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[NEWS] Philly Bagel Shop Teams Up With Project Home To 'Spread Holiday Cheer'

CBS 3 reports from The Porch at 30th Street Station where Project HOME Social Enterprises and Schmear It are spreading some holiday cheer.

[RELEASE] Project HOME Honors Legacy of Gloria Casarez, American Civil Rights Leader and LGBTQ Activist,  Naming Newest Property in her Honor

PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 6, 2017) – Project HOME announced today its newest property will be named in honor of Gloria Casarez, Philadelphia’s first director of the Mayor’s Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs and a passionate and committed advocate for justice and equality in our city. Casarez passed away in 2014. The property will be the first LGBTQ-friendly, young-adult-only permanent supportive housing in Pennsylvania.

 

From the Philadelphia Gay News:

Ground will be broken next month on a pioneering youth residence, which will be named for one of the community’s own pioneers.

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Project HOME's choir-  HOME for Harmony, a collaboration with Temple University, was invited to sing on Temple University's "Visions of HOME" concert. The choir, comprised of Project HOME employees and residents along with Temple University Concert Choir members,  was led by Paul Rardin, director of choral activities, and student, Victoria Nance, as they shared a few touching melodies that conveyed the essence of Project HOME’s mission. Check out the clip above to watch the full performance.

 

An Hour of Hope

Breakfast was served. Anticipation hovered in the air and the buzz of conversation filled the grand ballroom at The Lowes Hotel in Philadelphia last Monday morning. Hundreds of people gathered for a benefit breakfast celebrating the progress on a revolutionary project which brought together a public and private partnership, for a cause that will make Philadelphia a pioneer in the fight to end chronic street homelessness.

The crowd included some of the city’s most influential political and business leaders.

For six winters, the Hub of Hope has served as a walk-in engagement center located in the concourses. Now, through a partnership between SEPTA, the City of Philadelphia, and Project HOME, the Hub of Hope will expand, moving into a permanent location in the concourse to offer year-round services.

 

From: WHYY

A new facility is under construction in Center City Philadelphia that is designed as a bridge for homeless people who aren’t ready to go to a shelter.

Proceeds from a Monday morning fundraiser will help finance the project for helping homeless people move into shelters, transitional housing and jobs. It generated $850,000.

They’re transforming an 11,000 square foot former police station near Suburban Station into the new Hub of Hope.

 

From CBS Philly:

Hundreds were at a fundraiser Monday morning for the 11,000 square-foot service center for the homeless that’s being built at Suburban Station in Center City.

About two months from now, the “Hub of Hope” opens its doors at Suburban Station.

The Project HOME run program, with the help of SEPTA and the city, gets a permanent space after six years of only being open in the winter.

 

From Philadelphia Weekly:

Suburban Station is Joyce’s go-to spot.
It’s well-lit, relatively safe with its police monitoring, and, as she affirms, has more space than most city shelters.

Breaking Ground on the Gloria Casarez Residence

On December 6, Project HOME will make history and break ground on Gloria Casarez Residence, a four-story, 36,547 square-foot new construction. 30 LGBTQ friendly affordable homes will be built for young adults (ages 18-23 at entry) who are homeless, have experienced or are at risk of homelessness, including those aging out of foster care. This is the first permanent supportive housing of this kind in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and among the first in the nation. It is the first of two planned residences to be built on this site.

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