Art Studio

Fridats 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Our Art Studio Program stresses the importance of arts and culture and allows clients to express their creativity while building community. All of our guests are encouraged to share their talents.

Our Dining Room

Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday 12:30PM Meal
Sunday 2:00PM Meal

Our Dining Room alleviates hunger by serving hot, nourishing meals to low income families as well as single and homeless individuals. We welcome guests Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. In 2016, we increased our Dining Room schedule from 4 to 5 days a week with the addition of a Tuesday meal. Consequently, we served 30,286 meals to our hungry guests. We open our doors by 9am and invite people to sit, relax, read, enjoy coffee and socialize while they wait for the meal. One of the most exceptional characteristics of our dining room is that it is managed almost exclusively by a dedicated volunteer corps.

Last year more than 1,800 individuals gave of their time to ensure that the dining room was an enjoyable experience for our guests. Our volunteers serve the meal as though they were serving guests in their home. Since so many of our guests return on a regular basis, we make it a priority to learn each of their stories and address their individual needs. It is through the relationships that are formed in the dining room that guests are referred to our other programs.


Health Center

Tuesdays 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Saturdays 10:00AM- 2:00PM

118 nursing students volunteered  730 hours.

Our nurses treat the toxic consequences of poverty such asthma, hypertension, diabetes, severe foot issues and stress.

In 2016, 756 people made a total of 2,116 visits to the Health Center

To address the high number of lower extremity amputations in the Germantown community we have partnered with Dr. Ron Renzi, a podiatrist with Jefferson Health Systems. Dr. Renzi started the Save Your Soles campaign to reduce amputations in the male African-American community. Dr. Renzi and his team of health care professionals treated 90 high risk patients in the Face to Face Health Center last year.

Social Services


Monday, Tuesday, Friday 
& Saturday 10:00AM-2:00PM

In 2016 our social worker assisted 590 clients.

The Face to Face Social Services Center provides assistance to clients in a wide range of matters including, utility shut offs, services for the disabled, emergency home repair, and applications for vital benefits. Our Social Services Center collaborates closely with our other programs to insure that each guest‘s needs are addressed as fully as possible.

Legal Center

Monday 10:00AM–12:00PM
Tuesday 10:00AM–2:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM–12:00PM

Open Saturdays:
May 13th 20th, June 10th and 24th, July 8th and 22nd, and August 12th and 26th

The Legal Center will be closed on:
May 29th, July 3rd, 4th,10th, and 11th and August 14th and 15th

Children's Programs

After School Program

Monday through Thursday 3:00pm – 6:00pm

The Face to Face After School program offers forty neighborhood children a safe, nurturing and constructive place to go from 3pm to 6pm Mondays through Thursdays.  Instead of returning to empty apartments or left to wander the dangerous streets of Germantown, the children are welcomed by certified teachers and volunteers who provide them with a structured, enriching afternoon.  The children range in age from 5 to 12.  Following an hour of informal play and exercise they receive one-on one-tutoring and homework help.

The After School Program’s focus on education, group activities, relationship building and social skills enhancement all play a role in closing the “achievement gap”, the difference in scholastic performance between low-income students and their middle class peers.

To register contact
Amy Koslowsky at or
Jia Howard at

Summer Camp

July is right around the corner and once again Face to Face will welcome nearly 100 local children to our Summer Camp. Instead of suffering the effects of heat and boredom on dangerous streets, our neighborhood children will experience days full of the magic of summer. They’ll take trips to pools, historic sites and parks. Their days will be enriched by the friendships they make and the relationships they form with their instructors and counselors. Campers range in age from pre-kindergarten to 6th grade and attend camp five days a week from 8:00am to 3:00pm.

Specific activities include:

  • Music Classes – Guitarists and music educators lead our campers in a wide range of musical activities. Campers are exposed to percussion, wind, and string instruments and have the opportunity to play a variety of other instruments.
  • Dance – Professional dancers teach our campers the fundamentals of dance. Campers begin with basic dance concepts and progress to choreographed routines.
  • Art Projects – Campers can engage in creative expression through drawing, painting, and sculpting.
  • Computer – Technology experts runs the computer lab. Campers utilize our internet capabilities as well as a variety of multimedia programs.  
  • Cooking – Campers participate in activities ranging from nutritional bingo to preparing homemade ice cream.  
  • Sports and Games – Children learn team building skills by engaging in various sports.
  • Tai Chi – Campers begin each day with a half hour Tai Chi routine taught by a local Tai Chi master.

The Camp also holds a Family Camp Night when family and friends join with the campers to celebrate the Camp experience. The evening features an art gallery and visual displays of skills learned at camp. The children also perform in a music and dance recital. The night concludes with a treat created by campers during their Cooking Class.

Once teenagers graduate from participating in the Summer Camp they have the opportunity to become Counselors In Training. The CIT Program offers a small stipend to work in the Camp and teaches the teens professional skills such as leadership and organization. Supervised by program staff, CITs lead small group activities and help monitor children playing in large groups. Younger children also learn from the positive influence of older children in their neighborhood.

Back to School Readiness Camp

Last year was the first year for the Face to Face Back to School Readiness Camp.  It is an extension of our Summer Camp.  It allows up to 50 childrent the opportunity to participate in a three week long intensive literacy and mathematics course to prepare for the new school year. Our students come from deeply impoverished families and do not have access to summer learning opportunities. Studies consistently show that over the summer months low-income students loose more than two months in reading achievement, in stark contrast to their middle-class peers who make slight gains.  Our camp addresses this achievment gap by reviewing the students’s previous school year using the Philadlephia Public School System’s curriculum.  Our goal is to target the student’s deficiencies and work with them so that instead of beginning the new school year lagging behind they will begin prepared to move forward.

The children are taught by Philadlephia Public School teachers who perform individual assessments of the children’s math and literacy skills at the beginning of camp. Lessons are tailored to each student’s needs. At the end of camp, each child is sent home with a new backpack full of school supplies so that they have the tools for a year of academic success.

Click on this link to donate to our childrens’ camps > Summer Camp Donations