People’s Emergency Center

What Does Hero Mean?


People’s Emergency Center’s (PEC) mission is to nurture families, strengthen neighborhoods and drive change. PEC offers multi-dimensional solutions for addressing the social, economic, health, and quality of life challenges that impact Philadelphia. Our holistic approach includes social services, housing, community organizing, youth programming, and public policy work. We primarily serve families and youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. In response to coronavirus, PEC is providing extra services to help families during and after the crisis– including increased emergency food distribution for Philadelphia’s most vulnerable residents.  We have distributed more than 20,000 meals to families, seniors, and other people in need since March. 

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