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Providing Homes,  Restoring Health,  Reclaiming Lives

Our Impact
450
formerly homeless people with multiple disabilities are living independently in every neighborhood in Philadelphia
2,996
hours provided of paid transitional employment with supports for marginalized people
92%
of participants see a primary care physician at least once per year and are addressing medical issues that have been neglected for years
85%
of those who were previously chronically homeless retain their housing for more than five years
1,325
primary care appointments and 198 behavioral health visits were held in our clinic this year
2,500
households furnished by the Philadelphia Furniture Bank for individuals and families moving out of homelessness

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. We also provide furniture to folks moving out of homelessness from all over the city through our furniture bank.

News & Updates

Man looking off to the side
We are so grateful to have the opportunity to share this Annual Report with you. 2019 has been a year of continued growth at Pathways. In a city with a 26% poverty rate and so many people in need, there is always more to do.
 
Housing First Five Key Principles
In systems of care for people who experiencing homelessness, Housing First has achieved buzzword status. More and more housing organizations are adopting the term to describe their work towards ending homelessness. And most of these organizations don’t understand that Housing First is the name for a documented, evidence-based model of programming that was developed to support a very specific population.
Person eating tacos
Navigating SEPTA tunnels and the busy sidewalks of South Philadelphia is not an unfamiliar task to David. Adventuring for him comes in the form of tacos and pad-thai. David is a part of Restaurant Club, which is a way for participants to come together to explore new cuisines while building relationships with one another. This is only one small component of integrating community inclusion practices into our programming at Pathways to Housing PA.
 
Move in day for a participant
 The results our first participant survey were very positive. Our sample size was 270 out of 450 participants; generally, the benchmark for the population of people that we serve is 65-70% participation, and we had 67.5% of our participants respond. Though there’s always room for improvement, the researchers tell us that this large sample size was quite a success for our first attempt.
 

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