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 https://cbhphilly.org/members/provider-directory/mhop-open-access/ and search for site closest to you (your client) and call.
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
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 19129. Phone: (215) 878-2600
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week https://www.philachildrenscrc.com/
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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
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.
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 email@example.com, or visit www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships for more info.
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 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
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)
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.
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
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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.
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 www.workready.org
For more info on PYN click here www.pyninc.org Click here for pdf with application info
Multiple jobs for teens and young adults 16 and up. Click here www.phila.gov/programs/parks-rec-summer-youth-employment-program/ and
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation hires dozens of lifeguards for the summer. Parks & Rec hires lifeguards year-round for our indoor pools. They provide training!-
Please click here for document for FREE opportunities in Real Estate; Coding/AI; Health Sciences; Environment; Life Guarding; Libraries and more. Some pay you!!
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 www.teachphl.org/summer-employment/
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.
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.
Multiple volunteer opportunities in the Philadelphia for more info
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. www.buildon.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 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 http://accessmatters.org
You can find information on financial assistance and tips for choosing a provider here abortionfunds.org/how-do-i-find-the-clinic-thats-right-for-me/
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
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
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.pyninc.org/e3 to find more info, the location closest to you, and applications.
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 email@example.com, or visit community.temple.edu/employment-connections-opportunity-youth for more info.
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. https://www.paan1989.org/
Click here if you have been affected by gun violence or are looking for resources for violence prevention and healing www.uptheblock.org/en/
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). www.upliftphilly.org
FREE Support Group info as well here
● 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 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. www.einstein.edu/pride-program
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 www.thetrevorproject.org. The Trevor Project hosts TrevorSpace, a free international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13–24 available on their website.
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
Kooth – is an online mental health and well-being platform designed to provide students with access to personalized, digital mental health and wellbeing resources! Kooth will be available 24/7. Click here to sign up https://us.kooth.com/philasd and here for info for parents https://us.kooth.com/philasd/parent-faqs
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: https://redcap.phila.gov/surveys/?s=HT4E37NMAN
Call for info: (267) 324-6081
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/
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 clsphila.org/youth-justice/youth-justice-resources-2/for info and amazing fact sheets.
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 tech.girlswhocode.com/programs/summer-immersion-program
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 www.loveisrespect.org
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
An innovative youth development and sexual health program for adolescents in Philadelphia- offers peer health advice, case management, counseling, STD testing and family planning, free food and beverages, showers, free cloths, legal advice from a public defender- 1417 Locust, 3rd Floor- 215-564-6388
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
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
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 phillycam.org