The newspaper has helped hundreds of men and women get back on their feet by letting them keep most of the revenue from their sales.
Homelessness and other factors in a student’s environment are predictors of chronic absenteeism and low achievement.
The GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon is this coming weekend, and 42-year-old Reginald Allen is using it to help put his past under his feet.
About 60 attorneys, including about 25 provided by Peco, helped homeless (or nearly homeless) Philadelphians apply for a birth certificate.
When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.
The two-year, $5-million renovation doubles the agency’s capacity to house teenage mothers, while providing support services such as job training and parenting classes.
Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen says 45 homeless people have been moved to shelters and to addiction treatment.
A moonbounce and a waterslide were among the many activities being offered today to kids outside the Wesley House Homeless Shelter.
Every Thursday, Cranford Coulter spends the day in his kitchen preparing gallons of homemade soup. Every Thursday night, he feeds hundreds of homeless people in Philadelphia. He almost lost his own home.
This survey comes during the coldest month of January in a decade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The nation observes Veterans Day today, but there are many veterans who are unemployed and on the streets.