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  • City of Philadelphia Police Department - Offers information on its operations, reports, prevention programs, careers, wanted persons, missing persons, and community relations.
  • Philadelphia City Government - Official site. Extensive information on city services, departments, offices, authorities and officials for citizens and business. Includes news, Code of Ordinances and Home Rule Charter.
  • Philadelphia City Planning Commission - Contains meeting schedule and agendas, neighborhood and district plans, and sources of planning data.
  • Philadelphia Sheriff's Office - Mortgage foreclosure and tax sales listings. Services provided, FAQs, training and contact information.


Society and Culture

  • Children's Choice - Private, nonprofit child welfare agency, providing community based, specialized Christian services including adoption, kinship care, and foster care.
  • French-American Chamber of Commerce in Philadelphia - Non-Profit, membership-based, apolitical organization dedicated to promoting and developing business exchanges between France and the Philadelphia region.
  • Intercultural Family Services, Inc. - IFSI is a non-profit human services agency that provides an array of community-based health and social services in the greater Philadelphia area.
  • Kensington Welfare Rights Union - KWRU - Organization of, by and for poor and homeless people. Includes information on activities.
  • Philly Dinners - Lists social events where people age 21 to 39 can meet new people in group sizes from 10 to 40. No cost to attend, only for what you order.
  • Phillyblog - Online discussion about Philadelphia's culture, politics, events, people, history, and future.
  • PhillyMama - An online "mama-zine" for Philadelphia area moms.
  • Single Gourmet Philadelphia - International dining, travel and social club for single people; includes details on membership, events, and a newsletter.
  • United Humanitarians - Find out about this non-profit organization working to prevent animal cruelty and abuse; includes contact information for local chapters, mission statement, and donation form.
  • The William Penn Foundation - Distributes grants to improve the quality of life in the greater Philadelphia area, particularly for its neediest residents.
  • Women in Transition (WIT) - Non-profit, feminist counseling agency serving women experiencing domestic violence and substance abuse. Provides trainings, workshops, and systems advocacy in the community.


  • African-American Museum - Find out about exhibits and events at this facility dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the material and intellectual culture of African Americans in the Delaware Valley.
  • The Franklin Institute Science Museum - Take a virtual tour or find out about events, exhibits, and membership at this science and technology center.
  • Mütter Museum - Includes fluid-preserved anatomical and pathological specimens, medical instruments, items of memorabilia of famous scientists and physicians, and medical illustrations.
  • The National Constitution Center - A nonprofit organization established to increase awareness and understanding of the U.S. Constitution. Includes historic documents, details about the museum, information for kids and teachers, news and events.
  • National Museum of American Jewish History - Find out about exhibits and special events at this center dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting artifacts pertaining to the American Jewish experience.
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - Offers details on special exhibitions of international art, events, membership, programs, and a newsletter.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art - Find out about visual art exhibits and collections, special events, learning programs, membership, and the museum store.


Philadelphia Travel Guides
 Frommer's Philadelphia
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 Let's Go Philadelphia
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