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 […]

 

Point Breeze: Local Organizations Partner To Build Affordable Housing

Point Breeze: Local Organizations Partner To Build Affordable Housing

Point Breeze has seen a surge in development in the last few years, which is causing concern over the increasing prices for rental units. On Feb. 9, the Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) received approval from the Philadelphia Vacant Property Review Committee for two parcels in Point Breeze that will become the Mamie Nichols Townhomes. WCRP, an organization […]

 

Port Richmond: The “Not” Forgotten One

Port Richmond: The “Not” Forgotten One

Philadelphia has a reputation of honoring fallen war veterans from an array of different wars. Some of the more notable memorials consist of the, Doughboys World War One Memorial at 2nd and Spring Garden streets, the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial located on Front Street between Spruce and Delancey streets and the African American War Memorial […]

 

Kensington: Organization Works to ‘Impact’ Lives of Veterans, Youths

Kensington: Organization Works to ‘Impact’ Lives of Veterans, Youths

The neighborhood of Kensington is one filled with hope for a better future. While jobs may be few and far between in this section of Philadelphia, its citizens still believe in a better tomorrow. One organization reaching out to its residents in order to fulfill this goal is Impact Services Inc., which has done its […]

 

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 […]

 

West Philadelphia: Veterans Manage PTSD With The Hope For A Brighter Future

West Philadelphia: Veterans Manage PTSD With The Hope For A Brighter Future

When Thomas Adams was just a child, he was frequent witness to his mother’s ferocious fights with her boyfriend. Adams, now a Marine Corps veteran, was so afraid that his mother would be hurt that he’d dart across the street to ask the bar maid to call 911. Another time, he woke up to the […]

 

Veterans Affairs: Discovering Culture Through Education

Veterans Affairs: Discovering Culture Through Education

This post is part of a series covering an educational trip planned by University of Pennsylvania students for the men and women enrolled in the Veterans Upward Bound program. You can find more information here and here.   All of the Veterans Upward Bound students had different aspects of their Washington trip that they were most […]

 

Veterans Affairs: Penn Student Enlightened by Time Spent with Veterans

Veterans Affairs: Penn Student Enlightened by Time Spent with Veterans

This post is part of a series covering an educational trip planned by University of Pennsylvania students for the men and women enrolled in the Veterans Upward Bound program. You can find more information here and here.   Josh Michnowski is one of the members of the Black Diamond Team that has benefited personally from […]

 

Veterans Affairs: College Students and Local Vets Journey to Our Nation’s Capitol

Veterans Affairs: College Students and Local Vets Journey to Our Nation’s Capitol

This post is part of a series covering an educational trip planned by University of Pennsylvania students for the men and women enrolled in the Veterans Upward Bound program. You can find more information here and here. It’s happened a hundred times before: a Werner bus idling in the early morning hours, awaiting departure for a […]

 

North Philadelphia: Addressing Veteran Homelessness

North Philadelphia: Addressing Veteran Homelessness

American military veterans can return home from service facing a number of uncertainties. Employment concerns, education, family life and the task of assimilating into everyday society all pose common obstacles. Civilian life does not demand the regimented routine that many veterans become used to while in the military. For some vets, that lack of structure […]

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