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Southwest Philadelphia: Morris Home Provides Trans-Affirming Residency For Rehabilitation

Southwest Philadelphia: Morris Home Provides Trans-Affirming Residency For Rehabilitation

Morris Home, located in Southwest Philadelphia, is a haven for individuals seeking refuge. The three-floored residence maintains a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility specifically for transgender individuals. Started in 2011, the organization’s growth reflects the increasing strength and resilience demonstrated by its residents. “We [Morris Home] offer short- and long-term rehab in a residential and […]

 

Center City: Wheelchair Rugby Gets Physical

Center City: Wheelchair Rugby Gets Physical

As the crowd looked on with growing curiosity, the Magee Eagles Rugby team demonstrated what it is like to compete in one of the toughest sports. When you think of rugby, you normally think of the hard-hitting, gritty and physical sport, usually requiring all four limbs. Not in this case, as the Magee Eagles are […]

 By Melissa Robbins and Morgan Pendleton

Allegheny West: A Mission to Make a Difference

Allegheny West: A Mission to Make a Difference

Some attorneys practice law and retire to consulting or golfing. Ernestine Brown retired as an attorney but felt compelled to helped veterans and orphaned young people who had no one and nowhere to go. Brown established the Alliance of Youth Mission Ministries in 2003 because she felt this was a calling that had to be […]

 By Laisa Turano and Jesse Papineau

Powelton Village: Red Cross House Key to Resident Recovery

Powelton Village: Red Cross House Key to Resident Recovery

The Red Cross House, located at 40th Street and Powelton Avenue in West Philadelphia, is one of the most unique branches of the well known humanitarian organization. The mission of the House is to help people recover from any fire, disaster or other catastrophe they may have endured by providing a place to stay. For […]

 By Corey Woods and Imani Nieves

Haddington: Ruby Street Residents Oppose Proposed Rehab Center

Haddington: Ruby Street Residents Oppose Proposed Rehab Center

Each morning, Kirk Hightower grabs his broom and dustpan and takes to the 200 block of North Ruby Street. On this day, he shares it with more than half a dozen stray cats. Referred to admiringly by neighbors as Captain Kirk, Hightower spends nearly 20 minutes sweeping. He starts with his porch before making his […]