The City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) is proud to host the 14th annual Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference. The theme this year is “Keeping the Faith: Connecting through Quarantine”. The conference will illustrate how faith communities and the City of Philadelphia have partnered to connect and promote togetherness and love throughout our communities’ through unprecedented times.COVID-19 is an ongoing pandemic that has affected many individuals. It has taken a toll on people across the world, our neighbors, communities, friends, family and personal wellness. We are going to look at how the COVID 19 pandemic has impacted the faith of community. How do we keep the faith through, food insecurity, loss of life, gun violence, and racial injustice? The purpose of this conference is to build on the strengths and compassion of Philadelphians to address how Covid-19 has affected our communities and find ways to stay connected. This year’s conference is a reminder that Philadelphia was founded on the notion of love and is a call to renew our faith in one another and our ability to effect change. Speakers and panelists will present on their efforts to respond to the pandemic as both individuals and members of their communities. We invite community members, faith leaders, service providers and all others to partake in [...]
In the last year mental health has become one of the most talked about challenges for American workers and their employers. Even with brighter days ahead, the mental health crisis is here to stay and how employers support their employees will become an employee retention and attraction issue as the economy recovers. In partnership with the American Psychological Association, American City Business Journals is hosting a national conversation on why employers need to support their employee's mental health and how employers can create a supportive culture. This event is on April 29th from 2:00-3:00PM EST.
As we say goodbye to April showers and hello to May flowers, you too can bloom and grow by taking part in the Philadelphia City Nature Challenge, a 4-day bio-blitz where cities worldwide see who can record the most wildlife. Besides being a fun challenge, this is also a great way to engage in citizen science and document our areas’ biodiversity. Between April 30 and May 3, 2021 (Friday-Monday), Philadelphia and its adjacent counties will see who can find the most species in their regions. The City of Philadelphia alone has recorded more than 325 species of birds. Numerous butterflies, including monarchs, live and breed in the city, and there are snakes, frogs, dragonflies, foxes, bats, and much more to experience in our area. The City Nature Challenge gives us a way to explore and document the biodiversity in the cities and suburbs we call home. In turn, it is helpful for science and conservation. If you are interested in joining in and helping Philly win, download the iNaturalist app (or visit the iNaturalist.org website) and start documenting the wildlife in your area. So, get ready to get out there and take pictures of any wild organism and upload it to iNaturalist.
Mothers! Caregivers! Others! Did you know that you can now get $3000 to $3600 a year per child in Child Tax Credits even if you don’t have an income? Come find out how and get help filing. Sheriff's sales and shut offs are resuming - get legal help with homeowner and utility issues. Assistance with getting on health, SNAP and other benefits. FREE! All welcome. Food giveway. An outdoor event outside the new Crossroads Women's Center in Germantown. Mask required. Take our caregiving survey and get involved in advocating for permanent tax credits for to go to mothers and other caregivers.