“The Philadelphia homeless population exceeds the nation in the prevalence of diabetes, heart disease, smoking, and depression,” a Project HOME official notes.
Saturday marks day ten of the area’s sweltering wave of heat, and the Outreach Coordination Center for Project H.O.M.E. is trying to help the homeless stay cool.
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.
27-percent of Philadelphians live below the poverty line. It’s a number that has risen four percent in the last 10 years, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report, released today.
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.
A national company holding meetings in Philadelphia decided to wrap up their visit by giving back to the community. In less than two hours, they raised and gave away thousands of dollars.
The coldest air of the season is blanketing our area. For some, that means cranking up one space heater and moving it from room to room, or bundling up with hats and gloves—inside their homes. […]