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Hyacinth King: Beloved Activist, Trustee, and Friend

Dear Project HOME Community,

We have lost another beloved member of the Project HOME community. Hyacinth King, Activist, Former Trustee, Faithful Friend to so many and long-time resident of 1515 Fairmount Avenue, passed away this week after taking ill and having to be hospitalized.

 

From Philadelphia Magazine:

When Sister Mary Scullion enters a room, it changes. Eyes soften and shift in her direction. Smiles spread. Eager hands reach to greet her. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput might have the last word when it comes to Catholicism in Philly, but there’s a good chance Sister Mary Scullion has impacted far more people than he or any other Catholic in the city.

Project HOME Summer Service Learning Experience for High School Students

Project HOME offers rising 10th to 12th grade students a summer service opportunity focused on learning about issues of poverty and homelessness, building relationships with others involved in social change, getting to know persons who have experienced poverty and homelessness, and engaging in service with Project HOME and other agencies fighting poverty, hunger and homelessness in Philadelphia.  This experience is designed to deepen students’ desire to be of service, understanding of Project HOME’s mission, insight on the issues of poverty and homelessness and the systems that impact these

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TPF Awards $100,000 to Support Programs at Planned LGBTQ-friendly Residence

Qasim Moore, Program Manager at Project HOME, joined with the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania recently to discuss the importance of affordable housing and recovery. Our thanks to Rep. Dwight Evans for his time and for representing us in the 2nd District.

Evockeeah, now a resident at our Francis House of Peace residence, endured a harrowing, dehumanizing housing experience before securing her home. Last week she shared her heartbreaking story at our weekly morning inspiration meeting.

Elizabeth “Izzy” Fletcher lives at our Ray Homes residence and volunteers as a resident leader in many areas of our mission.  She recently shared some of her story at a Tuesday morning Inspirational Meeting with fellow members of the Project HOME community.

 

When I first came to Project HOME, I was broken: molested at a young age and an adult; lost my children to DHS; and chronically homeless since 12 years old.

I am a survivor constantly working on my broken wings.

We recently experienced a loss in our community:  Gunnar Brown, who lived at our Kate’s Place Residence, passed away on February 28.  In his honor, Kate’s Place Program Manager Qasim Moore wrote the following poem:

 

I Saw a Man

I saw a man today in a fight for his life

I saw a man turn left today for his path not always right

I saw a man reach out today as if reaching for his soul

Day Without A Woman

Many people are taking action on International Women’s Day on March 8 as part of the “A Day Without a Woman” campaign  – a movement for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity. 

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Project HOME Community is gathering for a noon potluck to celebrate and honor the struggle of women in our community.

Michelle Sheppard is a resident of Ray Homes.  This profile of her was originally published in the Journey of Hope newsletter.

 

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