Joyce's Place

front of joyce's place

Project HOME has rehabilitated a residence in the Parkside neighborhood of Philadelphia to serve as a low-barrier safe haven space for 25 women (trans-inclusive) experiencing homelessness who have mental illness, substance use disorder, and/or other physical ailments. Joyce’s Place will replace the current Women of Change building, replacing dormitory-style living with private rooms for our residents. Accessibility updates will ensure access to seniors and those with disabilities. Additional beds will be available for an emergency winter respite. 

Joyce’s Place is designed to be a steppingstone into more independent housing, providing three nutritious meals daily and 24-hour support to build a stable foundation for residents who have come directly from street homelessness. All residents are assigned a case manager who works with them one-on-one to develop goals  and obtain necessary public assistance benefits. The goals are feasible  and concrete and are designed to empower residents to achieve the greatest self-sufficiency possible by focusing on the following areas: 

  • Housing stability
  • Physical health and well-being, including medication management Substance use disorder treatment\
  • Financial health
  • Behavioral health treatment
  • Education and employment

here is also a focus on vocational rehabilitation and setting educational goals. The trust built with Project HOME staff allows residents to engage in services and empowers them to move toward stability, recovery, and, eventually, independent housing.

Additional Information

The Women of Change program, formerly housed at 20th and Arch Street, offers service coordination, personal recovery services, healthcare, education, social enterprise and employment opportunities.

Residents are encouraged to participate in recovery-oriented activities that lead to personal growth, well-being and self-sufficiency with a focus on moving to permanent housing. 

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Newest residence at 4849 Parkside Avenue provides permanent home for Project HOME’s Women of Change Program PHILADELPHIA, PA – February 14, 2024 –...

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