[NEWS] Center City Transportation Hub Is Transformed Into ‘Hub Of Hope’ For Philly Homeless | Project HOME

[NEWS] Center City Transportation Hub Is Transformed Into ‘Hub Of Hope’ For Philly Homeless

 

From CBS Philly:

It was a groundbreaking advance in Philadelphia’s response to homelessness Tuesday as officials cut the ribbon on the new Hub of Hope.

The sparkling new facility in Suburban Station is the culmination of years of work by homeless advocates, city officials and SEPTA.

Project HOME opened an overnight winter respite in a shuttered storefront there years ago, but the number of homeless using the station for shelter continued to climb so they joined with SEPTA to find a permanent space to provide day services.

The agency provided 11,000 square feet for a facility that includes laundry, showers and, soon, medical care, and board chair Pat Dione was beaming.