Bethesda Project began in 1979 when Reverend Domenic Rossi and members of his prayer group from Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, Pennsylvania, reached out to a group of women experiencing homelessness in Center City, Philadelphia. Committed to caring for the women as they would members of their own families, the group rented an apartment at 12th and Sansom Streets.
The Bridge is a nonprofit behavioral health treatment and youth opportunity program for adolescents and their families seeking to overcome substance abuse, mental health issues, truancy and other challenges. The Bridge includes a comprehensive continuum of services, accredited by the Joint Commission.
Residential Treatment Program
The Bridge provides up to 27 adolescent males and females with a residential treatment program that addresses substance abuse disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse problems. Our Hands-On Learning Initiatives give clients the opportunity to explore career options through local businesses and technical schools. Training programs include carpentry, plumbing, video production, automotive repair and much more. Our residential treatment program incorporates an on-site school as well as weekly counseling sessions that include individual and group therapy. As part of their treatment, boys at The Bridge attend weekly therapy sessions with their families.
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Health & psychiatric services
- Behavior modification
- Anger management/conflict resolution
- Animal assisted therapy
- After-case case management
- Family psych-education
- Family nights
- Outpatient counseling
Educational and Skills Building
- On-site licensed private school with certified teachers
- College preparation and enrollment services
- Computer classes
- Art and music classes
- Health and nutrition education
- Life skills classes
- Balanced and Restorative Justice victim awareness curriculum
- Gardening club
- Dive training
Hands-on Learning Initiatives
- Job readiness instruction and résumé writing
- Carpentry, electrical plumbing classes
- Culinary classes
- Engine building classes
- Music and video production
- Paid work experience
- Restitution payment assistance
- Vocational Training
Our mission is to fight poverty, challenge systems that perpetuate injustice, and change lives through cutting-edge advocacy and exceptional legal representation.
Founded in 1996, Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and families in Philadelphia.
Founded in 1972, PEC is a comprehensive homeless services provider and experienced nonprofit community development agency based in West Philadelphia. The agency employs nearly 100 staff to serve its community and constituents through social services, counseling, case management, commercial corridor revitalization, community organizing, and quality affordable rental housing. PEC is looking for dynamic, motivated, and talented individuals to join its team and help lay the foundation for the agency’s next phase of growth.
MANNA uses nutrition to improve health for people with serious illnesses who need nourishment to heal. By providing medically tailored meals and nutrition education, we empower people to improve their health and quality of life.
Old First, Love First organizes to combat homelessness and hunger, to defend civic injustices and promote harmony though urban relief efforts.
To inspire & to become inspired. To transform, motivate and encourage men, women and children of all ages in our Communities. To Impact the communities through education, job training, team work along with helping defeat hunger & Poverty. Empowering & preparing others for a successful life, teaching that self-sufficiency, self-motivation, self-awareness, self-respect and respect for others, anyone can rise above their hardship.
To provide free civil legal services and advocacy to reduce the frequency and duration of homelessness in Philadelphia.
Many in the inner-city do not have family and friends to turn to for help and advice. Cast Your Cares provides a much needed service by helping neighbors get the council and guidance they need. They match the need with the available service provider.