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March 31, 2020

Philadelphia FIGHT has put together a resource guide specifically for services open and available during the public health emergency. This spreadsheet has Philly-area resources on benefits, food, grocery stores, housing, medical services, phone and internet, and hotlin...

March 31, 2020

Jeremy Roebuck and Chris Palmer - March 30, 2020

Warning of an “impending viral explosion,” the ACLU of Pennsylvania pressed the state Supreme Court Monday to act immediately before county jails become epicenters for the coronavirus’ spread.

In a petition filed on behalf...

March 31, 2020

"The health and well-being of our staff, colleagues, and inmates is our top priority.  We continue to closely monitor the updates regarding COVID-19 from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and PDPH (Philadelphia Department of Public Health).

In an effort to be proact...

March 30, 2020

Max Marin - March 30, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic crashed down in Philadelphia earlier this month, Erik Van Zant received a call from a cousin. It was check-in to see how he was holding up under the city’s new stay-at-home order.

“You getting cabin fever yet?” his c...

March 30, 2020

If the coronavirus pandemic has put you in a bind, where do you turn for help?

The City of Philadelphia might have the answer. Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration has been rolling out hotlines at a rapid pace, so residents now have dozens of numbers to call for informatio...

March 30, 2020

Many Philadelphians are in need of free food due to school closures, loss of income, or other challenges caused by COVID-19. In response to this need, City of Philadelphia and partners have developed two ways for residents to find free food: 

March 30, 2020

Eli Hager - March 28, 2020

It seemed a welcome announcement for prisoners and their families. On Thursday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr ordered the federal prison system to release some elderly or sick people instead of keeping them in overcrowded penitentiaries w...

March 30, 2020

Nicole Lewis - March 26, 2020

Most Fridays, Yezenia Guzman knows where her incarcerated mother-in-law is: at a hospital near the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, receiving treatment for the melanoma in both her legs.

But now, as the coronavirus spreads...

March 27, 2020

At this point in time, there are many Philadelphia-area businesses that are unfortunately shut down due to the global pandemic, but there are still many organizations working full steam ahead during this crisis—including the Broad Street Ministry. 

Broad Street Ministry...

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