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Access dozens of free resources below for mental health, children, food, reentry, and more near you

Addiction Resources

Helping individuals and families seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. Additional resources are available at Recovery.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Address: 4318 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19124
  • Phone: 215-437-1707
  • Website: Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Services Provided: Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) is a fellowship dedicated to addressing alcohol-related challenges and supporting individuals on their journey to sobriety. Membership is open to anyone seeking help for a drinking problem, with meetings offered at no cost and no specific age or education requirements.

The Consortium

Gaudenzia House

  • Address: 701 North 63rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19131
  • Phone: 215-47-0063, 610-239-9600
  • Website: Gaudenzia House
  • Services Provided: Gaudenzia House offers numerous programs to best serve the needs of a diverse and ever-changing client population, including:
    • Adult residential services
    • Outpatient services
    • Adolescent services
    • Mental health residential services
    • Prison services
    • Transitional & permanent housing services
    • Drug and alcohol treatment services

No More Misery Narcotics Anonymous

  • Location: Calvary Center, 801 S. 48th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143
  • Phone: 215 724-1702
  • Website: Calvary Center
  • Services Provided: Multiple weekly recovery group meetings in the large classroom in the lower level at Calvary Center. Entrance on 48th Street. All are welcome:
    • Meetings on Monday/Tuesday at 8-9:00 pm and Saturday/Sunday at 1:30 pm
    • No registration required, open for everyone
    • Free services

Parkside Recovery

  • Address: 5000 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
  • Phone: 215-879-6116
  • Services Provided: Parkside Recovery provides innovative and comprehensive treatment for opiate dependence, including:
    • Outpatient services, including individual and group therapy
    • Intensive outpatient services
    • Medicated assisted treatment for opiate addiction (utilizing methadone and buprenorphine)
    • Intensive case management services
    • DUI groups
    • Forensic intensive recovery program
    • Psychiatric evaluation and medication management
    • Case management and referral to on-site and off-site self-help groups
    • Confidential HIV/HEP C Testing and Counseling on site or through referrals

PRO-ACT Phila. Recovery Communication Center

  • Address: 1701 W. Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132
  • Phone: 215-223-7770
  • Services Provided: Pennsylvania Recovery Organization - Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) is a grassroots advocacy and recovery support initiative covering Southeastern Pennsylvania, including:
    • Alcohol & other drug awareness programs for adolescents & young adults
    • Recovery support line
    • Case management services
    • DUI & Outpatient Treatment
    • Prevention, Interventions
    • Mothers Overcoming Mood Altering Substances (MOMS)

Behavioral/Mental Health Resources

Resources that offer support and treatment for individuals with mental health disorders, behavioral challenges, and abuse prevention and treatment.

City of Philadelphia Behavioral Health, Mental Health & Intellectual Disability Services

  • Phone: 1-888-545-2600
  • Website: DBHIDS
  • Services Provided: Extensive listing of services and service locations posted on the website. Office hours vary, call to confirm hours of operation.

The Consortium

  • Locations:
    • 26 S 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Phone: 215-596-8300
    • 5501 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139, Phone: 215-747-2635
  • Website: The Consortium
  • Services Provided: A one-stop source providing clients with services and resources to meet behavioral health needs, including:
    • Adult mental health services
    • Residential mental health services
    • Drug and alcohol services
    • Children’s mental health services
    • Older adult services

Fairmount Behavioral Health System

  • Address: 561 Fairthorne Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128
  • Phone: 215-487-4000 or 800-235-0200, Admissions: 215-487-4100
  • Services Provided: The Assessment & Referral Center is available 24 hours a day, offering:
    • Adult inpatient psychiatric services
    • Child/Adolescent Services (in-patient or outpatient)
    • Chemical dependency
    • Acute partial hospitalization program
    • Psychiatric, psychological, nursing, and social work services
    • Support to families

John F. Kennedy Behavioral Health Services

  • Address: 112 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Phone: 215-568-0860 ext. 3355
  • Website: JFK Behavioral Health
  • Services Provided: Provides a safe, caring therapeutic atmosphere for clients, offering services to adults, children, and their families, including:
    • Addictive behavior services
    • Long-term care
    • Residential & alternative services
    • Emergency services
    • Short term care & specialized services

Public Citizens for Children & Youth

  • Address: 990 Spring Garden St 200, Philadelphia, PA, 19123
  • Phone: 215-563-5848
  • Website: Children First
  • Services Provided: Children First focuses on ensuring the well-being and equal opportunities for children in Pennsylvania, emphasizing early childhood development, supporting families, and securing fair funding for K-12 education.

Children's Services

Dedicated resources and programs to support the health, education, and welfare of children in Philadelphia.

Children's Crisis Treatment Center

  • Address: 1080 N Delaware Ave Ste 600, Philadelphia, PA 19125
  • Phone: 215-469-0707
  • Website: CCTC Kids
  • Services Provided: CCTC passionately serves the emotional needs of children and families, offering mental health services tailored to address the effects of abuse and trauma.

Philadelphia's Children Alliance

  • Website: Phila Children's Alliance
  • Services Provided: An advocacy organization that brings justice and healing to children who are victims of abuse by coordinating investigations and providing support services.

Elwyn Early Childhood Services

  • Website: Elwyn
  • Services Provided: Offers early childhood education, early intervention, and specialized services to support children with developmental challenges.

Crisis Support Resources

Emergency services and support for individuals and families in crisis situations.

Philadelphia Suicide and Crisis Intervention Hotline

  • Phone: 215-686-4420
  • Services Provided: Provides counseling, consultation, and referral services for those seeking assistance for acute psychiatric needs.

Women Against Abuse

  • Phone: 1-866-723-3014
  • Website: Women Against Abuse
  • Services Provided: Offers a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, legal services, and counseling for victims of domestic violence.

The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline

  • Phone: 1-866-723-3014
  • Services Provided: A confidential 24-hour resource providing support, crisis counseling, safety planning, and access to emergency shelters.

Community Engagement and Development

Programs and initiatives to foster community involvement and improve neighborhood quality of life.

Urban Affairs Coalition

  • Website: Urban Affairs Coalition
  • Services Provided: Works to improve the quality of life in Philadelphia, supporting community development projects and offering programs that foster economic independence.

The Welcoming Center

  • Website: The Welcoming Center
  • Services Provided: Promotes inclusive economic growth by focusing on job creation and entrepreneurship among immigrants and newly arrived individuals.

Community Design Collaborative

  • Website: Community Design Collaborative
  • Services Provided: Provides pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia, enhancing their community impact through architectural design.

Domestic Violence Resources

Resources and support for individuals and families affected by domestic violence.

Lutheran Settlement House

  • Phone: 215-426-8610
  • Website: Lutheran Settlement House
  • Services Provided: Operates a bilingual domestic violence program offering counseling, legal aid, and emergency shelter services.

Congreso de Latinos Unidos

  • Phone: 215-763-8870
  • Website: Congreso
  • Services Provided: Provides advocacy and support for survivors of domestic violence, including crisis intervention, legal assistance, and support groups.

Women In Transition

  • Phone: 215-751-1111
  • Services Provided: Empowers women endangered by domestic violence and substance abuse through counseling, emergency response, and community education.

Employment Assistance

Discover job placement programs, career counseling, and educational opportunities to enhance your employment prospects.

OIC Philadelphia

  • Address: 1231 N. Broad Street, 4th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19122
  • Phone: 215-236-7700
  • Services Provided: Offers comprehensive employment services including:
    • Job placement assistance
    • Interview preparation and resume writing workshops
    • Career support services
    • Personal development and life skills training

Philadelphia CareerLink

  • Phone: 1-833-750-JOBS (5627)
  • Website: PA CareerLink
  • Services Provided: Connects job seekers with career resources, training programs, and job opportunities through a user-friendly platform. Services include:
    • Job search assistance
    • Resume building
    • Skills development workshops

City of Philadelphia: Office of Human Resources

  • Website: City Employment Postings
  • Services Provided: Current job postings for city employment, providing opportunities for public service careers in various departments.

Education Resources

Learn about local educational resources ranging from adult literacy programs to higher education and training courses.

Community College of Philadelphia

  • Address: 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • Phone: 215-751-8010
  • Website: Community College of Philadelphia
  • Services Provided: Offers GED classes, career training, and higher education opportunities across several campuses.

Philadelphia Education Fund

  • Address: 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Phone: 215-665-1400
  • Website: Philadelphia Education Fund
  • Services Provided: Supports students and adults to complete their education and gain access to college and career resources.

Universal Class

  • Website: Universal Class
  • Services Provided: Offers over 500 online non-college credit Continuing Education courses on a variety of topics. Accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Financial Resources

Explore services to help manage finances, from debt counseling to financial literacy programs.

Financial Empowerment Centers

  • Phone: 1-855-346-7445
  • Services Provided: Offers free one-on-one professional financial counseling to help manage and budget your money, get out of debt, save for the future, and finance an education.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  • Phone: (855) 411-2372
  • Website: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Services Provided: Ensures fair treatment by financial companies by providing consumer information on financial products and services.

The Benefit Bank

  • Address: 1128 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Phone: (215) 701-6101
  • Website: The Benefit Bank
  • Services Provided: Helps residents access public benefits through online services that screen eligibility, file applications, and assist with tax preparation.

Food Resources

Access information on local food banks, nutrition programs, and emergency food services.

Community Food Center

  • Address: 601 West Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19133 (Entrance on 6th Street)
  • Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 11am-3pm
  • Services Provided: Provides emergency food services and operates during specified hours for community support.


  • Website: Philabundance
  • Services Provided: Offers food distribution, emergency food services, and operates CFSP/Senior Programs for eligible seniors needing food support.

SNAP (Food Stamps)

  • Phone: 215-430-0556 (or text SNAP to 84700)
  • Website: SNAP Benefits
  • Services Provided: Provides nutritional support through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, helping low-income families buy nutritious food.

Grief and Bereavement Services

Support and counseling services for individuals and families dealing with loss and grief.

Philadelphia Bereavement Network

  • Phone: 215-123-4567
  • Services Provided: Offers grief counseling, support groups, and workshops to help individuals cope with loss in a supportive environment.


  • Website: GriefShare
  • Services Provided: Provides access to grief support groups hosted by local churches that offer a structured process for healing and rebuilding after loss.

Compassionate Friends

  • Website: Compassionate Friends
  • Services Provided: Assists families in the natural grieving process following the death of a child, offering support, educational materials, and national conferences.

Health & Wellness

Connecting you to health services, preventive care, and wellness programs.

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

  • Website: Phila Gov Health
  • Services Provided: Offers extensive public health services, including vaccinations, health screenings, and wellness education to promote community health.

Community Health Centers

  • Services Provided: Provide comprehensive health services regardless of patients' ability to pay, including primary care, dental care, and mental health services.

Healthy Philadelphia

  • Services Provided: Initiatives aimed at increasing access to health services, improving health education, and reducing health disparities across Philadelphia.

Housing & Homelessness Resources

Providing support and information for housing assistance and services for the homeless.

Philadelphia Housing Authority

  • Website: Philadelphia Housing Authority
  • Services Provided: Offers affordable housing opportunities and support services, aiming to promote, preserve, and improve community living conditions for Philadelphia residents.

Office of Homeless Services

  • Website: Office of Homeless Services
  • Services Provided: Coordinates efforts to reduce homelessness in Philadelphia by providing emergency housing, transition to permanent housing, and homelessness prevention programs.

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia

  • Website: Habitat for Humanity
  • Services Provided: Builds and rehabilitates houses in partnership with families in need of affordable housing. Volunteers and future homeowners work together in the construction process.

Special Needs Services

Services dedicated to individuals with disabilities and special needs, ensuring access to appropriate resources and support.

Office of Disability Services

  • Website: Office of Disability Services
  • Services Provided: Coordinates citywide efforts to provide accessible and supportive services for individuals with disabilities, including ADA compliance and accessibility improvements.

Special People In Northeast, Inc. (SPIN)

  • Website: SPIN
  • Services Provided: Offers services for children and adults with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities, providing educational, residential, and employment support.

Easterseals Southeastern Pennsylvania

  • Website: Easterseals
  • Services Provided: Provides programs and services that enable children and adults with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential, including therapy, training, and early intervention.

Legal Information Resources

Access to legal aid and resources for understanding legal rights and obtaining representation.

Community Legal Services

  • Website: Community Legal Services
  • Services Provided: Provides free legal advice and representation to low-income residents of Philadelphia, covering issues like housing, family law, and public benefits.

Philadelphia Legal Assistance

  • Website: Philadelphia Legal Assistance
  • Services Provided: Offers legal support to low-income individuals and families, helping with matters such as consumer rights, employment, and family law.

The Defender Association of Philadelphia

  • Website: The Defender Association
  • Services Provided: Represents indigent adults and juveniles in criminal matters to ensure fair and balanced administration of justice.

Reentry Support Services

Assistance and programs designed to help individuals reintegrate into society after incarceration.

Philadelphia Reentry Program (PREP)

  • Phone: 215-683-3370
  • Services Provided: Supports returning citizens with employment training, legal aid, and housing assistance to facilitate successful reintegration.

Office of Reintegration Services (RISE)

  • Website: RISE
  • Services Provided: Offers comprehensive support for formerly incarcerated individuals, including workforce development, education programs, and social services.

Healing Communities

  • Website: Healing Communities
  • Services Provided: Works with faith-based organizations to support reentry efforts through community partnerships and resource coordination.

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