The Arts + Business Council is dedicated to ensuring the success of Philadelphia’s creative economy through leadership development programs, events and volunteer opportunities that help make the sector more productive, impactful and inclusive.
Whether someone needs a suit for an interview, clothing to support their transition to independence or adulthood, or to affirm their gender identity, Career Wardrobe is here to help. With appointments to match your clothing needs from interview attire, to training, to casual clothing, we’re here to help you look your best. Career Wardrobe provides more than clothing, each appointment helps people understand professional norms of the workplace to help level the playing field during a job search and employment.
WOAR’s mission is to eliminate all forms of sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights of victims of sexual assault. To accomplish this mission, we fight all forms of oppression including racism and gender-based violence.
“WOAR has long supplemented Temple’s sexual misconduct resources, but now members of the university community will benefit from their on-site presence after regular business hours,” said Andrea Seiss, Temple’s Title IX coordinator. “This safe, confidential reporting option provides 24/7 support and response by one of the nation’s most respected rape crisis centers.”
Excerpt taken from Temple Now Article: Temple & WOAR Establish Region’s First Campus Office
Photo Taken from Philadelphia Inquirer Article: These Young People Are Helping Bartenders Stop Sexual Assault Before It Happens
WOAR’s services include:
- WOAR’s 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
- Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural individual therapy to survivors and their loved ones
- Group therapy to victims/survivors
- Forensic exam accompaniment
- Court accompaniment
- Human Trafficking Drop-in Center, coming this year!
- Provides trainings within schools, social service organizations, and the community at large
- Specializes in working within the Latino communities of Philadelphia
Includes specialized programs:
- Healthy Masculinity Initiative
- Safe Bars Philly (These training are not free; for more information, please click the link)
- lotus Program
Volunteer & Internship Program
Please explore our website to learn more about sexual violence and the array of services that WOAR can provide to survivors, family members and the community.
The mission of the Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC) is to promote social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for economically disadvantaged women and their families. WORC provides training, individual business assistance, incentive savings program, job placement, and access to buisness and financial resources.
When Lalita Paris first went to the Women’s Opportunities Resource Center more than 14 years ago to pursue her dream of opening her own child care center, the center gave her entrepreneurial training necessary to manager her own business. She opened Beautiful Beginnings Childcare Center in 2004 and, with the help of nine loans from WORC throughout the years, she has expanded to open a second site and now employs 15 staff members serving more than 100 children.
“Without the guidance and access to capital I received at WORC, Beautiful Beginnings wouldn’t be an essential part of its neighborhood,” Paris said.
Excerpt from Philadelphia Tribune Article: WORC Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Women Build Businesses
Our mission is to fight poverty, challenge systems that perpetuate injustice, and change lives through cutting-edge advocacy and exceptional legal representation.
ACHIEVEability breaks the generational cycle of poverty for low income, single parent, and homeless families through higher education, affordable housing, supportive services, community & economic development/accountability.
Family Practice and Counseling Network, a program of Resources for Human Development, is a network of federally qualified community health centers that uses a nurse-managed, integrated model to deliver primary care, behavioral health, dental, and preventive services, which are co-located at the centers and are designed to treat the whole patient.
Staffed by a team of experienced health professionals, Rising Sun Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides friendly, convenient care designed to meet patients’ needs. Located in One and Olney Plaza, the health center teams includes Spanish-speaking staff as well as the Language Line for assistance with interpretive services. Rising Sun Health Center is a Patient-Centered Medical Home.
A leader in pediatric care since 1875, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children’s nationally recognized programs and pediatric specialists provide exceptional care to children from throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and around the world. The mission of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is to provide quality pediatric services in a caring, progressive environment. St. Christopher’s Hospital is committed to quality through teamwork, technology and service in a child-friendly, family-oriented environment.
Rebuilding Together Philadelphia (RTP) revitalizes communities by transforming vulnerable houses into safe, healthy and energy-efficient homes. RTP brings volunteers and communities together to repair homes and improve lives. Each year, RTP and over 1,000 volunteers provide free safe and healthy home repairs for 75 to 100 homeowners.