Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report | Project HOME

Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report


Dear Project HOME Community,

One of our deepest human longings is for home.  This yearning unites us all.  Without a home we are physically in peril and, beyond this, we lack the safety and security from which we can dream, create, plan and grow.

In 2018 your generosity and leadership led many home.  It was a year of continued growth and unexpected opportunity.

With your help we were able to:

  • open the Hub of Hope in Suburban Station; 
  • break ground on Gloria Casarez Residence, the first LGBTQ-friendly housing for youth in Pennsylvania;
  • open Ruth Williams House at the Gene & Marlene Epstein Building – 88 homes for formerly homeless adults and youth;
  • partner in the launch of a comprehensive messaging platform for people struggling on our streets and;
  • lay the groundwork for the Kensington Recovery Initiative  – our response to the opioid addiction crisis in Philadelphia  – three residences for recovery, job training, and education for people on the streets who are addicted and ready for recovery.

We hope you will continue to join us in 2019 as we celebrate 30 years of bringing Philadelphians HOME.  For 30 years, Philadelphians have believed in our shared mission that none of us are home until all of us are home.  From the locker room of the Marian Anderson Community Center pool to 20 residences and program sites all over the city – together we are creating the resources and opportunities needed to be the first city to end and prevent chronic street homelessness.

Thank you for participating in these important successes in 2018.  Together we will continue to reach out to those who are longing for home and offer hope to those who are hopeless.


With warmest gratitude,

Our Mission


None of us are home until all of us are home.®


The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society.  We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.

Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.

Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy.  An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.

Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.


The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.

We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.

We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.

We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.

We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.

Our Finances | Revenue, Gains, and Other Support

Statement of Activities

Fiscal Year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

Operating Revenue

Contributions and Grants (Incl. In-Kind Contributions and Pledges)
Contracts and Government Funding
Program Income and Fees
Investment Income
Special Events

Non-Operating Revenue

Revenue and support for capital acquisitions and financing


Our Finances | Operating and Non-operating Expenses

Statement of Activities

Fiscal Year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

Operating Expenses

Housing and Support Services
Health Services
Management and General
Education and Employment Services
Fundraising and Development
Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives

Non-Operating Expenses

Housing Development Expenses


Our Donors
The following individuals and organizations have supported Project HOME financially during our 2018 Fiscal Year — making contributions of $500 or more during the 2018 fiscal year. We thank you for investing in our work to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness in Philadelphia.
We have made every effort to ensure the completeness and accuracy of this list. If you notice an error, however, please accept our sincere apologies and let us know by calling 215.232.7272 x3045.

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Fiscal Year 2018 Board of Trustees
Joanne Berwind
Kathy Z. Anderson
Joseph Ferry 1989-93
Dorothy Binswanger
Donna Boscia
Stephen Gold, Esq. 1994-2001
Richard Bogue
Robert Downing
Margaret Healy, Ph.D. 2002-05
Frank Bradley
Frances Egan
William Harvey, Esq. 2006-09
Dr. Walter Cohen
Stephen F. Gold, Esq.
Kathleen Owens, Ph.D. 2010-16
John Connors
Margaret Healy, Ph.D.
Debbie Fretz 2017-Present
Jeff Cook
Hyacinth King
Joan Dawson-McConnon, CPA*
Joseph Miller
Pamela Estadt
Michael Rubinger
Debbie Fretz 
Georgianna Simmons
Gordon Gary
Gerald Strid
William Harvey
Riki Wagman
Hank Hockeimer
Lara C. Weinstein, M.D.
Lori Lasher
Leigh Middleton
Wes Mitchell
Megan Maguire Nicoletti
Patrick O'Grady
Marcel Pratt
Claire Reichlin
Estelle Richman
Emily Riley
Dr. Loren Robinson
Sister Mary Scullion*
Almeda Smith
Thomas Walker, Jr.
Joyce Wilkerson
*All trustees are independent voting members except those marked with an asterisk.