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: 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20 to 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21

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

  • Feb
    23
    Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    Lillian Marrero Library, 601 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19133, USA

    Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing

    February 23, 2019
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, 2 hours
    Lillian Marrero Library, 601 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19133, USA
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    Sit down at your local library to discuss this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a novel about family and time. Reading the book beforehand is not required to join! Free books will be given out on a first-come basis.
  • Feb
    25
    Kensingston Storefront Narcan Trainings
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    "Kensington Storefront" Porch Light Hub, 2774 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    Kensingston Storefront Narcan Trainings

    February 25, 2019
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 1 hour
    "Kensington Storefront" Porch Light Hub, 2774 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    Overdose deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, surpassing automobile accidents.

    Join Elvis Rosado of Prevention Point Philadelphia for an important presentation about the life-saving medication, naloxone (Narcan), which can reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Participants will learn:

    —How to identify symptoms of an overdose,
    —What to do when someone overdoses, and
    —How to administer naloxone.

    These trainings are free, and the first 20 participants will receive a FREE Narcan kit.
  • Feb
    26
    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

    February 26, 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.

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