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Congreso de Latinos Unidos
A community based organization that works in the impoverished neighborhoods of Eastern North Philadelphia. It is a one-stop social service agency with over 47 programs for the Hispanic community- several locations. Main office- 216 West Somerset Street- 215-763-8870
Click here for Eastern North Philly Resource Guides in English or Espanol
Association de Puertorriquenos en Marcha (APM)
A multi-service agency providing a wide range of health and social services to Philadelphia’s Latino community including: early intervention; young parents support; day care and Head Start; housing related issues; and behavioral and mental health issues- 1900 N 9th Streete-267-296-7200
Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations (CONCILIO)
Founded in 1962 this organization provides a multitude of services for Spanish /bilingual persons including: summer camps; foster care; parenting skills; adult education/GED; and housing counseling. Also hosts the annual Puerto Rican Festival– 141 E. Hunting Park 19124- 215-627-3100
Nationalities Service Center
The mission of this organization is to help immigrants and refugees participate fully in American society- Assists with social services, English as a second language, protecting the legal rights of immigrants/refugees, eliminating barriers caused by language and cultural differences, and assistance with the immigration and naturalization process. 1216 Arch Street- 215-893-8400
Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians serves immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia area.
1) Job placement and employment assistance
2) Social service information and referral
3) Free monthly legal clinics
4) Advice and resources for small business owners.
1617 JFK Blvd., Suite 555 215-557-2626
Intercultural Family Services, Inc.
Committed to serving the needs of children and families that have immigrated to Philadelphia from countries around the world- offers SCOH services, family preservation, ESL, housing counseling and more- 4225 Chestnut Street- 215-386-1298
Catholic Social Services
Representation of visa processing and legalization processes. 215-854-7019
HUNE (Hispanos Unidos Para Ninos Excepcionales)
HUNE provides free bilingual English and Spanish training, technical assistance and individual assistance to parents of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and to professionals who work with children. 2215 N American Street Call 215-425-6203.
Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC)
Various advocacy programs for the Southeast Asian community (Cambodian, ethnic Chinese, Hmong, Laotian, and Vietnamese)- 215-467-0690
Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia
It’s mission is to improve the quality of life Cambodian-Americans within the Greater Philadelphia Area by providing services, advocating and empowering them to obtain equal access to social/economic development, as well as to quality healthcare and education. 5412 North 5th Street-215-324-4070
Asain/Pacific American Resource Directory
Click below for directory of resources for Asian/Pacific Philadelphians
Click here for directory
Einstein Support Groups for Southeast Asians
Informational and supportive agency for Vietnamese and Cambodian parents- Einstein Hosp. – 215-456-6008
● African/Caribbean Resources ●
ACANA (African Cultural Alliance of North America)
Resources for African Immigrants/Refugees or decendants of Africans. 5530 Chester Ave 215-729-8225.
AFAHO (American Family Health Organization)
Connects African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees to critical health care. Multiple programs in Philly.
www.afaho.net 4415 Chestnut St., Suite 202 Philadelphia PA 19104 – (215) 546-1232
Jaisohn Center for Korean Families
Greater Philadelphia Asian Social Service Center (GPASS)
Social service organization for asian children and adults. Many programs availible- 4943 N. 5th Street-215-456-1662
Office of Language, Culture, and the Arts
Office of The School District of Philadelphia that helps English Language Learners Excel. 215-400-4240
School Distric Language Hotlines
Answers all questions related to public education
For ALL languages, click here
• Albanian* – 215 400-8481
• Chinese* – 215 400-8482
• French* – 215 400-8483
• Khmer* – 215 400-8484
• Russian* – 215 400-8485
• Spanish – 215 400-8489
• Vietnamese* – 215 400-8486
JEVS Refugee Assistance Program
The JEVS Refugee Assistance Program serves eligible refugees, asylees, and victims of trafficking in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties with free services. These services include:
‘ Job placement and employment assistance
‘ Job retention training
‘ ESL classes
‘ Computer classes
‘ Acculturation workshops
‘ Use of driving simulator
‘ Multiple locations
Call 215-728-4210 for further information.
HIAS and Council
HIAS Pennsylvania provides legal and supportive services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to assure their fair treatment and full integration into American society. Our programs include 1) representation and legal counseling for immigration issues and 2) citizenship, refugee resettlement and other social services for newly arriving immigrants, refugees and asylees. 215-832-0940. www.hiaspa.org
Polish American Social Services
Many services for Polish Americans. Call 215-923-1900 for info.
The ASPIRA Association promotes the empowerment of the Puerto Rican and Latino community by developing and nurturing leadership, intellectual and cultural potential of its youth so that they may contribute their skills and dedication to the fullest development of the Puerto Rican and Latino community everywhere. Multiple programs for youth development- 4322 N. 5th-215-455-1300
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Health Info
The USCRI Healthy Living Toolkit is designed to educate refugees and immigrants to become proactive health consumers and promoters in their communities. See link below on health information in dozens of languages.
Best Behavioral Health
BBH is a community-based program offering outpatient psychiatric and community services to ethnically and/or culturally diverse families, including Latino/Hispanic and Asian families. 5043 Frankford Avenue (215) 744-4343
Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia
Advocates for the Haitian Community of Philadelphia. Call 215-439-5409 for help.
AFRICOM’s mission is to empower the African and Caribbean communities by facilitating their integration into the social and economic fabric in the Greater Philadelphia area. Many programs to help. Go to
www.africom-philly.org or call (215) 475-8285 – 5133 Baltimore Avenue 19143
Immunization Action Coalition
Vaccine info in many languages. See website.
Philly 311 Mobile App
Free download for residents to find city services. Click on “language assistance” to explore resources for those whose first language is not English. Search Philly 311 in your phones “app store”.
ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes by neighborhood
Find ESL classes in your neighborhood. Click below.
ESL (English as a Second Language) at the Free Library
Click here for sites http://www.freelibrary.org/libserv/esl.htm
Philadelphia Refugee Mental Health Collaborative
(PRMHC) is proud to offer a spectrum of wellness-focused clinical and community-based interventions to promote well-being among refugee and immigrant communities. 2106 South 8th Street
Click here www.culturalcommunities.org for more info
Refugee Resettlement Program
The mission of the Refugee Resettlement Program is to help refugees and their families obtain employment, economic self-sufficiency and social integration within the shortest possible time after their arrival into the Commonwealth. Go to www.refugeesinpa.org or click here and look at Region 3 for local organizations that can help.
Resource Guide for Refugees and Immigrants
Great 2 page resource guide for providers and families to find local and national resources for refugees and immigrants. Click here for guide.
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