This information was last updated in March 2021
CLS Can Help!
If you are a parent with a child in the child welfare system, CLS may be able to provide legal help. Please call the CLS Family Advocacy Hotline at 215-981-3765
WIC Offices Are Closed Until Further Notice, But You Can Still Get WIC.
WIC is the nutrition program for women, infants and children. Starting Monday, April 6, all Philadelphia WIC offices are closed to the public, but participants will receive eWIC cards by mail with three months of benefits at a time. No in-person appointments are required to enroll in WIC or to continue participating in WIC.
WIC is accepting new families! Many families are eligible for WIC! All pregnant people and families with children under the age of 5 who participate in SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, or TANF (cash assistance) are automatically eligible, and other families with income up to 185% of the poverty line are eligible (you can find the income guidelines here: http://northwic.org/what-is-wic/guidelines/).
To enroll in WIC, pre-apply on-line or call 1-800-WIC-WINS. WIC is accepting new famileis!
You can find your local Philadelphia WIC office phone number here. WIC offices are open for telephone calls only, Monday-Thursday 7am-1pm.
Early Learning Resource Centers Are Closed but Services are Still Available.
All three Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC, formerly CCIS) offices in Philadelphia are closed to the public. Staff are available to assist you by phone or e-mail Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. You can reach the ELRC in any of the following ways:
- By calling (215) 382-4762
- By sending an e-mail to ELRC-Eligibility@caringpeoplealliance.org
- Using the drop box located at each of their three offices if you need to hand deliver any documents.
- 2363-2371 Welsh Road – 19114
- 1701 W. Lehigh Ave., Suite 2102-2103 – 19132
- 5548 Chestnut St., 2nd floor – 19139
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Are Still available.
If you receive mental health or substance abuse services, please note these are considered essential services and will remain open. You may be able to continue your treatment via phone or video call. Please contact your treatment provider for more information.