The Healthy Weight Clinic is a clinic for children ages 2 – 18 who are overweight or obese. Our goal is to provide a complete assessment of obesity-related illnesses; help organize care with medical specialists; and provide weight management using a family-based approach. Call 267-426-2782 for info.
The St. Christopher’s Healthy Kids and Teens Weight Program offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and community-based approach to helping children and adolescents struggling with weight issues and medical problems related to excess weight. Call 215-427-4886 for info/appointment. https://towerhealth.org/st-christophers-hospital-children-weight-management
Tool Kits to keep families healthy. From the Healthy Weight program at CHOP. See link below.
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. https://prescribeoutside.org Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
A national resource for parents and kids to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Go to link below.
Registration for our 7th Grade Initiative program is easy. Students simply need to bring proof of 7th Grade status (a roster or report card), along with a parent or guardian to any of our locations. Click here for info philaymca.org/join-the-y/7th-grade-membership-initiative
Keystone First members 12 years and older may join one of many participating community gyms. You pay $25.00 for your first 18 visits within 90 days. Then, Keystone First pays the rest of your annual membership.
http://www.keystonefirstpa.com/member/eng/programs/fitness/index.aspx for info.
Great site from the AAP for families, providers, and the community.
Click here and type in what you are looking for www.phila.gov/parks-rec-finder/#/search/activities
The mission of PAL is to offer young people a viable and constructive alternative to the ‘street life’. They serve over 28,000 children in Phila. with programs ranging from a summer baseball program, chess, golf, soccer, wrestling and a Positive Image program for girls 11-17 year old, which helps, build self esteem- 215-291-9000. here are locations at 23rd, 24th, 26th, Cozen, Fairhill, Ford, Grays Ferry, Haddington, Harrowgate, North Penn, Paley, Southwest, Strawberry Mansion, Tacony, and Wynnefield www.phillypal.org
The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation’s mission is to have a profoundly positive impact on the lives of underserved children in the Greater Philadelphia Region by providing a program that incorporates both on-ice and off-ice activities. The program is provided, at no cost, to both boys and girls. The Foundation provides the equipment, ice time and experienced coaching. 100 W. Oxford Street. Call 215-952-5271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Work to Ride provides disadvantaged urban youth with constructive activities centered around horsemanship, equine sports, and education. Located in Fairmount Park, the setting provides a unique opportunity to bring 7-to 19-year-old youth in contact with animals and nature. 98 Chamounix Drive, 215-877-4419 or email email@example.com
Zhang Sah is a non-profit organization that provides character, cultural, physical and academic development through martial arts training into its After-School, Pre-Kindergarten, Teen Lounge, Winter, Spring, and Summer Camp Programs.
main location: 530 Bainbridge St. (215) 923-6676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Other locations Queen Village/South Philly, Mt Airy/Germantown, Wynnefield/Belmont, John Barry Elementary, Casarez Elementary, Pennypacker School, and McCall School
Founded in 1952 their mission is to prepare young people, especially those from under-resourced families and communities, for success as individuals and as active, responsible citizens through innovative tennis, education, life skills, and leadership development programming. Main office is 4842 Ridge Ave. Call 215-487-3477 or check their website for listing of programs. http://www.legacyyte.org/
Combines the sport of Squash with Academic Tutoring and Mentoring of under-served, urban youth in order to develop self-esteem and discipline through academic, athletic and personal achievement. Students in Grades 5-12 attending any Philadelphia Public school are eligible to join SquashSmarts. 215-221-6860
Running based program to inspire all girls to build their confidence, kindness, and decision making skills in a program ending with a celebratory 5k. For girls in 3rd-5th grade at 35+ elementary schools and other locations in the Philadelphia area. Financial assistance available. Call 215-247-8598 or email email@example.com. https://www.gotrphiladelphia.org/
Starfinder’s mission is to create inspirational learning environments where children starting at 6-12 years old, are encouraged through soccer to develop strong moral character, strive for academic excellence and live with a positive attitude, regardless of their socio-economic status. Starfinder has affordable summer camps and after school programs, as well as several youth development programs- 4015 Main Street- Call 215-764-5410 for more info.
Offers many different soccer programs at various locations in Philadelphia that are either free or “Pay-What-You-Can” to make soccer accessible to everyone. KSC even provides free equipment to all players before programs start. Call 267-526-2727, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.kensingtonsoccer.org/ to learn more and start playing soccer!
Pennsylvania’s Free Quitline, 1-877-724-1090, is offered as a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the American Cancer Society. Based on state-of-the art techniques in smoking cessation, the service provides counseling and structured assistance for individuals who are committed to quitting.
Info on helping teens quit smoking.
Click here for QuitStart free app to help teen quit- https://teen.smokefree.gov/become-smokefree/quitstart-app
Great site for info on all tobacco exposures including e-cigarets, JUULs and more.
The mission is to ensure access to high quality, comprehensive, reproductive and related health and prevention services to primarily low-income individuals and families. Free clinics throughout the city. Call (215) 985-2600 for info or text “AskItMatters” to 66746 http://accessmatters.org/
Order FREE test kits for home as well as condoms. Also find testing and treatment site near you here https://phillykeeponloving.com/hiv-testing/
The mission of Planned Parenthood is to protect and enhance reproductive freedom and to increase access to reproductive health care. Provides birth control; prenatal care; STD screens; and sexual health education- 1144 Locust Street- 215-351-5500 other locations, click here
To find a clinic for free birth control, STD testing, and counseling on sexual health information, just text askchoice to 66746. It’s that easy.
No cost, quality dental care for your child 1-13 years old. Eligible if have no dental insurance or Medicaid insured. Call 215-427-8877 for more information.
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Click link for various financial aid programs for glasses and vision care https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/healthy-vision/get-free-or-low-cost-eye-care
Helpline and info for questions related to COVID-19. Click here https://www.phila.gov/programs/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/updates/support-for-residents/
Click here for statewide response and info www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
For Mental health crisis at this time individuals can text PA to 741-741 (crisis text line)
Click here for great info to use https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-landing-page.html?ref=search
The mission of the center is to reduce the number of accidents, severity of injuries, the number of deaths, and the healthcare costs associated with poison exposures- 800-222-1222
Dozens of activities from birth to 7 years old to help young children cope with traumatic stressors in their lives. Check it out! sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/traumatic-experiences/
Community Yoga Studios that offer weekly classes for less than $10.00: For more information about class times and how to prepare for class, call the studio or check out their schedule posted on their website!
1. Grace and Glory Yoga: 2220 Frankford Ave (267) 909-9483: graceandgloryyoga.com
2.Amrita Yoga and Wellness: 1204 Frankford Ave (267) 928-3176: amritayogawellness.com
3.The Yoga and Movement Sanctuary: 2623 West Girard Ave (401) 862-6634: ymsphilly.com
4.Studio 34: 4622 Baltimore Ave 215.387.3434; studio34yoga.com
Additional Yoga Classes:
Studio 34: 4622 Baltimore Ave 215.387.3434
Queen and Trans Yoga:
Studio 34: 4622 Baltimore Ave 215.387.3434
Community Meditation classes:
1.Amrita Yoga and Wellness: ($5) 1204 Frankford Ave (267) 928-3176: amritayogawellness.com
1.Downdog (Yoga Buddhi Co.) (FREE YOGA)
2.Yoga Studio (Gaiam, INC. (FREE YOGA)
3.Headspace: Guided Meditation and Mindfulness (FREE)
www.youtube.com (FREE) guided meditation, yoga, and mindfulness activities
yogajournal.com (FREE) yoga