Friends Rehabilitation Program provides Rapid Re-housing and Prevention and Diversion Homeless Programs to assist individuals and families who are homeless, in jeopardy of becoming homeless, or seeking refuge from domestic violence.
These programs may only be accessed through the City of Philadelphia, Office of Homeless Services (OHS) Intake Centers. FRP does not accept self-referrals. Contact (OHS) at (215) 686-7150 for locations of Intake Centers and to receive additional information.
All programs use a Housing First strategy with programs developed to be flexible and responsive to the complexity of human needs.
Designed to help families experiencing homelessness exit City-funded emergency shelters quickly and move into their own homes with short to medium-term rental and utility assistance and supportive services. We assist families to connect with employment and resources in their communities.
Throughout the year, the staff donates and solicits donations to assist families with clothing, food, preparing for the start of school, and celebrating special holidays. Donations to families include backpacks and school supplies, new children’s clothing, new jackets and coats for the winter, Thanksgiving baskets with food for one week, and new Christmas toys with pajamas.
These programs provide rent/utility and other eligible financial assistance to at-risk households to allow households to remain in current housing thus preventing evictions. Diversion support activities are given to at-risk households to prevent households from becoming homeless and having to enter an emergency shelter.