Your support has provided homes, restored health and reclaimed lives for more than 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
There's a new intern at the Philadelphia Furniture Bank this week - thanks to a partnership with New Leash on Life. New Leash on Life is a non-profit, prison-dog training program, dedicated to improving the life of inmates and saving the lives of dogs. After serving their time, formerly incarcerated individuals interview with multiple organizations including the Philadelphia Furniture Bank and are offered internships to gain the job training and experience necessary to re-enter the workforce.
The Philadelphia Furniture Bank was awarded a complete IKEA makeover from the IKEA store in South Philadelphia. The makeover will create a gathering space for families moving out of homelessness and furniture bank volunteers that is functional, inviting and well-designed — a place our community can feel welcome and comfortable.
In honor of National Volunteer Week from April 10-16th, it's our pleasure to highlight some of our awesome volunteers. Recently at the Philadelphia Furniture Bank, an enthusiastic group of volunteers from EvolveIP gave their time to help families who are moving out of homelessness. They were rock stars, assembling a total of 36 tables and 64 chairs!
I will never forget meeting Heather. It was my first time at the Philadelphia Furniture Bank as an intern of Pathways to Housing PA, and I was eager to see our work in action. As you may know, the furniture bank is an incredible organization by Pathways to Housing PA that allows low-income families to receive furniture for free. At Pathways, we work to house homeless Philadelphians, however we quickly learned that four walls do not make a home. A house without any furniture is not really a home at all. This is the story of Heather, and her journey in making her house a home.