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From USA Today

In just 850 square feet of space in a Philadelphia subway station underneath City Hall, there's a haven that not only offers shelter, but also services to help end homelessness.

During the city's sometimes-rough winter season, the homeless routinely go underground to the subway stations to escape the elements.

 

From CBS Philly

Project HOME is upping outreach to the homeless in advance of this weekend’s snow storm. KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg took a ride with one of the street teams trying to convince the most vulnerable to seek shelter.

“You know about the snow storm, right,” says Sam Santiago, outreach response worker at Project Home.

Hyacinth King tells her riveting story here.

Hyacinth King has been a crucial part of the Project HOME community for more than 18 years. She was on track for success (high school at the prestigious Friend's Select, college at Temple University) when mental illness hit and plunged her into addiction. In this beautiful, eight-minute video, created as part of the Recovery Diaries website, she tells her story and revisits all the s

 

From Philly.com

Shortly before midnight Thursday, it was a final few hands of the regular LOVE Park pinochle game for Willie Smith, 54, a truck driver who is currently homeless.

It was nearly two hours after the Secure Pope Perimeter was supposed to be in place along the Parkway from the Art Museum and stretching past City Hall to 12th Street, but the process in reality was a nearly all-night gradual shut down.

 

Please see below for a list of resources available during the Papal visit for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Homeless Outreach Hotline – 24 Hour Homeless Hotline
Phone: 215-232-1984
Address: 1515 Fairmount Avenue

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

Tanya Baker and Hyacinth King expected to strike out with Little Miss Betty Wilson, a 64-year-old homeless woman bundled up and seated alone on a subway concourse floor near City Hall on Sunday.

 

From CBS 3

A “code blue” has been declared in our area because of the brutal weather on the horizon, and outreach workers are hitting the streets, trying to convince hundreds of chronically homeless men and women living around Philadelphia to come inside.

 

From 6ABC

The bitterly cold weather is especially dangerous for the homeless and a local organization is working extra hard to ensure they have a warm place to stay.

At just after 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, the temperature read 18 degrees.

The wind was howling outside of White Rock Baptist Church at 53rd and Chestnut streets where a homeless woman sat.

 

Lynne Collins-Prillerman knows all too well what it’s like: The lack of self respect. The sense of shame and failure. The dehumanization and degradation. Being treated like you’re dirt – or worse, like you’re invisible.

 

We know things tend to get lost in the shuffle when websites are redesigned, and we also know how useful you find the Where to Turn guide. With that in mind, we'll make the guide available throughout our new site. But we also recommend you bookmark http://www.projecthome.org/publications/where-turn-guide so that you can always quickly access the latest version of this invaluable guide. 

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