Providing Homes, Restoring Health, Reclaiming Lives
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
Given the current state of emergency in the city, we are not opening our offices today, June 1, 2020. The Philadelphia Furniture Bank will also remain closed as are all City offices and non-emergent services. We will, however, be working diligently because there is much to do.
Food insecurity is an ongoing issue for our participants, many of whom are zero income. Before the global pandemic set in, Pennsylvania’s General Assistance program ended, which was a resource that many of our participants utilized. We work with people who have one or more disabilities who have also experienced chronic homelessness, and many of them depended on this program to make ends meet. The extra $200 each month helped ensure they didn’t have to choose between buying food and buying other necessities like soap and toothpaste.
Last year, we selected one of our participants alongside several other talented artists to participate in the Chair Affair, and this year we are thrilled to continue that tradition. We are excited to announce that our participant artist for 2020 is Dianna Burgess!
Every week until the big night, we will be featuring a small group of artists creating pieces for the 2020 Chair Affair. This year we are working with 20 local artists selected by our Guest Curator who all work with different mediums, have diverse styles, and bring a new perspectives through their artwork. This week we are featuring Theo Ciccarelli Cornetta, Saga Moor, and the Students of Girls First.