UArts Cares


The UArts Cares Fund was established to ensure that the most vulnerable members of our student community have access to nutrition, housing, transportation and the supplies necessary to succeed at UArts. 

UArts Cares has worked with partners across campus to open a food pantry and provide grocery store gift cards, provide SEPTA passes, offer academic and art supplies, and housing assistance.  

Make a gift to help vulnerable students now.


I would be overwhelmed without this support. I am extremely grateful for all the assistance that UArts Cares has provided me. Thank you so very much! 

-Anonymous Illustration Student 

For any concern about a student, whether academic or co-curricular, members of the UArts community should log into the UArts portal and complete a CARE report. Any concern that is reported to the office will be handled with the utmost care and sensitivity but will also be investigated fully in order to determine appropriate follow-up.

Visit the CARE report page 

Office location: Gershman Hall, Room 311
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Students can email to set up an appointment or visit us in our office. We will conduct a private 10- to 15-minute intake appointment to identify what services are needed. 

A student who is at risk for homelessness after hours should call UArts’ emergency line at 215-717-6666 (or ext. 6666 if they’re calling from a campus phone). We encourage students to utilize services such as the Philadelphia Hunger Coalition for concerns outside our operating hours. 

Some students may only need help once or twice during a semester; for others, it might be a regular weekly need. Students seeking services should email office to set up an appointment. (Students with meal plans are not eligible to receive services from our campus pantry.)

Gifts that directly assist our students are always welcome - especially now.  Your gift can help us stock our student food pantry; provide grocery store gift cards and SEPTA passes; offer academic and art supplies; provide access to scholarships, emergency monetary grants, work-study replacement funding and housing assistance; and allow us to respond to disasters and other emergencies with as-needed relief assistance.

Make your gift now.

Area Food Pantries and Meal Centers 

St. Mark’s Food Cupboard
1625 Locust St. 

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's
Mitzvah Food Project Center City

2100 Arch St. 

Living Word Church  
Saturday, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
142 N. 17th St. 

Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion
2110 Chestnut St.  

James Parker Memorial Center Food Pantry
1702 Fairmount Ave. 

Salvation Army Temple Corps
1340 Brown St. 
(215) 717-1169

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission  
Open daily, 7 a.m., 12 p.m., 6 p.m.
302 N. 13th St. 

Philly Restart
Monday, 4–5 p.m.
19th and Vine streets  

Broad Street Ministry
Monday–Friday, 12–1 p.m.
315 S. Broad St. 

Chosen 300
Sunday, 8–9 a.m.
Monday, 6–8 p.m.
Tuesday, 12–1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 6–8 p.m.
Friday, 6–8 p.m.
Saturday, 5–6:30 p.m. (November–April)
116 Spring Garden St.