[NEWS] The Hub of Hope’s laundry services help homeless people feel 'normal’ again | Project HOME

[NEWS] The Hub of Hope’s laundry services help homeless people feel 'normal’ again

 

From The Inquirer

Hub of Hope began offering free laundry service in 2017, when the center — an initiative of Project HOME, SEPTA and the city — expanded into larger space in the Suburban Station concourse. In preparation for the move, Hub users were asked what services were most needed by people experiencing homelessness. “Showers and laundry” was a common answer.

Project HOME founder Sister Mary Scullion learned as much during a visit to a similar homeless-services center in Portland, Ore., which offered such facilities.

“We knew we were going to put in showers, but we hadn't thought about installing washers and dryers” until seeing the Portland operation in action, she said. “It was one of the most popular services.”