People’s Emergency Center (PEC) is located in West Philadelphia. PEC’s mission is to nurture families, strengthen neighborhoods and drive change.
For families, children, and youth experiencing homelessness, PEC offers more than 235 affordable housing units, job training, parenting and early childhood education, financial education and planning, life skills and technology classes. PEC seeks to change the life trajectory for the families who seek its services and inspire them to achieve housing security and financial stability. PEC started as an all-volunteer agency. We host dedicated volunteers every year who want to make a difference in the community. PEC is always looking for energetic people to lend a helping hand in our food cupboard and the Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival in July.