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Hub of Hope Outcomes Report | 2017

The Hub of Hope was a walk-in engagement center run by Project HOME located in the concourses under Two Penn Center in Philadelphia. It provided social and health services from January through April 2016 to individuals experiencing chronic homelessness who lived in Center City. Below is the summary from the full 2016 outcomes report, which can be downloaded here

GOALS OF THE HUB OF HOPE

Sister Mary To Georgetown Grads: Begin  A "Revolution of Tenderness"

On Saturday, May 20, Sister Mary delivered the Georgetown College commencement address and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters at Georgetown University. In her speech (which will be broadcast live here) Sister Mary urged the graduates to pursue a "revolution of tenderness" by joining with those who are struggling and together forge a new path to economic inclusivity.

Project HOME, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation Win Blue Ribbon for Francis House of Peace

Last month, Project HOME and the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) were awarded the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporation's (PACDC) 2017 Blue Ribbon for the development of the Francis House of Peace residence.

PACDC's award recognizes "outstanding achievement by community development corporations" that advance the organization's vision that "vibrant and diverse neighborhoods across Philadelphia that equitably meet the needs of all community members, preserve and enhance community assets, and foster a stronger city and region."

VOTE May 16
Election Day is Tuesday, May 16th
Polls are open from 7 AM - 8 PM

This election is critical for the future of our city!  There are multiple local offices that will be on the ballot including District Attorney, City Controller, Court of Common Pleas, and Municipal Court. There is also 1 seat for the PA Supreme Court, 4 seats for the PA Superior Court, and 2 seats for the PA Commonwealth Court.

Make a pledge to vote!

From Crisis to Hope

Katie Dougherty says it with a painful bluntness:  “I didn’t grow up hoping to be a heroin addict.”  And she could hardly have foreseen the eventual consequences when almost fifteen years ago a doctor prescribed Percocet for her severe back pain.  Because of how it improved her mood – easing depression and anxiety – she gradually became addicted.  Within a few short years, her life was a living nightmare.  “There I was, a mother of four from a good background, lost in Kensington doing whatever I had to do to get another hit.”

Project HOME is Seeking Placements for Summer Interns

The John and Sheila Connors Youth Employment Program at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs provides the opportunity for high school and college students enrolled in the College Access Program to complete a summer internship where they are paid for up to 120 hours over a six week period.

Dear Project HOME Community,

We have lost another beloved member of the Project HOME community. Hyacinth King, Activist, Former Trustee, Faithful Friend to so many and long-time resident of 1515 Fairmount Avenue, passed away this week after taking ill and having to be hospitalized.

 

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.

Project HOME Summer Service Learning Experience for High School Students

Project HOME offers rising 10th to 12th grade students a summer service opportunity focused on learning about issues of poverty and homelessness, building relationships with others involved in social change, getting to know persons who have experienced poverty and homelessness, and engaging in service with Project HOME and other agencies fighting poverty, hunger and homelessness in Philadelphia.  This experience is designed to deepen students’ desire to be of service, understanding of Project HOME’s mission, insight on the issues of poverty and homelessness and the systems that impact these

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

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