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Sister Mary and Joan Dawson McConnon speaking at the 30th Anniversary Gala

Below are the full remarks made by Sister Mary and Joan at our 30th Anniversary Gala.

Shahida Parker Johnson speaking at the 30th Anniversary Gala

Below are remarks from Shahida Parker Johnson, a young adult resident at our Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building, made at our 30th Anniversary Gala.

Good evening. My name is Shahida Parker Johnson and, like so many young people in Philly, I grew up in the foster care system and aged out, becoming homeless at the age of 19. Thanks to a friend, I learned about Covenant House, a shelter for homeless youth. 

LaTanya Williams speaking at the 30th Anniversary Gala

Below are remarks made by LaTanya Williams, a program participant at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs, at our 30th Anniversary Gala.

Good evening. My name is LaTanya Williams, and I am a lifelong resident of North Philadelphia. Almost 10 years ago, I was on my way to visit a friend when I made a wrong turn onto Judson Street. I saw a big, beautiful building and went inside. I asked the person at the front desk, “what is this place?” She told me it was the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs.

Solomon Frazier speaking at the 30th Anniversary Gala

Below are remarks from Solomon Frazier, a Project HOME alumnus and current SEPTA employee.

Good evening, my name is Solomon Frazier. I am humbled and privileged to be here tonight to help Project HOME celebrate it's 30th anniversary.

I became a resident of Project HOME’s Hope Haven II in 2012. At that time, I had been in a recovery house for 9 months, trying to work on my addiction with very little support. When I learned I’d have to leave the recovery house, I started praying, “God I don’t want to go back out there. The odds are against me.”

This story originally appeared in our Winter Edition of News from HOME.

This story originally appeared in our Winter Edition of News from HOME.

 

As we start 2019, all of us at Project HOME are deeply grateful for the progress that has been made – with your support and commitment – in addressing homelessness.  We have brought thousands of persons home, including many people who had lived on streets with severe, untreated mental illness.

This story originally appeared in our winter edition of News from HOME.

When it was created eight years ago, the mission of the PECO/Exelon Veterans Employment and Training Program was to use the restorative power of work, education, and community to help formerly homeless veterans in recovery remake their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. And it has done just that.

IAM Project HOME: Millie Korn

This story originally appeared in our Winter Edition of News from HOME.

About 20 years ago, a friend of Millie Korn’s, Bill Harvey, who was then on Project HOME’s Board of Trustees, told her, “I have a group I think you should work with.” Millie, a native of Philadelphia, has run a title insurance agency for the last 30 years. The new client, she found out, was Project HOME. “Ever since, it’s been a wonderful working relationship,” she says.

There are many things we can do to get involved and make an impact on homelessness in our city. We compiled a list of things that can go a long way at Project HOME to get us closer to fulfilling our mission of eradicating chronic street homelessness in our city. From printable resources to shareable snacks, we will help you see how it easy it is to give back and contribute aiding our city's most vulnerable.

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