Spruce Hill: Veterans House Gives Hope and Help to Homeless Heroes

Spruce Hill: Veterans House Gives Hope and Help to Homeless Heroes

The Philadelphia Veterans House, located on Baltimore Avenue, has been a place of refuge for those who served in the military since it opened in 1994. The temporary housing gives those who fought for the country a place to stay while they get back on their feet. “A few years ago we noticed a great need […]

 

LGBTQI: Community Heroes Making A Difference

LGBTQI: Community Heroes Making A Difference

The LGBTQI communities have many leaders making a difference in Philadelphia. Here are 5 community heroes you should know. Regarded as a rocket in the Philadelphia lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, Samantha Giusti (above) has taken off. After nine years of working in the communities, Giusti has garnered the reputation of a compassionate powerhouse. Throughout […]

 By Megan Mazza

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

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

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 assistance to those who need it. His […]

 By Mia Cammisa

Faihill: Community Member Makes a Big Difference

Faihill: Community Member Makes a Big Difference

[vimeo 31788215] If you’ve ever met Richard DeJesus, which you probably have if you live in Fairhill, he was probably trying to put a hamburger in your hand and asking you what kind of juice box you’d like. Or maybe you saw him at 9 a.m. outside of the Tabernacle Mission church doing what he does […]