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Behavior/ Counseling/ Addiction

Behavioral Health Emergencies

For a behavioral health emergency for a child, call the Philadelphia Crisis Response Line at 215-685-6440 or go to The Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center 3300 Henry Avenue, Falls Two Building, 3rd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19129. Phone: (215) 878-2600
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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Community Behavioral Health

CBH is the city-operated health maintenance organization for persons needing mental health care. Most Medical Assistance patients must call this number first for information and referrals- 215-413-3100, or 1-888-545-2600-crisis hotline 215-686-4420

Walk in behavioral evaluations

See list below for evaluations on a walk in , same day basis for behavioral concerns that are not a serious crisis.
Greater Phila. Action 4500-10 Frankford Ave (2nd floor). 215-831-9882. Intakes M-F 9-5, Sat 9-4
COHMAR– 2055 Allegheny Ave.267-861-4382. Intakes M, W 9-11, T, Th 1-3
Hispanic Community Council (215) 291-8151 1952 E. Allegheny Avenue or (215) 425-6900 3221-25 Kensington Avenue
Merakey– 265 East Lehigh. 215-427-1500. Intakes Mon all day. Tues-Fri only AM
NOTE: ALL pts. must present with social security, insurance card, birth cert + fill out paper work.



Healthy Minds Philly

Click here for  a list of resources to help people connect with the right professional, peer, social, community-based and self-help care. Resources for Crisis, Counseling by Health Insurer, Addiction, and much more. Click here for info

PA Telephonic Psychiatric Consultation Services Program (TiPS)

For physicians and nurse practitioners to get immediate consultative advice for children with behavioral health concerns, covered by Medical Assistance, up to age 21. In Philly call 267-426-1776 (CHOP).
TiPS team members respond to a request for consultation within 30 minutes, and often immediately.

Children’s Crisis Treatment Center

Provides high quality mental health services to Philadelphia’s 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- 1080 North Delaware Avenue, Suite 600- 215-496-0707, ask for intake.

Understood- For Learning and Attention Issues

Great free resource for families with children with learning and attention issues. Talk with other parents, get expert advice, download info, go to for info.

Online Mental Health Screening

Through Dept. of Behavioral Health- Free online screening and resources.
Go to to check it out.


Network of Care and Supports

This Web site is a resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health and mental retardation services. It provides information about behavioral health and mental retardation services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features. The Network of Care and Supports helps you find what you need – it helps ensure that there is “No Wrong Door” for those who need mental health services. Sponsored by the Phila. Dept. of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation.

CHADD (Children and Adults with ADD)

The nation’s leading non-profit organization for children and adults affected by ADD/ADHD-866-200-8098 M-F 1-5

Postpartum Mood Disorders Resource List

Find expert help for postpartum depression, baby blues and support In Philadelphia. Click below.
Click here for resources

Joseph J. Peters Institute Child/Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program

The Joseph J. Peters Institute treats children and adolescents (ages 3-19) who have been sexually abused or are presenting developmentally inappropriate sexual behaviors. – 100 South Broad Street, 17 th Fl.- 215-701-1560

Respite Care through DBH

Respite care for families of children 6-17 years old with a severe behavioral or mental health diagnosis. Go to for info.

BHSI (Behavioral Health System Initiative)

City funded agency for individuals without health insurance with substance abuse. 801 Market Street, 215-546-1200.

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 or

Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA

Organization that develops, promotes, and supports education and advocacy programs and serves children with mental health needs- 1211 Chestnut St.- 800-688-4226 or 215-751-1800.

Friends Hospital

Friends Hospital – Adolescent Unit
Provides comprehensive inpatient treatment for adolescents ages 13-17 years old who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Individual, group, and family therapies ensure each adolescent receives individualized care to set them on the path of recovery.  Units feature all private bedrooms with access to outside courtyard. 4641 Roosevelt Blvd- 215-831-4600 or 800-889-0548


For preschool children with severe behavioral issues

CCTC Therapeutic Nursery

CCTC’s Therapeutic Nursery is a preschool program designed for children ages 2 1/2 through 5 with significant behavioral challenges.  1080 North Delaware Avenue. Suite 600. Call 215-496-0707 for info.

Community Council Therapeutic Preschool

For children ages 2.9 -5 with significant social/emotional and behavioral needs. 1241 N. Taney Street, 19121.
Call 215-278-2390.

Hall Mercer Therapeutic Nursery

For children ages 3-5 with behavioral disorders and emotional and social difficulties. 245 South 8th Street. Call 215-829-5554.

Merakey (formerly NHS)

Merakey/Parent and Children Together (PACT)/Children’s Reach. 265 E. Lehigh Ave. 19125. 215-427-1500

Intensive 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.Address: 2700 N. 17th Street, Suite 200 Lehigh Pavilion Philadelphia, PA 19132
Phone number: 215­-940­-0550.

Up The Block Resources for those Affected by Gun Violence

Click here if you have been affected by gun violence or are looking for resources for violence prevention and healing

Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Resopnse and Recovery

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. 3535 Market Street or Hall Mercer at 245 South 8th Street. Call 215-829-7271  or 215-829-6463

Sesame Street- Helping kids with Traumatic Experiences

Dozens of activities from birth to 7 years old to help young children cope with traumatic stressors in their lives. Check it out!

Sesame Street Grieving Resources for kids

Great site to help families with grief. Click for help.

We Can Heal from Trauma

Great resource from Healing Hurt People on healing from trauma. Click here to begin to heal

Uplift Center For Grieving Children

Uplift Center for Grieving Children provides free peer support groups to children ages 5-18 and their caregivers who have experienced the death of someone close to them.  Uplift 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 and within schools and community groups. The main location is 3300 Henry Ave, Suite 102,  Phone number 267-437-3123.


The Dougy Center for Grieving

The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. A national website with lots of great resources fro grieving families.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Great info for families who have experienced trauma or loss.

Final Farewell

Final Farewell provides financial assistance, advice and guidance to grieving families from all religions and backgrounds so they may provide an affordable and decent funeral for their loved child. Call 215 870-8110 or go to

Bereavement Support Services

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. Call 215-685-7411 for help.

After the Injury

Website to help children recover from physical and emotional injury and trauma.

Families of Murder Victims (FMV)

Families of Murder Victims (FMV) is a victim advocacy and services program specifically for family members and friends of a homicide victim, regardless of the status of the case. The following services are provided, free of charge, to co-victims of violence:

  • Emotional & crisis support
  • Information on police and court proceedings
  • Court accompaniment at court proceedings
  • Assistance in obtaining protection orders
  • Referrals to other agencies for additional services such as emergency food, shelter, home repairs, etc.
  • Assistance in filing for Victim Compensation Assistance
  • Assistance in registering for Victim Notification
  • Support writing victim impact statements

If you are interested in receiving services through FMV, please call (215) 686-8033.


Anti-Violence Partnership (AVP)-Counseling Center

A 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. 2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 300 Call 215-567-6776 for info.


The PHILLY TRUCE APP puts Philadelphians with knowledge of potentially violent conflicts in direct contact 24/7 with trained mediators. Click here to download

UNITE, Inc Grief Support

UNITE offers grieve support to families after miscarriage, still birth or infant death. Please go to their site for locations and details here or call 484- 758-0002



Cease Fire Philadelphia

Call Cease Fire to stop violence from happening 215-913-6917. Go to to learn more.

Peter’s Place

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. Click here for great handouts on death/grieving. 336 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087

Mental Health Crisis Hotline

A mental health delegate may dispatch a Mobile Emergency Team or direct the individual to the nearest CrisisResponseCenter. – 215-685-6440, or if Suicide ideation, attempt- 215-686-4420.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line serves young people in any type of crisis, providing them access to free, 24/7, emotional support and information they need via the medium they already use and trust: text. Just text “HOME” to 741-741
Info also at

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

24 hour a day national hotline. Call 1-800-273-8255 or go to website below


With MY3, you define your network and your plan to stay safe. With MY3 you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide. MY3 is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play, free of charge.

Suicide and Crisis Hotline

24-hour hotline- 215-686-4420

To write love on her arms

To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery. Go to for help.

The Trevor Project Hotline

The Trevor Project is a 24/7 national phone, texting, and messaging hotline providing crisis intervention and suicide preventions services for LGBTQ youth. Call 866-488-7386 for help.

Philadelphia “Warmline”

The Warmline is operated by trained Certified Peer Specialists for Philadelphia Residents who are experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, stress, loneliness, relationship difficulties, and other life challenges. Call  855–507-WARM (9276) for help. Hours M-F 4pm-7pm

Alcohol & Other Drug Information and Recovery Support Line

The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania’s Support Line provides support services to community members, service providers, community organizations, and professionals who need information, support, referrals, and advocacy. 800-221-6333

Prevention Point Philadelphia

Provides harm reduction especially in substance abuse, to Philadelphians. Call 215-634-5272 or go to site

Start Your Recovery

Support for overcoming substance misuse tailored toward a persons needs. Go to to find resources in your neighborhood and for your needs.

Drug and Alcohol Helpline

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment hotline. Call 1-800-662-4357 to find a resource near you.

Marijuana Anonymous

Click here below for help or call 1-800-766-6779


Support for families of addicts. Call 1-800-477-6291

Alcoholics Anonymous

Call 215-923-7900 for information or go to their website below.

PA Opioid Prevention Project

The PA Opioid Prevention Project is a youth-developed, multi-media opioid misuse prevention campaign to empower youth with education, knowledge and resources to make healthy choices. Info for teens and parents.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Support groups for clean addicts and active users. Call 215-NA-WORKS.

MOMobile Rapid Engagement program (MRE)

The MOMobile Rapid Engagement program (MRE) provides support to pregnant and parenting people (with a baby under 1 year old) who are either using substances or in early recovery.  Advocates can help clients access any urgent needs (e.g. food, benefits, clothing and baby items), facilitate referrals to physical and behavioral health services, home visiting programs and/or other social service programs. Please call the MRE hotline number (267-857-8600) for additional information or to make a referral.  Provider and self-referrals welcome.

Postpartum Depression Phillly

Helpful website for resources for families with postpartum depression. Click here for info

Depression After Delivery, Inc.

A national organization that provides support for women with postpartum depression or mood disorders associated with pregnancy- 1-800-944-4PPD

ACOG Post partum Depression Information

Informative info from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) on Post Partum Depression.

Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Autism Society of America

Promoting lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families. call 610-358-5256

The Center for Autism

Specialized intensive training for autistic children- 3905 Ford Road, Suite 6 and 2801 Grant Ave – 215-878-3400

Autism Navigator

A unique collection of video tools to help families and health care professionals learn the early signs of autism, and how to advocate for families who have an autistic child.

Autism Sharing and Parenting

Parent support group that meets monthly. Call 215-413-7106

The Center for Autism Research (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. Call 1-866-570-6524.

Sesame Street Autism Initiative

See amazing resource from Sesame Street for families with autism that promotes understanding from all families/communities.

Association For Retarded Citizens (ARC)

Help for mentally retarded children and their families- 2350 W. Westmoreland St.-215-229-4550

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