The handbook, Haitian Immigrant Resource Guide, is specifically designed to serve those who continue to arrive in the city and surrounding areas a year after the devastating quake struck the island nation Jan. 12, 2010.
The handbook is available in English, but next month a Haitian Creole edition also will be issued.
It provides tips on housing, education, health care, English-language classes and legal assistance.
Many Haitians have arrived in Philadelphia with no support system, said Desiree Wayne, who oversees the Welcoming Center's Haitian Community Project.
"Some people who arrived on military flights or came for medical care after the earthquake didn't have an established family member in the area," she said in a statement.
Over the years, Philadelphia has become a destination for many Haitians, immigrant advocates say. The region has one of the largest Haitian populations in the U.S., with about 11,000 (not including second-generation Haitian-Americans). Since the earthquake, hundreds have continued to seek medical aid and refuge.
To get a copy of the handbook, call 215-557-2626. To download it online, go to http://www.welcomingcenter.org/