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Upcoming art show at Drexel April 12

 

Project HOME, City of Philadelphia, and SEPTA Open First-of-Its-Kind Facility to Assist City’s Homeless

David, a resident of James Widener Ray Homes and sales associate at HOME Spun Resale Boutique, experienced homelessness for 25 years before coming in. Now, he is a lynchpin of the Project HOME community and a welcome face at the boutique. Thank you for helping David come HOME.

Mike, a resident of JBJ Soul Homes, describes his years as a member of the Project HOME community as "transformative." We're so thankful to you for helping Mike find his way home, and we hope you will continue to work with us in 2018 and beyond as we strive to end homelessness in Philadelphia for good.

 

MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition Submission the only to be Recognized in Pennsylvania

Project HOME announced that its MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition proposal to solve street homelessness was honored as a “Best Bet” by the University of Pennsylvania Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP). Project HOME is the only organization in Pennsylvania to be honored with this recognition.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Forum: A Conversation with Congressman Dwight Evans

Project HOME is co-sponsoring an event on Sunday, January 14th at 2 PM with Congressman Dwight Evans who represents the 2nd Congressional District which includes some Project HOME sites in Philadelphia and also includes parts of Montgomery County.  This is being done in conjunction with the celebration of Dr. Martin L. King Day.  Congressman Evans will focus on the issues of immigration, health care, homelessness, poverty and care of the earth.  Flyer is attached.  All are welcome to attend.  Bring your family and friends.  Let’s continue the struggle for economic and social justice in Dr.

 

In 2018, we resolve to continue working to ensure that Philadelphians who have experienced homelessness will have a safe place to call home. We further resolve: To provide healthcare services to those who need it most, regardless of ability to pay. To provide education and employment opportunities to vulnerable adults and children that will enable them to lead their best lives. To advocate for equitable legislation and on behalf of the most vulnerable among us.

Unexpected Turns: Wes' Story

Andrea Szyper worked with Project HOME in the 1990s.  She does occasional volunteer writing for this blog.

“When I am posing I have time to think.”

Wes, an occasional artists' model (just one of his art-related endeavors), is a man who is finally at peace with his own thoughts.

Philly Counts Registration Open!

The 2018 Point in Time Count—the annual count conducted to estimate the number of unsheltered and sheltered homeless individuals during a specific moment in time—will be held on January 24, 2018. The PIT Count engages Philadelphia agencies working to eradicate homelessness and concerned citizens; teams lead by experienced Outreach workers and made up of volunteers will walk the City of Philadelphia to collect the total number and characteristics of all unsheltered people.

Homeless Memorial Day in Philadelphia- December 21, 2017

Philadelphia, PA—On Thursday, December 21 at 5:00 pm, hundreds will gather at Thomas Paine Plaza (1401 JFK Boulevard) to remember those homeless and formerly homeless Philadelphians who died in 2017. Homeless Memorial Day, an annual event commemorated in over 150 localities across the United States on or near the first day of winter, will also be a call to action to end homelessness in our city and our nation.

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