Coalition Member Updates Re: COVID-19 (As of March 17th)

March 17, 2020

The Philadelphia Reentry Coalition will be collecting and sharing information about member organizations' adjustments to services all week. This is a compilation of all the information we've received and/or confirmed as of March 17th. Things are changing rapidly, and we will be updating as this unfolds. If your organization has adjusted its services, please contact TJ von Oehsen at

Action Wellness
All offices are operating with normal hours. 

Ardella's House
Day of Empathy Philadelphia, scheduled for March 25th, will be canceled.

Baker Industries
Spring gala postponed.
Lived Experience of Reentry event postponed.

Broad Street Ministry
Open for mail service and a to-go meal, Monday through Friday, 11:30am - 2:00pm.
All other events and services postponed.

All programming suspended until further notice.
Center for Literacy
Classes at Peirce College will start back on Monday, April 6.
Classes at Community Schools will start back on March 30.
Classes at libraries will start back on Monday, April 6.
Classes at CCP-West, PTTI and Southwest CDC will start back on Monday, April 6.

Community College of Philadelphia
College closed until March 28th.

Community Legal Services

Intake process closed and will not be seeing new clients until March 25th, when they expect to open for phone and online services.
Housing Intake Line remains open for new cases.
Sign Up for CLS' Virtual Expungement Clinic

Defender's Association of Philadelphia
All public expungement clinics cancelled.
Client Interview Hours scheduled for 12:30pm - 4pm, Monday - Friday

Eastern State Penitentiary
All programs closed through March 31st.

Episcopal Community Services
All programming of Episcopal Community Services is postponed.

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
All FJD courts and related offices, will be closed until April 1st, 2020

There are a few exceptions:

A. Preliminary Arraignments, Bail Acceptance, and Emergency Protection from Abuse services will continue on a 24/7 basis.

B. Juvenile Detention Hearings and shelter care hearings held pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. § 6332 will be held by the Court as required under the law.

C. An Emergency Judge will be available from 9am to 5pm and civil emergency filings must be filed in person at the Stout Center. We will designate the location. Civil Emergencies will be limited to health and medical emergencies, public safety and emergency guardianship appointments.

D. All Pretrial Services and Adult Probation and Parole Department client interviews will be suspended for the next two weeks. GAGNON I Hearings and EMU Supervision will continue.

E. Municipal Court will continue to hear video bench warrant hearings for individuals incarcerated in the Philadelphia Prison system.

F. Traffic Division will remain open to retrieve impounded vehicles-3 days per week.

FNC Philly
Office closed until April 3rd.
Service provision uninterrupted but online.

Impact Services Corporation
All meetings and events cancelled until April 13th

Philadelphia FIGHT
Family Dentistry is closed, all other services normal.

Jefferson Health
Visitors will not be permitted to see patients. Exceptions may be made, but visitors will need to discuss special considerations with their patients’ care teams.

JEVS Human Services
Therapeutic Services still operational. 

Classroom-based education programs and special events have been cancelled.

Looking Forward Philadelphia Reentry Program will have staff available via telephone for support and office hours by appointment only. For reentry support please call 484-533-7002.

Free Library of Philadelphia
All locations closed to the public through March 29, at which point we will reevaluate.
All programs and events scheduled for this time have been cancelled or postponed.

Mental Health Partnerships
Pottstown Recovery Learning Center is closed, all other programs normal.

All services operating with normal hours. 

Mothers in Charge
Office closed until further notice.

Mural Arts
All public events postponed until March 31st.

New Leash on Life

All public community events canceled. 
Post release, transitional services, and case management moved to virtual or phone appointments. 

The Petey Green Program

All tutoring has been suspended through at least April 10.

Staff are still available via phone and email.

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
All visits to state correctional institutions cancelled until March 27th.

Pennsylvania Prison Society
All visitor buses from the Prison Society are suspended until further notice. 
Our Hope Alive meetings are cancelled until further notice.
Our Parenting classes are cancelled until further notice.

All services operating with normal hours. 

Philadelphia Housing Authority
PHA has suspended all evictions for thirty (30) days.
PHA will be postponing all court appointments where residents have failed to pay rent.
Residents are still required to pay rent.

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity
Suspending expungement intakes for the next few weeks.

Philadelphia OIC
Office and Workforce Academy closed until March 30th.

Philadelphia Works

All meetings cancelled.

Staff available by email.

All services operating with normal hours. 

Redemption Housing
New resident applicant interviews postponed until April 1st.
All other programs operational.

Regional Housing Legal Services
Staff operating remotely.

Village Arts
Office closed and all programming postponed until further notice.


For a full list of all our members' updates, click here.

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