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 https://www.phillylovesfamilies.com/ and explore.
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
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.
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
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
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
Multiple resources for the Kensington residents/businesses and surrounding community to help it’s community thrive. Go to nkcdc.org to check out their many programs or call 215- 427-0350
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. facetofacegermantown.org
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
Find free computer classes, internet access, and one-on-one training at a community center near you.
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 cradlestocrayons.org
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. mitzvahcircle.org
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”. www.biancaskids.org
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. https://jfcsphilly.org/our-closet-in-your-neighborhood/
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.
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
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. https://parentandteen.com/
Great resource for families interested in getting help with parenting and helping their child in school. Great brochures and videos.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 215-901-6976
This agency mostly serving families in the North East, provides a variety of services for families- 8540 Verree Road- 215-342-7660
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 www.ohaat.org/bedsforkids/ learn how to become a referral partner.
If a child in a household is eligible for free school lunch, a family is eligible for a low cost computer and $9.95 monthly internet. Call 1-855-8-INTERNET for info or go to link below.
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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. https://www.accesswireless.com/
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. https://affordableconnectivity.gov/
Mayor’s Office to get ex-offenders back on tract. 34 S. 11th Street 215-683-3370.
Great site for info on Foster Care from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Assists and supports grandparents and non-parents raising their kids. Services mostly NorthCentral Philly. Call 215-236-5848 for info 2227 N Broad Street https://gapsnow.org/
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
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 www.finalfarewell.org
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
Great website and mobile app to get accurate, timely information on childhood vaccines. Click here for info.
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
Provides help with evaluations, testing, adoption and foster care info- 1-866-532-7669
Provides services for; after school and summer camp programs; and advocacy for families- 225 South Third St.- 215-351-1400
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.
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.