[NEWS] Project HOME marks an anniversary
This was not the plan. Sister Mary and Joan Dawson McConnon hoped to put themselves out of business. Homelessness, too. They think big like that. Instead, Project HOME, launched in a rec center locker room, is celebrating 25 years and is primed to open its 18th facility in the spring.
"So, there's good news and bad," said Sister Mary Scullion. Project HOME has a $22 million annual operating budget, provides housing for 760 residents, and employs 287 individuals, almost 30 percent of them former clients. "There are still way too many people on the streets or on the verge of homelessness. But there are so many rays of hope in Philadelphia. There's huge success, and momentum."