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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

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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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Philadelphia Councilman Calls For Crackdown On Aggressive Panhandlers

“If you go around some of our hotels in Center City, go around the Reading Terminal, you would see first-hand what it is I’m talking about,” councilman Frank DiCicco said.

05/13/2011

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‘Random Act Of Kindness’ Raises Thousands For Philadelphia’s Project H.O.M.E.

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.

02/08/2011

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Frigid Temperatures Grip The Delaware Valley

Philadelphia and neighboring counties have declared a code blue in the face of these frigid temperatures.

01/23/2011

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Report: Homelessness On The Rise Locally And Nationally

A new report from the National Alliance to End Homelessness says the homeless population has grown in 31 of 50 states and at a fairly brisk pace.

01/13/2011

(File photo by KYW's Ed Fischer)

“Homeless Memorial Day” Observance Set For Love Park

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.

12/21/2010

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Project H.O.M.E Has New Digital Education Program For Teens

Project H.O.M.E is launching a new program to provide digital and leadership skills to high school students.

11/29/2010

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