The Social Service Annex (SS Annex) is dedicated to empowering students who self-identify as in need of supportive services. The SS Annex offers prevention-focused and empowerment-based intervention support services to Temple students and the community at large—offering solutions and delivering effective, compassionate care that helps students achieve a better quality of life and a higher likelihood of degree completion.

The primary goal of social work is to enhance human well-being, help empower people in need and address social problems, promoting social justice and social change on behalf of clients. The SS Annex intends to work toward this vision in service of our students and the local community.

Services offered to students in the SS Annex include:

  • Quiet area to relax and decompress
  • Peer consultations and focus groups
  • University and community resources
  • Light refreshments and beverages

Each month, the SS Annex also offers numerous events focused on health, well-being, career development and more. Check back soon for a listing of fall events.


Ritter Annex, Basement
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Hours of operation

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Student spaces in the SS Annex