Community Services

ACHIEVEability's Community Services Office

 

Neighborhood Advisory Sub-Committee Neighborhood Elections

The ACHIEVEability Neighborhood Advisory Sub-Committee (NAS) is hosting the 2016 neighborhood elections on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. There are 15 available seats for the NAS. In order to vote, you must be 18 years of age or older and bring a photo ID, proof of residency, or proof of your employmnet location or church membership within our service area. Polling locations include the ACHIEVEability Community Services Office located at 59 N 60th Street and Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library located at 5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway. For more information about the election, please contact the Community Services Office at 215-557-8484 ext. 8839.

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Free Flu Vaccinations

Sayre Health Center provided free flu vaccinations to local West Philadelphia residents on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the ACHIEVEability Community Services Office. For more information about free flu vaccinations, please contact the Community Services Office at 215-557-8484 ext. 8839.    

 

Town Hall Meetings

The ACHIEVEability Community Services Office offers quarterly Town Hall Meetings to residents in the West Philadelphia community. The last Town Hall Meeting took place on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Divine Destiny Community Fellowship Church. The meeting was co-sponsored by the office of Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and focused on the application process for LIHEAP and weatherizing homes for the winter including weatherization kits. For more information about our Town Hall Meetings please contact the ACHIEVEability Community Services Office at 215-557-8484 ext. 8839 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Programs and Services

The goal of ACHIEVEability's Community Services Office is to help residents of the Haddington and Cobbs Creek neighborhoods of West Philadelphia. The office works with residents to organize, access, plan and implement activities and utilize information which will contribute to achieving a healthy, vibrant, technologically-savvy and hopeful community.

Residents of the community can contact the Community Services Office for assistance with:

  • Paying for utility services to remedy a shut-off notice
  • Registering to vote
  • Enrolling in the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards program
  • Obtaining recycling bins
  • Free Federal and State tax preparation
  • Finding and applying for financial aid and scholarships
  • Applying to college
  • Obtaining Pennsylvania public benefits such as cash assistance stamps and Medicare & Medicaid through The Benefit Bank
  • Applying for LiHeap and LiHeap Crisis Grant
  • CareerLink employment services
  • Applying for rental and property tax rebates for seniors and people who are disabled

Financial Empowerment Center

ACHIEVEability has been selected as one of Philadelphia's network of Financial Empowerment Centers. Through the program, professional financial counselors will provide clients with one-on-one counseling and guidance on issues such as managing and paying down debts, opening safe and affordable bank accounts, building healthy credit, and creating budgets that facilitate savings. Financial counseling services are by appointment only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Community Services Office at 215-557-8484 ext. 8839.


Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Program

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ACHIEVEability is a proud sponsor of the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards program. For more information please click on the logo above.

Free Federal and State Tax Preparation

For the seventh consecutive year, the ACHIEVEability Community Services Office provided free federal and state tax preparation services for community residents. A total of 602 residents used the free services which led to $383,117 in Earned Income Tax Credit. Tax preparation services were provided by IRS certified volunteers. 

 

Additional Information and Referral Programs

  • Homeownership
  • Rental assistance
  • Credit counseling
  • Home weatherization
  • Food vouchers/food banks
  • Youth activities/after school programs/recreation
  • Job training programs
  • Mortgage assistance
  • Home improvement services

For more information contact:

ACHIEVEability Community Services Office
Phone:  215-557-8484 ext. 8839 
Email:    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Location: 59 North 60th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139