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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission
Open daily, 7 a.m., 12 p.m., 6 p.m.
302 N. 13th St.
Monday, 4–5 p.m.
19th and Vine streets
Broad Street Ministry
Monday–Friday, 12–1 p.m.
315 S. Broad St.
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.
A Gift Provides
$5,000 can help up to 51 students per year stock their pantry with groceries.
$2,000 in transportation assistance can help up to 30 students per year get to class on time with a SEPTA KeyCard or monthly pass.
$3,000 can provide up to 40 students per year with much-needed supplies.
$30,000 can provide housing for up to six students per year.
$25,000 can provide emergency housing assistance for up to 11 students per year.