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Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building Grand Opening | Gene Epstein

On Monday, April 23, 2018, we celebrated the Grand opening of our newest residence, Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building. The residence, located at 2415 North Broad St., provides 88 units of affordable housing (20 dedicated to young adults) to men and women who are homeless, formerly homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, as well as low-income members of the community. Gene Epstein a long-time supporter of Project HOME and advocate for ending homelessness in Philadelphia shared a few thoughts in reflection of the grand opening.

Prayer River

Meg Saligman's Knotted Home installation at our Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building is actually a series of individual pieces inspired by—and in many cases, repurposing—the Knotted Grotto. The text below is from the accompanying signage.

A Project HOME and Meg Saligman Studio collaboration

Angie Lewis, Program Manager at the Hub of Hope, recently shared some very positive outcomes and inspriring reflections from the engagement center's first two months of operation. You can download the full outcomes report here.

On behalf of the entire team at the Hub of Hope, I wanted to share a snapshot of the Hub's first two months of operations. Before jumping into that, though, I'd like to share a few reflections.

Tanisha has been a part of the Project HOME community since she was 10 years old. From homelessness to hope, hear her transformational story.

Ruth Williams House at the  Gene & Marlene Epstein Building ribbon cutting

Project HOME Announces Grand Opening of Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building

Newest Residence at 2415 North Broad Street Made Possible by the Vision and Generosity of Local Advocates and Long-time Supporters of Project HOME

This was originally published by Einstein Healthcare Network . All images in slide show were taken by  Wesley Hilton, Einstein Healthcare Network.

For Immediate Release 

The Prayer River

Brightly-colored flowers blaze across a glass wall in our JBJ Soul Homes residence. Their petals are adorned with images of Project HOME community members from over nearly three decades.

The art installation, Growing Free (one of many that beautify our residences and facilities) was the conception of Philadelphia-based artist Meg Saligman. The inspiration, however, came from a source closer to home.

Featured Artist Brian Kane

All images featured in this blog post were originally taken by Shira Yudkoff.

Because the dark doesn’t hurt so much, I am grateful for my little adapted room-darkened apartment at Kate’s Place. I am grateful for gloomy days when independent living gets a wee bit less painful, though I have to wear my prescribed black visor over glare goggles in any weather. I am grateful for screens that do not point at me, causing pain and brain problems. Especially, I am grateful for how the screen in the lobby can get turned off by a remote at the front desk if I have to be there.

Alonda Jones, a reliable and friendly presence at the front desk at our 1515 Fairmount Avenue main office, shares her #TransformationTuesday story and the impact that Project HOME has had on her life for the last 20 years.