• Benefit Concert, November 18th

    West Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Ending Homelessness.  One person at a time.

    Ending Homelessness

    One person at a time
  • A Place to call Home.

    A safe place to call Home

    Everyone deserves the opportunity
  • Setting the Standard

    for ending Veterans Homelessness
  • Housing First Ends Homelessness

    It really is that simple

Pathways to Housing PA helps our most vulnerable neighbors:
people who are chronically homeless and disabled, that no one else has been able to serve.

Why Housing First Works

 

For the Chronically Homeless

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For the Community

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We start by housing people directly from the streets, without precondition.  Then we address their underlying issues around mental health, addiction, medical care, income, and education to help integrate and welcome them back into our community.

News & Updates

Pathways was delighted to welcome visitors from Sweden this September. Our guests spent a full day with us, attending team rounds, meeting with various staff members, and even heading into the field for some home visits at the end of the day! The five visitors were from two different agencies that are beginning housing first programs in the Stockholm area.

Our Pathways Volunteer  Day for the month of August was as popular as ever.   We had a full list of participants, almost full to the capacity.  We sorted clothes, matched socks, paired shoes and put them on racks, moved clothing racks and did some routine maintenance such as sweeping and dusting here and there.   Our biggest task was moving stock from the top floor to the basement.  Everyone broke a sweat and no one seemed to mind!  

To see when the next Volunteer Day is held, check out the Events page.

"It's just so peaceful here," Diana told staff while walking along Forbidden Drive in the Wissahickon on Monday. "I feel like the air is so fresh and I can think without all the other distractions," she continued. Diana and Gloria joined staff on a twice monthly Community Integration outing to the Wissahickon Valley Park that are affectionately called Let's Get Active.
As one of the Community Integration Coordinators I help come up with new ways our participants can connect with people, groups, and services around the city. Some of these start with smaller groups to normalize or remove some of the mystery surrounding things that you or I take for granted. We play board games with participants in hopes that they’ll play with others on their own.  We take them bowling and encourage them to budget their money so they can go another time without us.