[NEWS] Philadelphia Magazine Interview: Sister Mary’s Rock Star Friends and Humble Mission
It’s been 25 years since Sister Mary Scullion and her associate, Joan Dawson McConnon, founded Project HOME with the aim of ending homelessness in Philly. Homelessness is still around, of course, but many Philadelphians have found education, employment, and a roof over their heads thanks to the organization. Project HOME celebrates this month with an anniversary gala — and the opening of 55 new units of affordable housing in partnership with rocker/philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi.
“There’s a lot of people and organizations here and a lot of progress has been made and there’s a lot to celebrate and be grateful for,” Scullion said recently, “but there’s still a lot of work to do.”
Scullion talked with Philly Mag about what she’s learned, the biggest challenges facing Project HOME, and if the organization is ready to carry on without her leadership.