H.E.L.P. Philadelphia is a transitional, low-income housing complex located in West Philadelphia. The facility provides 50 transitional apartments for homeless families and 40 permanent townhouses for low-income families. The program is a partnership between H.E.L.P. USA, the largest provider of transitional housing in New York City, Community Council 4, a local base service unit and PHMC. The overall operation of the transitional housing facility and all supportive services are managed and administered by PHMC. The intent of the program is to assist these families in becoming increasingly self-sufficient and independent through the acquisition of life management skills to permanently break the cycle of homelessness and substance abuse. An empowerment focus undergirds the program.
Comprehensive services are provided on site including day care, health services, and intensive case management. Families are eligible for the program who are formerly homeless, single heads of households, have no more than two children, may be in recovery for substance abuse and are willing to accept intensive case management services. Persons affected by HIV are also accepted.