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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.



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.


An editorial from S. Mary from the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Elaine, a 37-year-old veteran and talented artist, was homeless in a wheelchair, having lost her legs to frostbite. She suffered from severe PTSD and addiction. Veterans' organizations and other community groups were working with her to help her to break out of homelessness, but early one August morning she was struck by a drunken driver and killed.


From Newsworks

This year the popular NPR feature StoryCorps is sponsoring "The Great Thanksgiving Listen." Over Thanksgiving weekend, high school students from across the United States are creating personal oral histories by recording interviews with elders, and NewsWorks is featuring some of those local conversations this week.


From Generocity

With rumors looming of planned voter suppression and intimidation on Election Day, many Philadelphians are anxious about casting their ballots. But for people who are homeless, formerly incarcerated or disabled, voting can routinely be a laborious process.


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