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Fishtown: Pastor Eric Dorsey Treats The Person, Not The Issue

Fishtown: Pastor Eric Dorsey Treats The Person, Not The Issue

Pastor Eric Dorsey is the director of the Philadelphia Brotherhood Mission Ministries shelter project at the corner of Columbia and East Girard avenues in Fishtown. For the past four years, Dorsey has continued an endeavor originally founded by a Temple University contributor over a century ago. What is the goal of your organization? Back in […]

 

Northeast: Combatting Addiction, Starting With A Conversation

Northeast: Combatting Addiction, Starting With A Conversation

By now, nurse Randi Freeman knows the routine well. Sometimes it is two milligrams, other times four. It depends on the doctor’s orders. She will prick the patient experiencing an overdose with a syringe. The liquid that would more than likely save their life flows into their veins, as they lie on the gurney blue […]

 

Fairhill: Efrain Diaz Has a Plan to Take on Drug Addiction

Fairhill: Efrain Diaz Has a Plan to Take on Drug Addiction

Efrain Diaz had a bad addiction, a heroin addiction. “I lost my family. I lost my wife,” said the 58-year-old. Yet for the past 30 years, Diaz has been helping people overcome their addictions. This one-time addict is now the pastor of Alcance Victoria church. Pastor Diaz was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He […]

 By Megan Mazza

Frankford: Neighborhood Needs H.E.R.O.E.S.

Frankford: Neighborhood Needs H.E.R.O.E.S.

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/123627219″ params=”color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Frankford native Chris Gulledge strongly believes that unlike Batman and other fictional characters admired by children, fathers are the real heroes. Once a struggling single parent, Gulledge knows first hand how difficult parenthood can be for men of all ages, and he’s now determined to provide support and […]