7174 Ogontz Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19138
Phone: (215) 276-0340
Fax: (215) 276-2939
4663 Stenton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Phone: (215) 849-6426
Fax: (215) 849-5476
4439A Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Phone: (215) 685-9182/9183
Fax: (215) 685-9189
2401 North 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: (215) 879-7777
Fax: (215) 879-7778
1621 West Jefferson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Phone: (215) 227-6161
Fax: (215) 560-1316
635 West Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone: (215) 223-1890
Fax: (215) 223-1959
5462 Ridge Avenue, Suite A
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Phone: (215) 685-2547
Fax: (215) 685-2559
1719 North 52Nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131
SHARE Food Program 2901 Hunting Park Avenue, 215-223-2220
Bright Hope Baptist Church Food Bank, 1601 N. 112th Street, 215-232-6004
One Day At A Time Food Bank, 2532 N. Broad Street, 215-226-7860
Redeem Baptist Church Food Pantry, 2449 N. 31st Street, 215-227-4574
Church of the Advocate Foods Bank, 1801 W. Diamond Street, 215-978-8000
Bethel Presbyterian Church Food Bank, 1900 W. York Street, 215-228-0328
Geiger Memorial Brethren Church Food Bank, 2543 W. Lehigh Avenue, 215-229-2967
Thankful Learning Center Food Bank, 3200 N. 17th Street, 215-226-5544
Cornerstone Community Church, 2058 E. Allegheny Avenue, 215-426-3644
Ujima Friends Peace Center Food Bank, 1701 W. Lehigh Avenue, 215-267-679-4601
Philabundance, 302 W. Berks Street, 215-339-0900
Philly Food Rescue, 2901 W. Hunting Park Avenue, 215-218-4800
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The Federal Victims of Crime Act mandates that certain services are available to people who’ve personally suffered a violent crime, or those who have lost a loved one that way. There are victim services organizations all over the city that can help distribute these resources — from counseling services to legal help to reimbursement of funeral costs.
Philadelphia Mobile Emergency Team: (215) 685-6440
Northwest Victim Services: (215) 438-4410
Philadelphia County Victim Services: (215) 686-8027
Philadelphia County Juvenile Victim Services: 215-686-7682
The Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia: (215) 567-6776 The Anti-Violence partnership offers many services. There’s a counseling center, plus resources for kids, victims of intra-family homicide, and people whose family members have been murdered.
Healing Hurt People: (215) 762-1177, A Drexel violence intervention program, Healing Hurt People offers free case management support for people who've experienced a traumatic event — including resources like health care, housing, food and advocacy at school. There's also a mobile therapy program and peer support for fellow young adults who survived violence. Philly's Office of Violence Prevention: (215) 686-0789 After a violent crime, the city's Office of Violence Prevention deploys community crisis intervention teams, who help neighbors and assist police in their investigation. The OVP also doles out grants to community anti-violence programs.
Network of Neighbors Responding to Violence: (267) 233-4387 The Network of Neighbors Responding to Violence is a network of community members trained to support—and lead—responses to stress, trauma, loss, and violence within their own communities. This document has been reformatted for ease of viewing by the PPD 39th District.
The following resources are available to help crime victims and their loved ones. TO REPORT A VIOLENT CRIME IN PROGRESS, CALL 911 FIRST for public safety emergency response from the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Fire Department, and Philadelphia Fire Rescue (EMS).
Pennsylvania Crime Victim Compensation: (800) 233-2339 Pennsylvania’s Crime Victim Compensation Program (VCAP) provides refunds for counseling services to victims, witnesses and close family members. The state picks up the tab, including co-pays, or part of the bill if no insurance.
The Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly: 215-545-5728 Victims and witnesses 60 years of age or older can reach out to CARIE, the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly, which has a victim advocacy program that provides free consulting, court accompaniment, education regarding victim rights. It will also repair external doors, windows and locks to secure victimized seniors in their homes at no charge.
Pennsylvania Health Law Project: 800-274-3258 Statewide nonprofit Pennsylvania Health Law Project offers free legal services via its VOCA (Victim of Crime Act) Program, helping people injured by gun violence (or other crimes) get health insurance via Medicaid to treat physical and mental injuries. Trauma and Grief Resources for Families: A
VP’s hotline for families of murder victims: (215) 686-8033
Mothers in Charge: (215) 228-1718 Mothers in Charge is a national organization founded in Philadelphia by Dorothy Johnson-Speight, who lost her son to gun violence. This group of impassioned mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and loved ones can help you take steps to cope with tragedy.
Every Murder Is Real, (EMIR) Healing Center in East Germantown: (215) 848-4068 EMIR Healing Center was founded by a grieving parent to provide support after community trauma. After a violent crime, members will visit a block, school or individual person to offer healing services. You can also reach out for domestic violence resources.
Operation Save Our City: (856) 745-6045 Based in Fairhill, Operation Save Our City supports to the families of victims of violent crime. Founder Rosalind Pichardo helps arrange public demonstrations and vigils to generate attention for cold cases.
Conflict Resolution and Trauma Resources for Children: Youth Empowerment for Advancement Hangout (YEAH): (267) 469-3002 YEAH offers after-school programming in West Philly, including targeted instruction to help kids learn peer mediation and conflict resolution skills.
There’s also a free food bank Urban Youth Leadership Academy: (215) 204-8917 Run by Juwan Bennett and headquartered at Temple University, the Urban Youth Leadership Academy matches middle school students with college-aged and early-career mentors who help them complete a service project.
Uplift Center for Grieving Children: (267) 437-3123 The Uplift Center for Grieving Children offers in-school grief support groups — plus services for children and their caregivers at six locations in the city: East Falls, West Philly, South Philly, the lower Northeast, Center City and North Philly (Lenfest Center). Suicide Prevention:
Philadelphia Suicide and Crisis Center: (215) 686-4420 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 The Philadelphia Suicide Prevention Task Force: firstname.lastname@example.org
My Brother’s Keeper (MBK Cares): (267) 580-9440 MBK Cares runs regular community events out of Cobbs Creek recreation center. They’ll welcome you into an existing network of support, helping you find counseling and cope with hardships like bullying.
Donovan Williams Memorial Foundation: (215) 834-9339 The Donovan Williams Memorial Foundation is the place to go if you’d like to find a supportive community rooted in sports. The runs a basketball league to promote sportsmanship, foster social skills and educate youth on suicide prevention. The city's Suicide Prevention Task Force operates five regular support groups all over the city for people who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence: Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline: (866) 723-3014
Lutheran Settlement House: (215) 426-8610 Fishtown’s Lutheran Settlement House is designed to support survivors of domestic violence in any way they might need — with counseling services and programs for seniors, caregivers and people experiencing homelessness.
Congresso: (215) 763-8870 Congresso offers bilingual education and services for people dealing with domestic violence, to increase awareness and prevent domestic violence, and to connect survivors to resources.
Women Against Abuse: (215) 386-1280 Women Against Abuse boasts tons of wraparound services, from counseling to housing to legal help and programs for LGBTQ people experiencing intimate partner violence.
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