Hub of Hope

 

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

 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Project HOME's Hub of Hope, Located Under Two Penn Center, Begins Sixth Season

We Belong to Each Other

Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles and a dear friend of Project HOME, describes violence as stemming from “a lethal absence of hope.  It’s about [people] who can’t imagine a future for themselves.”

How can we infuse our system, our services, our communities, and our world with more hope? How can we cultivate spaces that are safe, rejuvenating, and restorative?

2016 Hub of Hope Report

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 2016 to individuals experiencing chronic homelessness who lived in Center City. Below is the summary from the full 2016 outcomes report.

Hub of Hope Outcomes Report | 2016

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 2016 to individuals experiencing chronic homelessness who lived in Center City.

Hub of Hope Looking for In-Kind Gifts for New Season

As the Hub of Hope winds down another season, we are seeking volunteers who can help compile data for our final report. Help would be needed at 1515 Fairmount Avenue through May 1, generally between 9 am to 5 pm.

Please contact Elle Gordon at 215-232-7272, x4483 or [email protected] for more information or to schedule a drop off.

And, as always, if you see someone experiencing homelessness who needs help, please call the 24-Hour Homeless Outreach Hotline at 215-232-1984.

 

From USA Today

In just 850 square feet of space in a Philadelphia subway station underneath City Hall, there's a haven that not only offers shelter, but also services to help end homelessness.

During the city's sometimes-rough winter season, the homeless routinely go underground to the subway stations to escape the elements.

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