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COMMUNITY RESOURCES DIRECTORY FOR PARENTS for ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania Charter Schools and Programs

2013-2014

ASPIRA COMMUNITY RESOURCES DIRECTORY FOR PARENTS

ZIPCODES

19144, 19140, 19134, 19133, 19132, 19133, 19129, 19125, 19124, 19123, 19120, 19111, 19110, 19107, 19102

Table of Contents

Mission and Vision…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1

Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2

Goals..…….…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3

Basic Services……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Cash Assistance Programs……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Community Base Programs……………………………………………………………………………………………..

Education, employment and job training……………………………………………………………………………

Energy Utility Assistance…………………………………………………………………………………..……………….

Community Health Center…………………………………………………………………………………………………

Legal Services……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Mental Health……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Pregnancy and Infant Resources……………………………………………………………………………………………

Shelters……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Seniors Resources…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Substances Abuse……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Other Important Agencies………………………………………………………………………………………………

Vision- ASPIRA seeks to educate competitive of tomorrow who will build community wealth through integrity, perseverance, and civic responsibility.

Mission- To empower the Puerto Rican and Latino community through advocacy and the education and leadership development of its youth.

INTRODUCTION

The ASPIRA’sCommunity Resources Directoryoffersto our students, families and professionals the opportunity to see what resources are available inour area in order to assist, support and promotestudent achievement, and family well-being.The well-being of our students and the support of their families are the most important measures of a community’s quality of life. This directory serves as a convenient tool for accessing vital information, services, and programs that will help benefit our students and families throughout the community.

GOAL

Our primary goal is to coordinate supportive services for students and families seeking information and referral for mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse and other human service needs.

BASIC SERVICES-(food programs,clothing)

Food Help Line- 1-800-319-Food (3663) in an effort to improve emergency access to food and to offer a welcoming resource for those seeking food assistance.

Salvation Army Pioneer Corps- 1920 E. Allegheny Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134 (215) 739-2366- Emergency Food , After School Services; Clubs; Community Centers; Meal Programs – Adult.

Community Food ProgramPhilabundance -601 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19133- (215)-339-0900. Emergency Food: Wednesday: 11am – 3pm; Thursday: 11am – 3pm; Friday: 11am – 3pm

Saturday: 11am – 3pm.

Before receiving food a registration form needs to be completed. No ID or personal documents are required.  Please note,no food will be received the day of registration in order to process.

Salvation Army- 3150 N.Mascher St., Suite 5 Philadelphia, PA 19133 (215) 423-9300 ( emergency food; clothing; furniture; household goods).

Katelin Food Market- 2265 N. Howard St., Philadelphia, PA 19133 (215) 426-5409.

Lutheran Settlement House Meal Distribution Center – 2810 N. 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19132 (215) 226-2990 (emergency food).

Share Food Program- 2901 Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, PA19129 (215)-223-2220.Please call the food pantries to confirm that the hours have not changed.

Greater Philadelphia Food Bank- 302 W. Berks St., Philadelphia, PA19122 (215) 739-3050.

Greater Philadelphia Asian Social Service Center- 4943 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19120 (215) 456-1662. Emergency food,Civic Involvement and Volunteering, Clubs, Home Improvement, Immigration/Naturalization, Mental Health – Intake and Evaluation, Mental Health – Substance Abuse Treatment, Short Term Assistance, Utilities.

Northeast Meals On Wheels-6500 Tabor Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111 (215) 745-9066.

CASH ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS- (TANF, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans’ Services)

Boulevard District- 4109 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124-4508 (215)-560-6500.

Liberty District- 219 East Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125-1099 (215)-560-4000.

Unity District- 4111 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (215)-560-6400.

Social Security Office- 3400 Aramingo Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134- 1-(800)-772-1213.

EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND JOB TRAINING RESOURCES- (Adult education, GED, early intervention, special education programs, press school programs, career center, unemployment, job training programs, workers compensation, job programs for youth).

ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania- 4322 N. 5th St., Philadelphia PA 19140 (215)-455-1300.Afterschool Programs, Leadership Clubs, In-School Training Institute, male and Female Development Programs, Career Awareness and College Preparation Program, 21st Century Community Learning Center, Career Exploration Summer Program, Summer Camps, Parenting Empowerment Program and Stakeholder Groups.

ASPIRA Bilingual Cyber Charter School-4322 N. 5th St.,Philadelphia PA 19140(215)-455-1300.

We are an independent public charter school sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education that can provide a free but high quality education to any student within the state of Pennsylvania. The school’s educational program is designed to maximize the development of students’ academic skills while keeping them connected to the larger community. We are held accountable not only by the state and the regulation set forth in our charter, but by the parents and students as well.

Esperanza College of Eastern University- 4261 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19140 (215) 324-0746 x410.

Congreso De Latinos Unidos- 216 W. Somerset St., Philadelphia, PA 19133- (215) 763-8870

(Education and Workforce).

Lutheran Settlement House – 1340 Frankford Ave.,Philadelphia, PA 19125 (215) 426-8610.

Community Education and Employment (CEED).

ENERGY UTILITY ASISTANCE- (LIHEAP, Weatherization Assistance Program, Utility and Telephone Discounts, Energy Heat Assistance Program)

LIHEAP:Low Income Home Energy Assistance- 1348 W. Sedgley Ave.,Philadelphia, PA 19132-2498

(215)-560-1583.

PGW/ Utilities/Fuel/Weatherization Programs- 4410 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA  19124- 215 684-6100. Help you to pay your utility bills.

Liberty District- 219 E. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125 (215)-560-4000.

Boulevard District- 4109 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (215)-560-6500.

Unity District- 4111 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (215)-560-6400.

CAP Rate Program- a discounted residential tariff rate for low-income customers. The percentage of discount is based on the gross household income of the customer. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, call 1-(800)-774-7040.

Free Wireless Phone and minutes: SafeLink Wireless 1-(800)-977-3768.

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER- (Free clinics, dentist,cancer)

Esperanza Health Center – 4417 N. 6th St.,Philadelphia PA 19140 (215)-302-3600.

Hunting Park Health Center -1999 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia PA 19140 (215)-228-9300.

Esperanza Health Center- 3156 Kensington Ave., Philadelphia PA 19134 (215)-831-1100.

Esperanza Health Center- 2940 N. 5th St., Philadelphia PA 19133(215)-221-6633.

Frankford Avenue Health Center- 4500-4510 Frankford Ave.,Philadelphia PA 19124 (215)-744-1302.

Parkview OB-Gyn- 1331 E. Wyoming Ave., Suite 2160 Philadelphia PA 19124 (215)-537-7695.

Rising Sun Health Center- 500 Adams Ave., Philadelphia PA  19120 (215)-279-9666.

Cancer Treatment Center- 1331 E. Wyoming Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (215) 537-7400.

LEGAL SERVICES- (legal services programs, legal help for immigrants, health law advocate, children law center, HIV Legal Center, Disability law center)

North Philadelphia Law Center- 1410 W. Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19140 (215)-227-2400.

Esperanza Immigration Legal Services- 4261 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19140 (215) 324-0746.

MENTAL HEALTH –(Emergency and Crisis Services)

Crisis Response Center Einstein- at Germantown Community Center, 1 Penn Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19019 (215)-951-8300.

Pan American Mental Health Clinic- 4519 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19140 (215) 457-1620.

Hispanic Community Counseling- 3221 Kensington Ave., #25 Philadelphia PA 19134- (215) 739-7599.

Nueva Vida Behavioral Health- 3169 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19133 (215) 426-9680.

COMHAR- 100 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia PA 19133 (215) 569-8414.

Temple/Episcopal Hospital – 100 E. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia PA 19125 (215) 707-2577.

Philadelphia Sexual Assault – 100 E. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125- (215) 425-1374.

Friends Hospital- 4641 Roosevelt Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19124 215-831-4616.

Interventive Care Crisis- 521 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19123(215) 236-2201.

Alcoholics & Narcotics- Philadelphia, PA 19120 (215) 455-2526.

Congreso Domestic Violence Hotline- Serving the Philadelphia Area (215) 291-8742.

Suicide and Crisis Hotlines- Philadelphia Crisis Intervention Hotline- (215)-686-4420.

PREGNANCY& INFANTS RESOURCES

WIC Program Administration General- 217 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19133 ‎ (215) 634-8710-  ‎ Nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who had a baby within the last six months, infants, and children under the age of five.

ELECT Teen Parent Classrooms-2000 Hamilton St., Philadelphia, PA 19130-3848 (267)-386-4600.

Health Intervention Program (HIP) for Children with Special Health Care Needs- LaSalle Nursing Center 1900 W. Olney Ave., Philadelphia PA 19141(215)-951-5034.

SHELTERS

Homelessness Hot Line-1-800-972-6990 Office of Emergency Shelter and Services (OESS)

121 N. Juniper St., Philadelphia PA 19107(215)-686-7150(individuals and families)

One Day At A Time- 2426 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19132 (215) 226-4818.

Emergency Teen Shelter & Runaway Youth Program- Youth Emergency Service Youth Emergency Service 1526 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19130 (215)-787-0633.

SENIORS RESOURCES-(elder abuse and protective services, senior agencies,home care programs,)

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)- 642 N. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19130(215)-765-9000.

Mann Older Adult Center -3201 N.5th St., Philadelphia PA 19140 (215)-685-9844.

Juanita Park Older Adult Center -1251 E.Sedgley Ave., Philadelphia PA 19134 (215)-685-1490.

St Annes Senior Citizen Center- 2607 E. Cumberland St., Philadelphia PA 19125 (215)-423-2772.

Norris Square Senior Citizen Center -2121 N. Howard St., Philadelphia PA 19122 (215)-423-7241.

First Choice Care Services, Inc. Claimed- 4912 Rising Sun Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19120 (215) 324-1414.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMS(Alcohol/drug education,counseling)

Fresh Start Now- 3023 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia PA 19134 (215) 427-2096.

Casa de ConsejeriaInc- 213 W. Allegheny Ave., Philadelphia PA 19133 (215) 634-3259.

Congreso de Latinos- 216 W. Somerset St., Philadelphia PA 19133 (215) 763-8870 x1011.

New Journeys In Recovery- 2927 N. 5th St., Philadelphia PA 19133 (215) 634-6400.

Eagleville Hospital- 1007 W.Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia PA 19133 (215) 228-0780.

Gaudenzia Inc.    3025 N. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19132 (215) 223-9460.

EHCOS (Episcopal Hospital Cocaine Outreach Service)-100 E. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125 (215) 427-2209.

Girard Medical Center- 8th St., and Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19122 (215) 787-2000.

COMMUNITY BASE PROGRAM- (Social Services, Family Support Services, Pregnancy Services, Utility Assistance, Counseling Service, Aging in Place” Programs, Education and Work force)

Casa Del Carmen Family Service Center- 4400 N. Reese St., Philadelphia, PA 19140 (215)-329-5660

Support services for families with children receiving wrap-around and other mental health services. Support groups for Latino parents.

Congreso de Latinos Unidos- 216 W. Somerset St., Philadelphia, PA 19133 (215) 763-8870

Education and Workforce Services, Family and Housing Services, Health Care Services, Health Promotion and Wellness ENPYSC Member Programs.

Julia De Burgos Family Center -404 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19133 (215)-291-4092

Offers free, ongoing weekly Parents Anonymous, Support Groups led by professional facilitators.

Groups provide an opportunity for parents to share their challenges and joys with other parents

and to learn from each other. Referral to community resources through the group facilitator.

Lighthouse- 152 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19133 (215)-425-7804 x 235/236

Programs for teen parents including support groups for teen mothers, education, employment

and life-skills development.

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging- (PCA) – 642 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19130 (215)-765-9000. PCA Helpline: 215-765-9040 or 215-765-9041 (TDD).

Lutheran Settlement House Meal Distribution Center – 2810 N. 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19132 (215) 226-2990. Emergency Food; Clothing; Computer and Related Technology Classes; Employment Preparation; Family Based Services; Housing Counseling.

CORA -Neumann Program-1000 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (215)-535-2957.

Provides parenting education and support services for teens. Parent education focusing on

child development, discipline, substance abuse, and developing relationships with children. Other

services include GED, career counseling, computer training.

Council of Spanish-Speaking Organizations (Concilio)-705-09 N. Franklin St., Philadelphia, PA 19123 (215)-627-3100

Employment, health services, family counseling, adult and technical education, and cultural opportunities.

Norris Square Neighborhood Project- 2141 N. Howard St., Philadelphia, PA 19122 (215)-634-2227

Provides parent education and support services focusing on child development, discipline, substance abuse, youth violence and developing relationships with children.

Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha- 4301 RisingSun Ave.,Philadelphia, PA 19122

(215)-329-9580.

Health Services Programs, Mental Health Services, Health Promotion, Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Human Services Programs, Support Services, Childhood Education, Family Services, Early Intervention

Community and Economic Development, Housing Counseling. Property Management.

Lutheran Children & Family Service-5401 Rising Sun Ave., Philadelphia PA 19120 (215)-276-5500 ext. 211.

Parents Anonymous support groups with substance abuse problems, teenage mothers, parents with children with learning and other disabilities, immigrant and limited English-speaking parents and parents with special needs children. Parent education focusing on childdevelopment, discipline, youth violence, substance abuse, developing relationships.Afterschool programs available.

Other important agencies out of our area:

ChildLink- 260 S. Broad St., 18th floor Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215)-731-2110.

Support services for families with children from birth to three years who have developmental

delays or disabilities. Services include evaluation, and linkage to early intervention programs.

Children’s Crisis Treatment Center- 1823 Callowhill St., Philadelphia, PA 19130 (215)-496-0707 x1446.

Serves parents involved with DHS, parents with a history of substance abuse/mental health, and

parents who have children with special needs. Provides support groups and help with child

development and child discipline. Assists families in North and West Philadelphia.

Department of Human Services (DHS)-1515 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215)- 683-4347.

Hotline- 215- 683-6100- State Hotline- 1- (800) 932-0313.

Girls, Inc./Big Sisters of Philadelphia- 1315 Walnut St., suite 1400 Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215)-735-7775.

Provides support services for parents/caregivers with a history of substance abuse and

parents/caregivers with girls who have mental health or delinquency health risks (such as PTSD).

Joseph J. Peters Institute- 100 S. Broad St., suite 1700 Philadelphia, PA 19110 (215)-701-1560.

(Offers separate Parenting Collaborative groups for parents of sexually at risk children, parents of

children who have been sexually abused, andparents who are seeking information about

healthy sexual development).

Parent Action Network (PAN)-1601 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19102 215-PARENTS (727-3687).

Provides parent education and support services,for single mothers, teen parents, parents seeking

reunification with children in placement, survivors, of abuse, Spanish speaking parents and fathers.

Child care available at some locations. Parent education focusing on child development,

discipline, developing relationships with children and women’s self-esteem.

Advocacy ,Care at Home Services ,Employment Assistance ,Health Promotion, Home Repair, Information and Referral Legal, Assistance Home-delivered Meals, Protective Services, Senior Community Centers

Transportation.

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights-1211 Chestnut St., Suite 605, Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215)-731-1447.

Advocacy and Human Rights, Justice and Legal, LGBT

Woman Against Abuse- (WAA) 100 S. Broad St., #1341 Philadelphia, PA 19110 (215) 386-1280.

Woman Organize Against Rape(WOAR)-One Penn Center- 1617 John F Kennedy Blvd.

Suite 1100 Philadelphia, PA 19103 Hotline (215)-985-3333.

Offers Parenting Collaborative groups for parents seeking reunification with a child who has been

sexually abused and for parents who have chosen the offender over the child.

Veterans Philadelphia Regional Office- 5000 Wissahickon Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19144 (215)-842-2000.

Responsible for delivering non-medical VA benefits and services to Veterans and their families.


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