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Help us celebrate the kick-off of summer on Saturday, June 24 from 10 AM to 2 PM. We will be introducing a wellness walking path from the Stephen Klein Wellness Center up to the St. Elizabeth Community Center and finally to the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs.

Tell Your US Senators to Protect Medicaid!

Congress is considering unfair changes that will leave hundreds of millions without healthcare. Medicaid is at most risk in these negotiations. It is critical, now more than ever, that our voices are heard, and that our legislators know we pay attention and we care about our healthcare.

 

Affordable housing matters to all of us. Every person has a story of coming home, staying home, or losing home. And losing home is one of the hardest stories of all. In today's political climate, affordable housing has been treated as a luxury rather than a human right and important part of dignity and self-worth. The need for affordable housing in Philadelphia is tremendous and growing every day. Share your story of why affordable housing matters to you by clicking the Share My Story button on this page.

Hub of Hope Outcomes Report | 2017

The Hub of Hope was a walk-in engagement center run by Project HOME located in the concourses under Two Penn Center in Philadelphia. It provided social and health services from January through April 2017 to individuals experiencing chronic homelessness who lived in Center City. Below is the summary from the full 2017 outcomes report, which can be downloaded here

GOALS OF THE HUB OF HOPE

Are you concerned about the proposed Federal Budget’s impact on people in your community?

Please email all your Federal elected officials and urge them to protect housing, healthcare, and essential services in this budget.

Sister Mary To Georgetown Grads: Begin  A "Revolution of Tenderness"

On Saturday, May 20, Sister Mary delivered the Georgetown College commencement address and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters at Georgetown University. In her speech (which will be broadcast live here) Sister Mary urged the graduates to pursue a "revolution of tenderness" by joining with those who are struggling and together forge a new path to economic inclusivity.

Project HOME, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation Win Blue Ribbon for Francis House of Peace

Last month, Project HOME and the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) were awarded the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporation's (PACDC) 2017 Blue Ribbon for the development of the Francis House of Peace residence.

PACDC's award recognizes "outstanding achievement by community development corporations" that advance the organization's vision that "vibrant and diverse neighborhoods across Philadelphia that equitably meet the needs of all community members, preserve and enhance community assets, and foster a stronger city and region."

VOTE May 16
Election Day is Tuesday, May 16th
Polls are open from 7 AM - 8 PM

This election is critical for the future of our city!  There are multiple local offices that will be on the ballot including District Attorney, City Controller, Court of Common Pleas, and Municipal Court. There is also 1 seat for the PA Supreme Court, 4 seats for the PA Superior Court, and 2 seats for the PA Commonwealth Court.

Make a pledge to vote!

From Crisis to Hope

Katie Dougherty says it with a painful bluntness:  “I didn’t grow up hoping to be a heroin addict.”  And she could hardly have foreseen the eventual consequences when almost fifteen years ago a doctor prescribed Percocet for her severe back pain.  Because of how it improved her mood – easing depression and anxiety – she gradually became addicted.  Within a few short years, her life was a living nightmare.  “There I was, a mother of four from a good background, lost in Kensington doing whatever I had to do to get another hit.”

Project HOME is Seeking Placements for Summer Interns

The John and Sheila Connors Youth Employment Program at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs provides the opportunity for high school and college students enrolled in the College Access Program to complete a summer internship where they are paid for up to 120 hours over a six week period.

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