Philadelphia COVID-19 resources are available for those who need them.

Here is a list of local resources in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all in this together.

Income Assistance

  • According to the Pennsylvania Government website, residents who are unable to work due to COVID-19 may be eligible for Unemployment Compensation or Workers Compensation. As of right now, the Waiting Week has been suspended and Work Search and Work Registration requirements have been waved.
    • Read here for more unemployment eligibility details.

Utilities, Rent, Etc.

  • PECO Eletric has suspended service disconnections for late payments through at least May 1st, 2020. Read here for the full list of precautions and action steps.
  • United Way states that if you need food assistance, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services to contact 2-1-1 or locate your local 211 helpline via their website for support.

Food Assistance

  • Montgomery County school districts have created emergency food sites and lunch services. Here is a full list of schools, pick-up locations, and times.
  • Many of the Bucks County School Districts are continuing to provide meals for students. Click here and select your child’s school district for more information on pick-up locations, times, etc.
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has issued a statement and press release providing locations and information for residents to find food. Click here for the full list of food pantries and county support.
  • Camden County, New Jersey’s Division of Senior and Disabled Services is providing meals to any senior in need in Camden County, regardless of prior registration. To request assistance, contact the Division at (856) 374-MEAL or (856) 858-3220
  • Camden County School District announced, via their website, that students can continue to receive meals during the closure. Click here for a list of locations and meal times.

Children & Families

  • As of March 17th, Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf, issued state-wide mitigations including bars and sit-down restaurant closures, restricted visitor access to public buildings, etc. For more details click here.
  • Bensalem Township School District in Bucks County has provided online education resources for students while they are out of school.
  • Bucks County Seniors can call 267-880-5700 for assistance, as well as information on services such as meal delivery and independent care.
  • Camden County, New Jersey, has issued a state of emergency. Effective March 18th, all pre-K and K-12 schools have been closed.
    • At the close of business on March 16th, all libraries in the Camden County Library System has closed until April 13th. Read more information here.

Pet Care

  • Sam’s Hope Pet Food Program provides temporary pet food assistance to pet owners residing in Montgomery and Bucks County. Click here for more information.
  1. Support for Small Businesses
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development is offering working capital loans to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19. Click here for resources and information.

Small Business Administration Updated Disaster Assistance Loans (As of March 17th, 2020)

  • The S. Small Business Administration has updated their Disaster Assistance Loan criteria to support more small business. According to a recent press release from the SBA, the following criteria will have two immediate impacts:
    • Faster, Easier Qualification Processes
    • Expanded, Statewide Access to the SBA Disaster Assistance Loans.
  • For more details on the SBA’s Disaster Assistance Loans visit their website here.

Mental Health Support

  • The following 24/7 crisis hotlines provide free, confidential emotional support: