Hub of Hope

An Hour of Hope

Breakfast was served. Anticipation hovered in the air and the buzz of conversation filled the grand ballroom at The Lowes Hotel in Philadelphia last Monday morning. Hundreds of people gathered for a benefit breakfast celebrating the progress on a revolutionary project which brought together a public and private partnership, for a cause that will make Philadelphia a pioneer in the fight to end chronic street homelessness.

The crowd included some of the city’s most influential political and business leaders.

For six winters, the Hub of Hope has served as a walk-in engagement center located in the concourses. Now, through a partnership between SEPTA, the City of Philadelphia, and Project HOME, the Hub of Hope will expand, moving into a permanent location in the concourse to offer year-round services.

 

From: WHYY

A new facility is under construction in Center City Philadelphia that is designed as a bridge for homeless people who aren’t ready to go to a shelter.

Proceeds from a Monday morning fundraiser will help finance the project for helping homeless people move into shelters, transitional housing and jobs. It generated $850,000.

They’re transforming an 11,000 square foot former police station near Suburban Station into the new Hub of Hope.

 

From CBS Philly:

Hundreds were at a fundraiser Monday morning for the 11,000 square-foot service center for the homeless that’s being built at Suburban Station in Center City.

About two months from now, the “Hub of Hope” opens its doors at Suburban Station.

The Project HOME run program, with the help of SEPTA and the city, gets a permanent space after six years of only being open in the winter.

The following article is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.  If you want to subscribe, click here.

 

 

From Philadelphia Weekly:

Suburban Station is Joyce’s go-to spot.
It’s well-lit, relatively safe with its police monitoring, and, as she affirms, has more space than most city shelters.

 

From the Metro:

In winter of 2015, advocates for the homeless from Project HOME had to fight to keep open the "Hub of Hope," a one-stop services center in Suburban Station located inside a tiny storefront space and owned by a private landlord.

But now a newer, permanent Hub of Hope is in the pipeline, set to open in January 2018. And this Hub will look a little different.

 

From Curbed

After operating for six years each winter at Suburban Station, a temporary walk-in enagement service for Philly’s homeless population will open its doors once again in January 2018—this time for good.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

Staying clean is a problem, said Iverson Furtic, 51, who’s done it on and off for more than 30 years.

He was talking about the drug use he can’t seem to beat, the addiction that keeps returning him to the street. Philadelphia social services set him up with a place in the city’s Frankford neighborhood, but the lure of easy drugs nearby proved too powerful.

Hub of Hope Outcomes Report | 2017

The Hub of Hope was a walk-in engagement center run by Project HOME located in the concourses under Two Penn Center in Philadelphia. It provided social and health services from January through April 2017 to individuals experiencing chronic homelessness who lived in Center City. Below is the summary from the full 2017 outcomes report, which can be downloaded here

GOALS OF THE HUB OF HOPE

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