"Philadelphia: Where to turn?" provides access to information on services available to Philadelphia residents who are in need of assistance. You can use this guide to find:
Child Care Information Services of Philadelphia (CCIS) is your information source for finding, selecting, and paying for child care.
There are five offices in Philadelphia, and at least one in every county.
COMPASS is a Web site that allows individuals and community based organizations access to screen for, apply for and renew a broad range of Pennsylvania’s health and human service programs.
COMPASS serves as a single access point for application of: Health Care Coverage, Medical Assistance, Medical Assistance for Worker’s with Disabilities, Medical Savings Program for Payment of Medical Premiums, Children’s Health Insurance Program-CHIP, Health Insurance Marketplace, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-SNAP (Food Stamps), Cash Assistance, Long Term Care, Home and Community Based Services for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Consolidated Waiver for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Person/Family-Directed Support Waiver for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities Services (non-MA), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program-LIHEAP (Seasonal availability), Free or Reduced Price School Meals, SelectPlan for Women (Family Planning Services), and Child Care Works.
If you would like to volunteer with any of the organizations listed in this guide, look for volunteering information on an organization's website. If you do not see any volunteering information, look for contact information on an organization's website and send an email explaining that you would like to volunteer.