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Walk with a Doc

06.18.19@12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
1900 N 9th St (1900 N 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, United States)

Walk and talk with family doctor and Get Healthy Philly director, Cheryl Bettigole. Every third Tuesday of the month! Bring comfortable walking shoes and get moving 😊 Contact: misha.rodriguez@apmphila.org with any questions!

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Battling the Opioid Crisis to Create a Healthy Community

Battling the Opioid Crisis to Create a Healthy Community

City officials have stated clearly that “Philadelphia is facing the greatest health crisis in a century. Every neighborhood is being hit hard by an epidemic of opioid use and overdose.” But, you don’t have to tell that to Nilda Ruiz, CEO of Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM). With a Behavioral Health Center right onContinue reading →

Posted by Andrea Keliher
Ensuring a Future for Philadelphia’s Children – All of Them

Ensuring a Future for Philadelphia’s Children – All of Them

May is National Foster Care Month – a time to acknowledge and celebrate the foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors and professionals who help youth and children find permanent homes and connections. This is a special time for Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha (APM), a Philadelphia-based non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life in ourContinue reading →

Posted by Andrea Keliher
APM’s Ruiz and Gray honored at PCA Conference

APM’s Ruiz and Gray honored at PCA Conference

At the 2019 M. Powell Lawton Conference hosted by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, the 2019 Lawton Award was presented to Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha’s President & CEO Nilda Ruiz and Senior Vice President of Community & Economic Development Rose Gray. At this year’s event, three panels addressed demographic changes in the city’s older adult population;Continue reading →

Posted by Andrea Keliher
Community Events – May CED Calendar

Community Events – May CED Calendar

Community & Economic Development and Housing Counseling announces our May 2019 event calendar. Select Here to View the full May Calendar 2019

Posted by Andrea Keliher
APM Mourns Passing of Medical Director Dr. Oscar Saldana

APM Mourns Passing of Medical Director Dr. Oscar Saldana

April 3, 2019, Philadelphia – Dr. Oscar Eduardo Saldana, medical director for Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM) passed away peacefully on March 18,2019. Dr. Saldana’s career as a psychiatrist spanned over 50 years. Born and educated in Peru, Dr. Saldana came to the United States in 1965 for his first medical internship at PrinceContinue reading →

Posted by Andrea Keliher in Press Release
How can Philadelphia’s point-in-time count do a better job of counting families?

How can Philadelphia’s point-in-time count do a better job of counting families?

Generocity.com January 25, 2019 This is a guest post by Daniel Farrell, SVP of homeless prevention and rehousing services at Help USA; Joe Willard, VP of policy at People’s Emergency Center; and Rachel Falkove, executive director of Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network. Three homeless service pros describe the limitations of current tracking methods and advocate for better dataContinue reading →

Posted by Rick Olmos in Media Room
WHYY: As Philly tallies homeless population, advocates say families are overlooked

WHYY: As Philly tallies homeless population, advocates say families are overlooked

January 24, 2019 – By Ximena Conde – WHYY A coalition of more than a dozen advocacy groups for the homeless in Philadelphia is demanding the city keep better track of the families and children experiencing homelessness or in unstable housing. Their pleas come as hundreds of people survey Philadelphia’s streets, looking for anyone sleepingContinue reading →

Posted by Rick Olmos in Media Room
KYW: Hidden homelessness: What overnight census of people living on the street misses

KYW: Hidden homelessness: What overnight census of people living on the street misses

January 23, 2019 KYW Radio- by Pat Loeb PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An army of volunteers will fan out across Philadelphia Tuesday night to count the number of people sleeping on the street. The annual Point-in-Time Count is required for funding by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, but advocates note it overlooks a hidden part ofContinue reading →

Posted by Rick Olmos in Media Room
Univision 65: Government Shutdown Assistance Story

Univision 65: Government Shutdown Assistance Story

January 22, 2019 Univison 65 Government Shutdown Assistance The City of Philadelphia will offer help for federal workers during government closure. Univision 65 Genaro Tijerina presents the following report.

Posted by Rick Olmos in Media Room