Are you pregnant or caring for an infant or toddler? Read on for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s list of resources and free supplies available to you and your family during COVID-19.

Please note, the organizations listed are adapting operations daily to the COVID-19 crisis to ensure families’ health and safety. Call organizations before your visit to confirm their hours, updated services, and available resources.

Breastfeeding Support 

  • Pacify is a free, mobile app that gives you on-demand access to professional lactation (breastfeeding) experts who can help you with feeding your baby.
    • Download the Pacify app for Apple iPhone or Android devices — available in English or Spanish versions.
    • Enter the enrollment code PHILLY at signup for free 24/7 access.
  • New FREE online breastfeeding support groups Tuesdays at 11 a.m and Thursdays at 4 p.m. Email Galissa.Jones@phila.gov for more information and to register for a group.

Free Baby Food and Diapers

  • Residents can visit one of the sites below to pick up free food and baby supplies. Many sites require appointments, so make sure to check the list and call ahead. 

Click here for a map of free baby supply sites

Organization Neighborhood Supplies Offered Hours Address Phone Number Eligibility Appointment Needed?
Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network Northwest Philadelphia Food and diapers Tuesday and Thursday: 1–4 p.m; Saturday: 12–2 p.m. 7047 Germantown Ave. (19119) 215-247-4663 

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Open to public Yes, call for appointment
Catholic Social Services – Casa del Carmen North Philadelphia Food, diapers and formula Monday to Wednesday:  9 a.m.–12 p.m. 4400 North Reese St. (19140) 267-331-2500 Open to public Yes, call for appointment
Catholic Social Services – Southwest Southwest Philadelphia Food and diapers Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 6214 Grays Ave. (19142)  215-724-8550 Open to public Yes, call for appointment
Catholic Social Services – Northeast Northeast Philadelphia Food and diapers Monday and Wednesday:  9 a.m.–12 p.m. 7340 Jackson St. (19136)  215-624-5920 Open to public Yes, call for appointment
Catholic Community Services Northeast Philadelphia Food and diapers Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 10125 Verree Rd. Suite 200 (19116) 215-760-4101 Open to residents in Police Districts 2,7 and 8 Yes, call for appointment
Feast of Justice Northeast Philadelphia Food and diapers Registered families1:
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.;
Wednesday: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.;
Saturday 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
General public2:
Friday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
3101 Tyson Ave. (19149) 215-268-3510 1Registered families: Please register at feastofjustice.org or at Feast of Justice site

2General public: registration not required; diapers only, one pack per household

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: Registered families only, no appointment needed

Friday: General public, no appointment needed

St. Cyprian Food Pantry West Philadelphia Diapers Monday and Wednesday: 9:30–11:15 a.m. 525 S Cobbs Creek Pkwy. (19143) 267-241-9640 Open to public Yes, call for appointment
Mighty Writers – North North Philadelphia Diapers and formula Monday and Thursday: 12–2 p.m.  2300 Master St. (19121)

Pickup is behind the building at 23rd and Sedgley.

 

856-981-2753

Open to public No, walk ups welcome
Mighty Writers – West West Philadelphia Food and diapers Monday: 12–1 p.m.  3520 Fairmount Ave. (19104)  

856-981-2753

Open to public No, walk ups welcome
Mighty Writers – El Futuro Center City / South Philadelphia Food and diapers Monday: 2–3 p.m. 1025 S. 9th St. (19147)  

856-981-2753

Open to public No, walk ups welcome
Archdiocesan Pastoral Center Center City Diapers Tuesday: 1 p.m.-3 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 222 N 17th St. (19103) 267-262-8904 Open to public Yes, call for appointment
Children’s Playhouse Whitman South Philadelphia Diapers Tuesday: 12 -2 p.m. (while supplies last) 2501 S. Marshall St. (19148) Open to public No, walk-ups welcome

Free Crib Delivery

Families can request free Pack n’ Play cribs so that all babies have a safe space to sleep:

Online / Virtual Pregnancy and Family Support Programs 

We know that COVID-19 adds another layer of uncertainty to the experiences of pregnancy and having an infant or toddler. The following programs offer support by phone or video for pregnant people and families with infants and toddlers.

Services may include: information and support, referral to resources, educational workshops, and no-contact baby supply delivery for clients.

Organization Eligibility Phone Number Email
Einstein DADLab DadLab is a a group designed for new fathers to learn about being a dad – together. Dads will be able to connect with other dads going through the same things and as you and share your fathering experiences, concerns and questions. DadLab is for any man caring for a baby under age 2: fathers, uncles, stepfathers, grandfathers, godfathers – all are welcome! Meetings are held in the Centering Room in the Levy Building on Einstein Philadelphia’s main campus. 215-690-1029 or 484-471-7005 cherney.jay@gmail.com

iszardc@einstein.edu

PDPH Healthy Start Those pregnant or parents with children under 18 months and living in the following zip codes: 19104, 19131, 19151, 19143, 19142, 19145, 19139. 215-386-1298 Courtney.Hill@ifsinc.org
PDPH MOM Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program This program is for all parents and caretakers of children ages 05. 215-685-3773 Phila.mom.program@gmail.com
Maternity Care Coalition (MCC) MCC has many programs for families. Call to learn which program fits your interests and eligibility. 215-972-0700  
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

 

NFP is for first time parents who are less than 27 weeks pregnant, live in Philadelphia, and meet certain income requirements. Call to see if you’re eligible. 215-287-2114  
Mabel Morris (MM) This program is for all parents and caretakers of children ages 05. 215-731-2019  
Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT) ELECT is for all pregnant and parenting students under 22 years of age. 215-400-4250 or text 215-866-2248 ELECT@philasd.org
Parent Child+ West Philadelphia This program is for families with children ages 16 months–4 years of age. 267-666-8661 mallison@phmc.org

 

Parent Child+ North Philadelphia This program is for families with children ages 16 months–4 years of age. 267-361-7877

 

amukhtar@phmc.org

 

Parent Child+ South and Southeast Philadelphia This program is for families with children ages 16 months–4 years of age. 215-219-8985 lguzman@phmc.org
Philadelphia Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program This program offers support for families with children ages 0–3 with possible developmental delay or disability. 215-685-4646 Birthto3EI@phila.gov

 

Carson Valley Children’s Aid – Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program This program is for those who are pregnant and parents/caregivers of children ages 0-5 or until they start kindergarten. 267-595-1135 zramos@cvca-pa.org
Health Federation of Philadelphia- Early Head Start This program is for families meeting the federal income guidelines and living in the following zip codes: 19120, 19121, 19122, 19124, 19126, 19132, 19133, 19140 and 19141. 215-223-5200
ext. 155
lmadera@healthfederation.org

How You Can Help

To support families during this time, and help Philadelphia sites to continue offering free diapers: