Two years after launching a collaborative effort to end veteran homelessness, the agencies involved have announced that they are close to success.
Today, community and government leaders met to discuss the achievements of the county program to fight homelessness, called “Your Way Home Montgomery County.”
Ten US military veterans, all formerly homeless, have graduated from a job training program during ceremonies at a center city Philadelphia hotel.
“I thought, we have to do something — what can we do?” recalls Temperance Jaxson, right, after seeing a homeless woman sleeping outside her window.
When temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, the City of Philadelphia puts its “Code Blue” initiatives in place.
“We make sure that nobody dies out here, because that could happen very easily,” notes Sam Santiago, with Project Home.
One of center city Philadelphia’s longest-operating homeless shelters and soup kitchens is opening its doors as part of an overnight initiative to help get homeless men off the streets.
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.