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Parenting Resources

Philly Loves Families

Amazing Resource from the Philadelphia Dept of Public Health, Philly Loves Families is your go to resource to find help from Pregnancy to Preschool. Go to and explore.

United Way of Southeastern PA 2-1-1

Directs parents to appropriate agencies in their neighborhoods to help with issues that affect families including: children services; health services; housing; employment; and nutrition
Just dial 211.

Catholic Social Services, Family Services Division

Committed to preserving and nurturing family life through preventative, rehabilitative and support services-trained social workers work with families to individualize care– 215-587-3900 or 267-331-2490 helpline.

Episcopal Community Services

Provides services for;  after school and summer camp programs; and advocacy for families- 225 South Third St.- 215-351-1400

Center for Parent and Teen Communication

An initiative that provides parenting resources on how to improve communication with your children, about more difficult topics specifically for teens. The website also provides tips and resources for teens to explore difficult issues and seek out guidance.

First Steps

Their goal is to provide economic opportunity and a path to self-sufficiency for those otherwise locked out of the employment system, including those experiencing or who have recently experienced homelessness, individuals who have been previously incarcerated, and military veterans. and 215-333-3349




Healthy Start Programs

Helps families actively engage in, and benefit from health related services- Healthy Start offers support services such as childcare, housing, career and personal development, medical risk assessments and transportation through partnerships with hospitals, social workers, and nurses, working directly with families-North Philadelphia- 215-685-2457, West and Southwest 215-386-1298

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia

Provides help with evaluations, testing, adoption and foster care info- 1-866-532-7669

MOMobile Healthy Families America (Maternity Care Coalition)

MOMobile HFA supports families from pregnancy through age 3 by providing in-home case management, family support, and health education. Community health workers link pregnant women and their families to prenatal care, health care, behavioral health services, early intervention services, and other community resources. Services in Spanish and English. 267-773-5130

Philly Families CAN- Free support for families prenatally to 3 years old

Free support and expertise for new parents where you’re most comfortable – at home! Free Support Professionals that
will be there to provide you the help and resources you need to keep you and  your baby healthy during your pregnancy as well as up to 3 years old.  Go to or call 215-685-4701 about this amazing program. Health professionals can also refer families by clicking
Flyer click here  in Spanish here

Keystone Scholars FREE $100 to Start your child’s education NOW

Keystone Scholars is an investment in every Pennsylvania baby’s bright future, including yours.

Keystone Scholars provides $100 for every baby born to a PA family on or after January 1, 2019 to be used for your child’s future post-secondary education expenses. The $100 is invested and will grow alongside your child. Your Keystone Scholars account can be used for qualified higher education expenses including tuition, fees, books, and more at a vocational or technical school, apprenticeship, community college, or four-year university. Go to and start your child’s future now.

Cribs for Kids (SIDS Prevention)

A program of the Maternity Care Coalition that provides cribs for needy families in Philadelphia to help reduce the deaths due to SIDS and improper sleep environment. Cribs are provided to families who are otherwise unable to purchase one. In addition, Cribs for Kids provides education and training on proper sleep environment to all families receiving a crib, as well as health providers and the public- 215-989-3589

Parent Action Network

The Philadelphia Dept. of Human Services prevention program that offers: free support groups for parents, teens, children and information for parents as well as referrals– 215-PARENTS

Caring People Alliance (CPA)

This is a comprehensive, community-based human service agency, that includes the following programs for teens: Boys and Girls Club; after-school programs; summer camps; and recreation programs West Philadelphia – 215-386-4075 North Philadelphia – 215-763-0900 South Philadelphia – 215-218-0800

Face to Face Germantown

Face to Face offers a Dining Room, a nurse managed Health Center, a Legal Center, a Social Services Center and, along with Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, early child education (3 and 4 year olds), children’s Summer Camps and After School programs. 123 East Price Street 215-438-7939.

CORA Services

This agency mostly serving families in the North East, provides a variety of services for families- 8540 Verree Road- 215-342-7660


Offering free, one-on-one support to apply for public benefits. or call (844) 848-4376

BenePhilly offers free, one-on-one help to enroll Philadelphia residents in public benefit programs. These programs can help you afford some expenses, such as:

  • Prescription drugs.
  • Health insurance.
  • Food.
  • Property taxes.
  • Heat and other utilities.
  • Paying for college.
  • Disability benefits.

A BenePhilly counselor can fill out public benefit applications with you and follow up on the status of your applications.
lso, info on the “Medicaid Unwinding”. Need to update your info NOW to continue to get Medicaid/CHIP.


Clarifi  provides a wide variety of counseling services and educational programs designed to empower individual of all economic levels financially, and to help them before, during or after a period of financial difficulty. Help with: budgeting; bankruptcy; credit; savings; foreclosures and more. 1635 Market Street 5th Floor 19103 Call 1-800-989-2227 or go to website for info and to schedule an appointment. Online appointments click here.

City of Phila. Financial Empowerments Centers

Philadelphia’s network of Financial Empowerment Centers provide FREE high-quality, one-on-one financial counseling with professionally trained counselors to help clients transition from debt management to saving.
Call 1-855-FIN-PHIL or click


COMPASS–Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Access to Social Services–is a web site that allows individuals and community based organizations access to screen for, apply for, and renew a broad range of social programs including Food Stamps, Health Care, Cash Assistance ect.-see what your family is eligible for!! ALSO, download myCOMPASS PA app from apple, android to check benefits, upload documents, check status and balances. No more lines!

FreshEBT App

Amazing FREE app that tracks your EBT spending, helps with monthly food budgeting, helps find helpful resources in your community, and even has coupons. Download here

You Earned It Philly

Don’t miss your chance to get back up to $6,242 with the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit. FREE tax prep for lower income Philadelphians all over the city. Go to website for info and locations

Benefits and Free Tax Prep from the Campaign for Working Families

Free tax preparation. Call 215-454-6483 or visit the web site. Virtual Tax Prep info here.

Child Tax Credit Info

Get maximum benefit for the Expanded Child Tax Credit. Click here

A parnership with United Way, Goodwill and Walmart Foundation provides free tax services online and in person. Go to for info.

Benefits Data Trust Philadelphia

Click link below to see if you qualify for benefits
Operates BenPhilly where you can call 1-800-236-2194 or go online to apply for benefits or go to a BenePhilly site in person. Phila. FIGHT 1207 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor; Catholic Social Services 4400 N Reese St.; PEC 325 N. 39th Street 19104; Project Home 1515 Fairmount Ave; UESF 1608 Walnut Street, Suite 600.; United Communities SW 2029 S. 8th St.

Utility Programs

Click here to be directed to various Utility Programs to help with paying your utilities.

WORC (Women’s Opportunity Resource Center)

The WORC promotes social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for economically disadvantaged women and their families. 2010 Chestnut, 215-564-5500.

Amazon Prime $5.99 month for SNAP/Medicaid

Individuals who receive SNAP (food stamp) or Medicaid, ca get Amazon Prime for $5.99 month and can use their benefits to get food and discounts on diapers and other goods. Click here for info.

CCTC– Filial parenting support groups

Filial parenting support groups offered in 12-week cycles that teach “play” and emphasize the parent-child relationship as a means of providing support. Classes are held weekly for 2.5 hours.  215.496.0707

Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Free, trauma-informed parenting classes in English and Spanish for parenting adults and teens. Each cohort is 12 sessions. To sign up, participants can text the word “parenting” for English classes or “padres” for Spanish classes to 215 914 3755 and follow the prompts to enroll.

Catholic Social services

 Free parenting education groups servicing any Philadelphia resident. Groups take place at three locations: 1) 7340 Jackson Street (Northeast-Mayfair) 215.624.5920; 2) 6214 Grays Avenue (Southwest Philadelphia) 215.724.8550. EXT. 3 or EXT. 8. 3) 4400 North Reese St. Casa del Carmen (North Philadelphia): 267-331-2500 Spanish speaking only. Contact individual locations directly.

Turning Points for Children

Free trauma-informed parenting classes for all residents of Philadelphia. Classes offered in daytime and evening. Tokens, childcare and food provided. Location of sites varies depending on program. CONTACT:  215.875.8200 or 215.875.4963

Parent Action Network

12 week parent support groups run by the Community-Based Prevention Division of DHS. Open to all residents of Philadelphia. Groups target teen parents, grandparents raising children, etc. and are offered at a number of locations within the city. CONTACT: 215-PARENTS (215.727.3687)

Parenting Plus

Free parenting classes for parents with mental health issues. Wednesdays 10am-12. Call 267-507-3872 for info.

Intercultural Family Services

Free parenting education for all Philadelphia residents – groups offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am – 1:30pm at 4225 Chestnut Street, rolling admission. CONTACT:  215.386.1298.

Educating Communities for Parenting (ECP)

Free parenting education for parents 13yo – 23yo running in 13 week cycles, located at 704 Broad St. 19130. CONTACT:215-496-9780 X 203.


Free trauma-informed parenting support at various locations in the city. English and Spanish groups offered. Open to all residents of Philadelphia. CONTACT:  215.627.3100 EXT 276

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.
REE Support Group info as well here

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

Free bereavement support services are available for people grieving the loss of a loved one in Philadelphia. To get support, call the MEO bereavement counselors at (215) 685-7408 or (215) 685-7411 during regular business hours and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For sudden, unexpected deaths of most Philadelphia infants, children, and teens, the MEO offers counseling by phone or in your home. To learn more, call (215) 685-7402.

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 (267) 217-3754


After the Injury

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

Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund

The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund is a non-medical resource center that provides advocacy, education, information, and financial assistance for needs not covered by insurance to families caring for terminally, critically, and chronically ill, severely disabled, or seriously injured children. Call 215-643-0763 for info.

Pennsylvania Prison Society

Helps families of parents who are incarcerated in PA prisons- has low cost busing.  230 S. Broad Street, Suite 605-215-564-4775


Amachi provides mentoring to children with incarcerated parents and military families. For more info, visit or email or call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 215-729-0248 and mention Amachi

People’s Paper Co-Op

The People’s Paper Co-op (PPC) is an ongoing initiative by the Village of Arts and Humanities in Philly that connects formerly incarcerated individuals together with artists, civil rights lawyers, and many others to run a multitude of programs and initiatives.

Project Avary Online Support Program

For children 8-18 years old with an incarcerated parent. Online Zoom support groups from Project Avary a national leader in supporting children and families.

Essie Justice Group

Network that supports women who have an incarcerated loved one.

Sesame Street Resources for Families with Incarcerated Parents

Resources for families with children 3-8 years old dealing with the incarceration of a family member. Click for info.

KidsMates- Helps Develop Resilience in the Face of Parental Incarceration

Good site that has info on how to help children with an incarcerated loved one. Click here for great handout and go to their site

Virtual Visitation

As you encourage the relationship between children and their incarcerated loved ones, the Virtual Visitation Program can help. It provides visitation via videoconferencing for offenders and their approved visitors. Sometimes visitors are unable to travel long distances to visit incarcerated loved ones, and the Virtual Visitation Program helps to bridge this gap. For more information go to

Transportation Services to PA Prisons

Click for various bus services and other ways to connect to prisons in PA.

Children of Incarcerated and Returning Parents Summer Program

Children of Incarcerated and Returning Parents (CHIRP). CHIRP, through a grant from the JAMS Foundation,  offers youth with a parent who is incarcerated or returning from prison an opportunity to deepen their emotional awareness and their ability to manage conflict more effectively. The program gives youth an opportunity to meet and share their experience with others who are in a similar situation.  Through a series of conflict resolution workshops, participants will gain emotional support and skill development while learning productive approaches in managing conflicts. Separate workshops will be arranged for children ages 9-12 and 13-17.  There is no fee to attend the workshop.
To register children for the summer workshop contact Good Shepherd’s Youth Service Coordinator, Graham Salinger, at 215-843-5413 or online here

Power CorpsPHL

For disconnected young adult and returning citizens, PowerCorpsPHL provides career-connected education and paid work experiences in collaboration with AmeriCorps and the city of Philadelphia, powered by EducationWorks. They work closely with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Philadelphia Water Department, and partners in the public and private sector, PowerCorpsPHL builds opportunities for young people to create promising futures by tackling pressing environmental challenges and developing the skills required to secure meaningful work. Check it out or email

CEO Philadelphia

Connects formerly incarcerated individuals with job opportunities. Click here for info or call 215-309-7220 or

Uplift Workforce Solutions

The Uplift Workforce Solutions program is designed to provide formerly-incarcerated and like-situated individuals an opportunity to gain long-term employment through the remediation of negative thought patterns, poor decision making and bad habits. Call 1-833-875-4389 or

Impact Services Reentry

Helps ex-offenders get skills and find jobs. or call 215-739-1600 or for info

Philadelphia Reentry Coalition

PRC is a network that provides multiple opportunities to returning citizens. Call 1-215-685-0779 or  Click for info

Interactive map for returning citizens (Reentry Map)

Click here to find resources in your community.

Ex-Offener Reentry Program

Through PA Prison Society. Find opportunities here.

Kinship Care Resource Guide

Click here for guide an here in Spanish

Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance

A Family Strengthening Program that offers various parent support groups, foster parent support groups, support groups for grandparents, incarcerated parents, parents with children in placement. While in meetings children participate in various children’s programs in the same location- Also helps parents who have had a complaint issued against them through DHS know their rights and obligations they have- 800-448-4906

Kinship Connector

 PA KinConnector provides guidance, advice, and support for grandparents raising grandchildren and other relative and non-relative Kinship Caregivers

Achieving Independence Center (age 14+)

The Achieving Independence Center exists to provide a safe communal space where youth in dependent care can be connected, educated, and empowered as they strive toward attaining and maintaining independence. The AIC is dedicated to providing support and real life tools for youth who want to make an investment in their future. Youth work with AIC Coaches to create a customized service plan that will help them to achieve their goals related to: completing high school/GED, enrolling in college/vocational school, computer literacy, employment/career planning, housing, permanency and personal development.



Foster Care America

Great site for info on Foster Care from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Camp to Belong

Camp To Belong River Valley reunites siblings separated by foster care and other out-of-home placements.

Fostering Philadelphia

Very useful site for foster parents or parents who want to foster in Philadelphia. For foster parent by foster parents. Go to

Fostering Hope Clothing Bags

Duffle bags with clothing for children entering foster care. and Philly chapter

Sesame Street Foster Care Initiative

Several resources for Foster Care families from Sesame Street. Click here

DHS Education Support Center (ESC)

– Works with the School District to prevent disruptions to a child’s education when they are placed in DHS care
–  ESC liaisons can help with academic problems, attendance/truancy, transportation to/from school, support for children with special education needs. Call (215) 683-4001 or

Anyone can make the referral, but permission to evaluate must come from the education decision maker (biological parent, another EDM, etc., not the foster/resource parent). If there are delays in psycho-educational testing after the permission to evaluate has happened, it can be helpful to contact ELC § ELC Education Rights Helpline: 215-238-6970,

-ESC Cognito Referral Form


Youth Matters Philly

Amazing  app designed to help Philly youth (and former and present foster teens) find and access local resources, like shelters, housing, foodbanks, healthcare providers, and more. Download now at

DHS Parenting Collaborative

The DHS Parenting Collaborative Referral connects parents to parenting education programs. We accept referrals from providers, DHS, and parents. If needed, some parenting agencies provide, tokens, transportation, meals, and childcare. Please call 215-825-8259

Grands as Parents, Inc

Assists and supports grandparents and  non-parents raising their kids. Services mostly NorthCentral Philly. Call 215-236-5848 for info 2227 N Broad Street


Connectedly- GrandFamily Resource Center

Helpful info and support for Grandparents raising their grandkids. 4100 Main Street, Suite 403 Philadelphia, PA 19127 | T: 215-487-3000.

Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging

Amazing organization with assistance for older Philadelphians from legal aid to employment to food. Call 215-765-9040 or go to their website

Resource Guide for Philadelphia Fathers

Click here for guide for multiple services for Philadelphia fathers.

Project D.A.D.

Daddy University

Daddy University is a Male Parenting Education Company. Their focus is to use education and information to assist all men who are raising children. Click for info. 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 300. 610-579-3237.

Healthy Start Fatherhood Initiative through Maternity Care Coalition

We welcome you to join the Fatherhood Initiative program. This program provides you with access to case management, parenting groups, and life skills workshops on topics such as: co-parenting, child development, communication, conflict resolution, workforce development, and job skills. We support you with referrals and connections to needed health and social services for you and your baby. Monetary incentives for joining. Call or email 215-510-4613.

Fatherhood Enrichment Program

The goal of the program is to assist fathers in supporting the well-being of their children, through education, training and personal development, with a focus on family strengthening. For pre-prison release or post-prison release fathers. 990 Spring Garden 215-685-0770. Brochure

F.A.C.E. (Father’ and Children’s Equality)

FACE advocates for children’s rights
to full access to both parents and their extended families, and provides advise and self-help support groups for non-custodial and/or non-residential parents-call (877)4PAFACE for more information.

Young Fathers United Parenting Support

Young Fathers United offers parenting skills and empowerment sessions to fathers ages 14­-25 years old on Wednesdays from 5:00 PM­ 7:30 PM at IDAAY North Central Regional Center 2227 N. Broad St. For more information, contact S. Archye Leacock at or at 215-901-6976

ELECT Teen Parent Program

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. For more information call 215-400-4250 or
ELECT Referral Form

Courdea (formerly Menergy)

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

Military One Source

Resource for Military Families

Sesame Street for Military Families

Great resources for families and providers.

National Military Family Association

Advocates for Military families. Check out their website for info on programs

Military Child Education Coalition

It’s mission is to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments and family separation.

Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance and morale
to our troops, to the families they leave behind and to the wounded warriors when they return home. Call (267) 721-3385 or visit their website.

Cradles to Crayons

Provides children from birth to 12 years living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items (clothes, school supplies, bedroom items) they need to thrive free of charge. Need social work referral ask your social worker. 215-836-0958

Logisticare (now ModivCare) Medical Transportation

Logisticare provides transportation services for children with special health care needs or ANY child who receives medical assistance and Medicaid. Call at least 7 days in advance and up to 30 days in advance to schedule a pick-up- 877-835-7412 or download the app on the website for easy appointment scheduling

Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank

If you are in need of diapers, please get in touch with the organization closest to you to determine if you are eligible to receive diapers from them. Click here for website

Mitzvah Circle Foundation

Helps families in crisis with basic needs. Parents can refer themselves by calling their number: 215-828-6647. Their hours of operation are: Monday-Thursday 8:30-2:00, Friday 9:00-12:00.

My Philly Park

Info on all the amazing Philly Parks, events, and park maps. Get out, explore Philly parks.

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse

Smith’s huge Playground and beautiful Playhouse in East Fairmount Park is open for FREE to children 10 and younger and their adult caregivers for unstructured physical and imaginative play, weekly story time, monthly arts and crafts sessions, and several special kids’ celebrations throughout the year. For more information, including visiting hours, directions, and how to schedule a group visit or birthday party, please contact Smith at 215-765-4325. 3500 Reservoir Drive, “”;

Art Reach/ACCESS Philly/STAMP

The ACCESS Program allows Art-Reach ACCESS Cardholders and people receiving benefits from the states of Pennsylvania and Delaware to attend cultural sites for just $2! High school students can use their student ID for free access. Click here for Spanish Click here for info or go to or click here for brochure that lists all the museums and details, click here for Spanish


Pet Pantry

Having trouble feeding your pets? The ACCT Philly Pet Food Pantry can help! Click for hlep

PreScribe Outside

Research shows that spending time in nature is good for your health – mind, body, and spirit. All around the world, doctors have begun prescribing time in nature to help patients lead healthier, happier lives. Prescribe Outside, Philadelphia’s nature prescription program, is a partnership between Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Awbury Arboretum, Let’s Go Outdoors, and the US Forest Service. The goal of the program is to provide physicians and families with tools to improve the health and wellness of Philadelphia children by helping them locate and use safe, accessible, and convenient public green space and discover the benefits of time spent in nature.   Contact us at

Kids Bowl Free Summer Program

2 free games for kids, every day,  all summer long late Spring to early Fall, at the following bowling alleys. Register below at participating lanes.
Erie Lanes 1310 East Erie Ave (North Philly)- 15 and under
Thunderbird Lanes 5830 Castor Ave (NE Philly)- 15 and under
Thunderbird Lanes 3075 Holme Ave (NE Philly)- 15 and under

Bianca’s Kids

Non-profit that attempts to grant wishes to kids in foster care, are ill, or in serious financial distress. Click here for info and to “submit a wish”.

Philly Keyspots

Find free computer classes, internet access, and one-on-one training at a community center near you.

New Kensington Community Development Corp.

Multiple resources for the Kensington residents/businesses and surrounding community to help it’s community thrive. Go to to check out their many programs or call 215- 427-0350

Affordable Connectivity Program: Free or Low-Cost Internet

Get Xfinity Internet Essentials or Internet Essentials Plus at no cost when you qualify for and enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Qualifying households can still sign up for Internet Essentials or Internet Essentials Plus for an affordable monthly price. Go to to find more info and see if you’re eligible.
Click here for flyer

PHLConnectED Free Internet

The City of Philadelphia’s PHLConnectED program will provide thousands of Philadelphia pre-K-12 families with free internet access so their children can fully participate in school. Find out if you’re eligible by dialing 2-1-1. For language services, press 8. You can also visit for more information.
PHLConnectED will connect you with a Digital Navigator  “ for one-on-one support with accessing and using technology.

Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program, the federally funded initiative offers eligible households a $30 monthly discount on bills and $100 towards the purchase of a laptop.

Access Wireless

Access Wireless serves the community by providing mobile phone service to income-eligible residents as part of the government-funded Lifeline Assistance program. Click for info and see if you are eligible.

Sickle Cell Disease Association

Provides non-medical supportive services, resources, and assistance to persons affected by Sickle Cell Disease and Trait- 5070 Parkside Avenue, Suite 1404, 4th Floor- (215) 471-8686

CAPP (Community Asthma Prevention Program)

Offers free asthma classes (5 sessions with free asthma products at each session) and home asthma interventions for more severe asthmatics- targets West and North Philadelphia residents- 3535 Market Street Suite 1018 – 215-590-5261
Home Asthma Visitstion Referral Sheet

Philadelphia County Dental Society

Assists Philadelphia residents by answering questions about dental care and providing referrals to dentists in caller?s area- 215-925-6050

Vaccines on the Go

Great website and mobile app to get accurate, timely information on childhood vaccines. Click here for info.

Philadelphia Family Pride (PFP)

PFP offers family-centered social events, support groups, parenting workshops, educational forums, information and resource referrals, and advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ families in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Beds for Kids (BFK)

A part of One House at a Time, the Beds for Kids Programs can provide a new twin bed and bedding to children in need. In order to qualify for BFK, children must be between ages 2 and 20 and reside in a household whose income is at or below 100% of the U.S. Poverty Guidelines. A social worker or case manager MUST call for teh parent. Call 215.346.6427 or go to learn how to become a referral partner.

The Wardrobe

FREE and low-cost clothing for those in need. Check out for info  413 North 4th Street, 215-568-6693 x19

Our Closet

FREE clothing for children and adults at various “pop-up shop” locations throughout the city. Click here to find out more and find a date and location close to you.

Logisticare Medical Transportation

Logisticare provides transportation services for children with special health care needs or ANY child who recieves medical assistance and Medicaid. Call at least 3 days in advance and up to 30 days in advance to schedule a pick-up- 877-835-7412.
Click here for more information on Medical Transportation

PA Partners in Public Education

Great resource for families interested in getting help with parenting and helping their child in school. Great brochures and videos.

Educating Communities for Parenting

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. For information call 215-496-9780

Turning Points for Children

Offers 12 week parenting and support programs for: Teens; Adult Parents and Caregivers. Also has Families and Schools Together Program (FAST) and Personalized Support Services (Pre-ARS). Call 215-875-8200 for info.

The Parent-Child Home Visiting Program

ParentChild+ works with families with children between 16 months and four years old, over a two-year period. A trained community-based Early Learning Specialists visits twice a week for 30 minutes to help parents get their children ready for school. Parents will receive 46 books and toys over two cycles of the Program. All visits are currently conducted virtually due to COVID.

To enroll families in North Philadelphia contact: Anieka Mukhtar at 267-361-7877
To enroll Latino and African immigrant families in South and Southwest Philadelphia contact: Loyda Guzman at 215-219-8985

To enroll families in West Philadelphia contact Monica Allison at 267-666-8661

Eligibility Criteria

Reintegration Services for Ex-Offenders (RISE)

Mayor’s Office to get ex-offenders back on tract. 34 S. 11th Street  215-683-3370.

Focus On Fathers

Brings together fathers and other men caring for their children in peer groups, outings, and educational workshops- Centre Square East, 1500 Market Street.- 267.765.2361

Youth Violence Reduction Partnership (YVRP)

YVRP is a hands-on, anti-violence collaboration in which Youth Workers are assigned to high-risk youth  to protect them from becoming perpetrators or victims of violence. AVRP addresses the needs of these youth.

Call 215-940-0550 NOW for more information or to refer a youth in need.

Meditation and Breathing Information

Click here for ways to help center yourself and reduce stress

Roots2Rise Yoga/Meditation

Provides access to yoga and mindfullness in various locations for $5 or less.

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