Community Services

ACHIEVEability's Community Services Office

 

Town Hall Meetings

The ACHIEVEability Community Services Office offers quarterly Town Hall Meetings to residents in the West Philadelphia community. The next Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 14th and will take place at Anderson Multicultural Center (5301 Overbrook Avenue). The meeting will run from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., Deputy Police Chief Myron Patterson and License & Inspection Commissioner David Perri will address matters including funding opportunities for individuals and businesses, business development in Wynnefield, issues with abandoned cars, houses and lots, crime prevention strategies, the zoning permit process and property maintenance code. Should you have any questions please contact the ACHIEVEability Community Services Office at 215-748-8819 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:


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 with Counselor John Lyons, please call 855-346-7445.


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 sixth consecutive year, the ACHIEVEability Community Services Office provided free federal and state tax preparation services for community residents. ACHIEVEability helped residents save more than $133,893 in tax preparation fees. A total of 516 residents used the free services which led to $357,895 in Earned Income Tax Credit and $818,800 in federal income tax refunds. Tax preparation services were provided by IRS certified volunteers. 

 

Neighborhood Advisory Commitee Elections

The 2014-2016 ACHIEVEability Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) elections took place on Saturday, October 18th. 155 voters participated in the NAC elections by voting at three polling locations including the ACHIEVEability Community Services Office, Sheppard Recreation Center and Sayer-Morris Recreation. Congratulations to our newly elected Neighborhood Advisors: Ruth Bazemore, Christopher Berrios, Geraldine Brown, Renee Brown, Kelita Buchanan, Brenda Clark, Michella Crosby, John Kinnard, Anthony Lee, Donna Liggon, Wanda Logan, Ebony Powell, Nicole Riley, Anjelica Sanders, Charles Simmons, Derise Stoval and Crystal Tann Roberts.

 

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:  215-748-8838
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