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From Newsworks

Nasir Fears first told his grandmother he was gay when he was 14-years old. She didn't throw him out, but she made it clear she didn't accept his sexuality.

"And I had left," he said. "And it was like ok, just do... whatever. Like, nobody actually really cared."

Fears spent years sleeping on the subway and house-hopping.

1315 N 8th St

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TPF Awards $100,000 to Support Programs at Planned LGBTQ-friendly Residence

PHILADELPHIA, March 22, 2017 – Project HOME and The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) today announced a new community partnership aimed at supporting young adult-specific programs, funded in part by $100,000 that TPF envisions as a catalyst for more investment.

From CNN

Sister Mary speaks with CNN's Michael Smerconish about Pope Francis' comments regarding giving money to folks who may be experiencing street homelessness.

 

From the Philadelphia Gay News

Fashion designer Aquilla Savoy describes himself in his Instagram bio as a “young entrepreneur” who has “been weird — [you’re] just noticing.”

The out 23-year-old says the clothing from his brand, Embrace Your Fashion, is “creative and unique.” Savoy noted people often gossip on social media about the way he dresses — but he doesn’t seem to mind.

Joan Dawson McConnon Named One of 10 "Women Who Are Making a Difference" By Affordable Housing Finance

Project HOME co-founder, Associate Executive Director, and Chief Financial Officer Joan Dawson McConnon was recently named one of 10 women "who have reached the top of the affordable housing industry driven not just by a job but by a deeply felt cause" by Affordable Housing Finance. Click below to the profile.

 

Sister Mary Scullion, Director of Homeless Services Carol Thomas, and Project HOME resident Michael Oliveri recently appeared on “In Focus” with host Jennifer Lewis-Hall to discuss homelessness in Philadelphia, outreach, advocacy and volunteerism. Click below to watch the interview.

 

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Project HOME's Hub of Hope, Located Under Two Penn Center, Begins Sixth Season

 

From the Philadelphia Gay News:

Philadelphia will soon have a new LGBT-friendly youth-housing facility.

This fall, Project HOME, under the direction of cofounder, president and executive director Sister Mary Scullion, announced construction will start next year on a 30-unit affordable-housing facility geared toward homeless and at-risk young people, ages 18-24. The building will be located at 1315 N. Eighth St. in North Philadelphia.

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

A condo-and-apartment tower proposed for the last sizable piece of undeveloped property in the Rittenhouse Square area will be downsized,  part of a deal between the developer and neighbors that also includes preserving two historic buildings at the site.

 

From Generocity

Moving into a transitional housing unit was a difficult step for Kevin Boyle. He disliked the restrictions of the living arrangement, but, determined to not end up back on the street, rose each day committed to working toward a better future.

“You always have an opportunity to live two lives in one lifetime,” he used to say.

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