Philadelphia FIGHT Becomes a BenePhilly Center

Philadelphia FIGHT has been selected to become a BenePhilly Center. Effective immediately, any Philadephia resident can come to our AIDS Library and meet with a BenePhilly counselor to apply for public benefits. Our counselors can assist with the following:

  • Food Stamps
  • Medicare
  • State Property Tax/Rent Rebate
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)

For more information, please contact Cayden Halligan at (215) 985-4448 x238. Check out this Philadelphia Inquirer article on the announcement of the BenePhilly Centers, which took place at Philadelphia FIGHT.

This program is partially funded by DCED, through the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity.

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