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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

The first thing you're likely to notice about Pathways' CEO, Chris Simiriglia, is her incredible energy. Don't let her beautiful flower garden deceive you; between starting Pathways to Housing PA in 2008 and the Philadelphia Furniture Bank in 2014, she doesn't have much free time.

If you chat a while, you'll realize she's a problem solver, "chronically responsible" some friends have called it; driven to make things better. That's part of what drew her to Housing First, and it's why the Furniture Bank exists.

“When you speak something into existence, it’s amazing how it can grow.” Those words began the Philadelphia Furniture Banks open house this October, where several potential new partners experienced first-hand the amazing work the bank is doing.
Women’s running pioneer Kathrine Switzer once said, “Getting your shoes on is the hardest part of any workout.” Like preparing for a long workout, sometimes the hardest part of tackling homelessness is taking the first step. This month, 21 dedicated Pathways staff members will put on their shoes and take the next step to end homelessness through the Philadelphia Generosity Run. Join us and support our teams- take the next step in ending homelessness now.
This July, during one of the hottest days of the summer, the Pathways community gathered to celebrate together. In case you missed it, here's a sneak peak at all of the fun.