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Being noticed, recognized, and validated is so close to being loved that sometimes they can feel the same. We’re hardwired for connection and belonging. We’re hardwired for community. 

Stephen Klein Wellness Center (SKWC) is not just a doctor’s office, but a safe haven for community and connection, which are the foundations of empowerment. 

One community within SKWC is a group called “Healthy Hearts Philadelphia,” an initiative aimed at reducing risk for cardiovascular disease through a series of guest educators. 

Once a month, members of our community gather for what we call our Recovery Cafés.  These are not formal or structured meetings, but a time for sharing stories and supporting each other. For an hour, it is a space where people are free to be vulnerable, without judgment, and where much hard-earned healing wisdom is given.

From our earliest years, we have recognized the tragic link between homelessness and addiction. Over the years, we have constantly sought to grow in both our understanding of and response to addiction (see “Saving Yourself Starts with Welcoming MAT”  outlining our new programs and services specifically designed to address the current opioid crisis).

This story originally appeared in our Summer 2019 Edition of News from HOME.

The trees are wonderful teachers of change. With the Fall season soon to start, they’re about to model for us how to embrace the inevitability of transition. But, transition is stressful.

I work as a member of the medical team at Stephen Klein Wellness Center to care for people’s wellness, especially their mental, emotional, and behavioral health.

I primarily work with people to help them heal from painful experiences caused or worsened by various life and health transitions through short sessions before or after their appointments with their doctors.

This story originally appeared in our Summer 2019 Edition of News from HOME.

Spirit of Generosity: Boyds Philadelphia

This story originally appeared in our Summer 2019 Edition of News from HOME.

The providers and staff at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center wish to inform our transgender, questioning, and gender nonconforming community members of the transgender inclusive healthcare services we offer. In addition to our comprehensive array of primary medical and dental care
services, our clinic also offers the following gender-specific resources:

Like the song, “Summer In The City” by Lovin’ Spoonful, it’s gonna be a hot summer in the City of Philadelphia! Temperatures have already caused the City to initiate “Code Reds” to alert our outreach teams of the potential damage that heat waves could cause to the vulnerable populations on the streets. To assist our City Outreach team, the Hub of Hope and our case managers, we look to you for support to create moments of change and to make an impact towards the big picture: ending chronic street homelessness. Please consider donating the following items: (large sizes are welcomed)

Project HOME residents celebrating the announcement that 1515 Fairmount Avenue could be used as a residence for those experiencing homelessness in 1994.

This story originally appeared in our Spring 2019 Edition of News from HOME.