Employment Resources

+ Advocacy

Client Assistance Program (CAP)
CAP informs people with disabilities of available services and benefits.

Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP)
DRP helps people with disabilities in many areas such as abuse and neglect, access to community services, discrimination, ADA compliance issues, education, assistive technology, voting access, and access to Medical Assistance services.

OlmsteadRights
Aside from information on self-advocacy, OlmsteadRights provides a comprehensive listing of Pennsylvania disability resources and advocacy organizations.

TransWork
TransWork addresses economic disparity in the transgender community by connecting job seekers and entrepreneurs to a network of supportive employers and business partners.

Independence Business Alliance
Greater Philadelphia's LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

APSE
APSE is the only national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to Employment First, a vision that all people with disabilities have a right to competitive employment in an inclusive workforce.

+ Navigating Disclosure

+ Financial

Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP)
What Is Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA)?

Ticket to Work
Access to Employment Support Services for Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Who Want to Work.

Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE)
The ABLE NRC is the leading source of objective, independent information and best practices related to tax-advantaged ABLE savings accounts and federal and state-related ABLE programs and activities.
(Information about the PA ABLE Savings Program)

National Disability Institute (NDI)
NDI is the first and only national organization exclusively focused on the financial health and well-being of people with disabilities.

Benefits Data Trust
Benefits Data Trust helps thousands of people access benefits and services that can help them better afford food, heat, shelter and medical expenses.

UESF - Philadelphia Utility Grant Program
UESF provides financial assistance to low income individuals and families who are facing utility terminations or who have had their utilities shut off.
(LIHEAP provides low income heating help during the cold months.)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The SNAP program helps low-income Pennsylvanians obtain more nutritious diets.

Coalition Against Hunger
Locate food pantries, Green Light pantries, summer meals, and more.

WISE On Demand
Our free, monthly WISE webinars provide information you can use on your path to financial independence through work.

+ Assistive and Accessible Technology

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF)
If you have questions about how to pay for assistive technology, contact Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation. They offer financial assistance as well as information about other funding resources.

Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT)
Initiative to foster collaboration and action around accessible technology in the workplace.

PA Department of Human Services - AT Resources
Website links to products and equipment that may aid in the assistance of children and adults with disabilities and functional limitations.

+ Transportation

SEPTA
Dis you know SEPTA can connect you with another person with a disability to help teach you ow to navigate? This is just one way SEPTA can support you to and from work. Access the app too! This will help with navigating changes and updates to schedules.

Accessible Philadelphia & Getting Around
"Visit Philly" shares ways in which to support accessibility across our community.

+ Legal

+ Housing

City of Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services
The mission of the Office of Homeless Services is to provide the leadership, coordination, planning and mobilization of resources to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring for the City of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Housing Authority
The Philadelphia Housing Authority, also known as PHA, is the biggest landlord in Pennsylvania. We develop, acquire, lease and operate affordable housing for city residents with limited incomes.

CAP 4 Kids
The Children's Advocacy Project of Philadelphia, PA.

HUD - Disability
Learn more about the many federal laws that help promote equal housing opportunity for individuals with disabilities.

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
Founded in 1966 by the Philadelphia Bar Association, Community Legal Services (CLS) has provided free civil legal assistance to more than one million low-income Philadelphians.

Fair Housing Commission
The Fair Housing Commission is a neutral agency that promotes fairness in Landlord and Tenant relationships.

+ Child Care

Find Child Care COMPASS Tool
Find Child Care and Other Early Learning Programs Near You.

Keystone Stars
Keystone STARS (Standards, Training/Professional Development, Assistance, Resources) provides families with a tool to gauge the quality of early learning programs.

Early Learning Resource Center
Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs) are the hub of child care information in your local area.

Rutabaga Toy Library
Rutabaga Toy Library is a toy lending library located in Northwest Philadelphia.

+ Entrepreneurship Supports

Small Business Administration - Eastern PA
Learn how to start your own business and gain support.

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers
Access services, resources, and attend events to further your business. Temple University is Philadelphia’s local SBDC:

1510 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Beech Building, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19121
(215) 204-7282
sbdc@temple.edu

The Enterprise Center
Supporting to accelerate small and mid-sized minority-owned businesses.

Coworking Spaces in Philadelphia
Looking for office space in the new year? Check out this quick snapshot of all your options.

Department of Commerce
Making Philadelphia a business-friendly city where companies choose to start, stay, and grow.

Entrepreneurship Resource Guide
The resource guide is designed to help Pennsylvanians with disabilities, who have
an interest in entrepreneurship, to get started.

PIDC
We are Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation. Our mission is to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia.

Entrepreneur Works
Across the Philadelphia region, our clients start and grow small businesses, create jobs for themselves and their neighbors, and strengthen the local economy.

FINANTA
FINANTA, short for for FINANcing and Technical Assistance, is a mission-driven nonprofit community development financial institution facilitating access to capital and credit building services to consumers, entrepreneurs, and first-time homebuyers in the Philadelphia region.

SCORE
We help with turning the dream of owning your own business or growing your existing into a reality.

The Business Center
Our mission is to equip individuals with the necessary tools needed to start and sustain their operations.

The Enterprise Center
The Enterprise Center is a 501(c)(3) organization with over 29-years’ experience accelerating small and mid-sized businesses and creating jobs in low-income communities throughout Philadelphia.

Women's Opportunities Resources Center
The mission of WORC is to promote social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for economically disadvantaged women and their families.

+ Human Services

Drug and Alcohol Referral Tool (DART)
This tool will help identify drug and alcohol services and supports for you or someone you are helping based on your responses to the questions.

ODP
The mission of the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is to support Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities to achieve greater independence, choice and opportunity in their lives.

OLTL
DHS is committed to increasing opportunities for older Pennsylvanians and individuals with physical disabilities to remain in their homes. If you’re 21 or older and have both Medicare and Medicaid, or receive long-term supports through Medicaid because you need help with everyday personal tasks, you’ll be covered by Community HealthChoices.

Prevention Point Philly
Prevention Point Philadelphia is a private nonprofit organization providing harm reduction services to Philadelphia and the surrounding area.

Healthy Minds Philly
The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) has put together a list of resources to help people connect with the right professional, peer, social, community-based and self-help care. These resources include important phone numbers and supports found in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.

+ Self-Care

Giant Wellness Walks
Take a walk through the store with one of their nutritionists and learn quick tips for making better choices. All for free!

ShopRite Dietitian Program
Providing complimentary nutrition services to customers and the community.