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Prayer River

Meg Saligman's Knotted Home installation at our Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building is actually a series of individual pieces inspired by—and in many cases, repurposing—the Knotted Grotto. The text below is from the accompanying signage.


KNOTTED HOME 2018
A Project HOME and Meg Saligman Studio collaboration

Angie Lewis, Program Manager at the Hub of Hope, recently shared some very positive outcomes and inspriring reflections from the engagement center's first two months of operation. You can download the full outcomes report here.

On behalf of the entire team at the Hub of Hope, I wanted to share a snapshot of the Hub's first two months of operations. Before jumping into that, though, I'd like to share a few reflections.

Ruth Williams House at the  Gene & Marlene Epstein Building ribbon cutting

Project HOME Announces Grand Opening of Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building

Newest Residence at 2415 North Broad Street Made Possible by the Vision and Generosity of Local Advocates and Long-time Supporters of Project HOME

This was originally published by Einstein Healthcare Network . All images in slide show were taken by  Wesley Hilton, Einstein Healthcare Network.

For Immediate Release 

The Prayer River

Brightly-colored flowers blaze across a glass wall in our JBJ Soul Homes residence. Their petals are adorned with images of Project HOME community members from over nearly three decades.

The art installation, Growing Free (one of many that beautify our residences and facilities) was the conception of Philadelphia-based artist Meg Saligman. The inspiration, however, came from a source closer to home.

Featured Artist Brian Kane

All images featured in this blog post were originally taken by Shira Yudkoff.

Because the dark doesn’t hurt so much, I am grateful for my little adapted room-darkened apartment at Kate’s Place. I am grateful for gloomy days when independent living gets a wee bit less painful, though I have to wear my prescribed black visor over glare goggles in any weather. I am grateful for screens that do not point at me, causing pain and brain problems. Especially, I am grateful for how the screen in the lobby can get turned off by a remote at the front desk if I have to be there.

Alonda Jones, a reliable and friendly presence at the front desk at our 1515 Fairmount Avenue main office, shares her #TransformationTuesday story and the impact that Project HOME has had on her life for the last 20 years.

Project HOME began operating the Hub of Hope back in 2011 as a safe space for the most vulnerable persons who were homeless and sleeping in the concourses of Suburban Station in Center City Philadelphia. Folks came in seeking case-management services in order to access shelter or permanent housing. If people wanted to seek treatment for their substance abuse, the case management staff would also assist with that. Many times people that are living on the streets do not access health care easily. The Hub of Hope provides a safe space for folks to sit and meet with doctors.

We did it!

Thanks to tireless efforts by advocates around the country, including thousands of letters you sent to elected officials, the new federal budget includes new funding that can help us make progress toward ending homelessness.

Congress passed (and the president signed) an omnibus spending package for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2018, including $42.7 billion in funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will receive $42.7 billion. Some highlights of the spending package include:

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