Financial Empowerment - JFCS of Greater Philadelphia

Find tips and tools to manage your finances or learn about what financial resources are available to you.

Managing Finances During the COVID-19 Crisis

A conversation on managing your finances and adapting to financial change in response to the economic impact of COVID-19. Conversation covers budgeting after job loss, stimulus checks, financial fraud, and resources for financial planning.

Protecting Your Finances

In these uncertain times, many families and individuals are worried about spending, saving, and making ends meet. Certified Financial Social Worker Laura Flowers walks you through helpful ways to save and resources that can provide help.

Spending Your Stimulus Check

How to manage your stimulus payment, including a helpful worksheet you can access here. For more resources or support visit or call our Care Navigation line at 866.JFCS.NOW (866.532.7669)

Check Your Credit Report

Making sure your credit score is accurate.

COVID-19 Financial Scams

Avoiding scams during the coronavirus pandemic.

Troubleshooting the IRS “Get My Payment” Tool

Using the IRS “Get My Payment Tool” to find out about the status of your stimulus check.


General Resources

COVID-19 Public Health Updates for Philadelphia (cases, fatalities, transmission risk, testing, live updates, etc.)
City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer

PA Dept. of Human Services Guide: PA’s Response to COVID-19

Pennsylvania Statewide County Assistance Office (CAO) Helpline 877.395.8930

First Judicial District of PA (Philly Courts)- Closures and Proceedings


Updated Information on Eviction & Foreclosures

Rental Assistance Resource and Information

Real Estate Tax Payment Extension

Save Your Home Philly Hotline
Assistance with mortgage and tax foreclosures and housing counseling referrals

Property Tax Rent Rebate Extension


PECO Shut off suspension & information

PGW Shut off suspension & information

PWD Shut off delays

LIHEAP Recovery Crisis Program


Federal CARES Act

PA Unemployment Compensation Information & Application

PA UC Benefits COVID-19 FAQs

PA Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Information & Application

Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA)
Help with filing UC benefit appeals

PLA Assistance with UC applications – Call 215.999.6910

PA Emergency Assistance Program (EAP)


PA SNAP During COVID-19 – Application

PA approves SNAP online purchasing

Pandemic EBT for Families with children in National Free Lunch Program Schools

Philadelphia Food Distribution Sites
Includes sites for students and seniors. (interactive map)

Mitzvah Food Pantries

Coalition Against Hunger


For support during this time, please call our Care Navigation line at 866.JFCS.NOW (866.532.7669)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number is 800.273.8255.

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