Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS)
Administrative Headquarters - Network of Neighbors
Offers trained community members who, acting as trauma responders, support and lead responses to stress, trauma, loss, and violence within their own communities. Responders work alongside community leaders to provide technical assistance, facilitate group interventions, and create healing spaces. Provides Psychological First Aid (PFA) and immediate support following an incident of violence or trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Management (PTSM) interventions including orientation sessions, stabilization groups, coping groups, and self-care discussions. Offers presentations, workshops, and referrals for clinical services and wellness resources.
1101 Market Street
Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Eligibility: Available to all neighborhoods in Philadelphia that have been impacted by acute stress, trauma, loss, or violence in the community. The services are appropriate for community members age 9 and over.

NOTE: Network of Neighbors' programs are not appropriate for the direct victims of the violence; they are intended for the broader impacted community (witnesses, classmates, friends, neighbors, teachers, colleagues, etc.)
Hours: Call for information. Network of Neighbors will work with the Community Connector to schedule events.
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (267) 233-4837
  • (215) 685-5400
Email Address: networkofneighbors@phila.gov
Fee Amounts: Services free of charge.
Intake Procedure: Call or email to connect with Network staff. Your call or message will be answered in 1 to 2 business days.
Intake Requirements: Requires an invitation from the community (a Community Connector) to ensure that the community's voice drives the process.
Geographical Area: Philadelphia County
Helpful Tips: Uses the ASK Model; the Network never responds unless invited in by the community. No intervention is planned without a community member acting as co-lead, mediator (between the community and the Network), and gatekeeper.

The Network is comprised of professionals and community leaders trained on the impact of and reactions to traumatic experiences. Individuals who are interested in joining the Network are welcome.
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Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS)
Administrative Headquarters - Network of Neighbors
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