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The following article is featured in the Summer 2017 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.

Tell Your US Senators to Protect Medicaid!

Congress is considering unfair changes that will leave hundreds of millions without healthcare. Medicaid is at most risk in these negotiations. It is critical, now more than ever, that our voices are heard, and that our legislators know we pay attention and we care about our healthcare.

Qasim Moore, Program Manager at Project HOME, joined with the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania recently to discuss the importance of affordable housing and recovery. Our thanks to Rep. Dwight Evans for his time and for representing us in the 2nd District.

Day Without A Woman

Many people are taking action on International Women’s Day on March 8 as part of the “A Day Without a Woman” campaign  – a movement for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity. 

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Project HOME Community is gathering for a noon potluck to celebrate and honor the struggle of women in our community.

Mobilize Voters with the Vote For Homes Coalition!

Join Vote For Homes in our nonpartisan effort to mobilize voters by supporting the voting rights of people who are low-income, homeless, living with disabilities, or formerly incarcerated.

We need volunteers to help us call voters and remind them about the election, and to provide a limited number of rides for voters to the polls on Election Day, November 8th.

Please let us know your availability for training and to volunteer before and on Election Day.

The Grotto on the Parkway.

I volunteered at the grotto Mary, Undoer of Knots project at the Cathedral grotto with my two grandsons, Liam (16) and Luke (15), both students at Roman Catholic High School. Our work together was a shared blessed experience. We met many inspired people, both those volunteering and those visiting the grotto to add their prayers to the thousands already rendered. We threaded and knotted the strips containing the needs of supplicants received over the internet

Register voters with the Vote for Homes Coalition

Join Vote for Homes in our ongoing effort to mobilize voters by learning about the process of voter registration and the voting rights of people who are low-income, homeless, living with disabilities, or formerly incarcerated.  This training is ideal for staff, residents, program participants, and volunteers in your organization.

We will host four voter registration training sessions in preparation for the May 19th Primary Election. All trainings will be held at Project HOME, 1515 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, 19130. The available training dates are as follows:

Please join the Vote for Homes! Coalition in thanking Pennsylvania Governor-Elect Tom Wolf for his commitments to housing, jobs, and services in our 2014 Voter’s Guide. (To see the Governor’s full responses to our Voter’s Guide questionnaire click here.)  

We look forward to working together with Governor-Elect Wolf, his transition team, and his Administration in the fight to end homelessness!

Fund the Fund
The 2013-14 Pennsylvania legislative session ends on November 30, but the House and Senate are leaving on October 15 with unfinished business.  Our state elected officials are leaving Harrisburg without funding the Housing Trust Fund.
 
Email your senator and representative TODAY to express your disappointment and dismay that they are leaving Harrisburg without funding the Pennsylvania Housing Trust Fund.
WE DID IT! Health care coverage will now be available for over 600,000 uninsured Pennsylvanians thanks to your efforts!
 
In the late summer, the Federal Government approved a revised version of Healthy PA. They took our comments into consideration and ended up adopting more than 80% of them!

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