Community Resources

This page will be updated regularly with information & resources for reflection, discussion, and engagement.

Below are specific resources available post-Chauvin trial.


Mental Health Resources

Hearing of, witnessing, or experiencing acts of hate takes a physical, emotional, and mental toll. Mental health support is available:

Students have access to free, private, online counseling through the Student Counseling Program led by Penn Behavioral Health (888-321-4433), and through Healthiest You. See the PAFA Health and Wellness student site for links to these support resources and more, or contact Student Services.

Employees have access to free, private counseling at Penn Behavioral Health. You can access this benefit by calling (844) 796-6532 or by visiting Penn's website.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The Minnesota chapter of NAMI has created a listing of resources for BIPOC individuals feeling stressed during the Chauvin trial. The Philly chapter of NAMI is found here.

Philadelphia's City-Wide Resources

City Community Healing Circles

The City will be hosting six virtual community healing circles from April 22 to May 6, intended to help residents share their feelings and find community and support from neighbors. You can view all upcoming dates and sign up for the next Community Healing Circle by visiting the Community Healing Circles page.

City Mental Health Supports

For those who need help, mental and behavioral health supports are available. They can be found at or by calling 888-545-2600.

Anonymous Reporting Hotline

PAFA is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. However, situations may arise when a student or member of our faculty or staff may be reluctant to report what they saw or know. In those instances, PAFA has selected EthicsPoint, an external third party, to assist you. Through this system, allegations can be reported 24 hours a day, seven days a week in a confidential setting by either dialing (844) 796-6532 or by visiting the website



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About PAFA

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is America's first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.