In order to ensure the safety of everyone in our community, BSM is currently observing the following precautions:
Masks are required for entrance to 315 S. Broad Street regardless of vaccination status. If you do not have a mask, a staff member will supply you with one.
We are limiting the number of individuals in the building to enable responsible social distancing. You may be asked to wait outside until another guest exits.
All staff and volunteers are required to have their temperatures checked upon entry to the building.
Want to learn more about our COVID-19 Initiatives?
Hand Washing Stations: With the support of Thrivent, the Independence Foundation and Starbucks, Broad Street Ministry was able to place fifteen portable hand washing stations around the city. In partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia, Streets Dept. and Haha Mag, six sites included temporary murals with messaging around preventative measures against COVID-19.
Step Up to the Plate: A collaborative effort of Broad Street Ministry, Prevention Point Philadelphia, and SEAMAAC — is a central part of the City’s efforts to address this challenge. These organizations worked closely with the Office of Homeless Services to secure two large outdoor sites, allowing meal services to continue while maintaining appropriate social distancing guidelines. These sites are at Broad Street Ministry, an outdoor lot at the intersection of East Clearfield and Ruth Streets in Kensington near Prevention Point Philadelphia and the Key School in South Philly.
Welcome Home Hotline: Individuals returning to the community from incarceration, and those on court supervision face cumbersome barriers to accessing key services during the Covid-19 crisis. Broad Street Ministry and the Office of Reentry partnered to create the hotline that offers resource navigation and support in a trauma-aware, user-friendly way. Our trained social workers, reentry specialists and volunteers can assist callers in real time to identify how to access services.