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From Philadelphia Magazine:

When Sister Mary Scullion enters a room, it changes. Eyes soften and shift in her direction. Smiles spread. Eager hands reach to greet her. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput might have the last word when it comes to Catholicism in Philly, but there’s a good chance Sister Mary Scullion has impacted far more people than he or any other Catholic in the city.

 

From the Philadelphia Gay News

Two local nonprofit organizations have partnered up to support young-adult programs. The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) provided a $100,000 grant to Project HOME, an organization that empowers homeless individuals.

A round up of the television news coverage of our partnership with The Philadelphia Foundation.

 

From CBS Philly:

A Philadelphia nonprofit has announced seed funding for a new project that would provide LGBT-friendly housing exclusively for homeless youth. It would be a first for Pennsylvania.

Here’s how Nasir Fears describes his teenage years in Philadelphia.

 

From Newsworks

Nasir Fears first told his grandmother he was gay when he was 14-years old. She didn't throw him out, but she made it clear she didn't accept his sexuality.

"And I had left," he said. "And it was like ok, just do... whatever. Like, nobody actually really cared."

Fears spent years sleeping on the subway and house-hopping.

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TPF Awards $100,000 to Support Programs at Planned LGBTQ-friendly Residence

PHILADELPHIA, March 22, 2017 – Project HOME and The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) today announced a new community partnership aimed at supporting young adult-specific programs, funded in part by $100,000 that TPF envisions as a catalyst for more investment.

From CNN

Sister Mary speaks with CNN's Michael Smerconish about Pope Francis' comments regarding giving money to folks who may be experiencing street homelessness.

 

From the Philadelphia Gay News

Fashion designer Aquilla Savoy describes himself in his Instagram bio as a “young entrepreneur” who has “been weird — [you’re] just noticing.”

The out 23-year-old says the clothing from his brand, Embrace Your Fashion, is “creative and unique.” Savoy noted people often gossip on social media about the way he dresses — but he doesn’t seem to mind.

Joan Dawson McConnon Named One of 10 "Women Who Are Making a Difference" By Affordable Housing Finance

Project HOME co-founder, Associate Executive Director, and Chief Financial Officer Joan Dawson McConnon was recently named one of 10 women "who have reached the top of the affordable housing industry driven not just by a job but by a deeply felt cause" by Affordable Housing Finance. Click below to the profile.

 

Sister Mary Scullion, Director of Homeless Services Carol Thomas, and Project HOME resident Michael Oliveri recently appeared on “In Focus” with host Jennifer Lewis-Hall to discuss homelessness in Philadelphia, outreach, advocacy and volunteerism. Click below to watch the interview.

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