[NEWS] Suburban Station to open permanent service hub for the homeless
After operating for six years each winter at Suburban Station, a temporary walk-in enagement service for Philly’s homeless population will open its doors once again in January 2018—this time for good.
Project HOME is making its Hub of Hope service center a permanent fixture along one of the underground concourses of Suburban Station, the Inquirer reports. For the past six years, the Hub of Hope has only opened its doors during the winter and early spring months, providing walk-in social and health services for people experiencing chronic homelessness in Center Center.
Because of its Center City location and access to basic amenities like bathrooms and shelter, Suburban Station has become a place of refuge for the city’s homeless, especially during winter months. After accounting for more than 200 people sleeping in the train and subway concourses in November 2011, Project HOME came up with the Hub of Hope concept and started its services in 2012.