For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Individual and Family Supports

At the Dornsife Center we provide services that help residents meet pressing needs around employment, education, health, and food access, working with partners from local and regional non-profit agencies as well as with Drexel schools and colleges who have built service and engagement into their curricula.


Drexel's Thomas R. Kline School of Law operates the Dornsife Center's Andy and Gwen Stern Community Lawyering Clinic. Law students address community-wide needs in two settings. First, pro bono clinics provide local residents with legal assistance free of charge, focusing mainly on estate planning (wills, medical directives, and powers of attorney) and criminal record expungement in cooperation with Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity. Next, the community lawyering clinic course takes on legal cases of community interest to address during the law school's regular semesters. Cases and projects have focused on issues like employment discrimination, homeownership "tangled title," and equity in home utility billing.


Our local partner Our Closet brings a monthly pop-up shop for residents, featuring high quality clothing and accessories for adults and children. Each adult can choose five free items each month.


Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions offers the Community Wellness Hub. A set of health promotion programs guided by direct community input, CNHP students work directly with residents to support needs around nutrition, chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, and behavioral health.