The Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry        
(located at the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown - 35 West Chelten Avenue - Philadelphia, PA 19144)


The Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry
provides food, fuel, clothing, housing and other emergency assistance to those who live in the Northwest section of Philadelphia. The Crisis Ministry is also a referral source, which provides accurate information to help connect clients to available resources.

GACM Provides:
Food Cupboard - packages of perishable and  non-perishable items as often as every 30 days

Energy Assistance - as a Neighborhood Energy Center (NEC), the Crisis Ministry provides a comprehensive approach to energy and related problems for all low and moderate income consumers living in Philadelphia. GACM is also a Utility Emergency Service Fund (UESF) intake site.

Financial Assistance - last resort grants to eligible residents who are experiencing a resolvable crisis

The Benefit Bank - a program that connects all individuals with low or moderate incomes to tax credits and public benefits

Referrals - confidential assessments, counseling and referral services

Monday 9AM - 2PM
Tuesday 9AM - 2PM 
Wednesday 9AM - 2PM

Thursday 10AM - 4PM  

Phone: 215.843.2340
Fax: 215.843.6020

Documents Required for Service:

  • Proof of residency
  • Proof of income
  • Photo ID and Social Security cards for entire household may also be required