Violent Crime Victim Resources

If you or a loved one are a victim of violence, there are resources to support you.   Local Neighborhood Victims’ Groups If you or someone you know has been the victim of violent crime, please reach out to your local neighborhood victim services program. Services provided to victims may include, but are not limited…


Bennett Compost  – residential compost pick-up CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE >>>> The Dirt Factory – community composting facility for the residents of University City. Folks can drop off up to five gallons of organic food waste each week—accepted waste items are listed here—for free. Kitchen Harvest – residential compost pick-up to the western suburbs of Philadelphia Circle Compost – residential and…

Snow Emergency Checklist

If the City of Philadelphia declares a “State of Emergency” for snow, it means a few things: Trash + Recycling pickup cancelled.  Move your car from Emergency Routes or it will be towed. If your vehicle is towed during the snow emergency, please call 215-686-SNOW for its location. Check the routes here: All municipal city…

Tenant’s / Renter’s Rights

Partners for Good Housing outlines the responsibilities of owners, tenants, and landlords for maintaining houses and apartments in a safe and clean condition. TURN is a tenant service and advocacy organization that promotes the human right to housing. We offer Tenant Rights Workshops, Individual Counseling, Hotline Assistance, and Tenant Union Organizing Assistance. Community Legal…

Utility Assistance Programs

If you are in danger of being evicted from your apartment or home for not paying your utility bills, these agencies may be able to help. Visit: Energy Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help you pay your heating bills or help in a heating crisis. Visit The Utility Emergency Services…

POC-Owned Businesses

Restaurants, retail, and services owned by people of color. Please email to add your business to the list. (map below)


Philadelphia Water Department: Customer Assistance Program to help with your water bill:   Customer / City Responsibilities: basically, anything other than the water main, storm sewer, and stormwater inlet is the customer / homeowner’s responsibility. See the Customer Responsibility Diagram here.    

Addiction, Mental Health, and Harm Reduction Resources

HAMS (Harm reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support) – check their Meetup for the most up-to-date time and location. They also have a Facebook group Icarus Meetings (radical mental health support group) at Ahimsa House – check their website for schedule Studio 34 hosts Yoga for Recovery – check their website for schedule AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)…

CSA’s // Food Subscriptions

Crawford Organics – May – Aug Greensgrow West – summer and winter Primal Meat Supply – Butcher’s Club Red Earth Farm June – November Philly Foodworks West Philly Foods  May-Oct Landisdale Farm – June-Oct Lancaster Farm Fresh – May-Oct Taproot Farm CSA – June – Oct

Wifi Spots

Satellite Cafe Green Line Cafe Kaffa Crossing Jezabel’s Studio Milk & Honey Penn Libraries The Fire Works – MEMBERSHIP – coworking space above Dock Street

Clubs and Services for Kids

Boys & Girls Club Teen Center at WPCC Minor Threats Chess Club Kingsessing Roadrunners – academic support and year-round sports programming to serve over 150 boys and girls from across the city. Mighty Writers – to teach Philadelphia kids ages 7 to 17 to think and write with clarity so they can achieve success at school, at…

Clean Streets

Philly 311  – rubbish, recycling pickup, abandoned vehicle, potholes, illegal dumping, broken streetlights, vacant house issues, vacant lot issues, and more. Email Twitter @philly311 Call 3-1-1, if you live in Philadelphia download the mobile app Philadelphia Streets Department – Block Captains – Not in Philly – – trash pickup supplies