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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.
Please call organizations before your visit to confirm their hours, updated services, and available resources.
- 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.
- New FREE online breastfeeding support groups 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 these locations to pick up free food and baby supplies. Many sites require appointments, so check the list and call ahead.
See the free baby supply sites on a map or see the table below.
|Organization||Neighborhood||Supplies offered||Do you need an appointment?||Hours||Address||Phone||Eligibility|
|Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network||Northwest Philadelphia||Diapers
|Yes, call to schedule||Sa: noon – 2 p.m.||7047 Germantown Ave., 19119||(215) 247-4663
|Catholic Social Services – Casa del Carmen||North Philadelphia||Diapers
|Yes, call to schedule||M, Tu, W: 9 a.m. – noon||4400 North Reese St., 19140||(267) 331-2500||Public|
|Catholic Social Services – Southwest||Southwest Philadelphia||Diapers
|Yes, call to schedule||W, F: 9 a.m. – noon||6214 Grays Ave., 19142||(215) 724-8550||Public|
|Catholic Social Services – Northeast||Northeast Philadelphia||Diapers
|Yes, for diapers, formula, or baby supplies. Call from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to schedule.||Food distribution
M, W, F: 9 a.m. – noonMake an appointment for diapers, formula, or baby supplies.
|7340 Jackson St., 19136||(215) 624-5920||Public|
|Catholic Community Services||Northeast Philadelphia||Diapers
|Yes, call to schedule||Tu, Th: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.||1926 Grant Ave., Suite 200, 19115||(215) 760-4101||Residents in Police Districts 2,7, and 8|
|Feast of Justice||Northeast Philadelphia||Diapers
|Both appointments and walk-up hours available. See Hours for details.||Walk-up hours
Tu: 11 a.m. – noon
W: 6 – 7 p.m.
Sa: 3 – 4 p.m.Appointments
Tu: 9 – 11 a.m.
W: 4 – 6 p.m.
Sa: 1 – 3 p.m.
|3101 Tyson Ave., 19149||(215) 268-3510||Registered families. Register on-site or at feastofjustice.org.|
|St. Cyprian Food Pantry||West Philadelphia||Diapers||Yes, call to schedule||M, W: 9:30 – 11:15 a.m.||525 S. Cobbs Creek Pkwy., 19143||(267) 241-9640||Public|
|Mighty Writers – North||North Philadelphia||Diapers
|No, walk-ups are welcome||M, W: noon – 1:30 p.m.||Corner of 23rd St. & Seybert St., 19121||(610) 263-5379||Public|
|Mighty Writers – West||West Philadelphia||Diapers
|No, walk-ups are welcome||M: noon – 1:30 p.m.||3520 Fairmount Ave., 19104||(215) 387-1066||Public|
|Mighty Writers – El Futuro||Center City / South Philadelphia||Diapers
|No, walk-ups are welcome||M, F: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.||1025 S. 9th St., 19147||(215) 602-0236||Public|
|Mighty Writers at John Street Community Center||North Philadelphia||Diapers
|No, walk-ups are welcome||Th: 2 – 3 p.m.||Corner of N. 11th St. & Poplar St., 19123||(267) 768-7498||Public|
|Mighty Writers at Lucien E. Blackwell Community Center||West Philadelphia||Diapers
|No, walk-ups are welcome||Tu: 2 – 3 p.m.||755 N. Markoe St., 1913||(267) 768-7498||Public|
|Children’s Playhouse Whitman||South Philadelphia||Diapers||No, walk-ups are welcome||Th: 10 a.m. – noon
(while supplies last)
|2501 S. Marshall St., 19148||(215) 372-7050||Public|
Philadelphia Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program
The Philadelphia WIC program provides eligible caregivers with an EBT card they can use to purchase food and formula. To enroll, email email@example.com (preferred option), apply online, or call (215) 978-6100.
Free crib delivery
Families can request free Pack n’ Play cribs so that all babies have a safe space to sleep. You can get a crib through either the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) or the Maternity Care Coalition (MCC).
Please choose only one of the contact methods listed below.
- To request a crib through the Department of Public Health, call (215) 519-8640 or fill out PDPH’s online form,
- To request a crib through the Maternity Care Coalition, call (215) 989-3589 or fill out MCC’s online form.
Online/virtual pregnancy and family support programs
These programs offer support by phone or video for pregnant people and families with infants and toddlers.
They include information and support, referral to resources, educational workshops, and no-contact baby supply delivery for clients.
|Einstein DADLab||Any man caring for a baby under age 2. Fathers, uncles, stepfathers, grandfathers, godfathers – all are welcome! Meetings are held virtually.||(215) 690-1029 or (484) firstname.lastname@example.org
|PDPH Healthy Start||Those pregnant or parents with children under 18 months and living in the following zip codes: 19104, 19131, 19139, 19142, 19143, 19145, 19146, 19147, 19151, 19153. Please complete the Healthy Start referral form.||(215) 386-1298||Courtney.Hill@ifsinc.org|
|PDPH MOM Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program||Parents and caretakers of children ages 0–5.||(215) 685-3773||Phila.email@example.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)||First-time parents who are less than 27 weeks pregnant, live in Philadelphia, and meet income requirements. Call to see if you’re eligible.||(215) 287-2114|
|Mabel Morris (MM)||Parents and caretakers of children ages 0–5.||(215) 731-2019|
|Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT)||Pregnant and parenting students less than 22 years old.||Call (215) 400-4250
Text (215) 866-2248
|Parent Child+ West Philadelphia||Families with children ages 16 months to 4 years.||(267) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Parent Child+ North Philadelphia||Families with children ages 16 months to 4 years.||(267) email@example.com|
|Parent Child+ South and Southeast Philadelphia||Families with children ages 16 months to 4 years.||(215) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Philadelphia Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program||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||Those who are pregnant and parents/caregivers of children ages 0-5 or until they start kindergarten.||(267) email@example.com|
|Health Federation of Philadelphia- Early Head Start||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. firstname.lastname@example.org|