Here are some resources we believe everyone should have access to
- Philadelphia Anti Violence Project 2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 204, Philadelphia PA, 19130 (215) 567-6776 http://avpphila.org/ The Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia (AVP) is the only organization in Philadelphia whose mission is to reduce the entire cycle of violence by providing intervention, prevention, and support programs. AVP was founded 30 years ago as a support group for families who had lost a loved one to murder. AVP’s original program, Families of Murder Victims (FMV), quickly became valuable support for co-victims of homicide by offering court accompaniment, advocacy, and support. Today, The Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia is a unique organization helping children and youth resolve conflict nonviolently, while assisting victims and their families to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of violence. Our mission is to end the cycle of violence in Philadelphia through comprehensive and collaborative programs in local communities.
- Baring House 3401 Baring St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215) 386-0251 http://ysiphilly.org/crisis-nurseries/ Crisis Nurseries offer parents, grandparents and other caregivers safe, emergency, short term care for pre-school children at risk of harm or neglect. The crisis nursery model is founded on evidence that parental stress is directly related to child abuse and the centers exist to provide the additional support to the adult caregivers so that they can comfortably take care of activities related to their own and their children’s well being. Parents and caregivers use the Crisis Nurseries while managing family and medical emergencies, appointments, court, housing issues or other activities where they are unable to take young children with them. Families also use the Crisis Nurseries while searching for work, searching or waiting for regular daycare and for respite from the demands of parenting. Baring House, located in West Philadelphia, provides care 24 hours each day; and is licensed by PA Department of Human Services. Services and resources include: 24-hour emergency care for children under the age of 6, Referrals and support for parents in distress, Referrals to parenting classes and resources to meet the family’s needs, Links to developmental assessments and services for children.
- Sally Watson House 5128 Wayne Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144 (215) 844-6931 http://ysiphilly.org/crisis-nurseries/ Youth Service, Inc. (YSI) is dedicated to strengthening the family unit, helping at-risk teens and promoting child safety. For nearly sixty years, YSI has upheld a tradition of excellence, dedicated to meeting the changing needs of children and families in Philadelphia. Our mission is to offer accessible, quality services to at-risk children and families. We accomplish this by providing comprehensive services that strengthen families, foster self-sufficiency and develop the health and well-being of children and the family unit. The capacity is 23, and Normal Open Hours: Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Child Care Collective //phillychildcarecollective.com Philly Childcare Collective was established in Spring 2008 by a group of revolutionaries with a dream: to provide free childcare to local grassroots organizers working for social change. Our mission is to support groups working for economic and racial justice lead my low-income parents and families of color. They strive to be allies in working people’s families and movements. They strive to engage kids in activities, games, and discussions that are not only fun and safe, but also broaden their understandings of the world, and catalyze them to think about justice and equality. They are part of a network of radical childcare collectives around the country called the Intergalactic Conspiracy of Childcare Collectives (ICCC).