Local Resources

Beacon of Hope New Day Drop-in Center
2659 Kensington Avenue
New Day Drop-in Center is a welcoming, trauma-informed sanctuary for women exploited by the commercial sex industry. At New Day, women are free to tell their story and reclaim control of their lives. Located across the street from the Community Center at Visitation.

Cast Your Cares
Working to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless, needy families, and neighbors in Kensington.

Covenant House
Helping homeless kids in Philadelphia.

Dawn’s Place
Offering housing, long-term healing and rehabilitation services for women affected by commercial sexual exploitation.

Drug Rehab is a web resource provided by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues.

Friends of Visitation
Through community outreach programs, fundraising and marketing this organization provides support for the students of the Visitation School and the surrounding neighborhood.

Impact Services
Helping people find and obtain employment, offering free GED, ESL and computer classes as well as childcare and housing.

Inner City Missions at the Cora Women Center
Catering to the needs of families, children and youth on a local level, this organization seeks to help people experiencing drug abuse, violence, and other consequences of poverty in Kensington.

Last Stop Clubhouse
Recovery house for alcohol and drug addicts.

My Sisters Place
My Sisters Place is a drug & alcohol rehabilitation center with a primary focus on substance abuse treatment based at 5601 Kingsessing Avenue in Philadelphia, PA. The treatment center provides residential long-term treatment care. There are special groups and programs for pregnant and postpartum women. 

Philadelphia Brotherhood Rescue Mission
Helping the homeless and rebuilding lives since 1908, this organization provides food, clothing and shelter for people who wish to overcome their addictions.

Prevention Point Philadelphia
Advocating for social justice, this organization offers services and support individually to reduce the harm associated with substance abuse and prostitution.

Project Safe
A grass-roots organization working to improve conditions for prostitutes through providing non-judgmental support services and education about safe sex practices. 

Rock Ministries
Interacting primarily with juveniles at risk, Rock Ministries provides counseling for young men and women who face a variety of pressing social issues.

St. Francis Inn Ministries
Helping the poor and homeless of Philadelphia, this organization serves meals, clothing and hospitality to people while helping to restore hope and dignity in their lives.

Women Organized Against Rape
Providing free counseling for women, men and children who have experienced sexual violence via specialized treatment services and prevention education programs. WOAR offers support and advocacy for survivors.For free counseling services please call the 24 hr rape hotline 215-985-3333