If you need to connect with resources in your community, but don’t know where to look, Pennsylvania 211 is a great place to start. From help with a utilities bill, to housing assistance, after-school programs for kids, and more, you can dial 211 or text your zip code to #898-211 to talk with a resource specialist for free.

County Assistance Offices

Available benefits and services include:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Cash Assistance
- Health Care Coverage (Medical Assistance)
- Home Heating Assistance (LIHEAP)
- Family Planning Services
- Help with Child Care
- School Meals - Long-Term Living Services

Philadelphia County
Office Headquarters
801 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office Hours: 8am-5pm
Phone: 215-560-7226
FAX: 215-560-3214

Financial Relief

Grants – Nonprofits, Individuals, Small Businesses


Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance


Additional Resources

- Savi - https://crisishelp.bysavi.com

Credit Cards

If you have seen a reduction in pay due to COVID-19 and are struggling to make your credit card or loan payments, contact your lender right away. Regulatory agencies have encouraged financial institutions to work with customers impacted by the coronavirus. For guidance, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or contact a credit counselor near you.

Food Cupboard/Pantry

Who can get food from a food bank or pantry?
Persons who are out of work without pay are eligible to receive food from a food bank or food pantry in Pennsylvania, including:
- Service workers who are unable to get shifts
- Hourly wage employees of non-essential businesses that have closed

You will be asked to provide verbal confirmation of your need as well as your household size and weekly income level as of the day you go to receive food.

Find food assistance resources near you.

Early Learning Resource Centers

Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs) are the hub of child care information in your area. ELRCs provide you and your family with information on quality child care and personalized child care referrals to child care providers based on your specific needs or preferences. ELRCs also administer the Child Care Works subsidized child care program (helping low income families pay their child care fees).

Philadelphia - Northwest
6350 Greene Street, Ground Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19144-2507
Phone: 215-842-4820
Toll-Free: 1-888-461-5437
Fax: 215-842-4826

Now Hiring



Essential businesses hiring in the Philadelphia area

Military/Veteran Relief

Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF)

Additional Emergency Financial Resources (available to service members/veterans):

Additional Resources

Learn more about COVID-19 testing and find a testing center.