Pathways to Housing PA is providing homes, restoring health and reclaiming lives. We have done this for over 400 people that no one else has been able to serve.
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
For Charlene* and her three children, to say that the past three months have been difficult would be an understatement. They were forced to leave their home and build a new life in a completely different place. Luckily, they found a new home, but they were still sleeping on a bare, hardwood floor and eating their meals without a table or chairs.
For two months, 62-year-old Cynthia has been sleeping on the cold, hard floor of her new apartment.
Not only was she without a bed, but her apartment had absolutely no furniture…no table on which to eat dinner, no chair in which to rest and nothing to make her house feel like a home.
But that all changed this week, thanks to the Philadelphia Furniture Bank. Just 5 days shy of her 63rd birthday, Cynthia received one of the best birthday presents she’s ever had: furniture to fill her apartment.
"I got this card. And it's probably the only card I'm going to get," said Al, a Pathways participant showing his appreciation for the holiday card he received at the annual holiday party.
An afternoon of food, music and lots of dancing gave both the participants and the staff members some special time to enjoy the season with each other.
"The food is good. The music's good. It's all good. It was a pleasant surprise for me," says Al.
From our Pathways family to yours, we wish you the happiest holiday and a wonderful new year.
People always ask, “What can I do to help the homeless for the holidays?” At Pathways, we are all about filling needs. Here’s a quick list of ideas to help answer that question:
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