Tagged Social Services

Teen Job Fair at McPherson Square Library on Tuesday, April 30

Teens often come into McPherson Square Library during the summer months looking for jobs, which inspired the library staff to host their first Teen Job Fair in 2021. Three years later, this has become an annual event. Teens and…

The Philadelphia Parent and Youth Resource Fair is Saturday, April 27

Looking for free and low-cost summer activities that are safe and adult-supervised for children, teens, and families? The 2024 City of Philadelphia Parent and Youth Resource Fair will be held Saturday, April 27 from 10:00…

Social Services Offered by the Free Library

The Free Library is pleased to announce the addition of three full-time social workers to its Social Services roster. The newly formed Social Services team will provide open office hours in neighborhood libraries, lead…

Local Thanksgiving Food Drives and Shared Meals for Those in Need

Thanksgiving is only a week away! In the spirit of the holiday, here are some local Thanksgiving-related community events that include turkey drives, giveaways, and free Thanksgiving meals for seniors, families in need, and people…

Baking with Becca: Cooking Outside the Box

Baking with Becca began at Whitman Library , nestled between 2nd and 3rd Streets on Snyder Avenue in South Philly. When COVID hit, we had to take a long break. I continued to grow and learn to strengthen this class and to steel myself…

How to Apply for Emergency Rental Assistance: A Walk-through for Tenants and Landlords

Are you a renter who has lost income due to COVID-19? You may qualify for rental assistance through the City of Philadelphia's Emergency Rental Assistance Program . Phase 2 of this program is currently accepting applications, and…

Spotlight on Michael Rabb for National Social Work Month

Did you know the Free Library has trained mental health professionals on site at Parkway Central Library to help patrons who are in need of social services and other referrals? Because of all the great work being done, and in honor of…

Eagles Eye Mobile at the Library

This summer, the Eagles Eye Mobile - Powered by Vision To Learn - is providing no-cost eye exams and glasses to kids (in K - 12th Grade) who have previously failed a vision screening or are having vision problems. Visit this link…

Penn Med's Health Talk Tuesdays | Accessing Health Benefits

Do you find accessing health care benefits and community resources complicated? Are you in need of help with day-to-day problems? Join us to hear from Patti Meehan, Director of the Social Work Department at the Hospital of the…

Beat the Heat!

Representatives from the Philadelphia Department of Health will be on hand to answer questions about how to keep cool this summer, including what to do in a heat emergency and how to get utility assistance.  A Jefferson-Einstein…

Summer Meal Program

Stop by and have a light lunch at the library. This program is for students enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade and meals will be available Monday - Friday, from noon - 1:00 p.m.  Meals must be eaten at the library. This program…

Social Services at the Library with a Social Worker

Stop by for Open Office Hours with a Social Worker where you can receive help finding, navigating, and connecting to relevant community and government agencies.  This service will be available today from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00…

Summer Meal Program

Stop by and have a light lunch at the library. This program is for students enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade and meals will be available Monday - Friday, from noon - 1:00 p.m.  Meals must be eaten at the library. This program…

Social Services at the Library with a Social Worker

Stop by for Open Office Hours with a Social Worker where you can receive help finding, navigating, and connecting to relevant community and government agencies.   If you have questions, you can email…

Free Narcan and Fentanyl Test Strip Distribution - Outside the Library

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) has partnered with the Library to offer a safe, discreet place to pick-up Narcan and Fentanyl Test Strips, during the library's open hours.  PDPH will be in front of the…

Summer Meal Program

Stop by and have a light lunch at the library. This program is for students enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade and meals will be available Monday - Friday, from noon - 1:00 p.m.  Meals must be eaten at the library. This program…

Summer Meal Program

Stop by and have a light lunch at the library. This program is for students enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade and meals will be available Monday - Friday, from noon - 1:00 p.m.  Meals must be eaten at the library. This program…

Summer Meal Program

Stop by and have a light lunch at the library. This program is for students enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade and meals will be available Monday - Friday, from noon - 1:00 p.m.  Meals must be eaten at the library. This program…