COMMUNITY RESOURCE BULLETIN BOARD
People's Emergency Center and Youth Service, Inc. Announce New Agency Name
People’s Emergency Center and Youth Service, Inc. announced our plan to integrate into one agency in November 2019. We officially began operating as a single organization named HopePHL™ (pronounced “hopeful”) on January 1, 2023.
HopePHL’s mission is to inspire Philadelphia's children, youth, families and communities to thrive by providing housing, advocacy, and trauma-responsive social services designed to promote equity, resilience, autonomy, and well-being.
By leveraging the combined expertise, networks and cumulative impact of PEC and YSI, HopePHL will deliver many of the same services, and some new programs with efficiency and efficacy. HopePHL will support over 25,000 community members, residents, and students annually to reach their goals of safe homes, economically secure and healthy families, and thriving students and businesses.
A new website, HopePHL.org, is currently under construction, and we are updating our social media channels and e-newsletters. We expect the transitions to be completed by January 25.
Councilmember Jamie Gauthier Introduces Satellite Offices
Councilmember Jamie Gauthier welcomes Philadelphia residents that need help with a City-related issue to stop by one of these satellite offices Wednesdays from 10am - 3pm to get direct, in-person assistance from her Constituent Services team.
Bridges to Wealth
Bridges to Wealth meetings are on the second Monday of each month starting at 5:00pm online.
Bridges to Wealth aims to close the wealth gap community by community. Contact Kevin at 267-777-5820 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the meeting link.
Men's Coffee Talk
Men's Coffee Talk returns the second Tuesday of each month at 11:00am online starting in September.
Contact Kevin at 267-777-5820 or email@example.com for more information.
Neighborhood Advisory Sub-Committee Resources
Sponsored in part by the City of Phila, Division of Housing and Community Development
HopePHL NAC General Meeting
The NAC general meeting is your space to learn about resources, discuss neighborhood issues, and create community solutions. It will return online later this year. Contact Kevin at 267-777-5820 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the meeting link.
Appointments for Assistance with Resources
Available Monday-Friday, between 9am and 5:30pm
Call 267-777-5477 to make an appointment with the NAC Manager for:
PLSE Expungement Clinic
Come out for an intake clinic with Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity. Start the process of erasing non-conviction information from your record, get informed about the pardon process for erasing conviction from your record & more!
For dates and times visit www.plsephilly.org/expungements/ !
Free Computer Classes & Technology from HopePHL's Digital Inclusion Program
Do you want to improve your computer skills? Or use technology to improve your work or business? PEC offers free computer classes for adults! Learn skills in remote, group classes in Microsoft Office, social media, design basics, online safety, and more!
Computers and internet access may also be available (while supplies last) at no cost for committed adult students who qualify. Paulette, one of our students, said she enjoys the classes she’s been taking: “I come from a work environment where I use the computer every day, but I was only using the programs I needed for my job. So, there [were] a lot of programs that I did not know. This class has helped me learn a lot of new stuff, and there’s a class everyday so you can get on whenever you want!”
HopePHL's food relief hub is not currently distributing.
Other food relief resources can be found at:
Banquet Server LLC Staffing Agency
Lancaster Avenue Map
Lancaster Ave is the zipper between numerous neighborhoods including Belmont, Mantua, Mill Creek, Powelton Village and Saunders Park. People love coming to Lancaster Ave to eat, shop, learn and live!