COVID-19 Resources and Ways to Help

Information Philly COVID response and info - Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates to your phone. Call our helpline 24/7 to speak with a health care professional: 1-800-722-7112. Info via the Inquirer CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Receive Help Philly Physical and Mental Health Request from Philly Mutual Aid - COVID support... Continue Reading →

Voting Resources

Voting information and resources for the state of Pennsylvania: Register to vote with the city of Philadelphia: Apply to vote by a mail-in ballot with the state of Pennsylvania:      

Legal Name Changes

Resources: PA Law Help: Philadelphia Legal Assistance can help: Citizens' Guide to Court Procedure Court of Common Pleas Name Change: Mazzoni Center can help offset costs for the LGBTQ+ community. Basic Walkthrough A Name Change will cost at least $400.  Go to City Hall to petition for your name change with the... Continue Reading →

PA Access Card / SNAP / Food Stamps

SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the new name for the food stamps program. “SNAP benefits” are the same thing as “food stamps”. In Pennsylvania, benefits are provided monthly through an ACCESS card, similar to a debit or credit card. EBT stands for Electronic Benefit Transfer. It’s the system the government uses to disburse benefits.... Continue Reading →

Food Insecurity

Resources to help you find food: meals, pantries, and other services in Philadelphia. Year Round Why Hunger has a food resource finder by zip code: SEPA + United WAy: is a database of all different kinds of services for people in need. They also have a food pantry finder  Broad Street Ministry in Center City... Continue Reading →

ReEntry Services and Support

Organizations, programs, and initiatives to support reentry in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA REENTRY COALITION The Reentry Coalition brings agencies and organizations working on reentry in Philadelphia together to collectively reduce recidivism. Our shared plan, Home for Good, focuses on:Increasing Communication, Facilitating Collaboration, and Building Capacity INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY JUSTICE The mission of ICJ is to... Continue Reading →

Basic Tenant Rights

As a tenant, you have the right to a safe environment and privacy.  Notify Philadelphia's Department of Licenses & Inspections if your landlord doesn't provide a safe and habitable property. Partners for Good Housing outlines the responsibilities of owners, tenants, and landlords for maintaining houses and apartments in a safe and clean condition. This is great... Continue Reading →

Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

Here are a few ways to stay cool + safe throughout the summer: the public pools are open June 20-28th save strenuous activity for early morning or the evening drink plenty of water! take cold showers and baths go to your local library to take a break in their AC (many extend their hours in high heat) and... Continue Reading →

Trans Resources

Trans Equity Project - a program of GALAEI, seeks to Co-power Trans identified individuals and gender minorities through peer-based counseling and mentoring, education, advocacy, and community activism, employing sex positive and harm-reduction strategies, to improve quality of life, provide safer alternatives to risky behavior, and keep our clients healthy and well. - crowdsourcing LGBTQ ratings and... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →


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... Continue Reading →

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