[RELEASE] Winter Homeless Engagement Center in Suburban Station Reopens
Project HOME's Hub of Hope, Located Under Two Penn Center, Begins Sixth Season
PHILADELPHIA, January 10, 2016—The Hub of Hope began its sixth consecutive winter of operation this week in the same storefront under Two Penn Center in Suburban Station.
The Hub of Hope is a walk-in engagement center run by Project HOME that provides social and health services from January through April to individuals experiencing chronic homelessness who live in Center City.
"We provide hospitality services and case managers, medical providers, behavioral health providers, and recovery coaches who bring vital services directly to people who are experiencing homelessness and finding respite in the subway concourses during the winter months," said Hub of Hope Coordinator Angie Lewis.
The Hub of Hope will be open Monday through Friday mornings from 7 am to 10 am, and then again from 6 pm to 8 pm Tuesday through Thursday.
Last year, staff met with 1712 unduplicated individuals, 1332 of whom were first-time participants.
Click here for more on the Hub of Hope.
About Project HOME
Since 1989, Project HOME has helped thousands of people break the cycle of homelessness and poverty by providing a continuum of services that includes street outreach, supportive housing and comprehensive services that focus on health care, education and employment through both adult and youth education and enrichment programs at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs and community-based health care services at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center. Project HOME and its partners have pledged to end chronic street homelessness in Philadelphia, housing 2,200 people--1,000 people who have been long-term street homeless, 200 youth who are homeless and/or aging out of foster care, and 1,000 people who are homeless on the street and addicted but ready for recovery and work.