Ardella’s House is a service and advocacy organization committed to helping women with criminal justice histories realize new possibilities for themselves and their families. AH program services make it possible for women to obtain work, housing, and health care; to rebuild their families; and to participate fully in civic life.
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.
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.
Women’s Community Revitalization Project has established itself as a leader in advocating for equitable, healthy community development as well as support for local women and their families. In addition to developing affordable housing, the organization leads community organizing campaigns aimed at shaping public policy outcomes, manages its properties and provides supportive services to tenants and communities throughout Philadelphia.
Photos Taken From:
Philadelphia Inquirer Article: Celebrating 30 Years of Women Building Houses in North Philly
Philadelphia Tribune Article: Women’s Community Revitalization Project Breaks Ground on Rental Units in Point Breeze
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.
Through advocacy, education and litigation, our attorneys, advocates and volunteers work to preserve and promote civil liberties including the freedom of speech, the right to privacy, reproductive freedom, and equal treatment under the law. We stand in defense of the rights of women and minorities, workers, students, immigrants, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and others who have seen bias and bigotry threaten the rights afforded to all of us in this country by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
AHCOPA provides housing counseling for the Greater Philadelphia area. Our goal is to not only serve as a resource center for our clients, but also become their advocates.
The African Cultural Alliance of North America Inc. (ACANA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ACANA serves African and Caribbean immigrants by providing access to social and legal services, community development programs, health services, organizing African arts and culture events, and an array of many other services.
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide education and no-cost consulting services to entrepreneurs and small business owners. The SBDC is ready to help you grow your business.