The Virtual Race Against Hunger Run/Walk

Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry

Friday, April 16, 2021 - Monday, April 26, 2021

Presented by The Coalition Against Hunger

Click the link below to donate and be apart of the 2021 Race Against Hunger Walk this April!


Our mission is to connect at-risk Northwest Philadelphia residents to resources within themselves and the community, that resolve their crises, stabilize their lives and equip them to take the next step(s) toward self-sufficiency.
GACM operates with the support of 2 social workers, an administrative assistant and a host of regular volunteers who donate over 100 hours of service each week. Ad-hoc volunteers provide additional support during the holiday season and for other special activities. 


GACM is essential. We have adapted our operations to provide services during this time. 

Help begins with a call to our office. 215-843-2340 


While most services can be provided remotely, if needed, staff is available in our office.  

Office assistance is only by appointment. No walk-in service available. 

For all on-site service, GACM COVID procedures must be observed.  

This includes temperature check, wearing a mask, and social distancing of 6 feet between yourself and others.  


Do not come to GACM if you are sick, have a fever, or are experiencing COVID symptoms 

 GACM COVID Response  


Applications are now available!

To apply, call our office 215-843-2340 or email

You will need to document your family size and income.


We are pleased to provide you itmes to prepare a traditional holiday meal.

New Resources!

Rental Assistance

Have you lost income because of COVID-19? Are you having trouble paying your rent? The City of Philadelphia might be able to help.

May 16th - 12th only!

Philly Hope Line

Hope is only a call away! 

Sponsored by The School District of Philadelphia.

GACM Is Open

For information or

to access Telephone Counseling Services,

call 215-843-2340 

Monday – Wednesday, 9am – 2pm

PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate

Beginning May 18, we will resume Application Assistance for the PA Property Tax/Rent Rebate.

Move up the Stimulus, Vote, Stay safe

Click the Link below to download all of the application forms needed!

Everyone gets a stimulus check!

On May 5, 2020, distribution of stimulus checks to SSID and SSI recipients began.

Consider voting from home!

May 18, 2020 is the last day to register for the primary election. The general election will be held on June 2, 2020.

Don't forget to observe PA's Stay-At-Home order!

If you must go out, socially distance staying 6' away from others and wear a mask.

Use Amazon SMILE for your Online Shopping

Go to Amazon Smile and designate Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry as your charity and GACM will get a (small, but useful) portion of your purchase to support its work. Go to when you shop!


We’re honored to share that GACM has received a PHL COVID-19 Fund grant.

A collaboration between @PhillySJUnited, @PhiladelphiaFoundation, and @cityofphiladelphia, the PHL COVID-19 Fund is providing financial assistance to nonprofits like ours during the #coronavirus crisis.

Thank you to all the contributors for your support during this time.

Financial Assistance

Housing Assistance

Make a Difference

for neighbors

in crisis

Energy Assistance


35 W. Chelten Avenue
(Located in The First Presbyterian
Church in Germantown)
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(P) 215-843-2340
(F) 215-843-6020



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Social Services      Monday - Wednesday      9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Food Cupboard    Thursdays    10:00 am - 12:00 pm​

[Hours are subject to change. In the case of inclement weather, GACM will close when Philadelphia Public Schools close.]

GACM is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; (United Way Donor Option #48843

© 2019 by Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry. Proudly created by NYT Writer SM