Project HOME

(The Philadelphia hearings on Gov. Corbett's Medicaid plan are scheduled for the National Constitution Center.  File photo by Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio)

Health Care Advocates Lining up to Testify About Corebett’s Proposed Medicaid Plan

The hearing was originally scheduled for the morning, but interest in the hearings has been high and registration filled so quickly that the department added an afternoon session. And that filled up, too.

01/02/2014

(Credit: Pat Loeb)

Dozens Opt To Celebrate Christmas With The Homeless

Project HOME offers the homeless a Catholic mass, right at the main shelter in Fairmount, drawing people from all walks of life.

12/25/2013

(Mayor Nutter and Wells Fargo bank officials pose with some of the recipients of Wells Fargo's charitable donation.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Six Area Nonprofits Will Benefit From Big Wells Fargo Donation

Mayor Nutter was more than happy to host the announcement as local Wells Fargo officials presented a check for $1.35 million, to be divvied up by six local nonprofits.

12/17/2013

Chuck Schechtman.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

A Very Public-Minded Public Accounting Firm

Chuck Shechtman, of the accounting firm Shechtman Marks Devor, says, “Our goal is to maintain the culture of caring about our employees and being involved in the community.”

11/18/2013

(Photo provided by JBJ Soul Foundation.)

Applicants Line Up To Apply For Low-Income Housing in Fairmount

Jon Bon Jovi is working with Project HOME on “JBJ Soul Homes,” at 15th and Fairmount

08/15/2013

Easter gathering at Project HOME (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Messages Of Salvation And Hope For The Homeless In Philadelphia This Easter

The homeless advocacy organization, Project HOME, held its own Easter service at its headquarters on Fairmount Avenue in Philadelphia on Sunday.

03/31/2013

Attendees hold signs with names of those who died. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Many Gather At Thomas Paine Plaza In Philadelphia To Bring Awareness To Homeless Community

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.

12/19/2012

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Local Businesses Get Behind First Ever “Giving Tuesday”

A new tradition started on Tuesday to counter the spending frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s called “Giving Tuesday,” and businesses large and small were jumping onboard.

11/27/2012

(Homeless people huddle under a highway overpass on the edge of Old City Philadelphia.  File photo by Dawn Pratson)

‘Code Grey’ Declared, Homeless Urged To Visit City Shelters

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.

10/29/2012

(Seated, L-R: graduates James Sauls, Stan Broadwater, Denise Harrison, Andy Saxon, James Fealey, and Maurice Johnson. A seventh graduate, Melvin Johnson, could not attend because he was working.  Standing: officials of program sponsors Peco and Exelon, with Project HOME founder, Sister Mary Scullion, at center.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Jobs Program Gives Once-Homeless Philadelphia Veterans A Brighter Future

Tuesday was graduation day for seven military veterans who completed the program.

05/15/2012

(credit: Mike Dunn)

City To Ban Street-Corner Feedings of Homeless

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.

03/14/2012

(A ribbon-cutting is conducted by, L-R, Sister Mary Scullion, co-founder of Project HOME; Esterlina Fernandez, a resident of Ray Homes; Mayor Michael Nutter; and US Rep. Chaka Fattah.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Homes-for-the-Homeless Apartment Building is Dedicated in Tioga

“We are celebrating what it means to have a home,” said Project HOME’s Sister Mary Scullion, described as “the light that all follow” as Philadelphia tries to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

03/05/2012

(Artist's rendering of the new Ray Homes, at 21st and Venango.)

Positively Philadelphia: Legacy of a Homeless Millionaire

“Our newest project is the James Widener Ray Homes, up at 21st and Venango Streets,” says Project HOME’s vice-president, Amy Burns.

03/04/2012

(Credit: Kim Glovas)

James Widener Ray Homes In Tioga Is A Little Bit Cozier This Winter

Project HOME has teamed up with a local heating contractor to make one of its properties a little more like home.

02/11/2012

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‘Code Blue’ Activated In Philadelphia As Bitter Temps Grip The City

The city of Philadelphia has declared the first code blue of the New Year as a cold snap grips the region.

01/03/2012

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