Neighborhood Energy Centers (NEC's)
Your "one-stop shop" for all services ECA offers! NEC counselors provide budget counseling and intake for conservation and home repair programs that offer more permanent solutions to the problem of energy affordability. Trained counselors at the NEC's prevent utility emergencies by helping customers obtain energy assistance grants and utility payment agreements. Together, ECA and the NEC's provide over 50,000 energy services to more than 40,000 low income households every year.
Locate your local NEC on the map below.
Each NEC provides a core group of energy services which includes:
Bill Payment Assistance
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) intake
Utility Emergency Services Fund intake
Emergency Oil grants through Grandom Oil and others
Referral to other bill payment assistance programs
Negotiation with utility companies
Weatherization Assistance Program intake
Referral to other programs
Energy education in-home
Job readiness and development
59 N 60th St 19139
ACHIEVEability, located in Philadelphia, permanently breaks the generational cycle of poverty for low-income, single parent, and homeless families through higher education, affordable housing, supportive services, community and economic development, and accountability.
Center in the Park
5818 Germantown Ave, 19144
Founded in 1968, Center in the Park is a non-profit community center in Northwest Philadelphia primarily focused on the needs of older people. The Center fosters respect, independence, and personal growth for each individual. As a community resource, it provides access to supportive services and activities.
The programs at Center in the Park are meant to provide opportunities for older adults to participate in social, recreational, health and fitness, arts and humanities and lifelong learning activities. Members are encouraged to make their voices heard at the Center and in their communities through service and volunteer opportunities.
Congreso De Latinos
216 W Somerset St, 19133
Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1977 with a mission to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education and health services, leadership development and advocacy.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Congreso is a leading provider of high-quality programs with an expert focus on the Latino community. Its Primary Client Model (PCM™), which ensures a client-centered, data-driven approach to service delivery, is the foundation for Congreso’s nationally renowned emphasis on outcomes measurement.
Congreso was an early adopter of this framework for how nonprofits moved from outputs to outcomes. Growing from one data manager in 2002 to a Data and Evaluation Department now providing consultation to nonprofits around the nation, Congreso’s mission to strengthen Latino communities now includes strengthening community residents and the organizations that serve them.
Diversified Community Services (Dixion House)
1920 S 20th St, 19145
Diversified addresses Point Breeze’s long-term systemic social and economic problems by investing in children at an early age, building a foundation for success in the 21st-century economy.
Dixon House offers assistance to adults and families with Housing Retention, Energy Bills, Parenting, Personal Finance, and First-Time Home Buyer Education.
See what we're doing in the Point Breeze Community! Learn about Tasker Village Apartments, South City Gardens, and our Clean Corridor Program.
Germantown Crisis Ministry
35 W Chelten Ave, 19144
Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry has been serving vulnerable residents of Northwest Philadelphia responding directly and compassionately to the basic needs of clients. In 1997, GACM was founded by a consortium of local churches to address the growing need for emergency services by residents in their community. The clergy from these Northwest congregations noticed an increase in the number of people who came to their doors requesting emergency assistance. They determined that the most effective way to handle this trend was to establish a centralized ministry. This ministry was built upon:
- A common faith in God shared by the interfaith network of congregations;
- A recognition of each person’s right to be treated with compassion, dignity and respect;
- A shared commitment to promoting the physical and spiritual well-being of people;
- The establishment of effective linkages within the community.
They targeted zip code areas 19118, 19119, 19138, 19144 1st 19150 and combined their financial resources to fund a part-time social work staff position and to provide money for emergency grants and direct service. In 2006, the ministry expanded to include zip code area 19126.
Greater Philadelphia Asian Social Services (GPASS)
4943 N 5th St, 19120
Greater Philadelphia Asian Social Service Center(GPASS), based in the Olney/Logan area, is dedicated to providing assistance to residents citywide, connect people with needed resources and information, bridge the cultural and language gap, strengthen families, enrich lives, and sustain communities.
4660 Frankford Ave, 19124
HACE’s mission it to combat community deterioration through economic development initiatives that address the commercial revitalization, employment opportunities, the creation of safe affordable housing, and the provision of support services to meet the needs of community residents towards re-building the neighborhood’s economic base. We focus on the possible and work to restore our primary neighborhoods so that residents will benefit from sound investments that improve their quality of life.
3760 N Delhi St, 19140
The Hunting Park Revitalization Corporation (HPRC) is a 501(c)3 non profit organization, established to promote the general development, welfare and well being of all people residing or established in the Hunting Park Community. Our commitment is to develop the Hunting Park Community, focusing on, but not limited to the areas of housing, education, economic development, social welfare, area beautification and recreation, without displacing residents.
New Kensington CDC
2513 Frankford Ave, 19125
NKCDC's mission is to strengthen the physical, social, and economic fabric of the community by being a catalyst for sustainable development and community building. NKCDC draws on the strengths of the community to empower residents and promote resident-driven development. While strategies have shifted over the past twenty eight years, NKCDC has developed into a community development corporation with a multi-faceted approach to neighborhood revitalization.
4300 Germantown Ave, 19140
The NTCDC mission is to dynamically improve the quality of life in Nicetown and surrounding communities, by establishing sustainable community economic development. We fulfill our mission with a holistic and inclusive approach to goals and objectives that prioritize public safety; mobilization through “re-education” and training; affordable housing development; commercial corridor revitalization; arts & culture, and land care. The capacity to implement these goals and objectives is optimized by our strategic partnerships, collaborations, and volunteerism, with those that share a common purpose with our mission.
6328 Paschall Ave, 19142
Southwest Community Development Corporation (Southwest CDC) is a private non-profit organization, which was incorporated in 1987 to combat the home energy and housing problems that face low-income residents in the neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia. Southwest CDC is located in the heart of Southwest, serving a community of over 70,000 residents in approximately 24,000 households. Since its incorporation, Southwest CDC has expanded its role in the community to provide many additional services, including the following:
- utility assistance
- housing counseling
- community outreach and organizing
- after school program and summer
- economic development planning and implementation
- publish the Southwest Globe Times community newspaper
Strawberry Mansion NAC
2829 W Dimond St, 19121
Our mission is to rebuild the Strawberry Mansion Community through the empowerment of its residents and to enhance the quality of life by providing services to very low, low, and moderate-income residents. Our day to day services include but are not limited to; Information and assistance regarding housing and community related services, Sheriff Sales, and vacant land inquiries, support of community development projects, job opportunities and budget counseling, and a host of referrals, such as Food and furniture vouchers, housing counseling, senior citizens programs, rental assistance programs, just to mention a few.
2029 S 8th St, 19148
United Communities Southeast Philadelphia has a long and rich tradition of service to children, adults and families residing in Southeast Philadelphia. United Communities was established in 1969 through the merger of three settlement houses that date back to 1847. For the past 46 years, United Communities has carried out the original settlement mission to promote the educational and economic advancement of individuals and families within its host neighborhoods.
United Communities Southeast Philadelphia improves the quality of life for every generation and member of the multicultural community we serve by providing educational, advocacy, and social programs.
United Communities currently operates two facilities, each of which serves as a major hub for community resources and spirit in three very low income, diverse areas of Southeast Philadelphia: the Houston Center (8th Street and Snyder Avenue) and Southwark House (Front & Ellsworth Street). In addition, United Communities also operates afterschool programs at the Sharswood Elementary, Southwark Elementary, and Fell Elementary and Furness High Schools.
Through our years of service, we have established and maintained strong relationships with local schools and community-based organizations. In the past several years, United Communities has been an active participant in the Southeast Philadelphia Collaborative. This participation has enabled United Communities to enhance its programming for youth, further our partnerships with other organizations, and increase the visibility of our agency.
We Never Say Never
4427 Lancaster Ave, 19104