Self-Help Resources

philadelphia crisis line

If you are a survivors of sexual abuse in Pennsylvania, We are here to offer you a comforting message and a ray of hope. The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed a bill introducing an important program specifically designed to provide counseling services for victims of sexual abuse.

This program covers the expenses of therapy services that you may require on your path to recovery. We understand that seeking healing can often come with financial barriers, but this program aims to remove those obstacles. By taking advantage of this opportunity, you can access qualified therapists who will help guide you through the healing process.

Remember, you are not alone in this journey. Learn the eligibility requirements for funding for sexual assault counseling and let this program be a source of comfort and support, enabling you to embark on a path of healing and restoration.


Anger management course: Court-approved Pennsylvania Anger Management Class; $25


Food Distribution Sites

Description: City of Philadelphia and partners have developed two ways for residents to find free food:

Food sites where any resident can pick up free food for their household

Student meal sites where any child can pick up free meals on


Why Hunger hotline: 1-800-5HUNGRY

ChildLine Department of Human Services

Description: ChildLine is part of a mandated statewide child protective services program designed to accept child abuse referrals and general child well-being concerns and transmit the information quickly to the appropriate investigating agency. ChildLine is responsible for receiving verbal and electronic referrals 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Phone number: 1-800-932-0313


Community Behavioral Health

Description: CBH is the Philadelphia managed care organization providing behavioral health services to Philadelphia residents. CBH connects you to Adult, Child and Adolescent mental health and substance abuse services. 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Phone number: 1-888-545-2600

Miscellaneous Resources

The Trevor Project – LGBTQ+ youth support, 24/7 hotline, 1-866-488-7386 or text ‘START’ to 678-678

After Abortion Care – hotline/textline 617-749-2948, , Available (U.S. Pacific Time) Weekdays 3 p.m. – 9 p.m, Saturdays 1 p.m. – 9 p.m., Sundays 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. NAMI community support groups in Philly that anyone can attend. I usually email this to clients too to have if ever interested. This has the PA support numbers on it.

Other Hotlines:

  1. Philadelphia Department of Public Health: 215-685-6744
    For general inquiries and information related to public health services in Philadelphia.
  2. Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership: 215-685-5300
    A program that provides support to first-time mothers and their families during pregnancy and early childhood.
  3. Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS) Helpline: 1-888-545-2600
    For mental health and behavioral health support, resources, and crisis intervention.
  4. Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) Helpline: 215-765-9040
    For older adults and their caregivers seeking information and assistance with aging-related issues.

Victim’s Compensation Grant


Office of Homeless Services City of Philadelphia

Description: Serving anyone in need, all ages, homeless, near homeless, emergency.

Emergency housing includes:

  • Temporary shelter
  • Ongoing case management services
  • Assistance with obtaining transitional and/or permanent housing
  • Supportive housing for special populations
  • An optional savings program which allows households to save a part of their income for future housing expenses

Philadelphia Homeless Outreach Hotline: 215-232-1984

Address: 1401 JFK Boulevard, 10th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone number: 215-686-7175


Women’s Resource Center

Description: Women’s Resource Center provides support to women who are in crisis or in transition through counseling, legal, and educational services (Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Bucks Counties).

Phone number: 1-610-687-6391


SAMHSA National Helpline

Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families.

Phone number: 1-800-662-4357

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