Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 until further notice

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for everyone 5 and older! Get your children vaccinated today. Find a City-run vaccine clinic or partner vaccine clinic to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have questions about vaccination, call (215) 685-5488.

Financial Empowerment Centers

Giving free, one-on-one financial advice.


Financial Empowerment Centers (FEC) educate, empower, and protect people with low incomes. To do so, they provide financial counseling that is:

  • Free.
  • High quality.
  • Personalized (one-on-one).
  • Confidential.

Process and eligibility

FEC counselors are employees of Clarifi, the region's leader in financial counseling. They are trained to help clients shift from debt management to saving.

Financial counselors provide sessions on the following financial topics:

  • Money management and budgeting
  • Banking and basic financial transactions
  • Credit reports
  • Using credit wisely
  • Consumer protection and debt collection
  • Student loans
  • Bankruptcy
  • Negotiation
  • Investments and future planning
  • Homeownership
  • Insurance and benefits.

Anyone who wants free financial counseling can make an appointment by calling (855) FIN-PHIL. Counseling sessions are available in English and Spanish. Support in other languages may be available upon request.


Due to COVID-19, all services are virtual under further notice.

The following organizations host Financial Empowerment Centers:

Organization Address
PA CareerLink Suburban Station 1617 John F. Kennedy Boulevard (Map)
PA CareerLink West Philadelphia 3901 Market Street (Map)
People’s Emergency Center 325 N. 39th Street (Map)
PA CareerLink Northwest Philadelphia 5847 Germantown Avenue (Map)
PA Careerlink North Philadelphia 4261 North 5th Street (Map)
PHA, Raymond Rosen Manor 2301 Edgley Street (Map)
Helen Brown Community Center 1845 North 23rd Street (Map)

Sponsors and partners


  • Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund
  • CSBG Funds


  • Clarifi
  • PA CareerLink
  • People’s Emergency Center