In October 2018, Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order to combat the opioid crisis. This order activated 35 City offices for a joint emergency response.
The Philadelphia Resilience Project focused on the most pressing needs and critical neighborhoods, including Kensington and surrounding areas. The project’s seven key mission areas were:
- Clearing major encampments.
- Reducing criminal activity.
- Reducing the number of unsheltered individuals.
- Reducing trash and litter.
- Reducing overdoses and the spread of infectious diseases.
- Increasing treatment options.
- Mobilizing community resources.
Mayor Kenney extended the executive order twice. The coordinated emergency response ran through December 2019.
This page contains documents about the Resilience Project. For more information about the project, including progress reports, visit the blog post and press release archives.
|Philadelphia Resilience Project: Recovering Together PDF||June 19, 2019|
|Philadelphia Resilience Report: Recovering Together – Executive Summary PDF||June 19, 2019|
|Philadelphia Resilience Report: Recovering Together – Executive Summary (Spanish) PDF||June 25, 2019|
|Philadelphia Resilience Project One-pager PDF||January 10, 2020|
|Philadelphia Resilience Project One-pager (Spanish) PDF||January 10, 2020|
|Philadelphia Resilience Project Accomplishments and Long-Term Goals PDF||December 18, 2018|