A local shelter for homeless teens is holding its biggest fundraiser of the year Monday night.
Local law enforcement officials say that unless steps are taken, Philadelphia is poised to become a major hub of human trafficking, in which victims are sold for sexual or other purposes.
Covenant House, a shelter for homeless youth, is holding a “Sleep Out” this week where top corporate executives sleep outside to raise money to help bring homeless teens inside.
The billboards feature a young boy, a toll free hotline number and the message, “where does human trafficking happen?”
The most recent Small Area Health Insurance Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that 20 percent of Philadelphians — more than 189,000 — are uninsured, thus topping the list of counties in Pennsylvania. For them, and for the countless under-insured in the city, health care would be prohibitive were it not for the many government-funded and non-profit clinics that provide quality, low-cost medical services throughout Philly.
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate and appreciate your mom, so it’s important to choose an amazing gift that will be sure to put a smile on her face.
Broadway’s leading stars will join forces with former homeless youth at the Kimmel Center next month to raise money for Covenant House.