Philadelphia Resilience Project

Mobilizing 35 City departments to combat Philadelphia’s opioid epidemic.

About

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 to the epidemic.

The Philadelphia Resilience Project focuses on the most pressing needs and critical neighborhoods, including Kensington and surrounding areas. The project's seven key mission areas are:

  • 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.

The Philadelphia Resilience Project has made significant progress on its immediate and short-term goals. In December 2018, the group asked Mayor Kenney to extend the executive order. The coordinated emergency response will run through June 2019.

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Address
City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email info@phila.gov
Phone: 311
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Events

  • Jun
    25
    El Barrio es Nuestro (the Neighborhood is Ours) Monthly Community Meeting
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    McPherson Square Branch, 601 E Indiana Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    El Barrio es Nuestro (the Neighborhood is Ours) Monthly Community Meeting

    June 25, 2019
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hours
    McPherson Square Branch, 601 E Indiana Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    Join us for our monthly El Barrio es Nuestro (the Neighborhood is Ours) community meeting. We’re hoping that you’ll be able to join us to talk about community concerns and how we can work together to address them. All community members are welcome to attend this meeting, which will be held in both English and Spanish.
  • Jul
    23
    El Barrio es Nuestro (the Neighborhood is Ours) Monthly Community Meeting
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    McPherson Square Branch, 601 E Indiana Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    El Barrio es Nuestro (the Neighborhood is Ours) Monthly Community Meeting

    July 23, 2019
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hours
    McPherson Square Branch, 601 E Indiana Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    Join us for our monthly El Barrio es Nuestro (the Neighborhood is Ours) community meeting. We’re hoping that you’ll be able to join us to talk about community concerns and how we can work together to address them. All community members are welcome to attend this meeting, which will be held in both English and Spanish.
  • Aug
    27
    El Barrio es Nuestro (the Neighborhood is Ours) Monthly Community Meeting
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    McPherson Square Branch, 601 E Indiana Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    El Barrio es Nuestro (the Neighborhood is Ours) Monthly Community Meeting

    August 27, 2019
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hours
    McPherson Square Branch, 601 E Indiana Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
    map
    Join us for our monthly El Barrio es Nuestro (the Neighborhood is Ours) community meeting. We’re hoping that you’ll be able to join us to talk about community concerns and how we can work together to address them. All community members are welcome to attend this meeting, which will be held in both English and Spanish.

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