COVID-19 Resources

ON-GOING COVID-19 UPDATES:

  • Philadelphia’s Text Update Service: Text COVIDPHL to 888-777
 to enroll for factual and timely updates from the City of Philadelphia.

  • If you or anyone in your community has a medical concern related to COVID-19, please call 1-800-722-7112; this is a 24/7 and free helpline staffed by medical professionals.

  • Data and demographic information by zip code (view here).

 PLAN TO REOPEN PENNSYLVANIA:

  • GREEN PHASE - July 3rd 2020

  • YELLOW PHASE-  June 5th 2020

 

EMERGENCY FOOD RESOURCES AND WAYS TO HELP:

  • SHARE - has been working 7 days a week to get food to those who need it! SHARE has been significantly increasing their delivery service and distribution including to school and pantry partners. SHARE is in need of non-perishable donations and volunteers - please visit the link for details.

  • Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels -  (CHMOW) has been ramping up delivery to seniors and individuals unable to leave their homes. They are specifically in need of canned and boxed items as well as toiletries. Please visit the link for drop off times and location.

 

  • Face to Face - is providing drive up emergency meal pick up; accepting donations of non-perishable food items. Please visit link for additional details. 

  • Jewish Relief Agency - (JRA) continues to deliver food to households in need. JRA's work is fueled by volunteers. Please visit link for volunteer details. 

  • The Food Trust - Saturday Farmers Markets that remain in operation under COVID health guidelines include: Headhouse Square, Clark Park, Filter Square (SNAP accepted).

  • Interfaith Housing Alliance - Ambler pick up food pantry services as well as housing support remain in operation. Accepting food item donations. Please visit link for details. 

  • Why Not Prosper- (WNP) continues to provide food assistance, hygiene supplies, and other staples four days a week. Please visit link for details. 

YOUTH / PARENT RESOURCES:

Services for children and families:

  •  Children’s Health Center of VNA  - has not stopped providing primary health care services for uninsured children and those on medical assistance. They do so over the phone or seeing patients in their car. Their work keeps children healthy and at this critical time, keeps them out of the emergency room. VNA is also in need of non-perishable food donations, visit their website for details. ​

  • Covenant House of Philadelphia - Keeping their doors open to youth in need during the COVID crisis, Covenant House provides shelter and a wide array of service to youth facing homelessness.

SENIOR RESOURCES:

  • Center in the Park - (CIP) is providing remote counseling and support to seniors as well as delivery of emergency food and lunches.

  • SOWN - is providing telephone support and services to help seniors stay connected.

  • VNA Community Services - is providing personalized in-home services to help seniors stay healthy and remain in their homes. 

  • Keystone Cares - is providing telehealth services as well as home care, palliative care and hospice care to patients in need. 

  • Senior Law Center - (SLC) is providing seniors with free legal assistance in these areas: legal advocacy, referrals, elder abuse, exploitation, housing, grandparents raising grandchildren, and consumer protection. Many of SLC’s staff are volunteers and additional help is always needed! Please visit the link for details.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

  • COMPASS- Apply for SNAP and other state benefits. The turn-around time for emergency SNAP applications is 5 days.

  • Stay Connected - List of discounts and offers by internet / phone providers. 

  • State-wide Hotline - The toll-free, round-the-clock support line can be contacted at 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600. A partnership between PA Department of Human Services and Community Center for Resources, the hotline hopes to provide assistance to people struggling with emotions during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • New Deadlines: 

    • Primary Election - June 2, 2020​

    • Income Tax Filing- July 15, 2020

    • PA Drivers License expiring 4/30/2020 now expire on 5/31/2020

    • Real ID - October 1, 2021

  • Economic Stimulus Payments: Your questions answered (View here).

  • Looking to donate PPE or supplies? Click here for a full list of items hospitals need right now and where to donate.

COVID-19 EMERGENCY GRANTS AND FUNDS:

  • Green Tree Community Health Foundation is responding to the needs of non-profit organizations who provide critical services and emergency response at this time. If you’d like to participate with us, feel free to contact us directly (abby@greentreecommunityhealth.org) or click on the

      Give Now button at the top of the page and designate a donation to the COVID-19 Response              Fund.

  • The Philadelphia Foundation -  The PHL COVID-19 Fund will provide grants to Greater Philadelphia organizations with a successful track record of serving at-risk populations such as the seniors, people with disabilities, and those who are experiencing homeless or are ec  onomically disadvantaged, in order to continue community safety nets such as food pantries and health services, and help with preparedness and protection such as hygiene supplies, access to accurate current information, and available services.

  • The Montgomery County Foundation - The MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund will provide grants to nonprofit organizations with a successful track record of serving vulnerable populations in Montgomery County. The Fund is designed to complement the work of Montgomery County's public health, state, and federal officials and expand local capacity to address the outbreak as efficiently as possible. Initial grant applications may be submitted for up to $5000.

  • Foundations Community PartnershipCOVID-19 Response Grants are intended to quickly provide financial resources so that nonprofit organizations can continue serving Bucks County children, youth, and families throughout this public health and economic crisis.These $5,000 grants will be awarded to eligible applicants that address the behavioral health needs for children, youth, and families in Bucks County. 

  • Merchant Relief Fund - The Merchants Fund - Stabilization Grants are available to help small businesses remain stable and viable.

  •  Small Business Relief Fund - Providing some small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with immediate relief through a mix of grants and loans.

  • LISC - Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund will inject much-needed, flexible resources into historically under-invested communities. These are the places that are suffering most from the economic fallout gripping our nation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • COVID-19 Artists Aid - COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL will support individual artists as well as small arts and culture organizations and mid-sized organizations whose operations, work and livelihood have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact Us

10 East Springfield Ave, South

Philadelphia, PA 19118

info@greentreecommunityhealth.org

215-438-8102

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