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The December 6 Groundbreaking for the future Gloria Casarez Residence. (Photo by Shira Yudkoff)

The following article is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.  You can read the whole newsletter online.  If you want to subscribe, click here.

The Positive Pathway for youth and young adult homelessness

This past summer, Rachel Yoder, our strategic initiatives manager, visited the United Kingdon as part of the Transatlantic Practice Exchange to investigate new approaches to ending youth homelessness. The full report was recently released, and Rachel's portion, entitled "The Positive Pathway for youth and young adult homelessness" can be accessed below.

Joint Hearings on Youth Homelessness: Testimony of Joseph Hill-Coles

On Thursday, April 28, public hearings were held in City Council to discuss the issue of youth homelessness in Philadelphia. Joseph Hill-Coles, a young adult resident at our Francis House of Peace residence, delivered the testimony below at the hearing. 


Good afternoon.  My name is Joseph Hill Coles and I am 22 years old. My story is about who I was and who I am today.

Joint Hearings on Youth Homelessness: Testimony of Carolyn Crouch-Robinson

On Thursday, April 28, public hearings were held in City Council to discuss the issue of youth homelessness in Philadelphia. Carolyn Crouch-Robinson, Project HOME's director of residential services, delivered the testimony below at the hearing. 

 

PHILADELPHIA—Today, youth experiencing homelessness and a broad range of advocates called on City Council to commit to a long-term plan to end youth homelessness in Philadelphia. Noting major gaps in support for youth, testifiers also called for an expansion of emergency services. The hearing, which provided the first public platform specifically focused on addressing the growing problem of youth homelessness in Philadelphia, was led by Councilmembers Helen Gym (Chair of Children and Youth) and Allan Domb (Chair of Housing, Neighborhood Development, and the Homeless).

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

U.S. Sen. Robert P. Casey (D., Pa.) joined forces with Sister Mary Scullion of Project HOME and the Covenant House organization Monday to support President Obama's request for $2.48 billion in this year's budget to help the homeless.

The joint news conference took place at the Youth Emergency Service teen shelter in the city's Spring Garden section.

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