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Offering free, one-on-one support to apply for public benefits.


BenePhilly offers free, one-on-one help to enroll Philadelphia residents in public benefit programs. These programs can help you afford some expenses, such as:

  • Prescription drugs.
  • Health insurance.
  • Food.
  • Property taxes.
  • Heat and other utilities.
  • Paying for college.
  • Disability benefits.

A BenePhilly counselor can fill out public benefit applications with you and follow up on the status of your applications.


Email benephilly@phila.gov


BenePhilly centers are not providing in-person services at this time. Call a phone number listed below for remote services.

BenePhilly centers are located at the following community-based organizations:

Organization Address Phone Hours
Catholic Social Services:
6214 Grays Ave.,
(215) 724-8550,
ext. 6
9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Impact Services PA CareerLink NW 5847 Germantown Ave.,
(215) 385-3057 Monday–Friday,
7 a.m.–3 p.m.
Impact Services 1952 East Allegheny Ave.,
(215) 739-1600,
ext. 156
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Philadelphia FIGHT 1207 Chestnut St.,
3rd Floor, 19107
(215) 525-0464 Monday–Friday,
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Utilities Emergency
Services Fund (UESF)
1608 Walnut St.,
Suite 600, 19103
(215) 814-6841 or (215) 814-6843 Monday–Friday,
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
United Communities
Southeast Philadelphia
Houston Center
2029 S. 8th St.,
(215) 468-1645,
ext. 7200
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Esperanza 4261 N. 5th St.,
(215) 324-0746,
ext. 108
8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
City of Philadelphia:
North Philadelphia
Municipal Services Center
2761 N. 22nd St.,
(215) 685-9745 Monday–Thursday,
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Mobile Unit

The Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity also has a mobile Benefits Access Unit. Staff members drive a special vehicle with internet access to:

  • Public offices.
  • Nonprofit social services organizations.
  • Targeted and underserved areas.
  • Neighborhood events.

Staff members provide information about public benefits and can start the application process on the spot.

Email benephilly@phila.gov for more information about the Benefits Access Unit.


Benefits Data Trust