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For most incoming freshmen, the beginning of their college career is the start of a hopeful new life but for Keyion Briscoe, it was a reminder of how precarious life can be for someone with little margin for error.

After committing what he admits were “a series of dumb mistakes,” Briscoe was dismissed from the Art Institute of Charlotte and found himself effectively stranded in North Carolina with few options. The trying years to come would shape the man he is today.

The federal government is currently in the longest shutdown in the history of the United States of America. In addition to the over 800,000 federal workers harmed by the shutdown, millions of Americans who rely on federal programs for their health, safety, and wellbeing are at risk.


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“Your Story Doesn’t End Here. I Know Because Mine Didn’t.”

Rebecca Ergas is a psychotherapist in Philadelphia and a supporter of Project HOME.  She participates in a program called IFA (Insight For All), through which trained psychotherapist tailor therapy to the needs of formerly homeless persons.

Each year, Philadelphia performs a Point-in-Time (PIT) Count in collaboration with the Youth Count, in January of all homeless individuals living on the streets, unsheltered, or in temporary shelter housing. The PIT and Youth Count count engages concerned citizens and Philadelphia agencies working to eradicate homelessness to help estimate the size of the population in need of housing and critical life supports. 

Why We Count:

From Thanksgiving to the New Year, Project HOME has many opportunities for involvement to help make the holidays a special time for our community. Please contact Stephanie Lin at [email protected] with your interest or any questions.

Like most Americans, Janet Stearns has her own personal recollections of September 11, 2001.


The Philadelphia Homeless Memorial Day Planning Committee is reaching out to you to help gather the names of homeless and formerly homeless women, men, and children who died in 2018 (and since last year’s remembrance on 12/21/17). This year’s Homeless Memorial Day will take place on Thursday, December 20. The location is Thomas Paine Plaza and the time is 5:00 p.m. Please join us. Details here.

Mark your calendars: November 27th is #GivingTuesday!

Be part of the movement that helps change lives in our community. Please join the national celebration of generosity and help create positive change.

Last year, over 165 donor friends helped raise more than $80,500 in donations which went directly toward creating homes and offering supportive programming to those in need.

Gifts contributed to Project HOME's #GivingTuesday campaign will once again be matched by Gene & Marlene Epstein Humanitarian Fund up to a total of $10,000!

Supporters Gave More Than $350,000 to LGBTQ-Friendly Young Adult Housing At Raise The Roof Fundraiser

What a night! We vogued, laughed and learned about one another. Nasir, a Project HOME Young Adult resident, shared his moving story about developing leadership in himself and his peers since coming home. We recognized advocates John Alchin and Hal Marryatt for their vision, leadership, and commitment to LGBTQ young adults. Sister Mary Scullion described how we are all working to be the first city to end and prevent street homelessness.