Kooth: Confidential No-Cost Online Mental Health Support for Students in Grades 6-12
The School District of Philadelphia has partnered with Kooth—a 24/7 safe, confidential website for young people to find online support and counseling at no-cost to them or their family. Kooth provides a wide-range of options for middle and high school students including self-help resources, peer community interactions, and chat-based counseling with licensed professionals.
Philly HopeLine –
open to all SDP students and families.
Resources for Students and Families
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Food and Housing
Find free meals for students while schools are closed and for any Philadelphia resident in need during this time. Note that some meal sites are ONLY for current K-12 students.
Find community services to support your family, such as help with food, utilities, transportation and more. Select your language from the drop down and then enter your zip code!
Food Pantries in the Philadelphia Region
Providing services for young people experiencing homelessness.
31 E Armat St
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Gloria Casarez Residence provides 30 LGBTQ-friendly affordable homes for young adults (ages 18-23 at entry) who are homeless, have experienced homelessness or are at risk of homelessness, including those aging out of foster care.
1315 N. 8th St Philadelphia, PA 19122
Offering immediate housing and respite to youth facing housing insecurity or who are unable to safely live with family.
Providing community-based residential facilities located in West Philadelphia for young women and girls.
Serving men, women, and families three meals per day. Residential addiction recovery program for men. Transitional housing for women. Weekly medical clinic.
302 N 13th St Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 922-6400
“Social Care Network” providing a search engine for free and low-cost medical services, food, job training, and other resources.
Experiencing a mental health crisis? We provide urgent care for young adults and children in Philadelphia. The Center is still providing in-home crisis evaluations with increase precautions. Call 215-685-6440.
Open with reduced hours (Mon-Fri 10-4)
8220 Castor Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19152 215-728-4651
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people undergoing distress.
Optum Emotional Support Help Line at 1-866-342-6892 is free of charge and available to anyone, so you can share it with family and friends. Caring professionals will connect people to resources. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Sanvello App is free and it helps people gain tools to cope with stress and anxiety
Writing about struggles and feelings may help you cope with the global pandemic.
National Crisis Text Hotline
Text “HOME” to 741741
Unemployment compensation can put cash in your pocket when you have lost your job through no fault of your own. If you are out of work or are losing hours because of coronavirus, you may qualify for Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation.
Academic and Behavioral Support
Need help with your child’s academics or behavior? Get help from educators and counselors – including expertise on children ages 3-5! Also help provided for connecting to community resources.