HOME Word Blog

Day Without A Woman

Many people are taking action on International Women’s Day on March 8 as part of the “A Day Without a Woman” campaign  – a movement for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity. 

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Project HOME Community is gathering for a noon potluck to celebrate and honor the struggle of women in our community.

Michelle Sheppard is a resident of Ray Homes.  This profile of her was originally published in the Journey of Hope newsletter.


We were saddened to learn that one of earliest and strongest supporters, Dr. Eugene Garfield, passed away on February 26.  In his honor, we reprint this article about him, which was first published in the Winter 2013 edition of our News from HOME newsletter.


Joan Dawson McConnon Named One of 10 "Women Who Are Making a Difference" By Affordable Housing Finance

Project HOME co-founder, Associate Executive Director, and Chief Financial Officer Joan Dawson McConnon was recently named one of 10 women "who have reached the top of the affordable housing industry driven not just by a job but by a deeply felt cause" by Affordable Housing Finance. Click below to the profile.

Rachel Ehrgood knows how beautiful art can be – but she also strongly believes in its transformational power, for individuals and for our society.

For the past four years, Rachel has served as coordinator of Project HOME’s Arts Program.  A core part of her work is facilitating workshops for residents and community members, featuring a variety of art mediums through which participants explore various concepts and ideas as well as aspects of their selves.

The following article is featured in the winter 2017 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.  You can read the whole newsletter online here.  If you want to subscribe, click here.

Michael Koziski lives at our Connelly House residence.


Jenna Bryant coordinated this year’s PIT Count Coordinator for Project HOME's Outreach Coordination Center.


These have been some turbulent days in our nation.  Most particularly, the Trump Administration’s executive order to ban travel from seven Muslim nations has stirred many Americans to hit the streets, insisting that our nation maintain its tradition of welcoming immigrants and refugees.

D. Qasim Moore, MHS, MAT, is Program Manager of Project HOME’s Kate’s Place residence in Center City Philadelphia.  He shares this beautiful reflection on our young people.


In recent years, we have often seen news segments reporting on Center City students involved in some type of mayhem – flash mobs, fighting, shoplifting and or disorderly conduct.  This contributes to very negative public attitudes about Philadelphia students and young people in general.

On December 13, we lost a beloved friend and colleague, Ed Speedling.  Our Executive Director, S. Mary Scullion, shared reflections on what Ed meant to us at his memorial service on January 7.


Ed Speedling was a beloved colleague and friend to all of us in the Project HOME community.  Ed was a transformational person and leader!