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 […]

 

Germantown: A Place for Young Mothers to Call Home

Germantown: A Place for Young Mothers to Call Home

Covenant House is a non-governmental, international organization that serves teenage and adolescent runaway homeless and trafficked youth. They have the only five beds in the entire city of Philadelphia that is specifically targeted for teenage and adolescent mothers and babies. “One of the reasons some young kids would be kicked out of their home is […]

 

South Philadelphia: Homeless Take Shelter At Bethesda Project

South Philadelphia: Homeless Take Shelter At Bethesda Project

Laughter could be heard from the sidewalk outside of the homeless shelter known as My Brother’s House. A large blue-and-white-tiled mural stretches along the side of the building, along with the words, ‘Home away from Home,’ a phrase that holds great meaning for the men inside. My Brother’s House, located at 609 S. 15th St., […]

 

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 […]

 

Chinatown/Loft District: Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission Provides Stability for Homeless

Chinatown/Loft District: Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission Provides Stability for Homeless

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, located on 13th at Vine Street, is both the largest emergency shelter and largest indoor feeder of the homeless in the Center City area. Executive Director Dick McMillen (above) was first introduced to the world of rescue mission work when he was in high school and has been involved ever since. […]

 By Micaella J. Wesley

Powelton Village: Respite and Emergency Care Makes a Difference in West Philadelphia

Powelton Village: Respite and Emergency Care Makes a Difference in West Philadelphia

[vimeo 75233536] Youth Service, Inc.  is a nonprofit child welfare agency that’s been in operation for over 60 years. It provides a range of services to youth and families. They have a teen shelter and a mother/baby group home but the majority of their services are now prevention services. The crisis nursery programs are part of YSI’s […]

 By Sarah Mariano, Megan Schmidt and Jonah Martinson

South of South Street: Time for the Homeless

South of South Street: Time for the Homeless

The program coordinators of My Brother’s House and the Bainbridge house work diligently to help the men in  their community. Choosing to dedicate your entire life to work for a charity is no easy task. It takes a special individual who is willing to sacrifice their life for the greater good of those around them. […]