Philadelphia Resources

The City of Philadelphia, the United Way, and City Councilmembers have dedicated resources to assist with its vulnerable citizenry. Moravia Cares has identified some of the most valuable information through its work with the community.

Emergency, Temporary Housing

Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm
Everyday, 24/7, First Come, First Serve - Families
Everyday, 24/7, First Come, First Serve - Women
Everyday, 24/7, First Come, First Serve - Men
DBHIDS Temporary Housing
Safe Haven
Sunday Breakfast

For more info you can call the Office of Homeless Services at (215) 232-1984.


Prevent Neighborhood Gun Violence

Dial 211, Option 3 or text your zip code to 898-211 to reach the Philadelphia Violence Prevention Hotline and connect to gun violence resources in your community.

  • Referrals for Conflict Resolution
  • Crime Victim Support
  • Counseling
  • Youth Programs
  • Support Services

Find Free Food!

Visit to search by address for free food and meal sites:

  • Food for your household
  • Student meals - Including school breaks and summer
  • Older adult meal sites

No ID or proof of income is needed for food sites, general meal sites or student meal sites. Before you go, call the site for hours.


Keep Medicines Safe From Children

  • Keep medicines up and out of children's reach.
  • Store medicines in locked cabinets after using.
  • Make sure safety caps are locked.
  • Teach children and guests about medicine safety.

For more info you can visit: or call (800) 222-1222.


Property Tax Resources

Tax Installment Plan
Tax Deferral Program
Tax Credits
Low-Income Senior Citizen Tax Freeze
Owner-Occupied Tax Payment Agreement (OOPA)
Homestead Exemption

For more info you can visit: or call (215) 686-0454.


Fire Safety and Prevention

Educate Your Family on Fire Risks

Install Smoke Alarms on Every Level of Your Home

Check Your Home Home Appliances and Wiring