The purpose of Pope-Up Day is to rally the public around the issues of hunger, homelessness, and poverty.
It’s thanks to $250-thousand grant from a charitable foundation established by a locally based pharmaceutical wholesaler.
Project Home is beefing up its Homemade Product line with special items designed specifically for the World Meeting of Families in September.
They’re announcing the creation of a fund to be used for anti-poverty efforts and a letter-writing campaign to get more federal action on the issue.
Project HOME hosted a mayoral forum Thursday night that focused on poverty and other issues.
Ten US military veterans, all formerly homeless, have graduated from a job training program during ceremonies at a center city Philadelphia hotel.
“It’s a stepping stone for people who are experiencing some isolation ,who are experiencing hardship.” said Rachel Ehrgood art coordinator for Project Home.
The healing power of art, Project Home has a special art program to help homeless people overcome many obstacles. It’s helped people turn their lives around.
A drop-in center for the homeless in Suburban Station will close for the season early next month, with its future currently in doubt.
City officials, health care providers and homeless advocates will cut the ribbon today on a new Wellness Center in North Philadelphia.
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.
The Point in Time – or PIT count – is a census of all unsheltered men and women in the city on one night in January.
Project Home is working to re-open the hub this season. She says they’re looking for a new space on the concourse — but they’ll open a mobile unit even if they are unable to create another storefront.
Paris fashion week may have just ended, but Philadelphia’s Project HOME showed off its own high style collection Thursday outside of its Homespun Boutique in Fairmount.