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(Work on the new West Philadelphia building of Chosen 300 Ministries nears completion.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Work Nears Completion on Charity Group’s New West Philadelphia Facility

But they need the public’s help to jump one final hurdle.


(In file photo: Rev. Brian Jenkins conducts fellowship service with homeless Philadelphians.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Local Organization Hosts Special Super Bowl Party For Homeless

A local organization opened its doors Sunday for homeless people across Philadelphia to come in and watch the Super Bowl and have a few snacks.


(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Charitable Groups Gear Up As Overnight Temperatures Set to Plummet

Philadelphia city officials joined forces with volunteers working to protect the most vulnerable population — the city’s homeless — from the frigid, potentially deadly cold snap.


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Volunteers In Montco Help Those Less Fortunate

It was a celebration of the spirit of Christmas in Montgomery County Tuesday night, where volunteers served up a holiday feast for hundreds of families in need.


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Local Organization Makes Christmas Special For Those Less Fortunate

The Chosen 300 hosted a dinner for dozens of families in need Tuesday night.


(Homeless people huddle under a highway overpass on the edge of Old City Philadelphia.  File photo by Dawn Pratson)

‘Code Grey’ Declared, Homeless Urged To Visit City Shelters

Just as winter weather can bring a “Code Blue,” and summer its “Code Red,” this is a Code Grey, according to Laura Weinbaum of Project HOME.


(A free food distribution on city land in May 2012.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia, Homeless Advocates Working On Compromise To Public Area Feeding Ban

Now, both sides indicate they are willing to sit down and negotiate a way to help those in need.


(Mayor Nutter checks the weather as he emerges from the US Courthouse in center city Philadelphia, where he testified about the city's feeding ban.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Mayor Nutter Appears In Federal Court, Defending Homeless Feeding Ban

The ban is being challenged on constitutional grounds by religious groups who feed the homeless in center city Philadelphia parks.


Eagles' #55 Darryl Tapp speaks to a group of homeless people at Chosen 300 Outreach Center. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Eagles Defenseman Tackles Job Skills For Homeless

An Eagles defensive end tackled a big issue yesterday at the Chosen 300 Outreach Center on Spring Garden Street: how to help the homeless find jobs.