HOME Word Blog

The K-8 Program at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs just successfully completed six weeks of summer camp!  With almost 100 students enrolled, each day of summer camp was filled with academic skill development, fun science projects, engaging enrichment activities, and exciting trips.

Clearance Sale at the HOME Spun Resale Boutique

From now until Wednesday, August 31, you can save 65 percent on any item at the HOME Spun Resale Boutique! Stop by today and help yourself to some savings while also supporting our mission to end and prevent homelessness in Philadelphia!

Jeffrey Goldwire is a Maintenance Tech at our Rowan Judson residence.

Advancing on the Path

Nancy Jones’ excitement is infectious. You feel it immediately when you talk with her.

And she has reason to be excited. Tomorrow, she heads out to Erie, Pennsylvania—her first time she will live away from her North Philadelphia home—to begin her college career at Mercyhurst University.

Several artists from the Project HOME community will join the elite company of Rembrandt, Monet, and Picasso when they have their work on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Opening today at the Museum is the “Bridges Exhibit,” which features the artwork of seven Project HOME residents, staff, and volunteers.

Beauty and Love

Kat Delancey, who originally came as a guest, has volunteered at Project HOME’s Hub of Hope for the past three years.  Here are some of Kat's reflections from this past winter’s Hub.

 

In an old hair salon in an empty corner of the Suburban Station concourse, I see beauty!

Gerry Roberts, who lived at our Connelly House residence, passed away on July 2. A former deputy sheriff for the City of Philadelphia, he joined the Project HOME community back in 1997, and had a deep impact on all who knew him. His fellow resident Mike Kozisky wrote this reflection about him.

Kristal Campbell, the front desk receptionist at our Stephen Klein Wellness Center, is a busy woman.  She handles the countless visitors and manages much of the happenings in the bustling lobby.  As the Center has gotten busier in recent months (in part due to expanded services), and with some staff shortages, Kristal has ramped up her efforts in dealing with the work load and responsibilities.  She has done so admirably, holding things together at the front desk through thick and thin.  And she does it with a great sense of humor and an unflagging

The “E” in Project HOME spoke to Richard Brinkman in a particular way. Education wasn’t just important in Brinkman’s life–it changed his life. More important, access to education shaped his life, and the ripples are still being felt in his own family

I Am Project HOME: Tricia Dressel

Since moving to Philadelphia almost 16 years ago, Tricia Dressel has had plenty of experience with nonprofits and community-based organizations. But when she had the chance to join the Project HOME staff three years ago as our Director of Human Resources, she knew it was an opportunity she had to seize. “I had always admired the work of Project HOME and the impact it had at a community level. And I saw such strong leadership in [co-founders] Sister Mary Scullion and Joan McConnon.”

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