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On May 2, 2019 The Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs hosted a College Acceptance Day for the students who are enrolled in our College Access Program. Our College Access Program supports students from high school through to the end of college. The program uses a three-pronged approach to support college access and success: Academics, Entrepreneurship and Career Exploration.

Our mission at Project HOME is "None of us are home until all of us home." For me, as a Behavioral Health Consultant at Stephen Klein Wellness Center, the destination "home" is as much a safe place where we live, as it is a safe place within ourselves - a safety rooted in mental wellness.

Many situations can disrupt our mental health, which can cause strong feelings of anxiety, confusion, fear, sadness, or stress. Even good or wanted changes can be as upsetting as unwanted changes.

Summer Service Program 2018 Alumni Samantha

Every summer we offer rising 10th to 12th grade students a Summer Service Learning Experience 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.

Project HOME's 30th Anniversary Celebration Opening Video

The opening video from our 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Project HOME's 30th Anniversary Celebration Honickman Tribute

Our 30th Anniversary Celebration recognized Lynne and Harold Honickman with a Lifetime Achievement Award  honoring their legacy of support for Project HOME, which includes the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs in North Philadelphia.

Donations, including landmark gift from Lynne and Harold Honickman, will support work to end and prevent homelessness in Philadelphia

Sister Mary and Joan Dawson McConnon speaking at the 30th Anniversary Gala

Below are the full remarks made by Sister Mary and Joan at our 30th Anniversary Gala.

Shahida Parker Johnson speaking at the 30th Anniversary Gala

Below are remarks from Shahida Parker Johnson, a young adult resident at our Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building, made at our 30th Anniversary Gala.

Good evening. My name is Shahida Parker Johnson and, like so many young people in Philly, I grew up in the foster care system and aged out, becoming homeless at the age of 19. Thanks to a friend, I learned about Covenant House, a shelter for homeless youth. 

LaTanya Williams speaking at the 30th Anniversary Gala

Below are remarks made by LaTanya Williams, a program participant at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs, at our 30th Anniversary Gala.

Good evening. My name is LaTanya Williams, and I am a lifelong resident of North Philadelphia. Almost 10 years ago, I was on my way to visit a friend when I made a wrong turn onto Judson Street. I saw a big, beautiful building and went inside. I asked the person at the front desk, “what is this place?” She told me it was the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs.

Solomon Frazier speaking at the 30th Anniversary Gala

Below are remarks from Solomon Frazier, a Project HOME alumnus and current SEPTA employee.

Good evening, my name is Solomon Frazier. I am humbled and privileged to be here tonight to help Project HOME celebrate it's 30th anniversary.

I became a resident of Project HOME’s Hope Haven II in 2012. At that time, I had been in a recovery house for 9 months, trying to work on my addiction with very little support. When I learned I’d have to leave the recovery house, I started praying, “God I don’t want to go back out there. The odds are against me.”

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