FIGHT News and Announcements

New Mask Mandate in Philadelphia

City announces new mask mandate for Philadelphians Philadelphia’s new mask mandate went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 12, 2021. Indoors – businesses and institutions  In Philadelphia businesses and institutions that require vaccination for all employees and patrons are exempted from having a mask requirement. Masks will be required indoors at all Philadelphia businesses…

City of Philadelphia COVID-19 Update

Starting on October 15, 2021, all healthcare workers in the City of Philadelphia will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a religious or medical exemption. All staff, students, and faculty at colleges and universities in the city will also be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a religious…

Important Information for Landlords and Tenants

Federal CDC Eviction Moratorium EXTENDED On August 3, 2021 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has extended its federal eviction moratorium through October 3, 2021 for communities experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases—which includes Philadelphia. In order to qualify under this moratorium tenants must sign the CDC Eviction Protection Declaration Form. For more information visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-eviction-declaration.html….

Bishop Ernest McNear and Rev Linn Crowe

Case Study: Global Outreach in an Urban World

Bishop Ernest McNear serves as the President of Philadelphia FIGHT’s Board of Directors as well as the Pastor of True Gospel Church of God in Christ.  He recently published an important article in the Journal of Urban Mission coauthored by Rev. Linn Crowe.

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COVID-19 Community Testing Sites Schedule

Philadelphia FIGHT is providing COVID-19 community based testing. All testing events are free! You do not have to exhibit symptoms to receive a test. Click the button below to find out where FIGHT will be testing next!

FIGHT COVID-19 Community Testing Phone Number: 267-436-3126.

Holiday Toy Drive!

FIGHT’s Institute for Community Justice partners with Eastern State Penitentiary to provide toys for children of our incarcerated participants. Donate a toy December 10 – 15 in exchange for “Buy One, Get One Free” admission to ESP. One in 28 American kids has a parent behind bars. This holiday season, an estimated 30,000 children in…

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Walter Wallace Jr.

Last night Philadelphia police shot and killed Walter Wallace Jr., an African American man with known mental illness who was holding a knife. This happened despite Mr. Wallace’s mother and neighbors trying to tell the police that he was mentally ill, that they knew him and that he would drop the knife. This was an utterly outrageous abuse of power for which there can be no excuse whatsoever.

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Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD is Director of Adult Medicine at John Bell Health Center and Jonathan Lax Treatment Center of Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers. Dr. Gadegbeku is a Family Medicine Physician who specializes in primary care for all ages (from pediatrics to geriatrics)!

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr Cruz with PatientDr. Cruz is a board-certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development, and mentorship.


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