Community Resources…

Important Contact Numbers

Emergency/Fire/Suspicious Activity: Dial 911

6th Police District (north of Poplar Street)    235 N 11th St, Phila, PA 19107
(215) 686-3060

26th Police District (south of Poplar Street)    615 E Girard Ave, Phila, PA 19125
(215) 686-3260

Domestic Violence Hotline of Philadelphia: 1-866-723-3014

Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging help line: 215-765-9040

Heating Assistance / LIHEAP
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Click here to find out more.

Keystone HELP
The Keystone Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) is a Preferred Monthly Payment Plan with lower rates and longer payment terms than other types of unsecured financing. It is designed to promote energy efficient home improvements. The Keystone HELP program has been designed specifically by AFC First and its sponsors – the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, the Sustainable Energy Funds and other – to provide special financing rates for Pennsylvania customers for most ENERGYSTAR home improvements and other high efficiency qualifying improvements. For more information go to www.keystonehelp.com

Philadelphia Recycling Unit
recyclingPAYS.phila.gov for an electronic version of the recycling calendar.
See: http://www.phila.gov/streets
and http://recyclingpays.phila.gov.

NLArts is a Philadelphia arts organization that expands each child’s appreciation for, and participation in, their community. This is accomplished through interaction with artists and educators in neighborhood-based performing and visual arts activities. Check them out at www.nlarts.org  Contact them at nlartsorg@gmail.com

Election Protection:

For more information about Election Protetion and the 1-866-OUR-VOTE Hotline, please visit: http://www.866ourvote.org.
The Committee of Seventy is a voter watchdog group: http://www.seventy.org.

The Department of Health is now issuing Birth Certificates for free if the reason a voter needs one is to get an ID that will be acceptable for voting.  The Department is also giving refunds to voters who have already obtained their Birth Certificates and paid the $10 fee.  Below is a link to the Department of Health’s web page with the relevant information.
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/voter_id/20978

Penn Praxis: Action Plan for the Central Delaware:
Are you interested in seeing the Central Delaware Waterfront developed in a coordinated and responsible fashion? Read the report from Penn Praxis which lays out a plan for the Central Delaware.

Interesting website on Neighborhood history www.phillyhistory.org