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Project HOME recently hosted the seventh cohort of Digital Skills and Bicycle Thrills (DSBT). The four-week course is "a citywide initiative that connects Philadelphia's adults with digital literacy training in the context of learning and enjoying bike share throughout neighborhoods." DSBT is a partnership between the Philadelphia Office of Adult Education (OAE), the Philadelphia Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems (OTIS), the Better Bike Share Partnership, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Indego, and KEYSPOT.

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has announced that as of Monday, August 13, they will accept applications for General Assistance. This is a tremendous win for low-income people in Pennsylania, many whom have been living with no income since 2012 when the program was eliminated. 

There are two things you can do now to help us get the word out:

Meet Zarah Teachy who joined the Project HOME community as a resident after meeting Sister Mary Scullion on the streets of Philadelphia years ago.  The chance meeting in the early stages of Project HOME's outreach efforts has led Zarah on a journey where she was able to achieve far more than she could ever imagine.

The following article is featured in the Summer 2018 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.  You can read the whole newsletter online.  If you want to subscribe, click here.

 

The following article is featured in the Summer 2018 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.  You can read the whole newsletter online.  If you want to subscribe, click here.

 

The following article is featured in the Summer 2018 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.  You can read the whole newsletter online.  If you want to subscribe, click here.

 

The following article is featured in the Summer 2018 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.  You can read the whole newsletter online.  If you want to subscribe, click here.

 

We have great news!

In 2012, the PA General Assembly and Governor Tom Corbett enacted Act 80 which, among other things, eliminated the General Assistance (GA) program. GA provided a small amount of money—$205 per month—to the most vulnerable individuals in Pennsylvania who were not eligible for any other programs: disabled or sick adults without children, domestic violence survivors, adults caring for someone who was sick or disabled, adults participating in alcohol and other drug treatment programs and children living with an unrelated adult.

Meet Ericka a Project HOME Alumni, who shares her transformation Tuesday story. Listen to how she was able to utilize the full services of our Honickman Learning Center to gain volunteer experience, earn a GED and become a full-time employee.

Thanks to you, our 2018 Bring Philly HOME event last Thursday surpassed our expectations in so many ways—over 400 supporters attended the event, we welcomed more sponsors than ever before, and exceeded our fundraising goals. And, once again, our Rising Leaders Committee planned and executed a fun, inspiring evening.

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