From The Philadelphia Public School Notebook: In Philadelphia, the District’s food services division is running promotions and encouraging principals to use multiple methods to deliver breakfast to more students. […]
The farmers for a day — from Univest banking and insurance in Souderton and other locations — were among a legion of volunteers who work on the West Chester farm throughout the growing season for the Chester County Food Bank. From: Philadelphia Media Network […]
From Philadelphia Media Network: Throughout the region, there’s an increasing number of people who see both the food surplus and the deficit among people in need, and cannot abide the imbalance. They’re working to do something about it. […]
From WHYY: The proposed policy would take into consideration the person’s use of non-cash assistance programs, including heating assistance; food assistance programs such as SNAP and WIC; the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); as well as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), among others.
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Councilman Derek Green last month proposed a change to Philadelphia drug policy: he wants to stop testing people on parole for pot use. Making that change, he believes, would reduce Philly’s prison population and open up more treatment beds for people with addiction. […]
Now a new program is trying to break that cycle by offering trauma therapy to children living or attending school in parts of North Philadelphia. Run by the Joseph J. Peters Institute (JJPI), a Philadelphia leader in trauma research and treatment, the program is free to children aged 3 to 18, regardless of parents’ insurance. Philadelphia already has a network of mental health providers offering trauma-informed therapy, but they are only open to Medicaid holders, and none had been based in the 22nd Police District. […]
Not uncommon for her students are the single traumatic events: relatives embroiled in violence, parents sent off to jail. Beyond that, however, is the steady drumbeat of stressors that accompany poverty. […]