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Homelessness

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

Volunteers Fan Out Across Philadelphia, Reaching Out To Homeless in Frigid Weather

This survey comes during the coldest month of January in a decade.

01/30/2014

(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.

01/06/2014

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Educating Statistics About Homeless Children

In the school year 2011-2012, from pre-school through high school, 1.2 million kids were homeless – and that number has been increasing in recent years.

12/04/2013

Attendees hold signs with names of those who died. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Many Gather At Thomas Paine Plaza In Philadelphia To Bring Awareness To Homeless Community

More than one hundred people gathered on Thomas Paine Plaza, with lit candles on Wednesday evening, holding signs with the names of the homeless and formerly homeless Philadelphians who died in 2012.

12/19/2012

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Children’s Stress Impacts Health And Academics

Positive, short term stress is healthy. Children need to learn to manage adversity like dealing with the first day of school. But sustained and severe stress, such as poverty, can be toxic, with longterm implications.

11/26/2012

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Advocates See Growing Unemployment, Homelessness Among Veterans

The nation observes Veterans Day today, but there are many veterans who are unemployed and on the streets.

11/12/2012

(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.

10/29/2012

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City To Ban Street-Corner Feedings of Homeless

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter has announced a ban on the feeding of large numbers of homeless and hungry people at sites on and near the Ben Franklin Parkway.

03/14/2012

(Artist's rendering of the new Ray Homes, at 21st and Venango.)

Positively Philadelphia: Legacy of a Homeless Millionaire

“Our newest project is the James Widener Ray Homes, up at 21st and Venango Streets,” says Project HOME’s vice-president, Amy Burns.

03/04/2012

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Services Expand For The Homeless Community Into Center City Train Station

Philadelphia homeless advocates are trying a new approach to get the chronically homeless into shelter, this winter. They’ve set up shop in a storefront in the Suburban Station concourse.

01/08/2012

(Troy Yokum, during a stop at a Modell's Sporting Goods store in center city Philadelphia.  Modell's is one of the sponsors of his trek.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Iraq War Vet Hiking 7,000 Miles To Help Fellow Vets Pauses In Philadelphia

Troy Yokum has been on the road for over a year now. He has hiked through the desert, across the mountains, and over thousands of miles of highway, all in effort to raise funds for his fellow war veterans.

06/10/2011

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New Mural Arts Project, Encompassing A Full Block, Highlights Homelessness

The Mural Arts Program has launched a unique, block-long multimedia project in West Philadelphia that brings attention to children and how homelessness affects them.

06/09/2011

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Small Change In Policy Could Have Big Impact For Philadelphia Homeless

A new policy set in motion by PHA head Michael Kelly looks to battle homelessness and urban blight.

06/07/2011

(US Army soldiers salute during a ceremony after arriving home from Iraq.   Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Part 4: Combatting Homelessness Among Vets

For thousands of soldiers, a new battle will begin: to adjust here at home. Not all will succeed, and the most vulnerable may end up on the street.

06/03/2011

(Connelly House, 1212 Ludlow Street, prior to today's ceremonial ribbon cutting.  All photos by John McDevitt)

Ceremonial Ribbon-Cutting Held For New Homeless Transition Apartments in Philadelphia

A dedication ceremony was held Tuesday at Connelly House, in center city Philadelphia, where nearly 80 formerly harmless men and women have been settling into apartments of their very own.

05/17/2011

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