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Happy PRIDE month everyone! What a year these last six months have been. 2020 is pushing and pulling us in many directions. We’re facing a global pandemic while witnessing the largest social justice movement of the last half-century. Gross systemic inequities against Black Americans have been laid bare. To some, these historic and ongoing injustices have been a shock; to many others, they have been a lifelong reality.  

Juneteenth is the oldest commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.

This year, this annual celebration of freedom is set in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and Black transman Tony McDade at the hands of police, the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Black transwomen Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells and Riah Wilson, and the national spotlight on racial injustice.

Black Lives Matter

We compiled some suggestions from our Project HOME staff for educational resources. We know this page has a lot, so if you’re overwhelmed we’d recommend you start here: Justice in June. You can use this for any month.

Black Lives Matter

Dear Project HOME community:  

Dear Beloved Community of Project HOME,

This is a moment of deep trauma resonating throughout the Project HOME community, Philadelphia, America, and the world. In this time of anger and mourning we wanted to speak out and share our perspective on recent tragic events. We reach out to and stand with all our community—staff and residents—knowing that we are predominantly people of color, and that we work for housing, healthcare, jobs, and education in communities of color.

We know that you care as much as we do about how the pandemic is impacting our collective work to end homelessness and alleviate poverty in Philadelphia. We also know that you want to help now more than ever before. Click here for ways you can help immediately while keeping yourself safe.

 

Friday, May 22, 10:09 AM

We are amending our list of clothing donation requests to include the following:

On Monday, May 18, 2020, Sister Mary Scullion, co-founder and executive director of Project HOME received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Pennsylvania.  

When we vote, we elect leaders who make decisions on issues that affect our lives.

Be a Grocery LifeLine for our Residents 

One of the ways you can help many of our folks who are at extreme risk right now, is through our new Project HOME Grocery LifeLine program. We are collaborating with Roonga to ensure our vulnerable residents have the essentials. You can help by signing up to become a Grocery LifeLine. This is also an opportunity to build community and to stand in solidarity with the most vulnerable among us. We hope you will join us. It can be done in four simple steps: 
  

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