During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
As a life-sustaining organization, Bebashi is committed to staying open to support our community members and provide critical services impacted by COVID-19. This includes providing vital services, such as access to our FirstFood Pantry, social services, medication and health screening.
Typically, our FoodFirst Pantry serves 3,300 people a year. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, our Pantry has seen an uptick in both our regular clients and new people. From Feb. to April, there was more than a 200% increase of patrons coming to the Pantry. We expect those numbers to be even higher in the coming months as more people are laid off and furloughed from their jobs during this crisis.
We need your help to continue to serve the community!
1235 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123, US
BEBASHI was founded in 1985 in response to the increasing incidence of HIV/AIDS in the African American community of Philadelphia. We are a full-service HIV/AIDS case management agency with a special interest in serving low-income people of color with HIV disease. Our mission is to provide culturally sensitive health-related information, direct service, research, and technical assistance to the urban community.
Our programs are designed to meet the needs of the underserved community and our educational efforts focus on street outreach to areas of the community most in need of prevention information and direct care services to those who are least likely to receive it. It remains one of Philadelphia's largest community-based minority providers of HIV/AIDS education and service. Among the critical services provided are attention to HepC; breast health including screenings; navigation for clients with multiple needs, and a robust Food Pantry. Bebashi, a model for the provision of culturally specific education and services for communities of color, serves more than 20,000 people annually.
We'll work with your schedule.
1235 Spring Garden StPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA 19123
May 4, 2020