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This story originally appeared in our Winter Edition of News from HOME.

This story originally appeared in our Winter Edition of News from HOME.


As we start 2019, all of us at Project HOME are deeply grateful for the progress that has been made – with your support and commitment – in addressing homelessness.  We have brought thousands of persons home, including many people who had lived on streets with severe, untreated mental illness.

This story originally appeared in our winter edition of News from HOME.

When it was created eight years ago, the mission of the PECO/Exelon Veterans Employment and Training Program was to use the restorative power of work, education, and community to help formerly homeless veterans in recovery remake their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. And it has done just that.

IAM Project HOME: Millie Korn

This story originally appeared in our Winter Edition of News from HOME.

About 20 years ago, a friend of Millie Korn’s, Bill Harvey, who was then on Project HOME’s Board of Trustees, told her, “I have a group I think you should work with.” Millie, a native of Philadelphia, has run a title insurance agency for the last 30 years. The new client, she found out, was Project HOME. “Ever since, it’s been a wonderful working relationship,” she says.

There are many things we can do to get involved and make an impact on homelessness in our city. We compiled a list of things that can go a long way at Project HOME to get us closer to fulfilling our mission of eradicating chronic street homelessness in our city. From printable resources to shareable snacks, we will help you see how it easy it is to give back and contribute aiding our city's most vulnerable.

High School Students: Are you interested in learning more about ending poverty and homelessness in Philadelphia?

Project HOME offers rising 10th to 12th grade students a summer service opportunity 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.

After years of advocacy and a ruling by the PA Supreme Court last September, the General Assistance program is now up and running. This is a tremendous win for low-income people in Pennsylvania, many whom have been living with no income since 2012 when the program was eliminated.

However, General Assistance is already at risk. Legislation has been introduced to eliminate General Assistance again.

Book Donations

Project HOME is starting a new initiative—an online book store!

Before you get excited, we aren’t opening a creaking old bookstore selling used Proust and old Toni Morrison novels in stack, but what we are doing is creating good paying jobs for Project HOME’s residents.

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Organizations expand and extend partnership to benefit shared community to increase affordable housing for formerly homeless individuals in recovery, specifically Project HOME’s Maguire Residence in Kensington

The federal government is currently in the longest shutdown in the history of the United States of America. In addition to the over 800,000 federal workers harmed by the shutdown, millions of Americans who rely on federal programs for their health, safety, and wellbeing are at risk.