[NEWS] To prevent chronic homelessness, Philly nonprofit offers some young adults more than shelter | Project HOME

[NEWS] To prevent chronic homelessness, Philly nonprofit offers some young adults more than shelter

 

From WHYY:

Jerome Maynard’s two-bedroom apartment in Roxborough is a special place — not because of the beige carpeting and white walls, but simply because it’s his.

Roughly a year ago, the 26-year-old was homeless — and had been for the better part of a decade.

“I’m still getting used to it, but it does feel nice,” he said of his home.

Maynard is back on his feet thanks to Project Home’s young adult program, which offers 18- to 23-year-olds permanent supportive housing – one of the most expensive, full-service models out there for helping people experiencing homelessness regain stability.

The relatively high price tag means most communities use it exclusively to help older, chronically homeless adults and families considered most at risk.