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Alonda Jones, a reliable and friendly presence at the front desk at our 1515 Fairmount Avenue main office, shares her #TransformationTuesday story and the impact that Project HOME has had on her life for the last 20 years.

Project HOME began operating the Hub of Hope back in 2011 as a safe space for the most vulnerable persons who were homeless and sleeping in the concourses of Suburban Station in Center City Philadelphia. Folks came in seeking case-management services in order to access shelter or permanent housing. If people wanted to seek treatment for their substance abuse, the case management staff would also assist with that. Many times people that are living on the streets do not access health care easily. The Hub of Hope provides a safe space for folks to sit and meet with doctors.

We did it!

Thanks to tireless efforts by advocates around the country, including thousands of letters you sent to elected officials, the new federal budget includes new funding that can help us make progress toward ending homelessness.

Congress passed (and the president signed) an omnibus spending package for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2018, including $42.7 billion in funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will receive $42.7 billion. Some highlights of the spending package include:

Project HOME Summer Service Learning Experience for High School Students

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.  This experience is designed to deepen students’ desire to be of service, understanding of Project HOME’s mission, insight on the issues of poverty and homelessness and the systems that impact these

E-filing Available

If your household income is less than $50,000 OR CSBG eligible, file your taxes through Project HOME BenePhilly Center

Claim Valuable Tax Credits
Find Out automatically if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, and others! And remember, if you are eligible for ElTC and have not previously filed, you can still receive that money for up to three prior years.

Sister Mary Scullion and former resident Hyacinth King

A Statement from the Project HOME Community in the Wake of the Shooting in Parkland, Florida

Wes, a workshop leader in our candle-making program, shares how he has been able to use the principles of Project HOME to stay focused, balanced, and rooted in success.

Rep. Brendan Boyle (PA-13) recognized Sister Mary Scullion on the floor of the House of Representatives for her work to end homelessness.

Now working at the newly-expanded Hub of Hope, Nasir recently shared a reflection on what led him to Project HOME. 

2018 Project HOME Summer Service Learning Experience for High School Students

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.  This experience is designed to deepen students’ desire to be of service, understanding of Project HOME’s mission, insight on the issues of poverty and homelessness and the systems that impact these

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