Resources for living independently

    Advocacy and community organizations

    CARIE (Center for the Rights and Interests for the Elderly)

    215-545-5728

    www.carie.org 

    Equality Pennsylvania

    215-731-1447

    www.equalitypa.org 

    LGBT Elder Initiative

    215-550-1460

    www.lgbtei.org

    Penn’s Village

    215-925-7333

    www.pennsvillage.org 

    PFLAG Philadelphia

    215-572-1833

    www.pflagphila.org 

    William Way LGBT Community Center

    215-732-2220

    www.waygay.org 

    Health, social services and general info

    AARP

    888-687-2277

    www.aarp.org 

    ActionAIDS

    215-981-0088

    www.actionaids.org 

    Alzheimer’s Association

    800-272-3900

    www.alz.org

    Bebashi

    215-769-3561

    www.bebashi.org/ 

    CARES Program at LSH

    215-426-8610

    www.facebook.com/LSHCARES?ref=hl 

    Congreso

    215-763-8870

    www.congreso.net 

    Mazzoni Center

    215-563-0652

    www.mazzonicenter.org

    Philadelphia Corp. for Aging (PCA)

    215-925-7333

    www.pcacares.org 

    Philadelphia FIGHT

    215-985-4448

    www.fight.org 

    Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference

    215-563-0652

    www.trans-health.org 

    Transgender Health Action Coalition

    215-732-1207

    www.critpath.org/thac 

    The TransLine Health Project

    415-901-7120

    www.project-health.org/transline/ 

    Trans-Health Information Project (TIP)

    215-851-1822

    www.galaei.org/programs/transgender-health-tip/

    United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

    215-665-2500

    www.unitedforimpact.org 

    Legal services

    ACLU Pennsylvania

    877-745-2258

    www.aclupa.org 

    AIDS Law Project of PA

    215-587-9377

    www.aidslawpa.org 

    Community Legal Services

    215-981-3700

    www.clsphila.org 

    Lambda Legal

    212-809-8585

    www.lambdalegal.org 

    The Law Project of Southern New Jersey

    856-566-3190

    www.allabouthopenj.org/law_project.html 

    Mazzoni Center

    215-563-0652

    www.mazzonicenter.org 

    SeniorLAW Center

    877-727-7529

    www.seniorlawcenter.org 

    Government services and benefits

    City of Philadelphia 

    Commission on Aging

    215-686-8450

    www.phila.gov/aging 

    Commission on Human Relations

    215-686-4670

    www.phila.gov/HumanRelations 

    Commission on People with Disabilities

    215-686-2798

    www.phila.gov/mcpd 

    District Attorney’s Elder Victim/Witness Coordinator

    215-686-8000

    www.phila.gov/districtattorney/victim_ElderAbuse.html 

    Mayor’s Director of LGBT Affairs

    215-886-2194

    [email protected] 

    Police Advisory Commission

    215-685-0891

    www.phila.gov/pac/Pages/default.asp 

    Police Department liaison

    Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel

    215-686-3318

    Police Liaison Committee

    215-760-3686

    [email protected] 

    State

    Pennsylvania Department Of Aging

    717-783-1550

    www.aging.state.pa.us/ 

    State & Federal

    MEDICAID

    877-267-2323

    www.medicaid.gov 

    Federal

    Affordable Care Act

    800-318-2596

    www.healthcare.gov 

    MEDICARE

    800-633-4227

    www.medicare.gov 

    Social Security

    800-772-1213

    www.ssa.gov 

    Housing

    John C. Anderson LGBT-friendly senior apartments

    (877) 480-4930

    pennrose.com/properties/john-c-Anderson-apartments/ 

    You can find additional resources and services for LGBT older adults at www.lgbtei.org. To contribute additional resources, email [email protected] or call 215-550-1460.

     

    Advocacy and community organizations