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Student and Family Resource List

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This is a resource list for Philadelphia families involved in Rock to the Future, to support physical and/or mental health, housing insecurities, food scarcities, & additional needs, within our communities.

If you are a student within Rock to the Future, or a family member of RTTF and in need of further assistance, please connect with us via 215-302-9633 or

Finding Resources

211 - Get Connected ~ Get Help

211 - click here for additional information

Provides resources for family and individual needs.

Dial 2-1-1 from your mobile phone in Philadelphia.

Connect to local experts 24/7-your call is confidential & can be anonymous.

Multiple organizations support, including: United ways, goodwill, Community action partnerships, & local crisis units.

You can be supported with:

211 expands to support additional needs

Impacted by gun violence in your neighborhood?

The Philadelphia violence prevention hotline is FREE, CONFIDENTIAL and OPEN 24/7

Dial 211 and select option 3


Text your zip code to 898-211

And connect to gun violence resources in your community.



Finding Resources.

Categories of resource finding include:

Mental Health 

988 - Suicide and Crisis Lifeline and Chat  

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

Dial 9-8-8 from your mobile device or 800 273 8255 from a landline

En Español: línea de prevención del suicidio y crisis

Options for deaf &/or hard of hearing For TTY users: use your preferred relay service

 or dial 711 then 988

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people experiencing distress or difficulty. Prevention & crisis resources for you &/or your loved ones. Children over age 14 can schedule their own counseling / therapy sessions.

City of Philadelphia

Department of Behavioral health & intellectual disability services


If you are looking for a directory of our services, go to Network of Care. If you are unsure and need assistance about services, call 888-545-2600.

A Stronger, Healthier Philadelphia

The mission of the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services is to educate, strengthen, and serve individuals and communities so that all Philadelphians can thrive.

community services & resource guide

Healthy Minds Philly

healthy minds philly resource

Healthy Minds Philly is an initiative of the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, City of Philadelphia

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7 support for those in any type of crisis. If you text “HOME” to 741741 from anywhere in the United States you will be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor.

Resource options

Network of Neighbors

Trauma Response Network

Network of Neighbors: A Trauma Response Network - DBHIDS

Has your community been through a stressful experience?

This may include violence, loss, accidents, fires, or any changes happening in the community.

Contact us at 267-233-4837

The Network responds only when invited by the community to ensure community choice & safety.


Council for Relationships

Counseling care

Supports identifying therapy and/or psychiatry in your area. CALL 215-382-6680(ext 1)

*this does not need to be relationship based; individuals welcome.

Therapy options for individuals, couples, families; as well as specialty options.


Black Men Heal

Mission: Healed men Heal men

Providing access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, & community resources to men of color.

                                Learn how you can receive 8 free therapy sessions


People’s Emergency Center: HOPE PHL

HOPE people's emergency center

HOPE PHL is Result of merging People’s emergency center (PEC) & Youth Service inc. (YSI)

Together working for the Goal of safe homes, economically secure & healthy families, & thriving students & businesses.

Programs available:

Office of Community Services

About OCS | The Administration for Children and Families

Providing community development programs & social service, working in a variety of ways to improve the lives of many.

Includes programs, such as:

*Additional information below within housing/utilities section

Physical Health

City Life Health

Free vaccines and physicals for all students of the School District of Philadelphia

If you’re a PSD student, physicals are FREE to you at any time.

                          Urgent care option-walk ins accepted

                                                 Call today: 877-926-9272                                

   ALL medicaid insurance plans accepted

Gender Affirming Care

LGBTQ+ Healthcare Directory

LGBTQ+ awareness and healthcare options.

This site is supportive for connecting to further LGBTQ+ friendly options within your area.

Options such as:


Resources for Human Development:

Resources for Human Development

Involving the following focuses: Behavioral health & Housing (BHH), Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) & Healthcare

With a mission of providing services that empower people of all abilities, to achieve their highest potential.

You can find programs/supports such as:

Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Resources:

 Get pediatric health care | Services | City of Philadelphia 

Services such as:

Treatment options:

Featured tools:


DHS Housing Programs

  Programs and initiatives | City of Philadelphia

Our services help:

To use our housing services, talk to your DHS social worker or CUA case manager. You can also speak to the housing counselor at the Achieving Reunification Center (ARC) by calling (267) 514-3500.

Call 211 for support when experiencing immediate difficulties in housing security or homelessness.

If you are without Housing or at risk of losing your home please

visit a city funded homeless intake center

If you are 24 years of age or younger, you can go to Youth Access Point 

Families Forward Philadelphia:

 About Us - Families Forward Philadelphia     

Check out our success stories :)

Mission of helping homeless families become healthy, productive, & self reliant. Families forward aligns with the city of Philadelphia’s office of supportive housing, to help families transition back into the economic mainstream, reside in permanent housing, & thrive.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program


Provides federally funded assistance in managing costs associated with

Liheap can support keeping you warm in winter & cool in summer, through programs offered-addressing unsafe heating & cooling practices

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program


Provides funds to assist low-income households with water & wastewater bills.



FOOD abundance

Options include free food for kids, free food for seniors, & food availability map.

Check out LUNCHBOX-program offering free food over the summer months, to support kids;

Will run from June 21st - August 26th at select locations.

Philly Food Finder

FOOD Finder

Food access guide available for your community

Check out the food finder map for a location near you.


Community Fridges

FOOD/Fridge Finder

Community fridge finder: donate what you can &/or take what you need from these options available at a location near you.

Free food deliveries

Meals Direct LLC

Free food & free delivery

Call 215 315 9484

Providing delivery of hot meals & generic fresh meals for waiver approved clients within Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Bucks, Montgomery, Lehigh, Berks & Carbon counties.


Every Student Every Year Every step of the way


This organization teams together with schools within Philadelphia & Camden, to create a climate of inclusion, equitable student support, & academic achievement; focused on college & career exploration.


Compass - Click * Apply * Benefit


The quick & easy way to access benefits anytime & anywhere.

HELPLINE call 1-800-692-7462  

Offerings  include:

Create an account & utilize options available to you, today.

                                Anti-Violence Resources

Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia

Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia

Together we can end the cycle of violence

Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia (AVP) is a victim service agency based in Philadelphia.

Providing a wide range of intervention, prevention, & support services, to children, youth, adults, and families, who have been a victim of violence, &/or have lost a loved one due to homicide.

Services are provided to Philadelphia FREE of charge, with no requirement for insurance or proof of insurance or citizenship.



Healthy Minds Philly

Domestic Violence Resources in Philadelphia | Hotlines and Shelters for Abuse

If you, a friend, a family member or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, sexual violence, or physical or emotional abuse, resources are available:

Contact the police at 911 if you believe you or your loved one is in immediate danger.

Call this 24-hour Philadelphia Domestic Violence hotline: 1-866-723-3014 to get help for yourself or someone else who has experienced domestic violence.  This line is operated by WAA.

Call this 24-hour Philadelphia Sexual Violence hotline: 215-985-3333 to get help for yourself or someone else who has experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual abuse.  This line is operated by Sexual Assault Counselors with WOAR- Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence.