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Teen Resources

CBH- Same Day Mental Health Clinic Open Access pilot

Through CBH. CBH defines open access as a psychiatric evaluation, medication management for new or established members, or an initial appointment with a therapist. Go to and search for site closest to you (your client) and call.

Dial 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline

24 hours a day 7 days a week, PLEASE talk to someone if you are in a crisis. Just dial # 988 can call or text

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 Center 2, Suite 3N, Philadelphia, PA 19129Phone: (215) 878-2600
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Click here for flyer
or go to the 24/7 walk-in CHOP Behavioral Health and Crisis Center 501 S. 54th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143, 5-17 year olds. or call 445-428-5800


Philly Keep On Loving

Helping Philadelphians make the best decisions for their sexual health. FREE resources including: PrEP and TelePrEP, Emergency PEP, HIV and STI testing, FREE sexual wellness products (condoms and more), Syphilis Testing/Treatment/info- Call 215-985-2437, Free online CHAT and website info here


Helps with college preparation and awareness to students in low-income communities. Starts in 6th or 7th grade and goes through high school- 215-400-4130

Office of College and Career Awareness

School District of Philadelphia’s Office provides resources and guidance to Philadelphia’s students to persue their dreams. Provides resources on college preparation and career development- 440 N Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Portal A- call 215-400-4200.

Young Scholars Program

The Young Scholars Program is a selective pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers further scholarship programs for undergraduate and community college students. Call 571-799-8064, email, or visit for more info.

The Ellis Trust: Grants and Scholarships for High School Girls Residing in Philadelphia

The Ellis Trust provides financial assistance for school needs, extracurricular programs, summer camps and/or high school tuition for high-achieving girls in grades 9-12 who reside in Philadelphia. Eligible girls are from single parent families who meet federal reduced lunch income eligibility guidelines. Call 215-790-1666, ext 442 with questions.

Philadelphia Futures

Philadelphia Futures prepares students from low-income families to enter and succeed in college by providing mentoring, academic enrichment, college guidance and financial incentives. Also publishes Step Up to College, a guide to the college and financial aid application processes that is distributed to all high school students; the Guide also is available free of charge on request.- 230 S. Broad St, 7th Fl-215-790-1666

Step Up to College Guide

From Philadelphia Futures. All the info you need to prepare for, choose and pay for college. Click below for info

Upward Bound Programs

Various locations throughout the city for motivated lower income students to help them achieve their goals of college graduation. Various universities/colleges work with students at select high schools Click on the one that manages your high school. Must apply in 9th or early 10th grade and be the first generation to finish college.
University of Pennsylvania (Overbrook, Parkway West, Sayre, West Philly)
CCP Trio Upward Bound (Benjamin Franklin, Building 21, Furness, South Philadelphia)
Temple University (Any Philadelphia public or charter school. Priority given to Benjamin Franklin, Murrell Dobbins, Simon Gratz, Strawberry Mansion, The U School)
Harcum College (John Bartram, William Sayre, and Samuel Fels)

Youngs Scholars Program-U. of PA

The University of Pennsylvania’s College of General Studies offers a special opportunity for academically exceptional local junior and senior high school students to take college courses with Penn students and earn full college credit-call 215-898-7326.

College Access Program (Philadelphia Education Fund)

The College Access Centers are free and open to the public. Services to adult and school-aged individuals are provided by trained staff members committed to helping make college a reality for anyone interested in higher education.
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Suite 700 215-665-1400

Philly Goes to College

Great info on steps necessary to get into college from 9th grade to adulthood. Call 215-655-1400 ext 3355 for more info or go to site below.


Great website for preparing for college from middle school on.

Herb it Forward Scholarship

For graduating seniors or first year college students from lower income families. 30 scholarships a year to help defray costs. Click for info.

CORE Philadelphia Scholarships

Offers up to $2,000 for graduating high school seniors to help pay first year college expenses. Call 267-507-1690 or go to website to start application


Questbridge helps connect the brighest low-income students to America’s best universities and opportunities. Check out their website for info. or (650) 331-3280

Free period products for those in need- The SPOT period

Group working to end “period poverty” by supplying FREE period products to those in need.

Gateway to College

Gateway to College at Community College of Philadelphia is a scholarship program for School District of Philadelphia students, ages of 16-21, who have dropped out of school but have a desire to get back on track and earn a high school diploma and college credits. Call 215-751-8246 or go online for an application.

PHEAA (PA Higher Education Assistance Agency)

A one-stop resource to help students meet their academic, financial aid, and career planning needs- 1-800-692-7392

Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN)-Summer Jobs and Year Round Internships

PYN helps Teens connect with jobs and job training especially during summer months.  12- 24 years old. 400 Market St.
Suite 200 Call 267-502-3800 or 267-502-3742 and ask for listing of jobs/internships or go to
or more info on PYN click here Click here for pdf with application info

C2L-PHL (Career Connected Learning PHL)

Career Connected Learning PHL (C2L-PHL) gives Philadelphia youth ages 12–24 work-based learning experiences and career awareness. Program activities include:

  • Internships.
  • Service learning projects.
  • Career exploration and mentoring.
  • Professional development.
  • Job shadowing.

Dept of Recreation Jobs

Multiple jobs for teens and young adults 16 and up. Click here and

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation hires dozens of lifeguards for the summer. Parks & Rec hires lifeguards year-round for our indoor pools. They provide training!-  @noclosedpools2022

Summer Opportunities for Teens in Philly. Look NOW!!!

Please click here for document for FREE opportunities in Real Estate; Coding/AI; Health Sciences; Environment; Life Guarding; Libraries  and more. Some pay you!!

Summer Jobs for Teens and Young Adults- Teach Philly

The School District of Philadelphia, many public charter schools, private schools, and dozens of summer youth programs (including summer camps, sports camps, child care programs, and more) are looking for full-day and partial-day summer staff who can teach and/or work with children. Organizations need teachers, coaches, group leaders and operations staff. Most jobs pay $15/hour or more. Click here for details

Trade Programs for youth- YOACAP

Youth Outreach Adolescent Community Awareness Program, a project of the Urban Affairs Coalition, has several trade options like Carpentry, Finishing Trades Institute (FTI), Plumbing & Electrical that will help males and females gain entry into the building trade. 16-24 year olds with HS Diploma of graduating in the Spring. Call 215-851-1800 or 215-851-0110 today to enroll.

Zoo Crew

Volunteer program for teens 14-18 at the Philadelphia Zoo. To learn more click

Jr. Music Exec Program

The Junior Music Executive Program is an entertainment industry based initiative created to encourage high school students to go to school, graduate, and be successful by exposing them to careers in the music business. Call 267-935-9JME for info.


Multiple volunteer opportunities listed below.


Teens 4 Good, a program of the Federation of Neighborhood Centers, is a youth entrepreneurial produce and nutrition business that transforms vacant lots into urban gardens/farms, improving access to healthy food for communities, creating meaningful jobs for at-risk youth and empowering youth to become healthy responsible young adults and leaders who give back to their communities. Call (215) 982-2115 for info.


Volunteer Match

Match your interests with volunteer activities in your neighborhood. Go to website below.

Greater Philadelphia Cares

Multiple volunteer opportunities in the Philadelphia for more info

Do Something

Do something is a teen/young adult website where people learn, listen, speak, vote, volunteer, ask, and take action to make the world a better place. Dozens of volunteer, fundraising, and important national and international issues are featured on this site. Sign up and DO SOMETHING!


Join HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH from across they city to lift up your communities and change the world!  buildOn City Wide members do intensive COMMUNITY SERVICE locally and globally. You get to make a positive difference while making friends, learning about global issues, and helping your community.  Call for 508-395-9703 or go to website.                                                           –

Job Corps Philadelphia

Job training for EMT, Pharm Tech, Home Health Aide, Medical Assistant, Culinary Arts, facility Maintenance. Free program for 16-24 year olds. No diploma needed. Help with GED as well. Call 800-733-5627 or visit website at

Take Control Philly

Info on sexually transmitted infections, how to protect yourself and FREE CONDOMS!! throughout the city or mailed to you. Great website below that also has a resource guide for that lists resources in Philly that helps teens be safe and successful.

Philly Keep on Testing FREE HIV and STI Test Kits and FREE Condoms

Order FREE test kits for home as well as condoms. Also find testing and treatment site near you here

Access Matters Information Hotline

The Council’s mission is to ensure access to high quality, comprehensive, reproductive and related health and prevention services, including info on abortions, to primarily low-income individuals and families. Free clinics throughout the city. Call (215) 985-2600 for info or  text “AskItMatters” to 66746

National Network of Abortion Funds

You can find information on financial assistance and tips for choosing a provider here

Abortion Finder Nationwide

This program will help you find verified abortion providers nationwide. You can also text “Hello” to 435-3-FINDER or “Hola” to 218-3-BUSCAR. Go to for info and support.

Center for Young Women’s Health

Great website for all questions that have to do with young women’s health and sexuality.

Free Teen Clinics at Pediatric Hospitals in Philly

Teen and Young Adult Center
The Teen and Young Adult Center, located at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, aims to equip ALL teens and young adults with the tools to make well-informed decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive health by providing comprehensive and confidential reproductive health services for adolescents ages 13-21. Insurance is not needed to receive these services and most services are provided FREE of charge or for a reduced fee. 160 E Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA. Nelson Pavilion, 2nd floor. 215-427-3802

CHOP Karabots Pediatric Care Center
Free and confidential family planning services available to patients ages 13-25. Services include: Pregnancy testing and options counseling, Contraception, including emergency contraception, Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, Sexual health education.  4865 Market St., Philadelphia, PA. 267-425-9800


Great website that compares birth control methods and where to get free contraception. Go to

Planned Parenthood of SE PA

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

Philadelphia FIGHT

Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers provide culturally competent comprehensive primary care, and state of the art HIV primary care to low-income members of the community, along with research, consumer education, advocacy, social services and outreach to people living with HIV and those who are at high risk, including family members, communities with high rates of HIV, formerly incarcerated persons, and young people at risk; and access to the most advanced clinical research in HIV treatment and prevention. . Call (215) 985-4448 for info or visit their website for location at

Action Wellness

Non-profit, community based social service organization which provides professional, individualized care to people with HIV/AIDs in Philadelphia- 1216 Arch Street, 6 th Floor 215-981-0088

AIDS Hotline

Provides info on AIDs/HIV and STDs, family planning- 215-985-AIDS


Bebashi a full-service HIV/AIDS case management agency with a special interest in serving low-income people of color with HIV disease. They also have support groups for teens. 1217 Spring Garden St 1st Fl- 215-769-3561.

Sex, Etc.

A national resource for teens to improve sexual health and education. Great handouts/videos/social media.

School District of Phila. Re-Engagement Center

A one stop shopping resource center to help 16-21 year olds reenroll in diploma or GED programs. Call 215-400-6700 or visit  the center at 440 North Broad Street Suite 1013 7:30-6:00 pm M-F
Listing of Options

Project U Turn

Out of school? Want a high school diploma or GED? Call 267-502-3800 for info

E3 Power Program

E3 services offer a neighborhood-based, holistic approach to helping out-of-school youth and youth returning from juvenile placement (16-24 year olds) to achieve long-term educational, career, and personal goals, including self-sufficiency. E3 provides support along three connected pathways: Education, Employment, and Empowerment. Email or go to to find more info, the location closest to you, and applications.

ECOY Program- Employment Connections for Opportunity Youth

Temple’s Employment Connections for Opportunity Youth program serves students who are between 17 to 21 years old and who have aged or are currently aging out of foster care. Young adults who have dropped out of school, are current seniors in high school, or graduated with their diploma or GED are eligible for this program. Sponsored in part by Philadelphia Works, Inc., the Employment Connections for Opportunity Youth program provides a comprehensive approach to college and career connectedness, including opportunities to explore career options and exposure to career or college pathways. Call 215-204-7913, email, or visit for more info.

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.

Cease Fire Philadelphia

Call Cease Fire to stop violence from happening (215) 806-8493 or Go to to learn more. 1700 N.Broad Street

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


The PHILLY TRUCE APP puts Philadelphians with knowledge of potentially violent conflicts in direct contact 24/7 with trained mediators. 1-267-458-7823. Click here to download

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, or Call 1-833-PHL-HOPE (1-833-745-4673).
REE Support Group info as well here


The Attic Youth Center

Provides a wide range of services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth in Philadelphia- 255 S. 16 th Street- 215-545-4331

Mazzoni Center – Weekly Youth Drop-In Clinic

●       Free medical care offered for individuals aged 14-24 years old.
●       No appointment or insurance required.
●       HIV testing and counseling offered, along with risk reduction tips, health education, and information on our safe school programs.
●       Other services include: food, tokens, hyigene kits, assistance with benefit applications and housing, mental health, education and vocation referrals
●       Legal, dental and vocational referrals also available. For more information call 215-563-0652 x 323

The Support Center for Child Advocates

Provides Legal advice to LGBTQ youth Phone: 267-546-9200

William Way Center

Seeks to engage and support the diverse LGBTQIA+ communities in the greater Philadelphia area through arts & culture, empowerment, and community connections. 1315 Spruce Street.

PRIDE Program at Einstein

The Pride Program provides gender affirming care, including hormone blocker and therapies. They also offer a full scope of obstetric and gynecologic care, surgical services, hormone therapy, outpatient mental healthcare, and patient navigator support. To make an appointment, please text or call 215-420-0989. Location is at Einstein Medical Center 5501 Old York Road.

CHOP Gender and Sexuality Development Program

The Gender and Sexuality Development Program offers psychosocial and medical support for gender variant, gender-expansive and transgender children and youth up to age 21 and their families. For more information about the program, you may call or go on the website.
Phone number: 267-426-5980 Address: 3550 Market Street

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. For help, call 866-488-7386, text ‘START’ to 678-678, or message a counsellor on The Trevor Project hosts TrevorSpace, a free international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13–24 available on their website.


Organization for LGBTQ persons of color. 1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 910 215-832-0100


LGTBQ resource advocating for the Latino community. 149 w. Susquehanna Ave 19122. (267) 457-3912


GLSEN works with educators, policy makers, community leaders and students on the
urgent need to address anti-LGBT behavior and bias in schools.

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

National organization with Philly chapter. Click here for more info

My Kid is Gay

My Kid Is Gay is a first-of-its-kind digital presence, inclusive of videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual children. Click here for info


Connects LGBTQ community with Health Insurance and other health related resources.

The Main Line Youth Alliance

The Main Line Youth Alliance (MYA) provides gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender questioning youth and straight allies, with social educational and supportive activities in a confidential, respectful and safe environment. MYA programs, unique in the Philadelphia’s western suburbs, encourages healthy relationships with peers, family and community. MYA meets every Friday evening from 7:00pm-9:30 pm at the Central Baptist Church in Wayne

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.

Kooth- FREE online Mental Health service for Students Grade 6th and up

Kooth – A NO COST, 24/7 Digital Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Students Grade 6+ in School District of Philadelphia
Kooth is Pennsylvania’s 24/7 online mental health and wellbeing platform sponsored by the PA General Assembly. Kooth is designed to provide students with access to no cost, personalized, digital mental health and wellbeing resources, including self guided, peer to peer, and professional counseling support. Interested to learn more? Click to sign up for Kooth, and for parents and caregivers.

Questions about Kooth in Philadelphia? Please contact

Youth Care Team from Phila Dept of Public Health

Youth Care Team provides a confidential, judgment-free, safe space (virtual or in-person) for adolescents between 13-21 years of age focused on mental, sexual, and reproductive wellness. Resources include brief counseling, depression and anxiety screening, comprehensive education, free condoms with additional safer sex supplies, period products, referrals for additional support, and more.
Click to refer:
Call for info: (267) 324-6081
Instagram: @YouthCareTeamphl

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.

Youth Programs from the City of Phila

Summer camps, employment and educational opportunities for Philly’s youth from K-12th grade.

Youth Justice Resource Project Guide and Rights Handouts

Amazing, comprehensive resource guide for Teens and Young Adults from CLS and PLA Resources in this guide include: child care and early learning, domestic violence, drop-in centers, drug and alcohol treatment, education/career, family planning/reproductive health, food resources, general health services, housing/shelter, legal services, mental health services, parenting education, teen parent resources, other resources. Click here for guide and go to info and amazing fact sheets.


Search for info on colleges, how to pay for college, and how to prepare. Go to website below.

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

Girls Who Code

FREE virtual summer emersion program. Offers a 2 and 6 week program for 9-12 graders for computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community while preparing for a career in tech. Participants will get exposure to tech jobs, meet women in tech careers, and join a supportive sisterhood of girls in

Suicide and Crisis Intervention

24-hour hotline- 215-686-4420


Loveisrespect is an organization that provides 24/7 telephone, online, and texting hotlines to support teens and young adults in abusive relationships or settings in additional to educational materials on healthy relationships and abuse. Information is also available for abusive partners. Call the hotline at 1.866.331.9474, text “loveis” to 22522, or chat and/or locate resources at

Help Teens Quit Smoking

Info on helping teens quit smoking.

Covenant House (Homeless Youth)

Covenant House Pennsylvania operates a 51-bed Crisis Center that provides emergency shelter and a host of support services through our Open Intake Policy. Any youth under the age of 21 in need of a place to stay is admitted, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 31 East Armat Street-call 215-951-5411

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

Online Teen Stress Relief Plan

Click on this link to help you reduce stress in your life. A resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

TeenHealth.Fx is your online resource for any and all questions regarding your health, your relationships, your body and your sexuality

YES- Youth Empowerment Services

YES’ year-round open entry program combines enticing media and art activities with proven counseling models, GED preparatory classes and job-readiness training. Call 215.769.0340 for info.

Youth Health Empowerment Project (Y-HEP)

An inclusive, trauma-informed, gender affirming approach to healthcare for adolescents and young adults (ages 13-26), providing access to comprehensive primary care, sexual and reproductive health services, integrated behavioral health, PrEP, and other relevant social services. Our mission is to improve health outcomes and expand healthcare access, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. 1207 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-344-1632 Fax: 215-309-1131

Valley Youth House Achieving Independance Center

Mentoring program for youth in foster  care 14-20 years old. Call 215-574-9194 or go to website for more info.

Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia

Through the United Way, Girls, Inc. is dedicated to addressing the unique needs of girls through advocacy education and direct services including one to one mentoring relationships. Offers after school programs, family strengthening programs, SCOH services, and mentoring- 1515 Market Street, Suite 1200- 215-735-7775

Caring People Alliance

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

Khan Academy

Free educational videos to help understand your school work.

PhillyCAM- film/video for youth

Youth programs at PhilyCAM offer an open creativity studio that provides access to media equipment and other tools that help Philly youth to explore various forms of film/video. Through participation in our programs youth will make and share media that challenges commercial norms while promoting creative expression, critical thinking skills, and community participation. 699 Ranstead St. 267-639-5481. We welcome students ages 12-18 to find out more go to


Meditation and Breathing Information

Click here for ways to help center yourself and reduce stress

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