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Why Housing First Works
For the Chronically Homeless
For the Community
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
It’s really hot outside. We are in the midst of a heatwave and its supposed to be like this for most of the remaining summer. I spend most of my day in an air conditioned office, an air conditioned car or my air conditioned home. I have access to plenty of cold clean water to stay hydrated and bathrooms to deal with drinking all of that cold clean water. And still, I find the heat miserable and difficult to manage.
As summer kicks into high gear, extreme heat can put many people at risk. Pathways to Housing PA's Medical Director shares some helpful tips on helping you and your neighbors in need beat the heat.
On a sunny June day, Yonnette came into the Philadelphia Furniture Bank. The Philadelphia Furniture Bank, a project of Pathways to Housing PA, provides furniture for individuals and families moving out of homelessness. Most clients that come into the furniture bank live in homes without couches, beds, tables, and even lights. Yonnette was one of thsoe individuals.
"Do you have any kids?" we asked.
"Yes, I have two boys, ages 9 and 10. I also have two twins on the way!" she said with glee.