[NEWS] How the ‘angel’ of the Reading Terminal is helping the homeless come inside | Project HOME

[NEWS] How the ‘angel’ of the Reading Terminal is helping the homeless come inside

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

Early every morning, as the Reading Terminal Market comes to life, and folks find their spots at tables in the center court, Terez Giuliana looks for her regulars. The ones for whom the market isn’t just a food court or a grocery, but a shelter.

There’s John Silvetti, whom Giuliana calls her “paisan,” who makes his bed in the tunnel outside the Convention Center and spends mornings at a table by Beiler’s bakery. There’s Richard, who has Tourette’s syndrome and whose tics make it difficult for him to spend the night in shelters. He passes his days at a table by the center court statue of Philbert the Pig.