A Project of the Family Planning Council

Resources

Community Educators

  • AFAHO (African Family Health Organization): AFAHO works to address an unmet need among members of the African and Caribbean immigrant and refugee communities in the greater Philadelphia area who experience difficulties accessing healthcare and social services due to cultural, geographic, linguistic, and other barriers. AFAHO assists, serves, and empowers members of these communities in order to improve their access to these services.

  • Arise Charter Academy School: Arise Academy Charter High School (Arise) is the nation’s first operating charter high school for foster care youth.  Most Arise students come to the school with a lifetime of damaged family and school relationships leading to long histories of educational and behavioral challenges. Arise was founded to provide a stable educational “home” for these vulnerable students – in many cases, the first real home of their lives.

  • Belmont Elementary Charter School

  • Black Women’s Health Alliance: The mission of the Black Women’s Health Alliance is to improve healthcare outcomes and reduce or eliminate health disparities experienced by women of African ancestry, other women of color, and their families through advocacy, education, research and support activities, programs and services.

  • The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia: CHOP provides comprehensive well child and adolescent care from birth to age 19. Comprehensive contraceptive care and reproductive healthcare is available for youth up to the age of 22 years. Reproductive health care is provided regardless of the ability to pay for services.

  • Department of Human Services: The Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) mission is to provide and promote safety, permanency, and well-being for children and youth at risk of abuse,neglect and delinquency. One component of DHS is the Girl’s Track Character Enhancement Program. Girl’s Track is a 10 month program that empowers girls ages 12-17 (grades 6th to 11th) to stay on a positive track by helping them learn how to navigate positively through many of the challenges that threaten their healthy development. The program provides educational and life skills workshops which includes recreational activities and community service opportunities.

  • Discovery Charter School: Discovery Charter School, located in the West Parkside area of the city, serves approximately 730 students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Discovery Charter School’s mission is to empower children to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors that will make them lifetime learners and engage them in opportunities where they can put them into practice.

  • ELECT: Philadelphia’s ELECT (Education Leading to Employment and Career Training) and EFI (ELECT Fatherhood Initiative) programs provide a comprehensive array of academic and social service supports to over 1,000 pregnant and/or parenting students annually, enrolled in 34 high schools distributed throughout the city.  This program is designed to assist pregnant and/or parenting students to stay in school, earn a high school diploma or GED, and become self-sufficient so they can make the transition to employment.

  • Haven Youth Center: Haven aims to serve youth infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS between the ages of 13-24. Haven’s mission is to provide educational, social, and recreational services to youth infected and affected by HIV/AIDS to support healthy, age-appropriate development and transition to adulthood.

  • Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania: Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania’s (PPSP) 13 health centers provide a broad range of reproductive health service to keep teens healthy, and sliding scale fees are available to teens who qualify. PPSP also provides sexuality and reproductive health education to a diverse demographic in varied settings, including schools, churches and community-based organizations. Trainings are available to teachers and youth-serving professionals to assist in skill development around answering questions and managing sensitive situations related to sexuality.

  • Resources for Human Development/Family Practice and Counseling Network’s- Health Annex: Health Annex, a community health center in Southwest Philadelphia, offers confidential, high quality, and free family planning services to teens.  We are health care providers in partnership with our community and believe quality health care is a right… not a privilege.  All are welcome!

  • Turning Points for Children: Turning Points for Children is a private, COA accredited Philadelphia social and human services agency that offers supports and assistance to vulnerable families and children (at no fee).Our core work is about keeping families together, and their children safe and healthy; and, also keeping children, as nurtured children, out of the foster care system; and, further, providing supportive networks to children who, presently, are in foster care.

    One of our services, Time Out for Teens and Tots™ (TTT), provides parenting education and support to teen mothers and their children through weekly group sessions that build parenting and peer relationships and foster positive and healthy mother/child relationships.

  • YMCA of West Philadelphia

Clinical Partners

  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pediatric Care Center: CHOP provides comprehensive well child and adolescent care from birth to age 19. Comprehensive contraceptive care and reproductive health care is available for youth up to the age of 22 years. Reproductive health care is provided regardless of the ability to pay for services.

  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Cobbs Creek: CHOP Care Network Cobbs Creek provides comprehensive well child and adolescent care from birth to age 19. Comprehensive contraceptive care and reproductive health care is available for youth up to the age of 22 years. Reproductive health care is provided regardless of the ability to pay for services.

  • CHOICE Hotline: CHOICE is dedicated to ensuring that individuals and communities throughout the greater Philadelphia area have access to accurate information and essential services concerning reproductive, sexual and family health. We operate five free and confidential hotlines, staffed by trained professionals, offering individualized support, referrals, and short-term counseling, as well as community education, training, and outreach programs to raise public awareness and increase knowledge around reproductive and sexual health issues.

    Choice Philadelphia: 215-985-3300
    PA HIV/AIDS Factline: 800-662-6080
    Maternal/Child Health: 215-985-3301

  • City of Philadelphia – Health Center # 3: The Philadelphia Department of Public Health operates 8 City health centers that provide high-quality medical care to Philadelphia residents. Services include diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute illnesses, medical check-ups and medications for registered patients, basic and emergency dental care, women’s health (gynecology), family planning and pregnancy options counseling, prenatal and well baby care, immunizations and flu shots, lab tests, x-rays and tests for tuberculosis, HIV, STD, and STI testing, nutrition counseling and health education, referrals to specialty services for registered patients, social work support that connects patients to follow-up care, education/counseling and other services. Some services are available on a walk-in basis.

  • City of Philadelphia –  Health Center # 4: The Philadelphia Department of Public Health operates 8 City health centers that provide high-quality medical care to Philadelphia residents. Services include diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute illnesses, medical check-ups and medications for registered patients, basic and emergency dental care, women’s health (gynecology), family planning and pregnancy options counseling, prenatal and well baby care, immunizations and flu shots, lab tests, x-rays and tests for tuberculosis, HIV, STD, and STI testing, nutrition counseling and health education, referrals to specialty services for registered patients, social work support that connects patients to follow-up care, education/counseling and other services. Some services are available on a walk-in basis.

  • Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania – Locust Street Center: Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania’s (PPSP) 13 health centers provide a broad range of reproductive health service to keep teens healthy, and sliding scale fees are available to teens who qualify. PPSP also provides sexuality and reproductive health education to a diverse demographic in varied settings, including schools, churches and community-based organizations. Trainings are available to teachers and youth-serving professionals to assist in skill development around answering questions and managing sensitive situations related to sexuality.

  • Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania – Elizabeth Blackwell Center: Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania’s (PPSP) 13 health centers provide a broad range of reproductive health service to keep teens healthy, and sliding scale fees are available to teens who qualify. PPSP also provides sexuality and reproductive health education to a diverse demographic in varied settings, including schools, churches and community-based organizations. Trainings are available to teachers and youth-serving professionals to assist in skill development around answering questions and managing sensitive situations related to sexuality.

  • Resources for Human Development/ Family Practice and Counseling Network’s- Health Annex: Health Annex, a community health center in Southwest Philadelphia, offers confidential, high quality, and free family planning and sexual health services to teens.  We are health care providers in partnership with our community and believe quality health care is a right… not a privilege.  All are welcome!

     

  • Spectrum Health Services: Spectrum Health Services, Inc offers same day appointments servicing adolescents and teens ages 13 to 19 years. Our confidential teen friendly services include physical exams, routine preventive care, STD testing and treatment,  risk reduction counseling, health education and nutritional counseling, birth control counseling, HIV testing, walk- in pregnancy testing, behavioral health services, contraceptive and reproductive health care and referrals to teen community resources.

    Visit us today at:
    5201 Haverford Ave
    Philadelphia, PA
    Call now: 215-471-2761
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Local Philadelphia Organizations

Philly Youth Development Organizations

  • Boys & Girls Club: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.The Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia provide a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and hope and opportunity for more than 13,000 Philadelphia youths each year.
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • E3 Center Southwest: E3 stands for Education, Employment and Empowerment. E3 was created through a Youth Opportunity Grant from the United States Department of Labor to help youth in school and out-of-school acquire the necessary skills and work experience to make a successful transition to adulthood.  Whether an individual wishes to earn their GED, enter post-secondary school, or further their education, the center provides a wide selection of services that can help.
  • E3 Center West Philadelphia: E3 stands for Education, Employment and Empowerment. E3 was created through a Youth Opportunity Grant from the United States Department of Labor to help youth in school and out-of-school acquire the necessary skills and work experience to make a successful transition to adulthood.  Whether an individual wishes to earn their GED, enter post-secondary school, or further their education, the center provides a wide selection of services that can help.
  • Girls Inc.: Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. They achieve this mission by addressing the unique needs of girls through advocacy, education, and direct services, including the development of mentoring relationships.
  • NAACP
  • Nu Sigma Youth Services: Nu Sigma Youth Services was established in 1992 by the Nu Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., a professional male service organization, established a youth development and cultural enrichment program for African-American youth in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nu Sigma Youth Services has developed a wide range of program activities and services for African-American youth ages 8-17 years old.
  • Philadelphia Youth Network
  • The Bridge
  • Uniquely YOU Summit: Established in the summer of 2009, UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT has been organized to provide inadequately served adolescent girls that wrestle with distinct challenges during their formative years–including preoccupation with their physical growth and sexuality, difficulty perceiving long-range consequences of their actions and diminished self-esteem–in Philadelphia and across the nation with experiential dialogue and outreach that aids in eliminating the perception of isolation. By discovering the universality of their feelings and experiences, the barriers to becoming their best and most unique self are removed.
  • West Philadelphia Enterprise Center
  • YMCA

Philly Sexuality Education Organizations

  • Y- HEP (Youth Empowerment Project): Y-HEP’s mission is to help young people grow into healthy adults by supporting them in empowering themselves to make healthy choices. By offering dedicated teen and adult staff through our Outreach and Drop-In Services, we strive to make a difference.
  • The Attic: The Attic Youth Center creates opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth to develop into healthy, independent, civic-minded adults within a safe and supportive community, and promotes the acceptance of LGBTQ youth in society.
  • Mazzoni Center: The Mazzoni Center is the only health care provider in the Philadelphia region specifically targeting the unique health care needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Mazzoni Center’s mission is to provide quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBT-focused environment, while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals we serve.
  • I Know U Should 2 Campaign: iKnowUshould2 is a peer-to-peer campaign that cuts through the clutter and empowers teens to “know” their status and take control of their health by getting routine STD screenings. Visit their website to find simple, truthful information about STDs, why it’s important to know your status, and where to get tested.
  • Family Planning Council

Philly Community Programs
West Philadelphia Epic Stakeholders
Southwest Philadelphia Epic Stakeholders
Southwest Action Coalition
West Philadelphia Enterprise Center: West Philadelphia Enterprise Center
Southwest Community Development Corporation

Philly Parent Organizations
Educating Communities for Parenting
Daddy University
Parent Action Network
Family Planning Council

National Organizations

For Families
Advocates For Youth
Parent’s Resource Center
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Parent Information
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Children: Teen Dating and Sex
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
What Parents Need to Know and Do to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
10 Tips for Parents
SIECUS

For Teens
Advocates For Youth
A General Resource on Millennials and How They are Connected to Sexual Health and Rights
Adolescent Sexual Health
Contraceptives & Contraceptive Access
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CHOICE HOTLINE
Mentoring USA
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Bedsider  (Target Audience age 20+)
StayTeen

For Healthcare Providers
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Advocates for Youth
Sex Education Resource for Professionals
Adolescent Sexual Health – Relevant Publications
Working with Youth & Individuals with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
Growth & Development – Human Development & Development of Sexuality
Throughout Each Stage of Life
STI Prevention Strategies for Young People
Providing LARCs to Young Women: Effectiveness, Acceptability, and Efforts to Increase Use
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
ETR Associates: Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (ReCAPP)
Guide to Community Preventive Services
Guttmacher Institute
Konopka Institute for Best Practices in Adolescent Health
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Tips to Improve Contraceptive Use
The Fog Zone
The National Campaign Pocket Guide
What Helps
Bedsider
Healthy Teen Network

For Youth-Serving Professionals
Advocates For Youth
Working with Youth
Young Adult Partnerships
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Mentoring USA
Mentoring: A Promising Strategy for Youth Development
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Working with Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Involved Youth
Healthy Teen Network
SIECUS

For Communities
Advocates For Youth
Cultural Competency
Working with Youth of Color
Working with and Issues of LGBTQ Youth
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Information
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Mentoring USA
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
State & Community Organizations
Under Pressure: What African-American Teens Aren’t Telling You About Sex, Love, and Relationships
Faith Matters: How African-American Faith Communities Can Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy