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July 31, 2017

Contact

Reach out to us at one of several offices across North Philadelphia to learn more about what APM can do for you.
APM is here to serve.  Let us know how we can help you or your family build a better future.

Sustainable Communities Initiative

June 4, 2017

Sustainable Communities Initiative (APM SCI)

APM is the lead agency for the SCI of Eastern North Philadelphia. The SCI model is a flexible approach to community development which includes an intense community engagement component addressing the built environment, wealth creation, economic development, education, health, and the environment. APM SCI is the convener of community residents & other organizations dealing with critical immediate issues such as blight and crime, striving to achieve consensus on a shared vision & strategy for identifying/giving a voice to quality of life issues.

APM SCI hosts regular community meetings and conducts monthly community outreach through our Community Connectors Program and supports aligned activities by: assisting our partners articulate their role in community initiatives and assisting partners fill in the service gaps.

APM SCI continues to build public will by making sure our community members are informed, empowered and aware. APM also mobilizes funding by identifying and providing resources either with in-kind products or services, and money.

APM SCI targets Healthy Environment & Lifestyles, Arts & Culture, and Physical Environment. We strive that our community will become one of the safest, healthiest and greenest communities in the city; that arts and culture will infuse our community, provide a voice for all community members and an opportunity for exposure to other cultures and traditions, and draw Philadelphians from all over the city; and that our neighborhood will be clean and beautiful and will capitalize on its unique local assets including schools, diverse housing options and public transportation.

APM SCI strategies and action steps to successfully reach these goals include:

  • Strengthen Community policing to reduce crime in the area.
  • Promote public health programs to reduce obesity, teen pregnancy and drug abuse.
  • Make the neighborhood a green model for the city.
  • Encourage transit use and alternate modes of transportation.
  • Strengthen and market existing arts and cultural programs.
  • Highlight the cultural diversity of the neighborhood.
  • Use arts and culture to make a statement and encourage dialogue.
  • Reduce blight by managing vacant land and buildings.
  • Improve streets and public spaces.
  • Provide a range of housing options to promote a diverse community.
  • Reinforce and strengthen community assets.
  • Help Property owners maintain and improve property.

To be part of APM SCI or for information contact (215) 235-6070, or visit our office at 600 W. Diamond Street.

Neighborhood Advisory Committee

June 4, 2017

Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC)

The APM NAC refers residents to publicly funded activities as well as supports initiatives that benefit the clients we serve through the APM Financial Opportunity Center, Housing Counseling, Foreclosure Counseling, the Food Buying Club, Rebuilding Together Philadelphia, the Community Umbrella Agency, APM Head Start programs, and the APM’s Sustainable Communities Initiatives program. Our outreach efforts are supported by community residents that are invested in getting information to their neighbors, community connectors supported by the CUA & LISC that work at events and do door to door outreach, APM social media networks, recreational facilities, partner organizations, and businesses. APM’s NAC program staff will track referrals and maintain a database of residents that received services and are interested in ongoing community engagement. To ensure that there is a broad reach the NAC leverages its capacity by collaborating with community leaders and community partners such as schools, churches, recreation centers, etc. as well as disseminating information via print, web, broadcast, and social media.

To reach the most members of the community we serve, APM believes in strong two way communications pathway for residents in the community. Through the Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) structure, APM promotes resident engagement in community affairs and participation in city sponsored programs. The NAC works on the ground to coordinate informative community meetings concerning development projects, provide information about city programs and upcoming initiatives, and to receive feedback on community concerns and needs as well as resident priorities that need to be address through programming and referrals.

The NAC outreach efforts are supported by community residents, known as Community Connectors, which are invested in getting information to their neighbors in all possible ways. The NAC refers residents to publicly funded activities as well as supports initiatives that benefit the clients we serve through all of APM’s services.

To ensure that there is a broad reach the NAC leverages its capacity by collaborating with community leaders and community partners such as schools, churches, recreation centers, etc. as well as disseminating information via print, web, broadcast, and social media. APM is collaboratively working with stakeholders in the development service area including residents, investors, private developers, PHA, Temple University, the Philadelphia Water Department, OHCD and others.

For more information contact (267) 296-7215, or visit our office at 600 W. Diamond Street.

 

Commercial Development

June 4, 2017

Commercial Development

Since incorporating community and economic development into its portfolio of services in 1990, APM has leveraged over $140 million in physical development financing—transforming a community of blight into a community of choice.

Projects completed since 1989 include:

  • The development of seven (7) Low-income housing tax credit rental units
  • 67 units of Market Rate rental
  • 163 units of home ownership
  • A 46,500 square foot retail center that includes a supermarket, financial institution and laundry
  • Preservation of over 100 units of existing home ownership
  • Stabilization of 20 acres of vacant land; and most recently
  • Paseo Verde—a mixed-use, mixed-income Transit-Oriented Development
    • Paseo Verde has LEED Platinum designation for Neighborhood District, Mid-rise building and Townhome
    • Paseo Verde consists of 67 units of market rate rentals, 53 units of affordable rental units
    • 30,000 SF of commercial space hosting a Pharmacy, a Federally Qualified Health Center and a Community Umbrella Agency (CUA) for the 24th & 26th Police Districts
    • APM Corporate Headquarters
    • The development of Paseo Verde led to the creation of 91 full time skilled jobs

For more information contact (267) 296-7305, or visit our office at 600 W. Diamond Street.

Food Buying Club

June 4, 2017

APM-Food Buying Club (APM FBC)

The APM Food Buying Club (APM FBC) is a group of people in the community – friends, family members and neighbors – who pool resources to buy food in bulk directly from the distributor or wholesale market. Over time, members of the club save money over regular retail prices which allows them to gain access to fresher fruits and vegetables and increases their personal, in-pocket cash flow. Money saved is money earned that remains in the community and which families can put toward other things.

Food prices are on the rise including the cost of fresh produce. APM FBC wants everyone in our community to be able to get the most food for their money. A dollar can go twice – even three times – as far at wholesale markets versus the grocery store.

The three main APM Food Buying Club objectives are:

  1. To save us all valuable time and money
  2. To give us more consistent access to healthy food that we want to eat
  3. To build a stronger community

 

UPDATE: Since Fall 2017, the Food Buying Club was closed until further notice.  Whereas operations of the club have been suspended.  APM has continued seeking funding and alternative resources to sustainably support the club’s operations.  Currently, APM is working with a resident-led Advisory Council and Temple Fox Business school to reassess the program and create a sustainable, fundable business model for the club.

If you are interested in joining the conversation, reach out to Misha Rodriguez through email misha.rodriguez@apmphila.org

Supportive Housing

June 4, 2017

Supportive Housing

APM Supportive Housing programs provide long-term help to the homeless by providing housing assistance and services that provide the tools necessary for successful independent living. Program participants gain confidence and hope through drug and alcohol counseling, life skills training, language skills development and job experience.

APM has a limited number of housing options available for individuals diagnosed with co-occurring disorders, including substance abuse, mental health, and/or HIV/AIDS. The programs provide individuals comprehensive case management services that tailor action plans to individual needs. In addition, our programs promote resident involvement in the community at large through socialization and recreation opportunities.

 

Supportive Housing programs, offering case management combined with rental and utilities subsidies for  homeless individuals and their families:

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA or La Casa Project):

  • Case management for persons with AIDS who may not need housing, just help with access to services.
  • Tenant Based Rental Assistance for a limited number of persons.
  • COVID-19 related supports for persons living with AIDS and their families.
  • Those interested may apply for intake through our La Casa Project staff at (267) 460-5736

Permanent Supportive Housing (Hogar, Hogareño, SERÁ and Abriendo Caminos):

  • Both tenant and project based rental assistance programs, offering long-term housing and case management support to the most vulnerable of the homeless.
  • Participation in these programs is by referral only from Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services through their system of Coordinated Entry.
  • Those interested may apply for intake through our staff at (267) 460-5832

Targeted Case Management: Services for persons with serious mental illness and a co-occurring condition;

  • Participants receive housing supports through Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)
  • Participation in this program is by referral only through the Philadelphia T.I.P. (Transitions, Integrations, and Partnerships) Unit.
  • Those interested may apply for intake through our staff at (267) 331-4935

Eviction Prevention: Assistance for tenants and homeowners threatened with eviction.

  • Those intersted may apply for intake though our staff at (267) 460-5736

 

Location:

4301 Rising Sun Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19140

 

Substance Use Treatment

June 4, 2017

Substance Use Treatment

Meet Our Experts: Substance Use Counselors

Lucy Jimenez, MA | Bilingual
Jose Torres, MS | Bilingual
Yolonda Novoa, MA | Prolonged Exposure Trained
Maggie Zecher, MA | Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist | Bilingual


APM was the first agency in Philadelphia to provide treatment for substance use disorder designed for the Latino community. We offer structured, evidence-based intensive, and regular outpatient services to adolescents and adults with substance use and related disorders.

APM’s staff culturally sensitive engage in creating a personalized treatment plan for each participant that is focused on recovery management. Our services include extensive health and social service programs proven to reduce factors that trigger high-risk situations for people with substance use disorder.

Participants must:
  • Complete intake process, including urine screening and laboratories.
  • Be examined by our therapist and physicians
  • Have medical insurance, private pay and/or proof of identity

How does it work?
  • Individual therapy sessions with a trained Substance use Counselor
  • Group sessions
  • Relapse prevention
  • Behavioral Health Education
  • Monthly Medication Management appointments with a physician

Key Offerings

Medication for Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Buprenorphine (Cizdol, Suboxone, Subutex, Zubsolv, Bunavail, Sublocade), in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, provides a personalized approach to the treatment of opioid use disorder. If taken as prescribed, buprenorphine is safe and effective (SAMHSA, 2019).

Naltrexone (ReVia, Depade, Vivitrol), is prescribed for both alcohol and opioid use disorder. The medication blocks the euphoric and sedative effects of these substances by binding and blocking opioid receptors.

Works together with counseling and therapy, allowing people with alcohol use and related disorders to reduce their drinking behaviors and avoid relapses. Naltrexone is not addictive, nor does it react adversely with alcohol(SAMHSA, 2019).

Other medications that are FDA approved as MAT for alcohol use disorder are available for participants. these include Acamprosate (Campral) and disulfiram (Antabuse and Antabus): Both medications are used together with behavior modification and counseling to assist people with alcohol use disorders who has recently quit drinking alcohol to stay in recovery.

MAT participants should:

  • Have been objectively diagnosed with an opioid use disorder
  • Follow safety precautions for the treatment, including follow-ups with primary care physician and treatment of chronic medical illnesses.
  • Have reviewed treatment options before agreeing to buprenorphine or naltrexone treatment
  • Multilingual Treatment Services
  • Outpatient level of care
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Treatment Court Outpatient

Contact us at our clinic locations:

Address:

4301 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19140

Phone:

(267) 296 – 7220                                                             

(267) 296 – 7222

(267) 296 – 7223

Fax:

(215) 324-1077

 

Address:

2927 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19133

Phone:

(267) 259 – 3373

(267) 259 – 3353

Fax:

215-426-9685

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Evening & Weekend  hours are available upon request.


Annual Reports

Drug & Alcohol 2019 Annual Report

Drug & Alcohol 2016 Annual Report

Family Therapy

June 4, 2017

Family Therapy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APM provides treatment through individual, family, and group therapy, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy – trauma focused, in an outpatient setting.

Contact us at our clinic locations:

Address:

4301 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19140

Phone:

(267) 296 – 7220                                                             

(267) 296 – 7222

(267) 296 – 7223

Fax:

(215) 324-1077

     

Address:

112 E Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134

Phone:

(267) 798 – 5660

Fax:

(215) 291 – 8069

 

Address:

2927 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19133

Phone:

(267) 259 – 3373

(267) 259 – 3353

Fax:

215-426-9685

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Evening hours are available by appointment.


Rental Housing

June 4, 2017

Rental Housing

With our current management portfolio of 215 units of safe and affordable rental housing, APM’s property management team can help you find a unit suitable to your needs.

APM Rental Properties include:

  • One APM Plaza – 24 units – 2327 7th Street
  • Two APM Plaza – 12 units – 2311 7th Street
  • Hogar De Esperanza – 20 units – 2203 Germantown Avenue
  • Proyecto Escalera – 24 units SRO – 2355 Germantown Avenue
  • Jardines De Borinquen I – 45 units – 2024 6th Street
  • Jardines De Borinquen II – 45 units – 2016 Marshall Street
  • Taino Gardens – 45 units – 604 Dauphin Street

Interested in renting an apartment? Call 267-507-1341 to find out more information

Home Buying

June 4, 2017

Home Buying


Over the past 15 years APM has developed 163 units of home ownership. Our housing counseling program promotes homeownership opportunities for first-time, low-income homebuyers. Pre-purchase counseling enables you as a future homeowner to determine if you are ready to purchase a home. If you qualify, we can also help you obtain grants toward your home purchase.

For more information, contact (215) 235-6070, or visit our office at 600 W. Diamond Street.

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