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 →

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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. QSPACEShealth.com - 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 →

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: http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/highways/snow/emergency-routes/ All municipal city... Continue Reading →

Narcan

Narcan is available at most pharmacies without a prescription, and they typically provide a brief training. Philadelphia Pharmacy almost always has it in stock, and CVS will order it next-day if it's not in stock. It's free if you're on Medicaid. Narcan Trainings and Supplies Prevention Point Other Resources Philadelphia Pharmacy - syringe exchange program, drop-in... Continue Reading →

Refugee Resettlement + Resources

An incomplete list of Refugee Resettlement + Resources in Philadelphia HIAS PA - HIAS Pennsylvania provides legal, resettlement, citizenship, and supportive services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to ensure their fair treatment and full integration into American society. HIAS Pennsylvania advocates for just and inclusive practices. (HIAS Pennsylvania was formerly known... Continue Reading →

Women’s Sexual Assault, Harassment, and Rape Resources

WOAR (Women Organized Against Rape) has a hotline 215-985-3333 for crisis counseling and info on their (free) services. Individual counseling as well as groups--and they have walk in groups. Women's Law Project Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR):  Hotline: 1-888-772-7227 Women Against Abuse: 24 hour Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-866-723-3014 1 in 6: online support for men Rape Abuse... Continue Reading →

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