[NEWS] Suburban Station getting a new stop: A service center for Philly's homeless | Project HOME

[NEWS] Suburban Station getting a new stop: A service center for Philly's homeless

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

Staying clean is a problem, said Iverson Furtic, 51, who’s done it on and off for more than 30 years.

He was talking about the drug use he can’t seem to beat, the addiction that keeps returning him to the street. Philadelphia social services set him up with a place in the city’s Frankford neighborhood, but the lure of easy drugs nearby proved too powerful.

Sitting on a bench along Suburban Station’s concourse, Furtic also talked about literally staying clean — how much a person without a home values something as simple as a shower.  A washing machine for dirty clothes. A meal. A place to sit down.