Community Resources

BTG Philadelphia Resources:

Aunt Bertha

Aunt Bertha’s network connects people seeking help and verified social care providers that serve them.

Thousands of nonprofits and social care providers serve their communities. But for most people, navigating the system to get help has been difficult, time consuming, and frustrating. Too many Americans are suffering, and they don’t need to. So at Aunt Bertha, we created a social care network that connects people and programs – making it easy for people to find social services in their communities, for nonprofits to coordinate their efforts, and for customers to integrate social care into the work they already do. 


The College of Physicians of Philadelphia / Mütter Museum

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, founded in 1787, is the oldest professional medical organization in the country. Twenty-four physicians of eighteenth-century Philadelphia gathered "to advance the science of medicine and to thereby lessen human misery." Today, nearly 1,500 Fellows (elected members) continue to convene at the College and work towards better serving the public.

The College houses the famous Mütter Museum, home to thousands of specimens displayed to teach its visitors about anatomy and pathology.  

Museum Info & Group Visits:  Marcy Engleman, Museum Educator at 215.399.2266 or

Virtual tour:

Online session: 



No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc. 

No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc., is the nation's first sexuality awareness and consultative organization. Our Focus is to decrease risk in vulnerable populations through the development and implementation of sustainable programming and policies. Our mission is to decrease stigmas, silence and secrecy by increasing self-esteem, socialization and self-love.

No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc. provides consultation services, facilitates trauma informed comprehensive programming such as individual, couples and family sessions, emergency crisis interventions, educational trainings through our community activities, speaking engagements and workshops. We address the lack of communication related to sexuality by creating spaces to have crucial conversations. 

We encourage individuals to examine the root causes behind their feelings of frustration, hopelessness or self-doubt. Subsequently, empowering them to shift their perspectives through the implementation of specialized programs and supports, No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc. provides positive lifestyle enrichment for all populations. 

For more information contact Lynette Medley, M.ED, Founder/CEO 

Nya McGlone, MS, Executive Director or visit our website


PCCY  [flyer attached]

PCCY’s Child Healthline assists families in finding health insurance for their children.  We help with applications for public health insurance, either Medical Assistance (MA) or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and to resolve enrollment problems. We can also help adults apply for Medical Assistance too. This service is free and is available in any language.

Helpline staff also helps families find health care services such as primary care, dental, vision, and behavioral health care that they can access with or without insurance.

Call PCCY’s Child Healthline at 215-563-5848 – for English dial extension 17 – for Spanish dial extension 27.

Together for West Philadelphia

Together for West Philadelphia is a collaboration improving health, education, and opportunity for residents of West Philadelphia.  Helping Hubs, the collaboration’s signature project, is a network of trusted venues (i.e., church, school, mosque, community center), where members of the West Philadelphia community can seek referral for relief of social and health needs.  The overall objective of the project is to connect clients to existing resources through community connectors operating with kindness and empathy and based in the trusted venues.


Trusted venues currently include the following:

  • Calvary Baptist Church, 6122 Haverford, 19151

  • Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 5732 Race, 19129

  • Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3909 Lancaster, 19104

  • Grace Lutheran Church, 3529 Haverford, 19104

  • Spectrum Health Services, 5201 Haverford, 19139

  • Masid Quba, 4639 Lancaster Ave, 19131


Contact information:

Virtual Tours:

Barnes Foundation: 

The Philadelphia Museum of Art: 

Penn Museum: 

The Franklin Institute: 

The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts: 

The Woodmere Art Institute: 

Academy of Natural Sciences: 

Museum of the American Revolution: 

National Constitution Center: 

National Museum of American Jewish History: 

Philadelphia Opera: 

Virtual tours around the world: 

Mural Arts tours: 

Food & Health Resources in Philadelphia

Food Fit Philly (part of Get Healthy Philly): 

Mental Health resources: 

Food distribution centers: 

Testing sites: 

Shelter Directory: 

Project HOME (where to turn in Philadelphia): 


City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health: 



Up-to-date City of Philadelphia Covid-19 Resources: 

BTG Cardiovascular Resources:

Get Healthy Philly 

The Community Health Explorer:  The Community Health Explorer is an interactive tool for accessing the Community Health Assessment (CHA). The CHA is a systematic assessment of population health in Philadelphia, highlighting key public health challenges and assets and informing local public health programs, policies, and partnerships. The CHA includes indicators reflecting health behaviors, health conditions, health care factors, and social and environmental determinants of health. 

American Heart Association 

American Stroke Association 

Any Pennsylvania resident can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) for free quit smoking medications and counseling. Spanish speaking services are available at 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569) 

Counter Tobacco Walking Audit  

Model Tobacco & Vape (click to view PDF)

School Vaping Toolkit (click to view PDF)

Know the Risks: A Youth Guide to E-cigarettes (click to view PDF)

Vaping Fact Sheet (click to view PDF)

Youth Vaping Presentation (click to view PDF)

Ryan Coffman BTG2020 SC Slides (click to view PDF)


COVID Resources

There are a few studies looking at surveys on changes in smoking behavior during the COVID-19 restrictions period in different countries, and a few reviews looking at the association between smoking, nicotine and SARS-CoV-2 infection

You can check out the entire collection here:

Books for youth about COVD19

Podcast: Intersectionality matters (

  • Narrating the nightmare & Reimagining the possible the first time

July 1st Resources

Da 5 Bloods on Netflix by spike lee touches on PTSD in veterans well

Mona Hanna-Attisha - “What the Eyes Don’t See”

Oral Health Resources:

Oral Health Goals

To raise awareness of oral health’s relationship to overall health

To discuss topics related to oral health disease prevention

To connect people to oral health supplies and dental care resources


For Children: American Dental Association Smile Starts

Cavity Free Kids

Oral health-General health connection

Older adults:


Do You Need Help Finding A Dentist?    

Call the Dental and Dental Hygiene Schools

Penn Dental                              240 S. 40th Sts                   215-898-8965

Temple Dental                          3223 N. Broad St            215-707-2900

Community College of Philadelphia      1700 Spring Garden Sts              215-751-8625


Call the Health Centers 

District Health Center #2             1720 S. Broad St                           215-685-1822

District Health Center #3              555 S. 43rd St                               215-685-7506

District Health Center #4              4400 Haverford Avenue               215-685-7605

District Health Center #5              1920 N. 20th St                              215-685-2938

District Health Center #6              321 W. Girard Ave                        215-685-3816

District Health Center #9              131 E. Chelten Avenue                215-685-5738

District Health Center #10             2230 Cottman Avenue                215-685-0608

Einstein Hospital Dental Clinic        5501 Old York Rd.,                    215-456-7130

Eleventh St Family Services*          850 North 11th st                         215-769-1100

Esperanza Health Center*              3156 Kensington Avenue          215-831-1100

Fairmount Health Center*              1412 Fairmont Avenue                  215-684-5349

Frankford Ave Health Center        4510 Frankford Avenue                215-535-1990

Health Annex*                                 6120-B Woodland Ave                215-727-4721

Hunting Park Health Center          1999 W. Hunting Park Avenue     215-229-1390

Marie De Los Santos Center*         452 W Allegheny Avenue              215-291-2500

Philadelphia FIGHT Dental*           1207 Chestnut Street                    215-525-3046

Quality Community Health*            2501 West Lehigh Avenue          215-227-0300

Sayre Health Center*                        5900 Walnut Street                      215-474-4444

Stephen Klein Wellness Dental*      2144 Cecil B Moore Avenue       215-320-6187

Wilson Park Medical Center             2520 Snyder Avenue                    215-755-6866 

* Accepts a Sliding Fee Schedule


For Children & Those with Special Needs, Call

Penn Dental                       240 S. 40th Sts                                      215-898-8965

Temple Dental                   3223 N. Broad St                                 215-707-2900

Episcopal Hospital            Front and Lehigh Ave.                        215-426-6760

Special Smiles Ltd             Front and Lehigh Ave.                        215-427-7495

St. Christopher’s                Erie Av. At Front St.,                            215-427-5065

Kids Smiles                        2924 Island Avenue                              215-492-9291

Kids Smiles                        5828 Market Street                               215-747-6901


If You Need Referral to A Private Dentist, Call 

Philadelphia County Dental Society 215-925-6050

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