Porch Light Partners

Every year, the Porch Light Program partners with social service and behavioral health agencies across Philadelphia to host weekly mural workshops, paint days, and community meetings. The weekly workshops, paint days, and dialogues strive to catalyze positive changes in the community, shed light on challenges faced by those with behavioral health challenges, reduce stigma, and encourage empathy among community members.  Below are descriptions of past and current Porch Light Initiative Partner Sites.

11th Street Family Services of Drexel University (Past Porch Light Partner)

The mission of 11th Street Family Health Services Center is to provide quality, comprehensive health services to the clients it serves, with special attention to vulnerable people and residents of public housing units in the 11th Street Corridor. In addition to its direct services mission, 11th Street provides an exemplary model of nurse-managed, community-based care for the education of health professions students and for faculty practice. Today 11th Street uses a trans-disciplinary approach to deliver primary care, behavioral health, dental services, and health and wellness programs to more than 7000 adult patients annually. Adults and children have a single point of access for care that addresses both the physiological and psycho-social aspects of the person and family.

Broad Street Ministry (Current Porch Light Partner)

Since its inception more than five years ago, Broad Street Ministry's Hospitality Collaborative has been innovative in its effort to bring vital services to vulnerable adults in Philadelphia in a respectful and trauma informed way.  Our keystone service offering is Breaking Bread, an indoor dining experience that occurs four times a week. In addition to the appetizing and nutritious meals, as part of the Hospitality Collaborative we also offer other social, medical and behavioral health services. Our relationship-based approach allows us to engage with our guests holistically – body, mind and spirit.
Lutheran Children and Family Service (Current Porch Light Partner)
Lutheran Children and Family Service of Eastern Pennsylvania commits itself to serve vulnerable children and families in community through culturally competent ministries of care, nurturing, shelter, advocacy, and counseling, including but not limited to foster care, adoption, family preservation, education, resettlement, housing and job development.
Philadelphia Refugee Mental Health Collaborative (Current Porch Light Partner)
Led by Lutheran Children and Family Service, The Philadelphia Refugee Mental Health Collaborative (PRMHC) is a group of resettlement agencies, mental health providers, physicians and arts organizations working to link refugees in the city of Philadelphia to culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health care.
SEAMAAC (Current Porch Light Partner) 
SEAMAAC acknowledges the challenges immigrants and refugees have faced in their pursuit of freedom from war, tyranny, and oppression and our work and mission seek to recapture the resilient spirit and strengths of immigrants and refugees to adapt, survive, and flourish in the United States.

Sobriety Through Out-Patient (S.T.O.P.) (Past Porch Light Partner)

S.T.O.P. is a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania triple licensed and Community Behavioral Health (CBH) credentialed behavioral health service provider. Since its founding in 1987, STOP has provided more than 13,000 Philadelphia-residing women and men with recovery-oriented, person-centered, culturally competent, state-of-the-art quality outpatient substance abuse and mental health services.

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) (Past Porch Light Partner)

Founded in 1970, Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha, APM is a Latino-based health and human services, community and economic development organization offering an array of medical and mental health care services, educational programs for children and adults, social services for children and families, affordable housing options and financial counseling. APM maintains three behavioral health clinics delivering professional, culturally sensitive treatment and prevention services to more than 2,000 city residents without geographic restriction. All services offer bilingual diagnoses and treatment for community mental health issues.

Project H.O.M.E.’s Rowan Homes (Past Porch Light Partner)

Project H.O.M.E. empowers people to break the cycle of homelessness, address the structural causes of poverty, and attain their fullest potential as members of society. Project H.O.M.E. provides supportive housing, employment, education and health care to homeless and low-income individuals and families with special needs, many of whom are in recovery from mental illness or addiction.