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Benefits Data Trust

Through the management of six (6) BenePhilly Centers, BDT provides a comprehensive benefits access system to screen low-income Philadelphia residents for federal, state, and local benefits/entitlements and services for which they are eligible, and assists those individuals with successfully applying for those benefits and services.

Community Legal Services

CLS provides legal assistance and representation to low-income Philadelphia clients of the BenePhilly Centers who are denied public benefits improperly; clients who require legal assistance in applying for benefits; and clients who have been threatened with benefit termination. CLS also assists clients with obtaining criminal and arrest record expungements, in an attempt to make clients more employable.


Clarifi provides coordination, organization, and supervision of free financial counseling services through the Financial Empowerment Centers. Services are provided to low-to-moderate income Philadelphia residents. Financial counseling is delivered by professionally trained staff at 15 Centers throughout Philadelphia, including 5 pop-up sites.

Department of Public Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and Healthy Homes Healthy Kids Program. (CLPPP/HH)

Provide services to reduce health and safety hazards in homes of low income children living in Philadelphia. This includes education to help families reduce health and safety hazards in their homes, and lead poisoning prevention and lead hazard control services.

Department of Recreation Older Adult Services

Six older adult centers provide recreational and support services to low income senior citizens. Services include daily congregate meals, commodity distributions, transportation assistance, recreational activities, nutrition and health education and exercise classes. Center staff also provide case management services to assist seniors with emergency services, entitlement programs, social security and disability issues.

Homeless Advocacy Project

Through its SSI/SSDI/Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) Project, HAP provides comprehensive legal services to help clients of the BenePhilly Centers access Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and medical insurance on an expedited basis.

Jewish Employment and Vocational Service (JEVS) Human Services

This grant is administered by CEO for the provision of Work Ready services for eligible Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) clients in Philadelphia. Program services are designed to help clients secure and retain employment by stabilizing barriers that may hinder them from achieving self-sufficiency.

PhillyRising Collaborative

Targets neighborhoods throughout the city that are plagued by chronic crime and quality of life concerns, and establish partnerships with community members to address these issues.

Mayor’s Office of Reintegration Services (RISE)

Through its Fatherhood Enrichment Program (FEP) RISE provide services to strengthen the relationship between fathers and their children, as well as reverse the absentee fatherhood trend. Services include parenting skills development, anger management classes, direct services inside prison facilities, case management, and job readiness.

Office of Supportive Housing (OSH)

Through its Emergency Assistance and Response Unit (“EARU”) OSH provides emergency housing assistance and supportive services to enable low-income Philadelphia residents to obtain and/or maintain safe and affordable housing, and to reduce their risks of homelessness.

Town Watch Integrated Services (TWIS)

Through its Safe Corridor Program, TWIS provides training, equipment, resources, and certification of volunteers to provide a safe corridor for students as they travel to and from school.

United Polish American Social Services (UPASS)

Through its Outreach Education Program, UPASS provides services to poor and elderly individuals, focusing on those who have language and cultural barriers to self-sufficiency, with comprehensive bilingual advocacy, translation services, benefits counseling, and information and referral services which enhance their overall financial well-being and physical and mental health.

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey - Job Opportunity Investment Network

JOIN provides project management and evaluation support for workforce training and job placement services.
JOIN is responsible for the management of the workforce services provided by the University City District and District 1199C.

This effort is part of CEO’s focus on job creation and workforce development for adults with the greatest barriers to employment.

Urban Affairs Coalition Campaign For Working Families (CWF)

CWF provides coordination and supervision of 18 free tax preparation sites and one drop-off site. Services are provided to low-to-moderate income clients. Taxes are prepared by IRS-trained and certified volunteers and filed electronically.