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Below is a list of Greater Philadelphia organizations that provide support and resources for you and your family.

If you would like to add your organization to this list, please email our Director of Marketing and Outreach, DeAnn Cox, with your company information.

Food and Shelter Resources

Covenant House

Covenant House is committed to helping every young person who needs us 24/7, 365 days a year.  Learn how they utilize resources efficiently, and meaningfully for our kids.

Healthy Minds Philly

HealthyMindsPhilly.org is an online tool and resource designed to support and improve the mental health and well-being of all Philadelphians, regardless of zip code, insurance or income status.  HMP is a welcoming and inviting space with a full suite of wellness tools and options.

MANNA

MANNA uses nutrition to improve health for people with serious illnesses who need nourishment to heal. By providing medically tailored meals and nutrition education, they empower people to improve their health and quality of life.

Mazzoni Center

Mazzoni Center’s mission is to provide quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBTQ-focused environment while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals they serve.

Mitzvah Food Program

The Mitzvah Food Program Choice Food Program offers a food security program with locations throughout Greater Philadelphia region. The program provides 3.5 days of nutritious meals every month.

Moreover, clients are able to choose their food using a touchscreen, allowing volunteers to pack their bags according to the client’s preferences and dietary requirements.

In addition, their unique touchscreen system uses virtual points, allocated to each household monthly, to excite healthy eating by pricing healthy options lower (e.g., brown rice is 1 point and white rice is 2).

National Food Assistance Program

The NFAP is a governmental agency, which offers tips on accessing free food. Clients also learn how apply for food stamps and advised of free or low-cost food programs in their community. Services are available for infants, children, and seniors. In addition, learn about rule changes during the coronavirus emergency.

National Safe Space 

National Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for youth in need. The program designates schools, fire stations, libraries, and other youth-friendly organizations as Safe Place locations. Each location displays a yellow and black sign. Safe Place locations extend the doors of the local youth service agency or shelter to support teens in crisis situations.

Philabundance

Philabundance supplies hunger-relief by acquiring, rescuing, and distributing food to those in need. Additionally, they advocate for policies that increase food access. 

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging offers older Philadelphians and their caregivers with delivered meals to senior community centers, and meal sites.

Philadelphia Homeless Shelters and Services For The Needy

Philadelphia Homeless Shelters and Services supplies a list of all of the homeless shelters and services for the needy that provide help to those in need for Philadelphia, PA, and surrounding cities.

Philly Food Finder

Philly Food Finder is a guide to getting affordable, healthy food. They supply information, and a map on your neighborhood’s food program’s including SNAP/food stamps, low-cost groceries, food for kids, and seniors, home-delivered food, soup kitchens, food pantries, and farmer’s markets.

Share Food Program

Share Food Program distributes food to 700,000 neighbors in need each month, 36% of whom are children, and 12% of whom are seniors.

In addition, Share has a Senior Box Program. This program offers Greater Philadelphia seniors with one box of food per month. Clients have the option of delivery or pick-up from a distribution site closest to their neighborhood

Summer Meals Hotline

Food assistance is provided by the City of Philadelphia. To apply or see if you qualify, please call 1-(855) 252-MEAL or text “FOOD” or “MEALPA” to 877-877.


Educational Resources

Bureau of Special Education’s Consulting, A Parent Helpline

ConsultLine is designed to assist parents, and advocates of children with disabilities or children thought to be disabled. 

City of Philadelphia Kid’s Programs

There are over 1,000 sites in Philadelphia that serve free summer meals, and snacks to youth ages 18 and under and students 19 and older enrolled in a qualifying school program. These sites may be found at recreation centers, parks, churches, or even on your neighborhood block. No ID or registration is required!

College Prep With Dr. Jennifer Thompkins

TriZen, LLC. is a Philadelphia-based DBE Certified Business Consulting and Leadership Development Company comprised of a team of top-tier professionals who offer a unique combination of management consulting and human capital development experience.

Elements of Mathematics Foundations

Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF) is a complete secondary school online curriculum for mathematically talented students that uses a foundation of discrete mathematics to launch students into modern proof-based mathematics. They also offer a free aptitude test. 

Esperanza College of Eastern University

Are you a dreamer, a conqueror, or a fighter? Esperanza College is a school to obtain your associate’s degree. It guides attendees through job readiness through CareerLink or prepares them for their bachelor’s degree. 

Hispanics United For Exceptional Children (HUNE, Inc.)

HUNE is a not-for-profit organization that provides free bilingual English and Spanish training, technical assistance, and individual assistance to families of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and professionals working with children.

HUNE helps families to participate more effectively with educators, healthcare providers, and mental health professionals. It recognizes and aids the needs of children and youth with disabilities between the ages of  0-26.

Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS)

IMACS offers various academic enrichment classes for gifted kids and teens that help them succeed academically and professionally. It mixes a unique curriculum, engages educators, and supplies a healthy dose of fun to help IMACS students build lifelong critical thinking abilities.

Manor College

Manor College is a private Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree-granting institution recognized for its academic excellence and personalized approach to ensuring each of our students leaves ready to excel in their chosen fields. Manor College offers highly competitive career advancement programs outside Philadelphia on a 20-acre campus in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. We are a Catholic institution with roots in the Ukrainian-American community and a proud heritage of welcoming students of all faiths and backgrounds.

Parent Education Network (PEN)

The Parent Education Network’s (PEN) purpose is to offer learning strategies to parents and technical assistance to schools and families to increase meaningful family engagement linked to learning, to ultimately increase student success. PEN is a project of Parents Helping Parents of Wyoming, Inc., a statewide non-profit parent organization.

Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership Center (PEAL)

PEAL works with families, youth, and young adults with disabilities and special health care need to help them understand their rights and advocate for themselves.

Quest Bridge

QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation’s best universities and the ranks of national leadership.

By facilitating these exchanges platform connects the nation’s brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading higher education institutions and further opportunities.

Moreover, QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation’s best universities and the ranks of national leadership itself.

Team Tutors

Team Tutors provides guidance and support for families seeking homeschooling and alternative educational plans. We design both long and short-term programs for students of all ages. Our experienced teachers can implement a comprehensive full-time program, and our specialists provide varying academic support depending on the student’s program.

The Mentor Parent Program, Inc.

The Parent Mentor Program (PMP) was created to provide families with individualized peer support and information to foster learning and independence. There are two components to this program:
Parent Matching and Parent Mentor Volunteers.

The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)

Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Bureau of Special Education, PaTTAN provides a full array of professional development and technical assistance targeted at improving student results. This professional development and technical assistance take many forms to meet the varied needs of PaTTAN’s constituents. Week-long summer institutes, ongoing professional development series, webinars, on-site service, and individual student or teacher support are some of how PaTTAN provides support to schools.


Health and Wellness Resources

Affordable Health Insurance Options for At-Risk, Homeless, and Vulnerable Youth

Insurance options can be a difficult thing to navigate for adults, let alone young people experiencing significant hardship. Options are available for young people to receive essential health coverage, often for a free or low cost ― even if you can’t get health insurance from your family. This guide can help you or a loved one quickly find the health care you need. Learn what types of health insurance are available to vulnerable youth, who qualifies, and what coverage includes, along with resources where you can get help.

Blue Campaign

Blue Campaign is a national public awareness campaign designed to educate the public, law enforcement, and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking and how to respond to possible cases appropriately. Blue Campaign works closely with DHS Components to create general awareness training and materials for law enforcement and others to increase the detection of human trafficking and to identify victims.

Dr. Sara B. Dupuis, PH.D., LP, LMFT, AAMFT

Dr. Dupuis compiled a list of all addiction treatment centers in the United States and displayed them in a map format.

There are over 15,000 listings on the map, along with each location’s contact details, website, and a link to Google Maps driving directions. 

HPA Counseling and Wellness Centers

HPA Counseling and Wellness Centers provide counseling, psychiatry, and wellness services, including health coaching, career coaching, nutrition counseling, and professional organizing.

JEVS Human Services

JEVS offers a wide range of services which are separated into the categories listed below:

  • Behavioral Health and Recovery
  • Community Support and Adult Residential
  • Education and Career Services
  • Employment for People with Disabilities
  • Long-Term Support and In-Home Care
  • Youth and Young Adult Services

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a public education program that teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of behavioral health challenges or crises. First Aid is given until you receive the appropriate support. Healthy Minds Philly runs this program.

National Domestic Violence Hotline 

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.

Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center and Hotline

Find social and legal services for victims and survivors of human trafficking, and connect with training and volunteer opportunities across the U.S. and its territories.

National Runaway Safeline

Feeling alone and unheard can potentially place you in a dangerous situation. You may feel isolated from support, leading to depression, anger, frustration, and suicidal ideation. Your problem is complex, and you may feel a wide range of emotions. The National Runaway Safeline is here to help you sort them out and make a plan. They are available 24/7. Someone is always available to listen and offer confidential, non-directive, and non-judgmental support. They are trained to help. Each team member is prepared to listen to your story, help you handle a crisis, and guide you to solutions that will improve your situation. Call 1-(800)-Runaway or visit their website to chat with a live representative

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Nemours Children’s Health

Nemours is a nonprofit children’s health system. Neil Izenberg, MD, a physician at Nemours, founded KidsHealth.org in 1995. They aim to help parents, kids, and teens take charge of their health. 

Philadelphia HIV/AIDS Bulletin Board

PHABB, the Philadelphia HIV/AIDS Bulletin Board, is a site dedicated to helping the community learn more about research studies in and around the Philadelphia area that focus on preventing, treating, and curing HIV. They strive to provide opportunities for those interested in contributing to science via an electronic bulletin board where information can be easily obtained about area studies for HIV-positive and HIV-negative men and women to participate.

PHABB is a collaborative led by the Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center but includes other research centers in Philadelphia. To learn more about PHABB and how you can either join a study or add one to the site, please contact Kate GoldstonKate Goldston.

PRO-ACT

Pennsylvania Recovery Organization – Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) works to reduce the stigma of addiction, ensure the availability of adequate treatment and recovery support services, and influence public opinion and policy regarding the value. PRO-ACT supports all pathways to recovery and embraces the Recovery-Oriented System of Care. Recovery-oriented systems support person-centered and self-directed approaches to care that build on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families, and communities to take responsibility for their sustained health, wellness, and recovery from alcohol and drug problems.

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of the Philadelphia Region supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA’s mission is to lead public health and service delivery efforts that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and provide treatments and support to foster recovery while ensuring equitable access and better outcomes

Testing.com

Testing.com is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine.

They work with their Medical Review Board, consisting of authorities in their medical and scientific field, to review cutting-edge medical research and developments. Moreover, they provide people with trusted and reliable information to help them make informed health decisions.

Testing.com partners with leading health organizations worldwide, such as the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, to offer communities access to their medical guides.

Their collection of approachable and actionable guides sheds light on important questions and helps individuals make informed health decisions.

Learn more about Testing.com their resources: Testing.comAllergy testing | The Role of Allergy Testing Getting Tested for Allergies

Contact:  Victoria Webb, Community Outreach, Testing.com | victoria@testing.com

The Arc Pennsylvania Chapter

The Arc is the largest national advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. Their state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts, provides policy analysis and training and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.

CEPA is located in Philadelphia and Doylestown, PA. The organization has been in operation formally since September 15, 1975.  This community-based Council identified its purpose as one of primary prevention through the mobilization of concerned citizens to effect changes in attitudes toward the disease of alcoholism. The Council evolved from the community to meet a desperate need within the community.

The Hugs Project

The Hugs Project sends care packages and other handmade items to USA’s Service Men and Women. The Hugs Project has members in every state and 58 foreign countries. Find out how they can help you or someone you love.


General Resources

Caring.com

Caring.com’s mission is to help seniors and their caregivers through compassionate, expert guidance. Their services include comprehensive senior living and senior care directories. The directories have information about financial management, independent living, assisted living, memory care, in-home care, and skilled nursing.

Catchafire

Catchafire strengthens the good social sector by matching professionals who want to donate their time with nonprofits that need their skills.

Coalition For Peace Action

The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) is a grassroots citizen organization that brings together people of all ages, backgrounds, professions, and political persuasions to support three goals: global abolition of nuclear weapons, a peaceful economy, and a halt to weapons trafficking at home and abroad.

Fifty Shades of Purple Against Bullying

FSP AGAINST BULLYING is a community initiative that supports safe spaces and increases awareness about bullying in schools, at home, and in the workplace. We share, encourage & support anti-bullying campaigns through supportive and informative resources & volunteerism.

The Philadelphia Foundation

The Philadelphia Foundation helps local nonprofits accelerate impact through grantmaking and operational support, from training staff to building endowments.

UNI’s Anti-Bullying Prevention and Support

UNI! Jersey Gay Pride’s Bully Free Buddy! UNI was created to emanate bully prevention, support, and interjection-sustained dialogue. Uni works hard to shed light on various community LGBTQA members who have been bullied and are willing to share their stories, encouraging and educating their peers on how to overcome and help stop bullying.

Work-Ready Summer Programs

Teens and young adults can find a WorkReady summer opportunity. Enter your age, zip code, work experience, and areas of interest to find matching programs and apply online.


Law/Legal

Disabilities Rights Network

Disability Rights Pennsylvania protects and advocates for the rights of people with disabilities so they can live free from abuse, neglect, discrimination, and segregation. 

Office for Dispute Resolution

The Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) provides the resources for families and educational agencies to resolve academic disputes for children served by the early intervention system, students who are gifted (or thought to be practiced), and students with disabilities (or deemed to have disabilities).

Pennsylvania Bar Association

The Pennsylvania Bar Association is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students in Pennsylvania, United States. The association offers membership benefits, including publications, practice support, networking, and continuing education.

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

The Public Interest Law Center uses high-impact legal strategies to advance the civil, social, and economic rights of communities in the Philadelphia region facing discrimination, inequality, and poverty. They use litigation, community education, advocacy, and organizing to secure access to essential resources and services.

State Task Force On The Right To Education

The Pennsylvania State Task Force ensures that the mandate and spirit of the Right to Education Consent Agreement are carried out throughout the Commonwealth.


LGBTQ+

Colours Organization, Inc.

The Colours Organization’s mission is to impact, improve, and empower the lives of LGBTQ+ communities of color, especially those of the African diaspora, within the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Garden State Equality

Garden State Equality is New Jersey’s statewide advocacy and education organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

GLSEN is an American education organization working to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression and to prompt LGBT cultural inclusion and awareness in K-12 schools.

Jersey Gay Pride

Jersey Gay Pride’s mission is to promote equality, respect, and awareness of important causes, such as bullying and hunger, to the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans-gender, and questioning community of Southern New Jersey and surrounding areas. 

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) 

PFLAG is the United States’ first and largest organization uniting parents, families, and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. PFLAG National is the national organization that supports the PFLAG network of local chapters. PFLAG Philadelphia can be contacted at (215) 572-1833 or by email at pflagphilly@gmail.com. Or use their chapter locator to find members near you.

Philly Gay News

Philadelphia Gay News is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender newspaper in the Philadelphia area. The publication was founded in 1976 by Mark Segal, who was inspired by activist Frank Kameny when they met in 1970.

The Attic

The Attic offers a wide range of programs and services to provide youth with the support and skills needed to transition into independent, thriving adults. The Attic strives to impact all aspects of youth’s lives positively; to facilitate growth, empowerment, and resiliency; and to help youth find their voice, which is often silenced.

The Trevor Project 

The Trevor Project is a nonprofit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. Through a toll-free telephone number, it operates The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that offers trained counselors.

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