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.
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.
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.
“Our newest project is the James Widener Ray Homes, up at 21st and Venango Streets,” says Project HOME’s vice-president, Amy Burns.
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.
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.
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.
A new policy set in motion by PHA head Michael Kelly looks to battle homelessness and urban blight.
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.
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.
Volunteers fanned out across the city before dawn, interviewing homeless people with the goal of getting the most vulnerable and sick off the streets and into permanent homes.
Tuesday is “Homeless Memorial Day,” and hundreds are expected to gather in Love Park (JFK Plaza) on Tuesday at dusk to honor those who have died on the streets of Philadelphia this year.