HOME Word Blog | Project HOME

HOME Word Blog

Like everyone, the Project HOME community has been greatly impacted by COVID-19. Residents with underlying medical conditions have been sheltering in place since March, dedicated frontline staff have been working long, exhausting hours throughout the crisis, and our entire team continues to work hard to ensure our entire community’s health, wellness, and safety. Now is a chance to stand with them and show your solidarity by writing a “Note of Hope” to someone in the Project HOME community. 

Thanks to a 3-year grant through the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Project HOME’s Stephen Klein Wellness Center (SKWC) partnered with the Health Federation of Philadelphia to address cardiovascular health and prevent its’ devastating effects for members of our community. This brought the incredible Chef Char Nolan, a certified plant-based chef and certified food literacy instructor to the SKWC. Chef Char offered hands-on, plant-based cooking classes for an entire year.

We are providing this nonpartisan election toolkit is designed to help Vote For Homes members get the word about the 2020 election through social media, flyers, and in person (when it can be done safely).

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Frome at rachelfrome@projecthome.org or Jennine Miller at jenninemiller@projecthome.org.

Voter Registration is Essential. Can You Help?

Mobilizing the vote in 2020 is a critical part of our work to make sure that our community is heard at the polls and beyond. In addition to the online voter registration form below, we have assembled the tools below to support that effort. 

Help the Vote for Homes Coalition register voters as volunteer or as part of your job with a Philadelphia service organization. We have lots of creative and safe virtual options to reach community members. Training will be provided.

 

Our newest social enterprise venture, Project HOME Books, is up and running again after COVID-19. We have already sold thousands of books, providing work for some of our residents.

But we need more books! So we made this helpful web comic to show you how easy it is to collect books in your neighborhood, church, or office and donate them to support jobs for people who have experienced homelessness. And it’s also fun, so take a look and email Nic with any questions.

Quote from Yisha

As a witness to our community around me, both locally and afar, I am moved by the recent happenings that have stemmed from all the restlessness, frustration and anger people have been feeling in regard to the accumulation of living within this pandemic, the killings of Black men and women by police, and the plight of our Black and Brown trans people and the LGBTQI community.

Sister Mary's Roots and Branches

A formative part of my education as a young person, both at St. Joseph’s University and in my early years as a member of the Sisters of Mercy, was understanding the vital connection between compassion for persons who are hurting and the need to respond to social and systemic injustice that are at the root of much of that suffering. 

Project HOME offers rising 9th to 12th grade students a virtual summer service opportunity focused on learning about issues of poverty and homelessness and building relationships with others involved in social change.  

Though the impacts of COVID-19 can change the nature and form of our work, it cannot stop it; as the great John Lewis once said, “Nothing can stop the power of a committed and determined people to make a difference in our society." 

 

Maguire Residence provides affordable housing in the heart of Kensington at the epicenter of Philadelphia’s opioid epidemic 

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Project HOME continues its efforts to end homelessness by creating recovery housing coupled with services for people impacted by the opioid epidemic. By creating safe, recovery-orientated housing right in the epicenter of the crisis, Kensington, Project HOME will empower adults to break the cycle of chronic homelessness while addressing the impact of addiction.

Welcome back HOME!  

HOME Spun is now open for customers, with safety measures in place. 

We have been shuttered since Philadelphia’s mandatory closure of non-essential businesses. Now that the order has been lifted, your favorite boutique is open for business at 1523 Fairmount Avenue. 

Pages