Porch Light Partners

Each grant year, the Initiative partners with behavioral health agencies to host weekly mural-design and development workshops with clients, paint days, forums, and community meetings in order to illuminate challenges individuals and communities face experiencing behavioral health issues and trauma. The weekly workshops, paint days, forums, and dialogues strive to catalyze positive changes in the community, shed light on challenges faced by those with behavioral health issues, 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 (Current Behavioral Health Agency Partner for 19123)

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.

  • Sobriety Through Out-Patient (S.T.O.P.) (Current Behavioral Health Agency Partner for 19132)

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) (Current Behavioral Health Agency Partner for 19140)

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 Behavioral Health Agency Partner for 19121)

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.