Women’s health is an important and persistent issue both in our country and throughout the world. At the Mayor’s Office of Engagement for Women, health and wellness plays a vital role in our work. Access to health and wellness resources helps to create an equitable city for everyone. Below are a list of resources that we have found to be helpful and supportive of women’s health and wellness in Philadelphia.
Do you think your organization should be added to the list? Please reach out to Jovida Hill, Director of the Office of Engagement for Women, at Jovida.Hill@phila.gov.
Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse
A collaborative of faculty and students at the University of Pennsylvania who research issues related to violence primarily against women and girls.
Address: 3701 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Black Women’s Health Alliance
The Black Women’s Health Alliance was established by 100 Philadelphia women who attended the First National Conference on Black Women’s Health Issues in Atlanta, Georgia in 1983.The Black Women’s Health Alliance is the “voice” of African-American women in the Philadelphia health community.
Address: 3801 Market Street Suite, 201A, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Center for Global Women’s Health (CGWH)
The Center for Global Women’s Health (CGWH) is an interdisciplinary collection of faculty and students who collaborate on women’s health scholarship, education, and clinical practice relevant to global issues.
Address: 418 Curie Boulevard, Claire M. Fagin Hall, Philadelphia, PA. 19104
Phone Number: (215) 898-1169
Daughters of the Diaspora (DOD)
Daughters of the Diaspora, Inc. is a non-profit organization that teaches self-esteem and reproductive health to young women throughout the African Diaspora. The program partners with students at local universities who tailor the Daughters of the Diaspora (DoD) curriculum for their culture and locale in order to teach adolescent girls how to make great decisions regarding their life and reproductive health.
Address: 7246 Grays Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. 19142
Dawn’s Place pro-actively supports women affected by commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and its abuse by providing services to women, raising awareness through education, and generating prevention, public policy reform and community collaborations. Dawn’s Place works to improve the lives of women trapped by, or at risk for CSE, by providing housing, trauma recovery services, vocational training and other services.
Phone Number: 215-849-2396
Gearing Up’s goal is to provide women in transition from addiction, abuse, and incarceration the guidance, skills, and equipment to safely ride a bicycle for exercise, transportation, and personal growth. Gearing Up creates a safe, supportive environment through group bike rides where women, whose lives have been impacted by multiple challenges, can enhance confidence and life skills, strengthen physical fitness, and build emotional health.
Address: 1500 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. They teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
Phone Number: 215-247-8598
Hadassah Greater Philadelphia
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to the land, the people, and the future of Israel. Through education, advocacy, and youth development, and its support of medical care and research at Hadassah Medical Organization, Hadassah enhances the health and lives of people in Israel, the United States and worldwide.
Address: 1518 Walnut St. Suite 402, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 19102
Phone Number: (215) 732-7100
La Leche League of Philadelphia
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information, and education to parents who choose to breastfeed.
Address: Essene Market, 719 S 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA.
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Phone Number: (610)-666-0359
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
The mission of the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women is to secure justice for victims of battery charged with crimes related to their battering and prevent further victimization of such people who have been arrested, convicted, or incarcerated.
Address: 125 South 9th Street, Suite 302, Philadelphia, PA. 19107
Phone Number: (215) 351-0010
Penn Women’s Center (PWC)
The Penn Women’s Center’s mission is to promote gender justice, and to empower, support, and advance personal and professional development for women and female identified persons. They seek to achieve this by sponsoring student groups, highlighting the work of women and female-identified persons, advocating on a wide range of issues, and providing confidential crisis and options counseling. They welcome genderqueer, nonconforming, nonbinary, transgender persons and cisgender women and men to get involved in the community.
Address: 3643 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA.
Phone Number: (215) 898-8611
Philadelphia Women’s Center
The Philadelphia Women’s Center is a state-licensed Ambulatory Surgical Facility that provides abortion care through 21 weeks of pregnancy. PWC is an accredited member of the National Abortion Federation and a member of the Abortion Care Network as well as the training site for many nationally recognized medical institutions.
Address: 777 Appletree Street, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA. 19106
Phone Number: (215) 574-3590
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania’s mission to protect and enhance reproductive freedom, to increase access to reproductive health services and information, and to promote sexual health.
Address: 1144 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: 215-351-5500
Roxborough Home for Women
Roxborough Home For Women provides Assisted Living services for each of its residents and if needed, assists them with bathing, grooming, meal preparation, dressing and much more. Roxborough Home For Women aims to provide a safe, nurturing and caring environment to its residents in a community-style setting that is similar to being in the comfort of their own home.
Address: 601 East Leverington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. 19128
Phone Number: (215) 482-6615
Supportive Older Women Network (SOWN)
Our services prevent and reduce isolation, protecting older adults from depression and related serious health consequences.
Address: 4100 Main Street, Suite 403 Philadelphia, PA 19127
Phone Number: (215) 487-3000
Tomorrow’s Girls and Women
Tomorrows Girls began as an mentoring program for girls, where the purpose was to keep young girls, teens, teachers, parents and guardians in touch with each other and the numerous community outreach initiatives aimed at helping them succeed. Their motto is, “One Little Girl Can Change the World,” and their mission is to show every young lady in the program that they are indeed that girl.
Women Against Abuse
The mission of Women Against Abuse is to provide quality, compassionate, and nonjudgmental services in a manner that fosters self-respect and independence in persons experiencing intimate partner violence and to lead the struggle to end domestic violence through advocacy and community education.
Address: 100 South Broad Street, Suite 1341, Philadelphia, PA 19110
Phone Number: (215) 386-1280
Women in Transition
Women in Transition’s mission is to empower women to attain safety, equality and justice, and build independent and self-sustaining lives for themselves and their children; and to pioneer collaborations with community partners to create an intolerance of gender-based violence, substance abuse and poverty.
Address: 718 Arch Street, Suite 401N, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Phone Number: (215) 751-1111
Women of Faith and Hope
Women of Faith and Hope operates to encourage, enlighten and empower women about issues related to breast cancer in efforts to reduce the mortality rate through early detection; to offer spiritual and emotional support to women and their significant others.
Address: 6001 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA. 19144
Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)
WOAR is a non-profit organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whose mission is to eliminate all forms of sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights of victims of sexual assault.
Address: 1617 John F Kennedy Blvd, Suite #800, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: (215) 985-3333
Women’s Institute for Family Health (WIFH)
It is the mission of Women’s Institute for Family Health (WIFH) to provide health, education and social support services to promote the physical, mental and emotional wellness of women, men, children, youth and families.
Address: 5936 Chestnut St. 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19139
Phone Number: (215) 747-2391
Women’s Law Project
The Mission of the Women’s Law Project is to create a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives. To this end, they engage in high-impact litigation, advocacy, and education.
Address: 125 S. 9th Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA. 19107
Phone Number: (215) 928-9801