Health and Well-Being Resources for Families

Posted on April 2, 2020
Categories: 2020 April, District News

The School District of Philadelphia has announced the indefinite closure of its schools until further notice. Safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, our staff and the broader Philadelphia community is our highest priority. In an effort to ensure families have the resources they may need, we have compiled a list of health, social service, and other organizations that may be of support during the COVID-19 school closures.

Addiction and Recovery

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.

Employment

Financial Services

Food

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
  • Community Behavioral Health 24/7 Hotline: 888-545-2600
  • 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
  • Mental Health/Behavioral Resources
  • Puentes de Salud – Promotes health and wellness of the Latinx population through health care, educational programs, and community building.

Transportation

Other

Resources for Victims of Sexual Assault:

  • WOAR
    • One Penn Center-Suburban Station
      1617 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Ste. 1100
      Philadelphia, PA 19103
      215-985-3315
  • Sexual Assault 24 Hour Hotline
    • 215-985-3333
  • Lutheran Settlement House
    • Domestic Violence 24hr Hotline: 866-723-3014
    • (food pantry is also open)

City of Philadelphia’s Essential Services during the COVID-19 shutdown