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12Plus
https://www.12plus.org/

Contacts: 

Harry Levant                       hlevant@12plus.org

AJ Ballard                           aballard@12plus.org 

                                             

Mission: 

Our mission is to increase educational equity by building school cultures that inspire academic achievement and empower students to pursue education beyond 12th grade.

Populations served:

Five Philadelphia public high schools, primarily in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia   (Kensington High School, Kensington Health Sciences Academy The LINC, Penn Treaty, and Hill Freedman World Academy). As well as four Camden public high (Brimm, Camden High School, BPLA, and Eastside High School)     The Alumni program supports our over 600 graduating seniors as they finalize steps for college enrollment, job placement, trade school enrollment and more! 

The African Family Health Organization (AFAHO)

www.afaho.org

Contacts: 

Dianne Uwayo                       dianne@afaho.org

Elizabeth Porter                     elizabeth@afaho.org

                                             

Mission:

We work to strengthen community health culture and facilitate social integration through the utilization of a unique peer support model that uses shared language, cultural expertise, advocacy, and system navigation knowledge to help individuals and families overcome social determinants, build community connections, and gain information and resources needed to thrive.     

Populations served:

African and Caribbean Immigrants and Refugees in greater Philadelphia.  

Beyond Literacy (BeLit)

https://beyondliteracy.org/

Contacts: 

Lorna Jackson                     llasterjackson@beyondliteracy.org

Mercy Howard                    mhoward@beyondliteracy.org

                                             

Mission:

To expand opportunities and improve lives by unleashing the power of literacy through free, high-quality education.

Populations served:

Beyond Literacy provides opportunities for adults and families in our communities. The goal of BeLit's program is to assist adult learners so they can earn their GED, improve the ESL skills, Post-Secondary Education, meet employment goals, improve digital literacy skills, and citizenship classes.

Broad Street Ministry

www.broadstreetministry.org

Contacts: 

Nikki Brown                            nikkib@broadstreetministry.org

Geremi James                       geremi@broadstreetministry.org 

                                             

Mission:

By offering Radical Hospitality to our neighbors in need, Broad Street Ministry creates connection and community; restores hope and dignity; and increases security and self-sufficiency.    

Populations served:

At Broad Street Ministry, we call our folks guests. Our guests are dynamic and resilient individuals who might be experiencing scarcity around resources such as food, benefits/income, housing and community. 

CARIE

www.carie.org

Contacts: 

Lori Walsh                            walsh@carie.org

                                            

Mission:

To promote the well being, rights and autonomy of older persons through advocacy, education and action.    

Populations served:

Anyone who needs help accessing and navigating services for older adults  

CCIU

www.cciu.org/migranted

Contacts: 

Karisa Barlow                      karisab@cciu.org

Marisabel Isel                     marisabeli@cciu.org

                                             

Mission:

To provide quality, innovative education programs and services to the children of migrant agricultural workers so that migrant students develop to their fullest potential. 

Populations served:

Migrant students ages 0-21 who have moved to a new school district in Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery, or Bucks counties in the past 3 years and whose parent or guardian has moved to engage in agricultural work in the past 3 years.

Center in the Park

www.centerinthepark.org

Contacts: 

Cleo Smalls                          csmalls@centerinthepark.org

Renee Cunningham            rcunningham@centerinthepark.org

                                             

Mission:

Center in the Park promotes positive aging and fosters community connections for older adults whose voices are critical instruments in shaping its activities and direction.

Populations served:

Adults age 55 and older

Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz VAMC,

Center for Development and Civic Engagement

www.va.gov/philadelphia-health-care/work-with-us/volunteer-or-donate/

Contacts: 

Yarelli Morales Martinez     yarelli.moralesmartinez@va.gov

Joyce Kuwae                       joyce.kuwae@va.gov

                                             

Mission:

Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well being.

Populations served:

The Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC) provides health care to Veterans living in America's sixth-largest metropolitan area, including the city of Philadelphia and six surrounding counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.

Depaul USA

www.depaulusa.org

Contacts: 

Brendan Sculley                 brendan.sculley@depaulusa.org

                                             

Mission:

We aim to end homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it.     

Populations served:

Young adults, Men, Women. 

Drexel Food Lab

www.drexel.edu/cnhp/research/centers/Drexel-Food-Lab

Contacts: 

Rachel Sherman                 rms548@drexel.edu

Dr. Jonathan Deutsch        St96d633@drexel.edu

                                             

Mission:

The Drexel Food Lab is a faculty-mentored interdisciplinary food product design and culinary innovation research lab solving real-world problems in sustainability, health promotion and access​    We do this through research and programming that help us:​  ​    Understand consumers​    Develop new food products​    Introduce new products to market​    In doing so, we not only develop new food products and menu items with entrepreneurs, industry, non-profit, and government partners, but also develop our flagship "product," graduates across disciplines who are poised to improve the food system.​

Populations served:

Varies with projects and research. 

Einstein Jefferson Medical Center

https://www.einstein.edu/idc

Contacts: 

Nicola D'Souza                   Nicola.D'Souza@Jefferson.edu

                                             

Mission:

With humanity, humility and honor, to heal by providing exceptionally intelligent and responsive healthcare and education for as many as we can reach".  The Quality Program reflects this mission and incorporates the values of the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network (AEHN) via implementation of ongoing assessment and improvement activities.    The 'Immunodeficiency Clinic or IDC' seeks to provide 'a one stop shop' consisting of comprehensive medical services for all clients; as part of the AEHN network referral to all medical subspecialties, including obstetrics and gynecology, facilitates linkage and engagement in care.   

Populations served:

HIV immunocompromised, Adult population.    

Einstein's Pride Program

www.einstein.edu/pride-program

Contacts: 

Amos Koffa                         amosk.koffa@jefferson.edu

                                             

Mission:

Remove barriers to care by advocating for patient needs across Einstein's Healthcare network and attempting to interrupt systemic oppression, racism, homophobia and transphobia in the field of healthcare.  

Populations served:

LGBTQIA+ children and adults

HIAS Pennsylvania

www.hiaspa.org

Contacts: 

Amy Eckendorf                  aeckendorf@hiaspa.org

Yveline Merisier                  ymerisier@hiaspa.org

                                             

Mission:

HIAS Pennsylvania supports low-income immigrants of all backgrounds as they build new lives in our community. Through immigration legal services and an array of social services, we work to address their needs, defend their rights, and advocate for their equitable inclusion in American society.

Populations served:

Low-income immigrants of all backgrounds and ages 

HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy

www.hmsschool.org

Contacts: 

Teresa Giardina                   tgiardina@hmsschool.org

Julie Conway                       jconway@hmsschool.org

                                             

Mission:

HMS School educates, nurtures, and cares for children and young adults with complex physical disabilities resulting from cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or other neurological impairments, with the goal of enabling each to reach his or her maximum potential. We promote independence and improve the quality of life for youth in a safe and secure environment so each can lead a fulfilling, stimulating life now and as an adult.

Populations served:

We serve students from 5-21 years old, and their families, and maintain relationships with our alumni and their families.

Legacy Youth Tennis and Education 

www.legacyyte.org

Contacts: 

Joni Helton                         jhelton@legacyyte.org

Chris Pender                       cpender@legacyyte.org

                                             

Mission:

Preparing youth for success through our inclusive community, using tennis, education and character programming.

Populations served:

Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Community Tennis Summer Camps and Phila OST After-School Programming.

Lenfest Center for Community Workforce Partnerships

www.lenfestcenter.temple.edu

Contacts: 

Shirley Moy                         smoy@temple.edu

Alejandra Castano             alejandra.castano@temple.edu

                                             

Mission:

Temple University's Lenfest Center for Community Workforce Partnerships engages communities and social service agencies throughout the Commonwealth to address issues that impact health and well-being of individuals and communities.  

Populations served:

The Lenfest Center for Community Workforce Partnerships serves as a bridge to the Greater Philadelphia community, with a particular focus on the neighborhoods surrounding Temple University.  The Center provides opportunities for Temple University students, staff, and faculty to exchange creative ideas, resources, and services with residents, grassroots organizations, social service agencies, and government entities to strengthen the health and welfare of individuals and communities particularly by addressing social and cultural determinants of health.

Lutheran Settlement House

www.lutheransettlement.org

Contacts: 

Meg Finley                          mfinley@lshphilly.org

Jeanie McMahon-Meyer    jmeyer@lshphilly.org

                                             

Mission:

Established in 1902, Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to serving children, adults, and families living in Philadelphia. Over the past century, the programs and services offered by LSH have changed in response to the evolving needs of the community. However, the core mission of Lutheran Settlement House - "to empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services" - has remained constant.     

Populations served:

People experiencing and survivors of domestic violence, families experiencing homelessness, people experiencing food insecurity, older adults.

Mental Health Partnerships

www.mentalhealthpartnerships.org

Contacts: 

Debora King                       dking@mhphope.org

                                             

Mission:

MHP collaboratively builds hope and promotes the well-being of people in recovery through innovative peer-centered advocacy, learning and services.   Services: Recovery Learning Centers, Targeted Case Management, Residential Program and Rapid Housing, Mobile Certified Peer Specialist Teams, Representative Payee, Advocacy, CPS Training and Education for Professional and Community Members, Support Groups.   

Populations served:

Adults, teens and families experiencing mental health needs, substance use recovery or  chronic homelessness. 

Nationalities Service Center

www.nscphila.org

Contacts: 

Kara Friesen                        kfriesen@nscphila.org

                                             

Mission:

NSC empowers immigrants and refugees to thrive in our communities and pursue a just future. 

Populations served:

Populations Served: NSC provides services to immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia region. In 2022, NSC served nearly 3000 clients from 124 countries.  

No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc.

www.nomoresecretsmbs.org

Contacts: 

Lynette Medley                  Lynettemedley@nomoresecretsmbs.org

Nya McGlone                     nmcglone@nomoresecretsmbs.org

                                             

Mission:

To decrease uterine care and menstrual health disparities in underserved communities through the eradication of societal stigmas and propagation of resources and scientifically based information. 

Populations served:

Menstruating individuals and their families.  

PDPH Ambulatory Health Services 

www.phila.gov/services/mental-physical-health/city-health-centers

Contacts: 

Pati Dziekonska                  patrycja.dziekonska@phila.gov

Caitlynn Quinn                   caitlynn.quinn@phila.gov

                                             

Mission:

The Ambulatory Health Services mission is to provide health care to Philadelphia's poor and medically underserved residents and to do so by providing quality and dignified services that meet their personal healthcare needs and result in improved health status.

Populations served:

Uninsured, underinsured, low income, medically underserved. 

Philadelphia FIGHT- YHEP Health Center

www.fight.org/programs/y-hep-adolescent-and-young-adult-health-center

Contacts: 

Rebecca Keuch                  rkeuch@fight.org

                                             

Mission:

An inclusive, trauma-informed, gender affirming approach to healthcare for adolescents and young adults (ages 13-26), providing access to comprehensive primary care, sexual and reproductive health services, integrated behavioral health, PrEP, and other relevant social services. Our mission is to improve health outcomes and expand healthcare access, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

Populations served:

All youth ages 13-26yrs. Special focus on LGBTQIA+ youth, especially those who identify as trans or gender nonconforming; unhoused youth, immigrants, youth in the foster care system, and those with an economic disadvantage. Accept PA Medicaid, private insurance, and individuals with no insurance and/or are uninsurable.

Penn Medicine Social Needs Response Team

www.chea.upenn.edu

Contacts: 

Ana Bonilla Martinez             ana.bonillamartinez@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Rose Thomas                         rhthomas@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

                                             

Mission:

TO PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY PATIENT/FAMILY-CENTERED CARE FOR ALL, regardless of their background or culture.  TO INVEST IN COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS TO TACKLE BARRIERS to achieving optimal health for all communities that we serve.  TO ENSURE OUR CLINICAL AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS ARE INCLUSIVE and promote the advancement of a diverse workforce and student body.  TO DEVELOP THE EVIDENCE BASE TO INFORM EFFORTS to advance equity and inclusion.     

Populations served:

The Social Needs Response Team (SNRT) is a virtual call center established in April 2020 that supports Penn patients, students, and the wider Philadelphia community with access to resources to address social needs.  

Programs Employing People

www.pepservices.org

Contacts: 

Heather Kuzowsky             heather.kuzowsky@pepservices.org

Michael Tucker                   michael.tucker@pepservices.org

                                             

Mission:

Programs Employing People (PEP) is a nonprofit organization created to provide and promote social, vocational, educational, rehabilitative, recreational and employment opportunities for people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities.  Our mission is to continually advance the following objectives of the organization:    To strengthen, develop and coordinate a better understanding of the challenges and needs people with disabilities and their families face everyday.  To provide pre-vocational and vocational opportunities for individuals with disabilities and to increase their employment experiences.  To provide social and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities.   To provide integrated community employment opportunities to those individuals who are interested in pursuing a career.  To utilize all available resources to increase educational, vocational and social skills.   To promote the principles of Everyday Lives.

Populations served:

Adults with Disabilities. 

Puentes de Salud

www.puentesdesalud.org

Contacts: 

Mariana Argüelles              mariana.arguelles@puentesdesalud.org

                                             

Mission:

The mission of Puentes de Salud is two-fold: First, to partner with local Latinx immigrant communities to build long-term prosperity by addressing immediate education, health, and social service needs. Second, to create a responsible learning environment for future generations of advocates, educators, and healthcare providers to examine social justice and structural violence and to explore their impacts on the social determinants of health within a marginalized community. Puentes de Salud believes that a comprehensive strategy to promote wellness in any community must work towards diminishing the effects of structural violence and supporting access to healthcare, economic opportunity, and education from the individual to the community.

Populations served:

Latinx immigrants

The Salvation Army Red Shield Family Residence

www.easternusa.salvationarmy.org/eastern-pennsylvania/greater-philadelphia/red-shield-family-residence

Contacts: 

Katie Barnhart                    katie.barnhart@use.salvationarmy.org

                                             

Mission:

The Red Shield Family Residence is a therapeutic community; where the power of the group creates healthy norms, healthy interactions, and subsequently, a positive sense of well-being for all. The community allows members to focus on movement towards the achievement of goals, emotional stability, and the ultimate aspiration of self-sufficiency.

Populations served:

Homeless families 

St. Chris- Cap4Kids

www.cap4kids.org/philadelphia

Contacts: 

Dan Taylor                           drt23@drexel.edu

                                             

Mission:

Our goal is to promote health equity to mitigate inequities and health disparities in healthcare delivery to the children and families we serve, while providing exceptional, equitable, culturally humble, comprehensive care to our families.

Populations served:

Children and their Families. 

Students Run Philly Style

www.studentsrunphilly.org

Contacts: 

Ieshia Nelson                     inelson@studentsrunphilly.org

Lauren Kobylarz                 lkobylarz@studentsrunphilly.org

                                            

Mission:

The mission of Students Run Philly Style is to transform students' lives through mentorship over miles of long distance running and achievement.

Populations served:

Philadelphia Youth in grades 6-12. 

To Our Children's Future With Health, Inc.

www.tocfwh.org

Contacts: 

Charmaine Sudler Milligan   csudler@tocfwh.org             

Robin Foster-Drain                rfd@tocfwh.org

                                                                         

Mission:

To Our Children's Future With Health, Inc. (TOCFWH) is a community-based, non-profit agency established in 1992. Our mission is to empower youth, adults, and communities toward healthy living by providing comprehensive community health and education services.    

Populations served:

TOCFWH currently serves over 1100 youth and families from primarily West and North Philadelphia representing zip codes 19104, 19131, 19139, 19151, and 19140. 

UUH Outreach Program

www.uuhoutreach.org

Contacts: 

Sara Popkin                            spopkin@uuhouse.org             

Erika Wallace                         ewallace@uuhouse.org

                                                                       

Mission:

Promote independence, dignity, and quality of life for older Northwest Philadelphians.     We do this by providing individualized support, facilitating connection to community resources, enhancing collaboration among organizations, and mentoring future healthcare professionals.  

Populations served:

Adults 60 and older living independently in Northwest Philadelphia.

Wyss Wellness Center

www.wysswellnesscenter.org

Contacts: 

Jenna Gosnay                     jenna.gosnay@jefferson.edu

                                             

Mission:

To provide highest-quality whole-body care for immigrants, refugees, and the South Philadelphia community. 

Populations served:

The refugee and immigrant populations of Philadelphia, along with the surrounding South Philadelphia communities. All ages, regardless of insurance.

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