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: https://whyhunger.org/find-food/ SEPA + United WAy: 211sepa.org 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 →

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Legal Services – Community Based

Free or low-cost legal services in Philadelphia   Temple Law Legal Aid https://www.law.temple.edu/resources/community-service/temple-legal-aid/?fbclid=IwAR1WgW3qYrKHAGrigoWRhfwZFa4rqwi6FqIoVyaPyHWkwD4zCMdvdH9usj0 The Temple Legal Aid Office provides free legal representation in civil law matters to qualifying, low-income, Philadelphia residents. The Legal Aid Office frequently helps clients with issues related to: Family law (child and spousal custody and support, kinship adoption, etc.) Problems encountered... Continue Reading →

ReEntry Services and Support

Organizations, programs, and initiatives to support reentry in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA REENTRY COALITION https://www.philadelphiareentrycoalition.org/about_us 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 https://fight.org/programs/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. QSPACEShealth.com - crowdsourcing LGBTQ ratings and... 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 →

Tenant’s / Renter’s Rights Organizations

A list of Basic Tenant'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. https://business.phila.gov/media/partners_for_good_housing.pdf 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... Continue Reading →

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: http://www.philadelphiaofficeofhomelessservices.org/stay-in-my-home/assistance-with-my-utility-bills/ 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 www.pgworks.com/liheap The Utility Emergency Services... Continue Reading →

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.    

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

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