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Due to the escalating threat of the COVID19 pandemic, our office will be closed until further notice. All staff will continue to work remotely and monitor their e-mail communications.

Office number: (215)-557-0822

PUP Staff

NameTitleMobile phoneEmail
Thurston
Hyman
Lead Housing
Counselor
Ext.105thyman@philaup.org
Bertha
Samina
Bilingual Housing
Counselor
Ext. 116bsarmina@philaup.org
Rian FranksHousing
Counselor
Ext. 104rfranks@philaup.org
Laura ValdesOffice AdministratorExt. 132lvaldes@philaup.org
Scott
Williams
Financial Operations/
Manager Commuter
Options
Ext. 102swilliams@philaup.org
Ted KellyOrganizerExt. 127tkelly@philaup.org
John DoddsDirectorExt. 107jdoddspup@aol.com
Ashley GriffithsPandemic Mortgage AssistanceExt. 108agriffiths@philaup.org
pmap@philaup.org
James JacksonPandemic Mortgage Assistance Ext. 109jjackson@philaup.org
pmap@philaup.org

If you are out of work due to the Coronavirus you should be able to collect Unemployment Compensation. You can apply online at www.uc.pa.gov/unemployment-benefits or call 1-888-313-7284.

The phones can be very difficult to get through to, so if you have a problem calling for help or information you can go to the Career Link and call on a dedicated line that will be answered.

As of March 17, 2020, The Career Link office is closed until further notice. Below are the Career Link offices and phone numbers.


Locations of phones at PA Career Link offices to get through to the Unemployment office about your benefits. 

Phones are available from 11-3 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. You should be able to get through to unemployment staff if you call during these times. 

Center City Philadelphia 
1617 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, 2nd Floor 
 (215) 557-2592 

West Philadelphia 
3901 Market Street 
 (215) 473-3630 

Northwest Philadelphia 
5847 Germantown Ave 
 (215) 987-6503 

North Philadelphia 
4261 N. 5th St. (Bristol St.)
(215) 967-9711 

Norristown 
1855 New Hope St 
610-270-3429 
610-723-1220 

Exton 
479 Thomas Jones Way Ste 500 
610-280-1010 

 Chester 
701 Crosby St Ste B  
610-447-3350 

Perkasie 
Bucks County Community College
 1 Hillendale Rd Upper 
215-258-7755 

Prepared by Philadelphia Unemployment Project, 112 N. Broad St. Phila. PA 215-557-0822