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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.

Learn more about how Izzy was able to transform her circumstances by joining the Project HOME community and becoming an active member of the Alumni Program, Advocacy, and the Residential Advisory Board. Through hard work and support, she has been able to successfully navigate through her Project HOME journey and find stability in life.

Election Day Rides and Resources - Get ready for Election Day on Tuesday, November 6. Polls are open from 7 AM - 8 PM. Time to make a plan.

You have the right & freedom to vote!

  • Call 866-OUR-VOTE or text  OUR VOTE to 97779 if you have issues voting or have questions about your rights, and you’ll be connected to a nonpartisan trained volunteer who can help you.

Know someone in your Philadelphia program who needs a ride?

In celebration of five years of the Personal Recovery Services (PRS) program, an innovative dimension of our residential services, we sat with Chris to share his take on the program and their successful 5 year run. PRS is Project HOME’s version of psychiatric rehabilitation services, a person-centered, strength-based program that emphasizes personal growth and empowerment.  PRS staffers work one-on-one with residents on attaining individualized goals. Chris Hausman, PRS program manager, says the program has grown in the quality of services it is able to offer.

Join Vote For Homes in our nonpartisan efforts to encourage and mobilize voters, focusing on people who are low-income, homeless, living with disabilities, or formerly incarcerated.  Together, we registered over 600 people—now we need to support them getting to the polls!

We need volunteers to help us call or text voters and remind them about the election, to knock on doors and assist voters in making their election day plans, and to provide a limited number of rides for voters to the polls on Election Day, November 6th.

Meet Benjamin, who came into Project HOME after hearing about our services, while on the streets battling addiction. From his days on the streets to volunteering with Advocacy, he has been able to leverage those experience and fulfill a childhood aspiration of helping others.

Matt McCloskey at MANNA

Matt McCloskey, after years of ups and downs, knows a good thing when he sees it.

Nearly two years ago, McCloskey was struggling with addiction and facing certain homelessness when a chance conversation led him to 1515 Fairmount Avenue. A spot at St. Elizabeth’s Recovery Residence and support from our Workforce Solutions department eventually followed.

Meet Karen, who has worked with Project HOME for the last 7 years, in various roles serving our community.  Describing her time at Project HOME as "powerful, life-giving and a returning of her humanity'" She speaks graciously about her journey to Philadelphia and how she has grown through her experiences at Project HOME.

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