Spruce Hill: Renovations Underway For Homeless Veteran Shelter

Spruce Hill: Renovations Underway For Homeless Veteran Shelter

Many organizations in Philadelphia serve a very specific niche. With more than 22 years of service, the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House hopes to give homeless veterans a chance to start over and become productive members of society. The PVCH offered program 365 days per year. All programs are designed specifically for veterans, including addiction and […]

 By Amelia Brust and Lucas Rodgers

Spruce Hill: Veterans Shelter Combats Homelessness

Spruce Hill: Veterans Shelter Combats Homelessness

For struggling veterans in the city, the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House is a welcome place to find assistance and temporary housing. The twin home on Baltimore Avenue started in 1994 as a place for cancer patients to recuperate during the working week. Eventually, it adapted to tackle the widespread plight of homelessness among veterans. “Some of […]

 By Autumn Kelly, Priscilla Ward and Jillian Mallon

Francisville: Five Community Organizations Enrich One Block

Francisville: Five Community Organizations Enrich One Block

The uniquely triangular section of Francisville connected by the 1600 blocks of Ridge Avenue and Poplar Street is home to five community outreach organizations. Although the groups offer different services, they share similar goals to provide assistance to the community. Southwest Nustop, a drug and alcohol treatment center on the block, opened its doors to the […]