Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania
All Pennsylvanians have an important role to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and saving lives. Here are resources to help individuals, families, and businesses do their part.
What is it? How can I get paid for Contact Tracing?
Natural Disasters, Severe Weather, and COVID-19
Know how the COVID-19 pandemic can affect disaster preparedness and recovery, and what you can do to keep yourself and others safe.
Eligibility for Paid Leave and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance with Schools Reopening
U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and Employment and Training Administration (ETA) both published guidance related to the reopening of schools.
Philadelphia School District - Coronavirus Updates
Providing the most recent updates during school closures.
PhilaSD’s Covid-19 Health and Mental Health Resources
COVID-19 health and mental health resources.
City of Philadelphia Covid-19 Information and Updates
Providing information and updates about COVID-19 in Philadelphia.
Employment Services through COVID-19
A resource list from Phila On The Job and Networks.
COVID-19 and Employment Supports
Info from Networks.
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.
Aside from information on self-advocacy, OlmsteadRights provides a comprehensive listing of Pennsylvania disability resources and advocacy organizations.
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 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.
CareerOneStop provides helpful resources around disclosure of a disability to an employer.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Accommodation and Compliance: Disability Disclosure.
(downloadable guide: Do's and Don'ts of Disclosure)
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
The 411 on Disability Disclosure - A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities.
Office of Disability Employment Policy
Youth, Disclosure, and the Workplace - Why, When, What and How.
Active Minds @ York University
Should I Disclose My Disability - Information around disclosure for both employment and educational purposes.
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
Monthly WISE webinars provide information you can use on your path to financial independence through work.
Ep.13 – Understanding Your Benefits Series Part 1
An Interview with Disability Rights Pennsylvania - WIPA
Ep.14 – Benefits Planning Series #2
Impact of Work on Social Security Income (SSI)
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.
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.
Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tailored to meet the needs of businesses, government entities, organizations, and individuals in the Mid-Atlantic Region (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV).
Legal Clinic for the Disabled
Provides free legal services to low-income people with disabilities in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.
Education Law Center
Fighting for fair school funding, ensuring equal access, stopping the school-to-prison pipeline.
Client Assistance Program (CAP)
The Client Assistance Program (CAP) was established to advise and inform clients, client applicants, and other individuals with disabilities of all the available services and benefits under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and of the services and benefits available to them under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Philadelphia Legal Assistance
Providing free civil legal services to low-income residents of Philadelphia since 1996.
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.
Find Child Care COMPASS Tool
Find Child Care and Other Early Learning Programs Near You.
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.
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
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.
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.
Across the Philadelphia region, our clients start and grow small businesses, create jobs for themselves and their neighbors, and strengthen the local economy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.