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Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction

Philly LIFTS


Philly LIFTS (Linking Infants and Families to Service) is an outreach program for the families of infants diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), along with families affected by substance use disorder at all stages

The program aims to “lift” parents and their children to support and services. This support includes, but is not limited to:

  • Food referrals.
  • Baby supplies like diapers and car seats.
  • Clothing.
  • Help with employment.
  • Referral to home visiting programs and a public health nurse.
  • Referral to doula support.
  • Support groups and recovery support.
  • Overdose prevention training.

PhillyLIFTs hosts community giveaways and celebrations throughout the year. These events are open to all families, not only those enrolled in the program.  See our calendar for upcoming events.

Mental health support

Philly LIFTS offers families mental health support through short-term therapy sessions for children 4-21 years old and people in need of postpartum support. To learn more, visit Substance Use Philly or contact Suzannah McNamara at

We also offer a support group for new mothers. The group is a safe, non-judgmental space where parents can share their stories and connect with other parents. To learn more, visit Substance Use Philly or contact Carla Calabrese at (215) 776-4406 or