Along with volunteering, providing supplies, or spreading the word about the Philadelphia Resilience Project, you can support the project by donating to one of #ResilientPHL’s nonprofit partners.
We’re working with residents, civic associations, community-based organizations, service providers, faith leaders, and local businesses to help the Kensington area recover. We’ve established more than 100 immediate-, short-, and long-term goals, and we’ve already made progress that we report out every week at phila.gov/opioids.
But we can’t do it alone — we need your help, too.
Contributions help our nonprofit partners:
- Maintain a supply of the overdose reversing drug Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, which saves lives.
- Clean business corridors.
- Provide cleanup kits for community members and schools.
- Operate KIND — Kensington Initiative on Needle Disposal — which provides neighborhood cleanups and safe syringe disposal along with providing overdose prevention and other services.
- Offer supplies for the neighborhood town watch.
- Maintain and operate the needle disposal boxes strategically placed around the neighborhood.
- And much more.
Pathways to Housing PA
Pathways to Housing PA positively transforms the lives of people experiencing mental health challenges and chronic homelessness by supporting self-directed recovery and community inclusion. An alternative to the traditional system of emergency shelters and transitional housing progressions, their approach focuses on providing housing first — and then combining that housing supportive treatment services in the areas of mental and physical health, substance abuse, education, and employment. Learn more or donate now.
HACE’s mission is to combat community deterioration through economic development initiatives that address commercial revitalization, employment opportunities, the creation of safe affordable housing, and the provision of support services to meet the needs of the community residents towards rebuilding the neighborhood’s economic base. Your support transforms the Fairhill and St Hugh Neighborhoods and helps lift our residents out of poverty. Learn more or donate now.
Impact Services works to support individuals, families, and communities to build a safe and stable future. Impact has been working in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia to help people reenter the workforce train for jobs, find housing, and build community. Impact’s employment services help Philadelphians find the economic stability they need to provide a better future for themselves and their families. Over the last two decades, Impact has also built a continuum of housing services in an effort to end veteran homelessness. Impact Services also operates the new “Kensington Initiative for Needle Disposal” program that is helping the neighborhood reduce litter from discarded syringes. Learn more or donate now.
New Kensington CDC
New Kensington Community Development Corporation’s (NKCDC) mission is to strengthen the physical, social and economic fabric of the community by being a catalyst for sustainable development and community building. Since 1985, NKCDC has drawn on the strengths of the Kensington, Fishtown and Port Richmond neighborhoods of Philadelphia–a population of over 30,000 low and moderate income families and 60,000 residents–to empower neighbors and promote resident-driven development. As just one of a team of community players, NKCDC has developed a multi-faceted approach to neighborhood revitalization. Learn more or donate now.
Prevention Point Philadelphia
Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP) is a private nonprofit organization providing harm reduction services to Philadelphia and the surrounding area. PPP began syringe exchange operations in North Philadelphia in 1991. Since then, the breadth of services PPP provides has expanded to include: case management, medical care, overdose prevention education and naloxone distribution. In addition, PPP offers housing, meals, mail services for the homeless, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and legal services. All of these services are provided within a harm reduction philosophy. Learn more or donate now.
The Salvation Army’s New Day to Stop Trafficking Program
The Salvation Army New Day Drop-In Center is a safe, trauma-informed, welcoming and non-judgmental space for women suffering from sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Strategically located in the heart of the neighborhood, a simple sign on the door reading, “women only drop-in: food, clothing, toiletries” identifies the center, which is open during the day and two late nights per week when other service agencies are not available. Many of the women seen are suffering from the “force, fraud and coercive” tactics of sex trafficking and are seeking safety. In addition to the physical drop in center space, The Salvation Army provides an array of case management services. Learn more or donate now.