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Providing Homes,  Restoring Health,  Reclaiming Lives

Our Impact

500+
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
3,000
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

HFU trainer Andy smiling

I came to social work in sort of a backwards way, as I think many people do. I studied poetry as an undergraduate at Pratt Institute of the Arts in Brooklyn, New York, and spent the next few subsequent years playing music and touring with different bands. I was in my late 20’s when my mom started encouraging me to find a job that would offer me health insurance and I stumbled upon a position at an adolescent drug & alcohol rehab. I had worked with teenagers before as a guitar instructor and thought I’d give it a shot. That was the job that changed everything for me.

Woman looking out window

If you haven't made up your mind to support Pathways to Housing PA, let us convince you.

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We couldn't be more grateful for all of our donors and we always love to hear why they make the decision to support Pathways to Housing PA and the Housing First Model. If it wasn't for the many generous individuals who support us throughout the year, we wouldn't be able to provide homes, restore health, and reclaim lives to those most in need in our community. Keep reading  to learn more about why some of our board members give to Pathways.

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During a normal year, our program participants and our staff come together twice throughout the year at our annual picnic and holiday party. These are opportunities for us to simply spend time with one another while celebrating the winter holidays and summer months with music, food, and dancing.

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