The Main Line Youth Alliance
http://myaonline.org/
The Main Line Youth Alliance (MYA) provides gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender questioning youth and straight allies, with social educational and supportive activities in a confidential, respectful and safe environment. MYA programs, unique in the Philadelphia’s western suburbs, encourages healthy relation ships with peers, family and community. MYA meets every Friday evening from 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church in Wayne.

College Prep/Scholarships

GEAR UP………………………………………………………………………………………215-985-3220 x 228
Helps with college preparation and awareness to students in low-income communities. Starts in 6th or 7th grade and goes through high school

Office of College and Career Readiness ………………………………………………….215-400-4200
440 N. Broad Street, 2nd Floor Portal A
Philadelphia, PA 19130
http://www.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/ccawareness/
School District of Philadelphia’s Office provides resources and guidance to Philadelphia’s students to pursue their dreams. Provides resources on college preparation and career development

Stepping Stone Scholars……………………………………………………………………….215-204-5130
http://steppingstonescholars.org/
The Steppingstone Scholars Program prepares motivated city schoolchildren for acceptance and success at the top college preparatory schools in the Philadelphia area. Steppingstone’s programs focus on serving students ages 10-24, in order to help them be successful in middle and high school, and now through college.

The Ellis Trust: Grants and Scholarships for High School Girls Residing in Philadelphia………………………………215-790-1666 x 442
http://www.ellistrust.org
The Ellis Trust provides financial assistance for school needs, extracurricular programs, summer camps and/or high school tuition for high-achieving girls in grades 9-12 who reside in Philadelphia. Eligible girls are from single parent families who meet federal reduced lunch income eligibility guidelines.

Philadelphia Futures……………………………………………………………………………..215-790-1666
230 South Broad St, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
philadelphiafutures.org/
Philadelphia Futures prepares students from low-income families to enter and succeed in college by providing mentoring, academic enrichment, college guidance and financial incentives. Also publishes Step Up to College, a guide to the college and financial aid application processes that is distributed to all high school students; the Guide also is available free of charge on request.

Step Up to College Guide
http://www.stepuptocollege.org
From Philadelphia Futures. All the info you need to prepare for, choose and pay for college.

Children’s Scholarship Fund……………………………………………………………………..215-670-8411
http://www.csfphiladelphia.org
The Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia provides educational alternatives to low-income Philadelphia families through needs based scholarships. Grades K – 8.

A Better Chance (ABC)……………………………………………………………………………..610-992-0995
http://www.abetterchance.org/
ABC’s mission is to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. We carry out our mission through our signature College Preparatory Schools Program (“CPSP”), which annually recruits, refers and supports about 500 A Better Chance Scholars at more than 300 of the nation’s leading boarding, day and public schools.

Questbridge ……………………………………………………………………………………………650-331-3280
http://www.questbridge.org/
Questbridge helps connect the brightest low-income students to America’s best universities and opportunities.

Online College Database
http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org
Online database helps find colleges that meet a person’s individual needs. Go to website to find a college for you!

College Scholarships in Philly
Drexel University—Liberty Scholars
University of Pennsylvania—U of PA Programs
Temple University—Temple Scholarships
Villanova University—Presidential Scholars

CORE Philadelphia Scholarships……………………………………………………………….267-507-1690
http://www.corescholars.org
Offers up to $2,000 for graduating high school seniors to help pay first year college expenses.

Scholly App
myscholly.com
Designed to ease the scholarship search process, Scholly aims to fix the outdated search methods
that require filling out long, tiresome forms and then fail to deliver relevant results.

Graduate Philadelphia………………………………………………………………………………215-498-1504
http://www.graduatephiladelphia.org/
Helping adults pursue their dreams of getting a college degree.

KnowHow2Go
http://www.knowhow2go.org
Great website to prepare for college from middle school on.

CollegeBoard
http://www.collegeboard.com
Search for info on colleges, how to pay for college, and how to prepare.

Philly Goes to College ……………………………………………………………………………..215-665-1400
http://phillygoestocollege.com
Great info on steps necessary to get into college from 9th grade to adulthood.

Gateway to College …………………………………………………………………………………215-751-8246
www.ccp.edu/site/gateway
Gateway to College at Community College of Philadelphia is a scholarship program for School District of Philadelphia students, ages of 16-21, who have dropped out of school but have a desire to get back on track and earn a high school diploma and college credits.

College Access Program (Philadelphia Education Fund)……………………………..215-665-1400
The College Access Program can help students from partner schools get READY, get SET and GO to college!

Community Violence Resources

Anti-Violence Partnership…………………………………………………………………………215-567-6776
Mothers in Charge……………………………………………………………………………………215-228-1718
Every Murder is Real (E.M.I.R.)………………………………………………………………….215-848-4068
Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network…………………………………………..215-940-0550
Intensive Prevention Services…………………………………………………………………..215 -940 -0550
2700 North 17th Street, Suite 200 Lehigh Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19132
http://paan1989.org/services/prevention-services/
Intensive Prevention Services is an early intervention program for children and adolescents ages 10 -17 years old who demonstrate high risk behaviors or at risk behaviors. This site based program provides after school programming, community service opportunities, mentoring, recreational activities, work preparation programs,social and emotional skills building, and family therapy.

Youth Violence Resources

After the Injury
https://www.aftertheinjury.org/
Website to help children recover from physical and emotional injury and trauma.

Anti-Violence Partnership (AVP) Counseling Center…………………………………….215-567-6776
http://avpphila.org/counseling-center/
At the AVP Counseling Center, counseling is provided, free of charge, to adult and child co-victims of homicide and victims who have been traumatized by other forms of violence. AVP’s licensed counselors have specialized training and experience in assisting co-victims homicide and victims of crime.

Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery……………….215-829-5467
3535 Market Street or Hall Mercer
245 South 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
www.med.upenn.edu/traumaresponse
The Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery (CYFTRR) offers the most effective treatments for children, adolescents and their families who are suffering from symptoms of traumatic stress and other difficulties after exposure to violence, crime and abuse.

Intensive Prevention Services………………………………………………………………….215 -940 -0550
700 North 17th Street, Suite 200, Lehigh Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19132
http://paan1989.org/services/prevention-services/
Intensive Prevention Services is an early intervention program for children and adolescents ages 10- 17 years old who demonstrate high risk behaviors or at-risk behaviors. This site-based program provides after school programming, community service opportunities, mentoring, recreational activities, work preparation programs,social and emotional skills building, and family therapy.

Philadelphia Area Kinship Care Committee

CBH (Community Behavioral Health)
Robert Ximines, Jr.
267-602-2317
Robert.Ximines@phila.gov

Center-in-the-Park
Lynn Fields Harris
215-848-7722 x207
Lharris@centerinthepark.org

Grand Central, Inc.
Chartan Nelson
215-557-1554
grandcentralinc@msn.com

Grands As Parents
Jean Hackney
215-236-5848
grandsasparents1@verizon.net

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Cheryl Clark-Woods
215-765-9000 x5300
cclark@pcaphl.org

Senator Anthony H. Williams’ office
Marlene Henkin
marlene.henkin@pasenate.com
Sabrina Hall
sabrina.hall@pasenate.com
215-492-2980

SeniorLAW Center
Cateria R. McCabe, Esquire
215-988-1244 • 215-988-1242 (intake line)
cmccabe@seniorlawcenter.org

SOWN’s GrandFamily Resource Center
Arlene Segal
215-487-3000 #11
asegal@sown.org

Support Center for Child Advocates
Barry Kassel, Esq.
267-546-9223
bkassel@advokid.org
www.advokid.org

Temple Intergenerational Center:
Family Friends
Alysia Williams
215-204-3199
Alysia.williams@temple.edu

Turning Points for Children
Brenda Rich
215-875-4955
brich@tp4c.org

Anne Gulick
agulick@tp4c.org

Adele Struble
215-875-4967
215-875-8200 (main & intake number)
www.turningpointsforchildren.org