Project HOME in the News

An Hour of Hope

Breakfast was served. Anticipation hovered in the air and the buzz of conversation filled the grand ballroom at The Lowes Hotel in Philadelphia last Monday morning. Hundreds of people gathered for a benefit breakfast celebrating the progress on a revolutionary project which brought together a public and private partnership, for a cause that will make Philadelphia a pioneer in the fight to end chronic street homelessness.

The crowd included some of the city’s most influential political and business leaders.

For six winters, the Hub of Hope has served as a walk-in engagement center located in the concourses. Now, through a partnership between SEPTA, the City of Philadelphia, and Project HOME, the Hub of Hope will expand, moving into a permanent location in the concourse to offer year-round services.

 

From: WHYY

A new facility is under construction in Center City Philadelphia that is designed as a bridge for homeless people who aren’t ready to go to a shelter.

Proceeds from a Monday morning fundraiser will help finance the project for helping homeless people move into shelters, transitional housing and jobs. It generated $850,000.

They’re transforming an 11,000 square foot former police station near Suburban Station into the new Hub of Hope.

 

From CBS Philly:

Hundreds were at a fundraiser Monday morning for the 11,000 square-foot service center for the homeless that’s being built at Suburban Station in Center City.

About two months from now, the “Hub of Hope” opens its doors at Suburban Station.

The Project HOME run program, with the help of SEPTA and the city, gets a permanent space after six years of only being open in the winter.

 

From Philadelphia Weekly:

Suburban Station is Joyce’s go-to spot.
It’s well-lit, relatively safe with its police monitoring, and, as she affirms, has more space than most city shelters.

Breaking Ground on the Gloria Casarez Residence

On December 6, Project HOME will make history and break ground on Gloria Casarez Residence, a four-story, 36,547 square-foot new construction. 30 LGBTQ friendly affordable homes will be built for young adults (ages 18-23 at entry) who are homeless, have experienced or are at risk of homelessness, including those aging out of foster care. This is the first permanent supportive housing of this kind in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and among the first in the nation. It is the first of two planned residences to be built on this site.

 

From The Loquitur

To change one person’s life is no easy feat. But to change the lives of hundreds upon hundreds leaves an indelible mark left on a community.

David Brown and Michael Oliveri were both homeless for 25 and 15 years, respectively.

David Brown (left) and Michael Oliveri (right) at the Executive in Residence presentation. Photo by Hope Daluisio.
Brown began living on the streets at the age of 14.

Mark your calendars: November 28th is #GivingTuesday!

Be part of the movement that helps change lives in our community. Please join the national celebration of generosity and help create positive change.

Last year, over 166 donor friends helped raise more than $62,000 in donations which went directy toward creating homes and offering supportive programming to those in need. 

 

From the Metro:

In winter of 2015, advocates for the homeless from Project HOME had to fight to keep open the "Hub of Hope," a one-stop services center in Suburban Station located inside a tiny storefront space and owned by a private landlord.

But now a newer, permanent Hub of Hope is in the pipeline, set to open in January 2018. And this Hub will look a little different.

 

From Curbed

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.

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