Immigration: How To Get Health Care

Immigration: How To Get Health Care

While understanding how to enroll for health care services can be a challenge for everybody, immigrants to the United States are far more likely to live uninsured. Navigating the health care process as an immigrant can be challenging due to language barriers, lack of funding for community health centers and outreach and enrollment services, cultural […]

 

Immigration: Kiera Kenney Connects African And Caribbean Immigrants And Refugees With Health And Social Services

Immigration: Kiera Kenney Connects African And Caribbean Immigrants And Refugees With Health And Social Services

The African Family Health Organization, located on Chestnut Street near 44th Street, works with African and Caribbean refugees to connect them with health and social services around the city. AFAHO’s services include ESL courses, case management programs and helping community members set up and go to doctor’s appointments. Kiera Kenney works as the manager of […]

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Bustleton: Center for Autism Expands on Grant Avenue to Support a Community in Need

Bustleton: Center for Autism Expands on Grant Avenue to Support a Community in Need

The Center for Autism is the oldest treatment center for people with autism spectrum disorder in the United States. Its Northeast location, found at 2801 Grant Ave., is approaching the end of the first part of its multi-phase renovation process. The long referral list at the Center for Autism helped fuel the renovation process, according to Alena Subacus, […]

 

Kensington: Community Center Works to Serve Neighborhood’s Needs

Kensington: Community Center Works to Serve Neighborhood’s Needs

The Community Center at Visitation (CCV) is one of many outreach facilities dedicated to improving the quality of life in Kensington. Led by Sister Betty Scanlon, a Sister of Mercy and director of CCV, the center tries to fill the gaps in services needed by local residents. “We learn so much from the community. This facility is […]

 

Cobbs Creek: CHOP Network Aims to Keep Young Residents Healthy

[vimeo 93319221] Among the many organizations that provide physical and mental health care to the area, the CHOP Care Network for Pediatric and Adolescent Care at Cobbs Creek offers specialized services geared to the full-spectrum development of children. The Cobbs Creek branch has been located on Cobbs Creek Parkway for 17 years and remains a vital […]

 

Fairmount: Single Stop Helps Community College Students

Single Stop opened its doors to the students of the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) last October. The program is a partnership between CCP and Single Stop USA, a nonprofit organization based in New York. It provides CCP students with a variety of resources regarding federal financial issues, such as tax preparation, government benefit screening […]

 By Niesha Miller and Shawn Kotzen

Hunting Park: Esperanza Health Center Provides Care for the Community

Hunting Park: Esperanza Health Center Provides Care for the Community

[vimeo 44871433] Along with an experienced bilingual staff, heath and wellness programs, and a connection to the Christian faith, the Esperanza Health Center has added a medical dispensary to its growing list of patient amenities. The Esperanza Health Center, located on the 4417 N. Sixth St., is a haven for residents who want their medical […]