Resources for Injustice-Impacted Youth and Families:

For Youth Participatory Defense Hub:

Time Saved - Raj Jayadev/Silicon Valley DeBug

Know Your Systems - Defender Association of Philadelphia

Participatory Defense in Philadelphia

Welcome Form - youth/family new to hub can fill out before or when attending a Tuesday hub!

For Healing Futures:

Financial Assistance for Survivors of Harm

Up The Block: Philly Gun Violence Resources

General Resources:


Youth Matters App - Juvenile Law Center

The Children’s Advocacy Project of Philadelphia - CAP4Kids

For parents and their babies and toddlers

24/7 Crisis Lines:

Philadelphia Violence Prevention Hotline - #211, ext. 3

Philadelphia Crisis Line - #215-685-6440

Philadelphia Children’s Crisis Response Center - #215-878-2600

National Mental Health Crisis Hotline - #988

Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline - #1-866-723-3014

Project HOME Outreach Hotline - #215-232-1984


Centralized Emergency Housing Intake

Project HOME Outreach Coordination Center

Tenant Union Representative Network - Housing Rights and Assistance

Philly First Time Homebuyers Program

Youth Housing:

Growing Resilient Communities/The Cornerstone

Eddie’s House

Valley Youth House Synergy Project

Youth Services, Inc.

Action Wellness - Rental support for 16-24 year-olds within 90 days of release from jail


City of Philadelphia Food Access Resources

City Free Food and Meals Directory

Share Food Directory

Lutheran Settlement House Food Pantry (Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm)

TCRC Community Healing Center Food Pantry (throughout week at different locations)

Muslims Serve Meal Distributions

Hub of Hope

The Cornerstone


John Bell Health Center

Diana Baldwin Mental Health Clinic


The Wardrobe

Our Closet In Your Neighborhood

The New Phase Inc.


Community Legal Services

Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Pennsylvania Health Law Project

Education Law Center

Disability Rights PA

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity - Pardons and Expungements


CBH Mental Health Provider Directory

Philly HopeLine - Uplift Center for Grieving Children and Families

Healing Hurt People

Anti-Violence Partnership

Sankofa Healing Studio

Career Training Programs:

Free Library Career Training Directory for Returning Citizens

Drexel Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice Certified Peer Specialist Training

Connection Training Services Vocational Programs

Jumpstart Philly

Employers (that prioritize young workers with records):

The Monkey and the Elephant

Juvenile Law Center Youth Advocacy Programs

The Village of Arts & Humanities

Bartram’s Garden

PowerCorps PHL

Mural Arts Guild

Work Ready - Summer

Rebel Ventures

Recreation and Arts:

Philadelphia Youth Basketball Program

Rock to the Future

Interested in learning more?

Please send an email to Hannah Spielberg at