Helen Brown Community Center

Helen Brown Community Center at St. Elizabeth’s

The Helen Brown Community Center (HBCC) has a rich history of community engagement. Ms. Helen Brown, Project HOME’s Community Organizer for over 20 years and resident of the St. Elizabeth’s neighborhood, was a remarkable leader in the community as a neighborhood activist and change agent.

It is in Ms. Helen’s honor that we keep her memory alive by working to keep our neighborhoods vibrant and safe while making our homes and communities open to all through our warmth, friendships, and love.

In addition to its work in organizing and empowering the community, HBCC houses the offices of several Project HOME departments including the Real Estate Development and Asset Management team, VP of Healthcare Services, and the CFO of Project HOME. The Helen Brown Community Center at St. Elizabeth’s is used as a community meeting space where the St. Elizabeth’s RCO, block captains, and other community organizations gather to conduct community-related business.

Additional Information

The Helen Brown Community Center offers food pantry services throughout the year. It is the locus of turkey basket distribution at Thanksgiving. It is organizes the distribution of holidays gifts to seniors in the neighborhood. The food pantry is open Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

Click here for additional food pantries operating in 19121 and 19132.

In addition to our regular pantry, we distribute emergency meals for children up to age 18 from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

We are also piloting a Friday delivery service for seniors and shut-ins in the 19121 ZIP code. Limited slots are available and interested neighbors can submit a request through HBCCpantry@projecthome.org or by calling 215-232-3110.

Donations of non-perishable food items are always in need; please call ahead prior to delivery.

For more information, please contact Priscilla “Ms. Tee” Brown at 215-235-3110 x5611.

The Helen Brown Community Center is used as a community meeting space where the St. Elizabeth’s RCO, block captains, and other community organizations gather to conduct community related business.

For more information, please contact Priscilla “Ms. Tee” Brown at 215-235-3110 x5611.

The Helen Brown Community Center supports the space needs and work of Sanctuary Farm, which engages in urban farming skills and nutrition education for the children at the Honickman Learning Center Comcast Technology Labs and clients at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center while making available fresh, local produce to the neighborhood.

For more information, please contact Andrea Vittori at sanctuaryfarmphila@gmail.com.

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