[NEWS] Center City’s Homeless Have One Less Place To Go For Help | Project HOME

[NEWS] Center City’s Homeless Have One Less Place To Go For Help

  • Hub of Hope

From CBS 3

The underground hub for Center City’s homeless is in limbo, just as Philadelphia gets hit with its first code blue temperatures of the year.

“There are hundreds of people in Suburban station right now,” Karen Orrick is Project Coordinator for Hub of Hope. For the past three years, from January to April the hub has run a storefront under Penn Center that provided drop in services for those living underground.

“People experiencing homelessness in the concourse can come grab a cup of coffee, talk to a case manager, talk to a doctor or psychiatrist,” says Orrick, who notes many of the long-term homeless have mental health issues. She says Septa police worked with Project HOME, directing individuals to the hub for help.