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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 virus

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to expand across the Philadelphia area, low-income residents may be disproportionately impacted by business closures and other disruptions to their lives. Below are some resources that may be of use to members of the Center's programs as well as the community at large. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list and the situation is constantly changing. Additional resources will be added as they become available.

Contact info@centerforhungerfreecommunities.org to share additional resources.

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General Coronavirus Resources and Information

Addiction and Recovery

Childcare and Education

Criminal Justice

Domestic Violence

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.866.723.3014
  • Protection from Abuse Orders: Seek assistance at the 24/7 Emergency Filing Unit located at Criminal Justice Center, Room B-03 1301 Filbert St.
  • Women Against Abuse: Legal Center will be operating virtually. Call 215.686.7082 and leave a message with your name, best number to contact you, and reason for your call. If you are trying to contact your attorney or advocate, please mention their name in your message. Calls will be returned during business hours daily. 

Emergency Funds (for individuals and families)

Employment

Financial Services

Food and Supplies

  • ACCT Pet Pantry: Offering a once a month pick up of pet supplies
  • Broad Street Ministry (215 S. Broad St.): offering to go meals Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at City Hall
  • Catholic Social Services: They are providing food, diapers, and formula. Leave a message if you are not able to reach someone.
    • Northeast Philadelphia (7340 Jackson St.): 215.624.5920, Monday to Friday, 9 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 2 p.m. 
    • Casa del Carmen (4400 North Reese St.): 267.331.2500, Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    • Southwest Philadelphia (6214 Grays St.): 215.724.8550, Monday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m (Food only); Tuesday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Diapers only); Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Diapers only)
  • National Restaurants and Chains Offering Free Meals and Other Food Discounts Including Free Delivery
  • Nutritional Development Services: food cupboards and children's meal sites
  • Philabundance
  • Philadelphia Area Food Pantries
  • Philadelphia Corporation for Aging: Some sites open for to-go meals only for seniors
  • Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network: They are providing food, diapers, and children's clothing. Call 215.247.4663 and press #8 to talk to a staff member. Pre-packed bags will be available for pick-up on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 7047 Germantown Ave. 
  • Philadelphia Free Meal Sites: The City of Philadelphia and partners have developed two ways for residents to find free food: Food sites where any resident can pick up free food for their household and student meal sites where any child can pick up free meals. Sites are open Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Residents can pick up one box per household. Supplies will last up to five days. Residents do not need to present an ID or proof of income for eligibility.
  • Share Food Package Hosts
  • WhyHunger Hotline: 800.548.6479
  • WIC: Participants be seen outside of the office for safety reasons using a new card exchange system. WIC has stopped requiring infants, children, and/or pregnant women to come in for their WIC benefits. Participants can send someone to come in for them if they tell WIC staff over the phone who will be coming to pick up their benefits and that person needs to bring photo identification. Office hours: Monday–Thursday, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • North Philadelphia WIC Office: 215-229-3786, 1300 W Lehigh Ave #104, Phila, PA 19132
    • South Philadelphia WIC Office: 215-463-5571, 1165 S Broad St, Phila, PA, 19146
    • Overbrook WIC Office: 215-477-3360, 5610 Lancaster Ave #1400, Phila, PA, 19131
    • Aramingo WIC Office: 215-533-9597, 2401 E Tioga Street, A4, Phila, PA, 19134
    • Germantown WIC Office: 215-284-1500, 301 E Chelten Ave, Phila, PA, 19144
    • Northeast WIC Office: 215-745-7251, 7959 Bustleton Ave, Phila, PA, 19152
    • Olney-Logan WIC Office: 215-927-1950, 5751 N Broad Street, Phila, PA, 19141
    • Woodland WIC Office: 215-726-1142, 1741 S 54th Street, Phila, PA, 19143

Healthcare

Housing and Utilities

Legal Services

  • Community Legal Services: Telephone intake for unemployment compensation, bankruptcy, probate, lawsuit defense, homeownership issues, public benefits, tax income disputes and any other general intake legal problems (215.981.3800). 
  • CLS Family Law: Telephone intake will remain open (215.981.3838).
  • Save Your Home Philly Hotline: Will remain open to handle Tax and Mortgage Foreclosure cases, and cases involving homeownership, including lease-purchase agreements, mortgage rescue scams and predatory home buyers. (215.334.4663) 

Mental Health

  • Crisis Response Centers - call ahead to see if they are open to new patients
    • Friends Hospital: 4641 E. Roosevelt Blvd, 215.831.2600
    • Hall Mercer: 245 S. 8th St; 215.829.5433
    • Presbyterian: 51 N. 39th St. 215.662.9161>
    • Temple/Episcopal Hospital: 100 E. Lehigh Ave, 215.878.2600
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741.741
  • Community Behavioral Health 24/7 Hotline: 888.545.2600
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1.800.985.5990
  • Healthy Minds Philly: free 24/7 online behavioral health screening and resources
  • Línea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1.888.628.9454
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255
  • Optum Health Free 24/7 Emotional Support Help Line: 866.342.6892
  • Philadelphia Mobile Emergency Team: 215.685.6440
  • Philadelphia Suicide and Crisis Center: 215.686.4420
  • Recovery Tree Coronavirus Substance Abuse Treatment Resources
  • Safe2Say for Pennsylvania school students: 1.844.723.2729
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Transportation

Other 

  • Aunt Bertha: Searchable database of free or reduce cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.
  • Philly Mutual Aid - Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Community-led effort to match people in need with neighbors able to help related to getting groceries, medicine, and supplies. 
  • Public Benefits: If you need to apply for benefits (food stamps (SNAP), Medicaid health insurance (MA), cash assistance (TANF)), apply online using Compass or call Benephilly: 844.848.4376. The County Assistance Offices are closed to in person applications but are still processing online applications.
  • Serve Philadelphia: Volunteer needs and opportunities