Community Services

ACHIEVEability's Community Services Office

 

Neighborhood Advisory Commitee Elections

The ACHIEVEability Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) elections are taking place on Saturday, October 18th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at various polling locations. We currently have 20 open seats on the Committee. The only way for candidates to become elected is by your vote!

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 the Community Office at 215-748-8838.

 

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 Thursday, July 17th at the Salvation Army at 5522 Arch Street. The topic for the meeting was Services and Programs Offered by Philadelphia Energy Companies. PGW, PECO and ECA were featured at the event. The next Town Hall meeting is schedule for the fall. Please stay tuned for more information. Should you have any questions please contact the ACHIEVEability Community Services Office at 215-748-8838 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Free Federal and State Tax Preparation

The ACHIEVEability Community Office provides free federal and state tax preparation services for members of the community during tax season. 2014 marked the 5th consecutive year that this service has been provided, which saved residents more than $102,000 in tax preparation fees. A total of 392 residents used the free services, which led to $272,326 in Earned Income Tax Credits and $670,212 i federal income tax refunds. Taxes were prepared by IRS certified volunteers.


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.

 

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