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MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition Submission the only to be Recognized in Pennsylvania

Project HOME announced that its MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition proposal to solve street homelessness was honored as a “Best Bet” by the University of Pennsylvania Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP). Project HOME is the only organization in Pennsylvania to be honored with this recognition.

 

From The Inquirer

Philadelphia recently reached a landmark achievement. On Dec. 6, 2017, Project HOME partnered with the city, state, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  and many other supporters and advocates to break ground on the Gloria Casarez Residence at 1315 N. Eighth St. It is the first young-adult, LGBTQ-friendly, permanent supportive housing in the state of Pennsylvania.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

On this frozen Friday in January, Michelle Sheppard returned to Sherwood Forest.

That’s what everyone called the vestibule in the depths of Suburban Station, the one off JFK Boulevard, where Michelle and other homeless people would sleep, behind the marble pillars that lined the hallway. Hidden like Robin Hood and his Merry Men.

A whimsical name for a dire place.

 

From 6ABC

Some of Santa's elves stopped by SEPTA headquarters in Center City this morning to help with bags and bags of toys.

All of this is the result of the agency's 37th Yuletoy drive.

From games to bikes and dolls, the donations were put into big plastic bags and packed onto a bus.

SEPTA General Manager Jeff Knueppel says the turnout this year has been extraordinary.

 

From WHYY

Hundreds gathered at a candlelight vigil Thursday night to remember more than 250 homeless people who died this year.

Though she’s off the streets now, 20-year-old Tori Stoddart says she inherited homelessness- and then passed it on to her daughter as an infant.

 

From Temple Now:

A new partnership between Temple and Project HOME provides community members with the skills they need to fill jobs in the technology industry.

Homeless Memorial Day in Philadelphia- December 21, 2017

Philadelphia, PA—On Thursday, December 21 at 5:00 pm, hundreds will gather at Thomas Paine Plaza (1401 JFK Boulevard) to remember those homeless and formerly homeless Philadelphians who died in 2017. Homeless Memorial Day, an annual event commemorated in over 150 localities across the United States on or near the first day of winter, will also be a call to action to end homelessness in our city and our nation.

 

From Philadelphia Magazine:

On Wednesday, several local lawmakers and community advocates attended the groundbreaking of a new LGBTQ-friendly housing project honoring one of their own. Project HOME formally announced that its new property will be named the Gloria Casarez Residence after the late civil rights leader who became the city’s first Office of LGBT Affairs director before her untimely passing in 2014.

 

From Curbed Philadelphia:

Construction has officially begun on the first LGBTQ housing project of its kind in Pennsylvania, the Gloria Casarez Residence in North Philly.

 

From WHYY

Jessica Keel has experienced almost every kind of homelessness.

She’s couch-surfed at relatives’ homes, she’s drifted in and out of group homes, and then there were times when things got really bad.

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