Water

Philadelphia Water Department: http://www.phila.gov/water Customer Assistance Program to help with your water bill: https://cap.phila.gov/static/index.html   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.    

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Addiction, Mental Health, and Harm Reduction Resources

24-Hour Suicide Crisis & Intervention Call (215) 686-4420 Healthy Minds Philly  - Mental Health First Aid, Screening, Events, Resources, etc. 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 -... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Clean Streets

Philly 311  - rubbish, recycling pickup, abandoned vehicle, potholes, illegal dumping, broken streetlights, vacant house issues, vacant lot issues, and more. Email Philly311@phila.gov Twitter @philly311 Call 3-1-1, if you live in Philadelphia download the mobile app Philadelphia Streets Department - http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/ Block Captains - http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/pmbc/become-a-block-captain/ Not in Philly - notinphilly.org - trash pickup supplies

Community Associations

An incomplete list of community associations and RCO's Ethiopian Community Association Spruce Hill Community Association - S of Market, N of Woodland, between 38th and 46th Cedar Park Neighbors -  S of Market, N of Kingsessing + SEPTA Rail Line, between 46th and 52nd Powelton Village - Chestnut Hill Community Association Cobb Creek Neighbors

Community Websites + Social Media

Lancaster Ave - newsletter, events, history, businesses West Philly Local - news, events Cedar Park Neighbors Facebook Groups West Willy Internet Yardsale Philadelphia Queer Exchange Philadelphia Philadelphia is Interesting UrbanPHL West Philly Archery

West Philly Annual Events

Spring Philly Spring Cleanup Go West Craft Fest Summer West Philly Porchfest is a day when West Philly residents will host musicians of all styles and experience levels for free shows on their porches. Lancaster Ave. Jazz and Arts Festival  Friday Night Jazz in Cedar Park - usually June and July Shakespeare in Clark Park... Continue Reading →

Community Centers

An incomplete list of Community Centers in West Philadelphia A-Space Anarchist Community Center West Philadelphia Community Center - Caring People Alliance  West Philly Senior Community Center  Community Education Center 

Job Search and Resources

Open-source list of Philadelphia-area job boards https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wH2adIqoGy8KPf084qlephHjxdd7UFtt4aO2y0M40JA/edit?usp=sharing Philadelphia Works invests in employment and training solutions and services that connect employers to workforce talent and career seekers to jobs West Philly Skills Initiative -  to connect West Philadelphia employers seeking talent to West Philadelphians seeking opportunity. Free Lynda.com account with your Free Library card! Lynda.com is professionally taught courses in graphic design... Continue Reading →

Grants

Placemaking  Mary's Community Fund - neighborhood beautification Stormwater Grants from PWD Arts and Education Leeway Grant - Funding women and trans artists creating social change Greenfield Foundation gives to universities, museums, theater companies, libraries, and hospitals located exclusively in the Philly area. Under rare conditions, It also will provide general operating support, but it prefers special projects... Continue Reading →

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