HOME Word Blog

Holiday Season Volunteer and In-Kind Gift Needs

From Thanksgiving to the New Year, Project HOME has many opportunities for involvement to help make the holidays a special time for our community.

Thanksgiving Drives—Help ensure every community member has a Thanksgiving meal this November. We invite you to donate frozen turkeys and/or Thanksgiving turkey baskets (including a frozen turkey and fixings to complete a Thanksgiving meal). Please e-mail [email protected] for more details!

Modern Hero recently produced a beautiful video giving insight into Sister Mary's devotion to people experiencing homelessness and living in poverty, the origins of Project HOME, and what we are doing today to end homelessness in Philadelphia for good. A must watch!



PHILADELPHIA, October 2, 2017 – The groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the two-part affordable housing development project at 1315 N. 8th Street has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 6, 2017, capping an unexpectedly complicated purchase of the property.

NEXT WEEK: Come Out and Support Health Care!

There is a lot going on next week, especially in response to the new bill proposed in Washington to repeal the Affordable Care Act which would strip health care coverage from millions of people and make severe cuts to Medicaid. We hope you can join us for any or all of the following events on Monday and Tuesday!

September is National Recovery Month.  We share this reflection from Veronica Colon, who serves as Project HOME’s Addictions Specialist for several of our residences.  She shared this at one of our Tuesday Morning Inspirational Meetings.


Aisha Boyd, Project HOME’s Employment Specialist, wrote these reflections following the hurricanes in Texas and Florida.


Protect Access to Healthcare

Email your Congressperson to protect healthcare and vote against the Cassidy-Graham Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill! There are two critical efforts underway that need your attention.

Property Acquired for Planned Residence at 1315 N. 8th St.

We are pleased to announce that, after a long journey, Project HOME purchased the property at 1315 N. 8th Street for two planned residences for formerly homeless individuals. It was a complicated process that was unforeseen, and a positive outcome did not often seem possible. Over nearly 30 years, Project HOME has witnessed the evidence of what the “Power of We” can accomplish and, once again, we are overwhelmed at what so many have made possible.

Margie Winters coordinates Project HOME's Summer Service Program.


Imagine 50 high school students spending part of their summer immersing themselves in the Project HOME community!  They played bingo with Project HOME residents, painted a mural at Ray Homes’ community garden, prepared flower beds at Sanctuary Farm, served lunch at Project HOME sites, packaged food at MANNA, read to children at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, and rolled ribbons of struggles for an art installation at Project HOME’s newest building at 2415 North Broad. 

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Project HOME community is responding by making a donation to organizations in Texas who work with persons experiencing homelessness, who were hit especially hard.  We hold all the people of Texas in our hearts and prayers, and we are enormously grateful for the tremendous outpouring of generosity we have witnessed.