This list will be updated as more resources become available.

Were you recently released from incarceration? Coming home during COVID-19 may be especially difficult and confusing. Below is a list  of organizations currently providing reentry services, and other resources and supports available to you during COVID-19.

Please note, many of the organizations listed are operating remotely due to the COVID-19 crisis in order to ensure the health and safety of their workers and the people they serve. Things are changing frequently, so call ahead before going somewhere in person.

Reach out for help if you need it. You do not have to navigate this alone.

Call the Welcome Home Hotline

Reach Broad Street Ministry reentry counselors on the Welcome Home Hotline at 267-857-4800, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hotline operators can help Philadelphians find information about COVID-19, replace or renew an ID, connect with someone sharing the same experiences, check court dates, expunge a criminal record, and more.

Request Support from ORP by Phone

The City of Philadelphia Office of Reentry Partnerships is currently available to provide reentry information and connections to resources to Philadelphia residents over the phone. Please complete this form if you would like ORP staff to contact you. ORP staff will reach out during regular business hours.

You can also reach out to these Philadelphia Reentry Coalition organizations for support.

Remote Support Services for Returning Citizens

Organization Services Offered Remotely Hours Phone Number Eligibility
JEVS Looking Forward General Reentry Support, Virtual Expungement/ Pardon Clinics, Employment Support Monday – Friday,
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Expungement Clinics, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • September: 3, 17
  • October: 1, 15
  • November: 5, 19
(484) 533-7002

For Expungement Clinic call:


Meeting ID# 878-924-933

No requirements
Institute for Community Justice (Philadelphia FIGHT) Connection to services, Virtual Workshop 24/7 1-833-763-4448 No requirements
Center for Carceral Communities
  • Free weekly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Group
  • Support Services
  • Legal Support
  • Benefits Access
  • Employment Linkage
N/A 267-538-0180 No requirements
CareerLink Reentry Employment Services Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 1-833-750-5627 No requirements
Action Wellness Re-Link Connection to services Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 215-981-0088
  • Ages 18 to 26
  • Released from incarceration within 90 days, or will be released in 90 days
People Advancing Reintegration (PAR)
  • Employment Linkage
  • Support Services
  • Housing Support
  • Food Distribution
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 267-335-5455 Recently released 6 months to 2 years
Community Legal Services
  • Public Benefits
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Criminal Records
  • Debt and Consumer Rights
  • Utilities
  • Family
  • Seniors
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 215-981-3700 Current Resident of Philadelphia OR Case in Philadelphia
Action Wellness LEAP Reentry Support and Support for People with Substance Use Disorders Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (215) 981-0088 Anyone with a history of/current substance use (other than marijuana) who has been released from PDP.
Helping and Teaching Together Reentry Support N/A (215) 995-4007 Individuals 18+ and families


Remote Support Services for Returning Citizens – for Women

Organization Services Offered Remotely Hours Phone Number Eligibility
Why Not Prosper
  • Hotline
  • Support Services
  • Housing
  • Employment Linkage
  • Mental Health
  • Food Distribution
  • Benefits Access
24/7 1-866-263-6695


Sisters Achieving Transformation Through Mentorship Hotline for Women Peer Support Services N/A 1-866-263-6695 Recently released women
Sisters Returning Home Reentry Services Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 215-882-1402 Women
Maternity Care Coalition Support Services, Pregnant and Parenting Services N/A 215-972-0700 Pregnant Women,  Families with New Babies (0-3)

Food and Clothing for Returning Citizens

Organization Services Offered Hours Phone Number Eligibility
Our Closet Emergency clothing packages for urgent needs Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 267-256-2179 For emergencies only
Lombard Central Presbyterian Church Clothing closet, soup kitchen and food pantry at 4201 Powelton Ave. Thursday

10 a.m. – noon

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

267-582-5013 No requirements


Courts and Probation Information

  • Adult Probation & Parole Department (APPD) offices are still closed to the public, but APPD is reaching out to clients via phone, text, and email.
  • Anticipated start of Jury Trials is September 8. Jurors summoned before September 8, 2020 DO NOT need to report for jury duty.
  • Common Pleas Court Proceedings Ongoing. Early Bail Review, GAGNON I Hearings and EMU Supervision will continue.
  • Partial Start of Municipal Court operations is August 31. Early Bail Review and Prison Bench Warrant Hearings daily Monday-Friday. Preliminary Arraignments, Bail Acceptance, and Emergency Protection from Abuse services continuing on a 24/7 basis.

Cash, Food, and Medical Assistance

  • New program rules apply during the COVID-19 pandemic. For help applying for benefits call BenePhilly at 844-848-4376.
  • For stimulus check help call Philadelphia’s Financial Empowerment Centers at 1-855-346-7445. You may need to take specific steps to receive your check.
  • For unemployment compensation, you may be eligible even if you were not before. Call Philadelphia Legal Assistance hotline at 215-999-6910 for help filing by phone.
  • Visit for an interactive map and information about free food distribution sites
  • Call 311 for help finding a food distribution site or a food pantry.
  • Financial relief for Philadelphians: CARES Act

Help with Housing During COVID-19

 Mental Health, Addiction, And Intellectual Disability Services

  • City Mental Health Services Available for Residents
  • For mental health & addiction services, contact Community Behavioral Health 24/7 hotline at 888-545-2600
  • For mental health crises, call the crisis hotline 24/7 at 215-685-6440
  • For individuals in need of immediate opioid treatment support, contact the NET Access Point at 844-533-8200 or 215-408-4987.
  • For intellectual disability services, call 215-685-5900.

Gun/ Community Violence

  • The Community Crisis Intervention Program (CCIP) teams are available:
    • Monday through Wednesday noon – 8 p.m.
    • Thursday and Friday noon -4 a.m.
    • Saturday 3 p.m. – 1 a.m.
    • Sunday 3 p.m. – midnight.
  • Call 215-800-4611. 

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