Supports for Immigrant and Refugee Families

Supports for African, Arabic, Asian and Latino Families

Supports for African Families

AFAHO – African Family Health Organization

Health and social services, programs for new moms and children and teens. Social services, immigration support, DV support, ESL, employment skills, case management, medical appointments, community meetings, workshops. Women’s support group, and youth program for elementary and high school students. Many languages spoken here! Just call!

Physical Address
2420 S. 54th Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Mailing Address
5400 Grays Ave, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19143

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French & Yoruba
Bambara, Mandingo & French
Swahili & Kinyarwanda
Akan/Twi & English
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AFRICOM-Philly

The Coalition of African and Caribbean Communities. Many languages spoken here!!

Health, social services, immigration, legal assistance, housing, employment, case management, civic engagement and legislative advocacy.

6328 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142

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TAMAA: Support for African Immigrant Families (of CCTC)

Free!  CCTC’s Tamaa program provides caregiver education and support for West African refugee families. The program includes home, community and school based behavioral health services.

1080 North Delaware Avenue, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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Ivan Vila, Team Leader
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Supports for Arabic Families

Al-Aqsa Islamic Society

Al-Aqsa Islamic Society offers services and activities such as a prayer hall, social events, youth programs, sisters’ activities, funeral services, and Dawaa activities (free books, brochures, and tapes available for the general public)

1501 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122

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Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture offers artistic and educational programming that enriches cross-cultural understanding and celebrates diversity.

3645 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia PA 19104

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ALIPH Arabic Language Institute of Philadelphia

ALIPH offers the opportunity to be immersed in the study of Islamic Knowledge and the Arabic language.

51 S. State Road, Upper Darby PA 19082

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The Association of Islamic Charitable Projects in North America (AICP)

Educational and employment services.

4431 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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CAIR Philadelphia

CAIR’s mission is to ensure that the American Muslim community is fully empowered to navigate the American civic and legal systems. Their work includes civil rights advocacy, civic engagement, educational programs, combating media bias, interfaith outreach, and youth leadership.

1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Rachida Fathallah

Arabic medical interpreter at Language Services Associates; demonstrated knowledge of interpreting medical content for non-English speaking patients and families; available over the phone and on location, such as hospitals.

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The School District of Philadelphia Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Toolkit

Toolkit with information about education, mental health and legal needs.

(Available for professionals in English only)

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Supports for Asian Families

Asian Arts Initiative

Asian Arts Initiative is a multidisciplinary arts center offering exhibitions, performances, artist residencies, youth workshops, and a community gathering space.  All offerings are either limited, virtual, or paused in response to COVID. Visit website for a current and accurate listing of active offerings.

1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Asian Family Health Resource

Contact Katherine Houng at Chinatown Medical Center

Workshops, parent support, information and advocacy…find us on Facebook or We Chat: 需要加入“ASD父母互助群”的朋友,可以加我微信。微信号:mandylin323, 并注明“互助群”。谢谢!

432 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia PA 19123

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Autism for Asian families VIDEO

This video (English version) is designed to help convey an accurate understanding of Autism and Developmental Delays for Asian families, by highlighting the unique experiences of several Asian families in Philadelphia and by showing interviews with experts in the field.

Click here for more videos to help Asian families with understanding developmental delays and autism in more languages. This film is offered in English, 中文 (Chinese), 한글 (Korean), नेपाली (Nepali), Indonesia, ខ្មែរ (Khmer) 日本語 (Japanese), and Việt (Vietnamese).

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Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia

Supports, resources, case management, after school, summer camp and parent enrichment programs.

Two locations:

2416 South 7th Street 19148/ 215-389-0748

5412 North 5th Street, 19120/ 215-324-4070

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Chinese Health Information Center at Jefferson Hospital

Assist, guide, support Mandarin/Cantonese speaking immigrant families.

111 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Hall Mercer Outpatient Mental Health Adult Outpatient Services

Provides psychiatric and therapeutic services to clients with mental health needs. Psychiatric care is available for individuals who speak Mandarin, by Dr. Jenny Yu. Individual therapy services are available to clients who speak Spanish, by Carmen Valls. To learn more about these programs, please contact Steve Niederriter.  Adult Case management is available for adults with serious and persistent mental illness who speak Khmer, Cantonese, Mandarin, or Vietnamese. To learn more about this program, please contact  Maryanne Bourbeau.

Located at 245 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (8th and Spruce St, 19107). During the COVID-19 pandemic, all of Hall-Mercer’s programs have continued to operate. Some programs have chosen to transition to a virtual or hybrid model at present.

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Hall Mercer Outpatient Mental Health Child and Family Outpatient Services

Psychiatric care is available for individuals who speak Mandarin and Spanish, by Dr. Jenny Yu and Dr. Jessy Sandoval-Barrett. Case management services are available to children who need to be connected to additional services and/or coordination of care. PHIICAPS (intensive family-based model) is available for more at-risk, high-needs children and families- and offers Spanish speaking treatment teams.

245 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Jaisohn Center

Multiservice center for Korean families offering medical, home care, social services and family support.

6705 Old York Rd. Philadelphia PA 19126

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SPIRAL

Health Care Information website in a variety of Asian languages

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The Wedge

Counseling and therapy available in Vietnamese and Khmer (Cambodian).

1939 South Juniper Street Philadelphia PA 19148

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Warren E. Smith Outpatient Mental Health

Vietnamese case manager and Vietnamese/Chinese family therapist who sees adults and families (does not diagnose or see children separately).

2514 North Broad Street Philadelphia PA 19132

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Supports for Latino Families

Autismo Para Familias Latinas

 Video about Autism myths in Latino community….video sobre los mitos

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CCTC Abriendo Caminos

Serving the Mexican and Central American community behavioral support and psychological services.  Serves families with and without insurance. Giving parents an option if they want a TSS in the home while they do virtual learning, currently providing telehealth and can also provide services in the home.

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COMHAR Latino Treatment Program

Providing treatment by phone or video services. Therapy and psychiatry visits provided through telehealth.

2600 N. American Street Philadelphia PA 19133

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El Centro Estatal de Recursos de ASERT

le facilita a las familias, individuos con autismo y profesionales

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First Words Project

Offering many wonderful resources about child development in Spanish.

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HUNE (Hispanos Unidos Para Niños Excepcionals)

Advocacy, information, youth program (ages 14-21), and support for Latino families with children with disabilities FREE!  Virtual programming throughout COVID

2215 N. American St, Philadelphia PA 19133

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La Puerta Abierta

Multiple sites in Philadelphia

Free family counseling for undocumented and uninsured Spanish-speaking families.

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Monarch House/ Casa Monarca

Afterschool programs and advocacy for Latino families, as well as playgroups for children and their parents.

1448 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia PA 19148

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Puentes de Salud Health and Wellness Center

Also provides dental services for uninsured – patients can call and request information. Anyone who needs an appointment, would be provided telehealth visit. Urgent visits are in person. Offers COVID testing as well. If uninsured, no charge to them.

1700 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19146

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Sociedad Americana de Autismo/Filadelfia

24 horas de informaciion y linea telefonica de apoyo

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DBHIDS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The DEI team believes in a community where everyone belongs and can be authentic and included; has a voice; and feels valued.  The DEI team collects, reports, and monitors data and builds partnerships with various stakeholders and community members to help with program development and reduce disparities.  The team provides support to DBHIDS staff and provider community and special populations to promote inclusive service delivery.

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Director: Sarorng Sorn
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DBHIDS Immigrant Affairs and Language Access Services

Immigrant Affairs and Language Access Services assists in the development of agency-wide policies and strength-based approaches that engage and provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services for refugee and immigrant communities with behavioral health concerns.

The DBHIDS Language Access Policy provides protocols for staff when providing services to individuals who have limited English proficiency (LEP).  It is the City’s policy to grant access to services or programs to every person even when there is a limited ability to speak, understand, read or write English.

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Director: Sarorng Sorn
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HIAS Pennsylvania

HIAS Pennsylvania provides social and legal services to low-income immigrants (including humanitarian visas, family visas, getting a green card, and applying for citizenship).  Currently, providing all of their regular services, but for the most part, working with clients remotely. Offices are not open to the public.

Intake Hours:

Wednesdays: 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Thursdays: 2:00PM–4:30PM

600 Chestnut St., Suite 500B, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Intercultural Family Services

Home, community based case management and outpatient mental health services.

Two locations: 4225 Chestnut Street or 2317 South 23rd Street.

Services provided through telehealth during COVID pandemic.

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Mil Mujeres.org

Resources related to immigration rights for dealing with ICE.

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Mural Arts Program – Porch Light Program; Southeast by Southeast

Through public art and a vibrant neighborhood hub, Southeast by Southeast creates a welcoming, supportive community space for immigrant and refugee families. Volunteers, neighbors, and artists teach classes on a range of subjects, stretching from sewing and weaving to English as a Second Language.  We provide healing educational, arts, and wellness programs for immigrant and refugee families.  Programs are online or outdoors at the moment due to COVID.

2106 South 8th Street, 1st Floor Philadelphia, PA 19148

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Nationalities Service Center

FREE systems navigation supports for families needing help with a variety of needs, part of the Philadelphia Refugee Health Collaborative.

Services provided virtually right now.

1216 Arch Street, 4th Floor. Philadelphia PA 19107

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Parents Involved Network (Mental Health Partnerships)

For English – Parents Involved Network – Parents Main Information Line 267-507-3860 All supports provided online due to COVID-19.

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SEAMAAC

Provides educational supports such as after school and summer programming, health and social services, advocacy, community development, and hunger relief.  Currently, aren’t meeting clients in-person yet but help via the phone and have interpretation services as well as outreach workers who speak Mandarin, Indonesian, Burmese, Burmese-Chin, Spanish and Nepalese.

1711 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Key School Free Meals Flyer

SEAMAAC Flyer

SEAMAAC Food Pantry Flyer Final

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smallWORLDspecialneeds.org

Informative videos about Autism, ADHD and other special needs.  Available in multiple languages including Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Nepali.

Un sitio web con videos e información en español sobre cómo ayudar a su hijo.

Resources include: Videos and tip sheets, No Words, Use Pictures.

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