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Antoinette Richardson performs an original poem with musical accompaniment at the Curtis Institute of Music in April 2017. (Photo by Project HOME)

In celebration of Black History Month, we share this poem by Antoinette Richardson is a resident of Project HOME’s Kate’s Place residence in Center City Philadelphia.  


My ancestors, in chains,
Broken by those who claim they’re superior.
Slave ships holding our brothers in pain.
Now can we see their hard exterior?

We recently completed production of our inspiring new video, Coming HOME, and we hope it conveys our shared conviction that Philadelphia can be the first major city to end chronic street homelessness and that it serves as a source of inspiration for you. Happy watching!

Women of Change is a safe haven residence for women located at 20th and Arch Streets. (Photo by Project HOME)

Eileen McGovern first visited Project HOME’s Women of Change Safe Haven in 2015 with a group of Mercy Associates.  She currently serves as a receptionist there. 

Project HOME community members (left to right) Lori Lacher, Carol Thomas, Chris Williams, and Sister Mary Scullion with Cardinal Peter Turkson from Ghana (center).

Chris Williams, who lives at our Connelly House residence, joined other members of the Project HOME community in a trip to Rome last December for an international symposium , the Institute for Global Homelessness on Street Homelessness and Catholic Social Teaching.  Chris travelled along with Executive Director Sister Mary Scullion, Director of Residential Services Carol Thomas, and Board of Trustee member Lori Lasher.  Chris participated in a panel discussion, sharing his experiences and reflections.  Here, Chris shares his reflections on the trip.

Michelle, former resident and full-time employee of Project HOME, shares her journey from Homelessness to HOPE. Formerly homeless for decades, Michelle discovered Project HOME through the Hub of Hope where she went from volunteer to full-time employee at The Hub of Hope.

 

From Philly Voice:

Hub for Hope, a service center for Philadelphia’s homeless population, opened Tuesday in Suburban Station.

 

From CBS Philly:

It was a groundbreaking advance in Philadelphia’s response to homelessness Tuesday as officials cut the ribbon on the new Hub of Hope.

The sparkling new facility in Suburban Station is the culmination of years of work by homeless advocates, city officials and SEPTA.

 

From WHYY:

Philadelphia’s new day center for the homeless opens its doors Wednesday, but it’ll be opening in an unusual location — underground.

 

From 6ABC:

Hub of Hope is ready to unveil a major upgrade to an 11,000 square foot facility in SEPTA's Center City subway concourse.

Project HOME worked with the City of Philadelphia and SEPTA to create this first of its kind facility.

It is not a shelter, but rather a way to connect the city's homeless to other services.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

Guiding chronically homeless people to the assistance they need is a delicate process, said those who work with the city’s indigent, and requires giving people with nowhere to go a place to feel welcome.

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