St. Elizabeth's Recovery Residence | Project HOME

St. Elizabeth's Recovery Residence

Recovery Residence
  • Helen Brown Community Center
1850 North Croskey Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Project HOME's supportive housing programs offer permanent, subsidized housing for individuals and families who had been homeless. Most residents come to Project HOME from a safe haven, a shelter or from the streets.

St. Elizabeth’s Recovery Residence is a recovery residence for men, providing 24 fully-furnished, subsidized, single-room occupancy units, 12 of which are designated for veterans. Accessible units are available. 

Residents are offered service coordination, personal recovery services, health care, 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.

Single Room Occupancy (SRO) | 24 rooms (12 designated for veterans)

  • Documented Current Homelessness
  • Documented diagnosis of substance abuse
  • Must be a male over the age of 18
  • Committed to recovery:
    • Willingness to live a clean and sober lifestyle
    • Submission to random drug tests
    • Engagement with appropriate supports (TCM services, OP/IOP programs, NA/AA, Peer Services)
  • 24-hour staffing
  • Meals are provided
  • Fitness room

Contact the Program Manager at 215-763-1820 to inquire about eligibility and openings. 

Single Room Occupancy (SRO) | 24 rooms (12 designated for veterans)

  • 30 percent of Income 
  • Monthly $110 meal fee (SNAP accepted)

None of us are home until all of us are home, and at Project HOME this means that we can all have a decent standard of living today without compromising our needs in the future. When thinking about the footprints – the waste, the greenhouse gases, the toxins – we leave behind through our daily living, we must recognize that the earth is our home.

This is why Project HOME has made sustainability a priority for current and future developments. Sustainability is based on a simple principle: everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Thus, our goal is to ensure that all developments reflect the shared values of economic, social, and environmental sustainability by:

  • Decreasing energy usage
  • Constructing all new buildings to meet Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification guidelines
  • Reducing fuel use of Project HOME vehicles
  • Procuring more sustainable products
  • Reducing waste
  • Engaging Project HOME community members in sustainability efforts
  • Supporting neighborhood sustainability
  • Increasing access to healthy foods for residents and community members

Guided by these principles, we’ve taken sustainability from offices to residences, and even to gardens to promote energy and waste reduction, environmental education and justice, and health and wellness for all.