Please note that this list of resources is not comprehensive and may be subject to change as resources shift. This list is not run or managed by the City of Philadelphia. For the most up-to-date news on changes happening in the City, please refer to their COVID-19 page.

We encourage you to follow the updates from city officials and your council people. If there are resources you’d like to add to this list, please contact Jasmin Velez at (215) 253-2796 or by email at jvelez@impactservices.org.

Language Access Philly – Ensures that City Departments can communicate with people with limited English proficiency – call (215) 686-2170.

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Food Resources:

An extensive list for all locations around the city can be found here.

A map of distribution sites where you can find free food and meals can be found here.

Meals:

  • Delaware Valley Fairness Project (2646 Kensington Avenue)
  • Philadelphia Tabernacle (3150 N Mascher Street)
  • Richard and Friends (1916 E Venango Street)
  • West Kensington Ministry (2140 N Hancock Street)
  • Village of Arts and Humanities (2544 Germantown Avenue)
  • Cohocksink Recreation Center (2901 Cedar Street)

Meals for Students:

  • Kensington CAPA High School (1901 N Front Street)
  • Horatio Hackett School (401 W Lehigh Avenue)
  • Roberto Clemente Middle School (122 W Erie Avenue)
  • Thomas A Edison High School (151 W Luzerne Street)
  • William Cramp School (3449 W Mascher Street)

Free Pregnancy, baby, and toddler support during COVID-19

Are you pregnant or caring for an infant or toddler? The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is maintaining a list of resources and free supplies available to you and your family during COVID-19 here.

Resources include:

  • Breastfeeding Support (use enrollment code PHILLY at Pacify for free, on-demand access to professional lactation (breastfeeding) experts who can help you with feeding your baby.
  • Free Baby Food & Diapers (map of free baby supply sites located here).
  • Philadelphia Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program for EBT cards to purchase food and formula (application form here).
  • Free cribs delivered to your home so that all babies have a safe place to sleep
  • Online/Virtual Pregnancy and Family Support Programs
  • Links to donate to groups supplying free diapers (the Philadelphia Diaper Bank or the Mitzvah Circle)

Trash & Recycling

Week of: Collection Type:
April 6 – April 11 Trash Collections Only
Friday April 10 No Collections (Good Friday)
April 13 – April 17 Trash & Recycling Collection
April 20 – April 24 Trash Collections Only
April 26 – May 1 Trash & Recycling Collection
May 4 – May 8 Trash Collections Only
May 11 – May 15 Trash & Recycling Collection

Housing & Benefits

There are no legal evictions during the COVID-19 shutdown.

Philadelphia courts are closed through May 31, 2020. No legal evictions may proceed until the courts reopen. It is never legal to evict a tenant without a court order. It does not matter if you are documented or undocumented, living in your own house or renting a room.

If your landlord locks you out, turns off your utilities, or forces you out of your home in any way, call 911 and report an illegal, self-help eviction to the police or call the Philly Tenant Hotline at (267) 443-2500 or go to www.phillytenant.org for legal help and information.

Impact Services – BenePhilly

Call 215-739-1600 ext. 156 for the following services:

  • SNAP
  • Medical Assistance
  • Rent Rebates (65+)
  • LIHEAP/Other Utilities
  • Unemployment

New Kensington CDC

Housing assistance – if you’re at risk for losing housing due to COVID-19, please contact housing advisors for an appointment here.

Business Financial Support

For an extensive list of resources available to business owners, please refer HERE.

Kensington Avenue Businesses

Kensington corridor businesses are encouraged to contact Jonathan Arrieta, the Corridor Business Manager at Impact Services if they have any questions or need assistance. Jonathan can be reached at (267) 991-5172 or by email at jarrieta@impactservices.org.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

For small businesses and nonprofits who need help covering payroll during the immediate crisis. APPLY HERE.

Entrepreneur Works

Provides loans to entrepreneurs and existing businesses. They have small business loan options and one-on-one guidance. APPLY HERE.

Finanta Emergency Loan

The Finanta Emergency Loan is available for entrepreneurs and small businesses affected by COVID-19 and other emergencies. Loans range from $5,000-$15,000 without closing fees. Contact Finanta for more information and to apply: (267) 236-7030 (for English) or (267) 236-7019 (para Español).

Utilities Information

PECO

PECO is extending COVID-19 customer support through at least June 1, 2020. The policies include:

  • Suspending service disconnections
  • Waiving all new late fees for customers
  • Reconnecting service for customers who have had their service disconnected (call 1-800-494-4000 to reconnect services – no connection fees or deposits required).
  • Customer assistance programs if you face financial hardship
  • Payment options such as budget billing to help you manage your monthly bill

Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW)

PGW is suspending non-payment terminations and will waive new late payment charges. This termination moratorium will remain in place until further notice.

Philadelphia Water Department (PWD)

PWD is also suspending non-payment terminations and plans to waive new late payment charges. This termination moratorium will remain in place until further notice. Please note that regular billing will continue for all customers.

Mental Health Resources

  • Center for Disease Control: on Stress and Coping
  • Healthy Minds Philly
  • Mental Health & Addiction: DBHIDS Services Pamphlet (English & Español)
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224
  • Community Behavioral Health: Mental health and addiction services, contact the 24/7 hotline at 888-545-2600
  • Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services: For mental health crises, call the crisis hotline 24/7 at 215-685-6440
  • NET Access Point: For individuals in need of immediate opioid treatment support, contact info 844-533-8200 or 215-408-4987. Or visit Net Community Care
  • Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services: For intellectual disability services, call 215-685-5900