Providing free, safe spaces at night for youth to engage in fun, structured activities.
Community Evening Resource Centers (CERC) provide free, safe spaces and activities for kids and teens ages 10 to 17. You can take part in structured activities, do your homework, and make new friends.
Centers offer free, nightly activities like:
CERC staff mentor youth to encourage positive development. They can also connect youth to other programs and services that support school work, mental health, and other needs.
All centers are free to attend for Philadelphia youth ages 10 to 17. You don't need to register or notify your CERC before you arrive.
CERC can also receive youth who are in violation of the City's minor curfew law and have come to the attention of the Philadelphia Police.
All centers are open every night from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Contact your nearest CERC to learn about their activity schedule.
Juvenile Justice Center
100 W. Coulter St.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Institute for the Development of African American Youth (IDAAY)
2305 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Greater Philadelphia Community Alliance
1920 S. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Community of Compassion, Inc.
6150 Cedar Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Learn about other programs and services from the Department of Human Services.
Community Evening Resource Centers are made possible by a partnership between the Department of Human Services, Philadelphia City Council, and the Philadelphia Police Department. Learn more about our partnership.