Local Resources

The Philadelphia Resilience Project
In October 2018, Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order to combat the opioid crisis. This order activated 35 City offices for a joint emergency response to the epidemic.

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.

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.

Pathways to Housing
The mission of Pathways to Housing PA is to transform individual lives by ending homelessness and supporting recovery for people with disabilities. Housing First – As Simple as it is Revolutionary.

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.

Philadelphia FIGHT
Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers provide culturally competent comprehensive primary care, and state of the art HIV primary care to low income members of the community, along with research, consumer education, advocacy, social services and outreach to people living with HIV and those who are at high risk, including family members, communities with high rates of HIV, formerly incarcerated persons, and young people at risk; and access to the most advanced clinical research in HIV treatment and prevention.

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 sex workers 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.

Safehouse is a privately funded Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation whose mission is to save lives by providing a range of overdose prevention services.

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.

National Resources

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

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

Urban Survivors Union
Empowering people who use drugs. Demand your human rights. Over 70,000 people died of overdose last year and over 2.2 million are in prison for non violent drug offenses right now. The nation continues to double down on tough drug war approaches event though they continue to create more harm. The American Drug Supply is poisoned with Fentanyl and this is one of the reasons we see the escalating overdose crisis. It only takes ten, 50 gallon barrels of Fentanyl to supply the entire US for one year. Interdiction will never stop Fentanyl from coming to the US. We must understand that we will never stop the drugs from coming in the US. WE MUST DEVELOP and CREATE innovative strategies such as drug testing centers, legal heroin clinics and safe injection facilities. ” CONNECTION IS THE OPPOSITE OF ADDICTION” – Johan Hari