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,