Counseling Services


Adolescent Violence Reduction Partnership (AVRP)-Provides protection to youth between the ages of 10 and 15 from becoming perpetrators or victims of violence. Phone- 215-386-4075
The Sexual Trauma Adolescent Recovery Project (S.T.A.R)-Provides counseling to adolescent girls between the ages of 13-18 who suffer from problems related to having been raped or sexually abused.  All counseling services are provided at no cost.  For more information, contact Dr. Sandy Capaldi at (215) 746-5705, or visit the website:
Quit Smoking-Information on helping teens quit smoking. -
GLBT Resources 
The Attic Youth Center- Provides a wide range of services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth Offices located at 255 S. 16 th Street- phone- 215-545-4331 -
Grief Counseling 
Center For Grieving Children, Teens, Families-Provides support for children and parents grieving the death of a loved ones.  Office located at 1139 E. Luzerne St- phone-215-744-4025 -

Help for Homeless Teens   

Covenant House (Homeless Youth)-Provides emergency shelter and a host of support services  (24 hours a day, seven days a week) Located at 31 East Armat Street-phone- 215-951-5411 -
Legal Information Service
Women's Law Project-Provides free telephone counseling and legal information service-call Monday-Friday 9:30 am -4:30 pm, 215-928-5760-located at 125 S. 9th Street, Suite 300 Philadelphia, PA BASED ONLY

Reproductive Health  

CHOICE Hotline (Concerns for Health Options, Information, Care and Education)-Provides information, counseling, education, and referrals to free or low cost reproductive health services (pregnancy options and testing, birth control, and STD and HIV testing CHOICE Hotline 215-985-3300/Toll Free 1-800-84-TEENS/Spanish 215-985-3350. - Click here for listing of sites
Family Planning Council-Provides reproductive and related health and prevention services. Free clinics throughout the city. phone- (215) 985-2600 for info. -
Youth Health Empowerment Project (Y-HEP)- Provides peer health advice, case management, counseling, STD testing and family planning, free food and beverages, showers, free clothes, and legal advice from a public defender. Located at 112 N. Broad Street-phone- 215-564-6388 -
Planned Parenthood of SE PA-Provides birth control, prenatal care, STD screenings, and sexual health education-Office located at 1144 Locust Street-phone- 215-351-5500 -
Action AIDS-Provides professional care to people with HIV/AIDs-Office located at 1216 Arch Street, 6 th Floor- phone-215-981-0088 -
AIDS Hotline-Provides info on AIDs/HIV and STDs, family planning- phone-215-732-AIDS
Bebashi- HIV/AIDS agency that serves individuals with the HIV disease. Agency provides support groups for teens. Office located at 1217 Spring Garden St 1st Fl- phone- 215-769-3561.
Suicide and Crisis Intervention
Suicide and Crisis Intervention 24-hour hotline- 215-686-4420