Providing Homes,  Restoring Health,  Reclaiming Lives

Our Impact
Providing Homes
formerly homeless people with disabilities are living independently in every neighborhood in Philadelphia
Restoring Health
of participants see a primary care physician at least once per year
Reclaiming Lives
hours of paid transitional employment for marginalized people
of those who were previously chronically homeless retain their housing for more than five years
medical appointments and 198 behavioral health visits were held in our clinic this year
households furnished for people 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.

Our Partners

News & Updates

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 5:30pm

This unique event showcases the teamwork and creativity of prominent local artists and designers, who repurpose and reimagine chairs from the Philadelphia Furniture Bank. The redesigned chairs are auctioned at the event, which also includes a raffle for your chance at winning gift certificates and experiences.


I worry about 800,000 government workers who have had their livelihoods stolen, and clutch their chests as they lie awake in bed at night trying to figure out how to pay the rent, the gas bill, for groceries, and for medication. This is the direct and most understood effect of holding the American people hostage with this shut down, but it is far from the only terrible impact. Philadelphia has a 26% poverty rate, one of the highest in the nation. Of that 26%, nearly half (12.2%) are living in deep poverty, with incomes below 50% of the federal poverty limit. Even before the shutdown, people were struggling to make it day by day.
  • Renaldo in his new home
Renaldo “Cuba” Sanchez was referred to Pathways in January 2015, and it took four long years of building trust before he was ready to move into his new home.
  • Christine Simiriglia, CEO and Ira Richards, Chair at the Pathways to Housing PA Holiday Extravaganza!
Ira Neil Richards, Esq. has been elected Chair of the Pathways to Housing PA Board of Directors.