15 Years of Impact: The Full Timeline

Pathways to Housing PA
15 Years of Impact

We are celebrating 15 Years of Impact! From housing a single participant in 2008 to now supporting more than 600 individuals in 2023, this Giving Tuesday marks a powerful milestone on our journey. Your ongoing support has been a driving force throughout the years.

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Here's our full timeline:

September 2008 

Pathways to Housing PA officially launches with two staff members. With a budget of $2.5 million dollars, we were contracted to serve 125 individuals with severe mental illness. Teams 1 & 2 were established in the Philadelphia Marriot's lobby, our temporary office for a few months. 

October 2008 

We officially leased our first apartment and housed our first participant. 

January 2009

We moved into our first office space at 4040 Market Street

exterior of 4040 market
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February 2009

We started offering Representative Payee Services to those in need. 

July 2010

Pathways to Housing PA incorporates and separates from the NY parent company.

November 2010

At the request of the City of Philadelphia, we establish Team 3 to serve medically frail individuals. 

October 2011

We launched Teams 4 and 5 to house and stabilize 130 homeless veterans.

Pathways veteran participant smiling

January 2012

We moved into our current offices on Old York Rd in the Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia. We have expanded twice within this space in the last 10 years. 

April 2012

We partnered with Action Wellness to house and serve 20 individuals with HIV who were homeless. 

November 2014

The Philadelphia Furniture Bank opens its doors at its first location on J Street. 

exterior of PFB on j street
Grand Opening at J Street, 2014.

March 2015

The Integrated Care Clinic is launched in partnership with Project HOME to provide primary care services. 

October 2015

The Philadelphia Furniture Bank begins operating our Work First supportive employment program. 

April 2016

Teams 4 and 5 are unfortunately dissolved due to a change within the Veteran's Administration. Most Pathways staff stayed with us, and veteran participants remained housed by other means. 

August 2016

Team 7 is officially launched to serve folks with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) who are chronically homeless. This is the first Housing First program to ever serve this population. 

January 2017

We received a grant from the Commonwealth of PA to start our Center of Excellence for Opioid Use Disorder in partnership with Project HOME and Prevention Point. 

doctor smiling with a patient at icc

June 2018

Team 8 is launched to expand our services to more folks with OUD. 

July 2019

The Philadelphia Furniture Bank moves to its current home at 3650 I Street. 

October 2019

Team 9 launches to expand our services to people with OUD and poly-substance use.

Housing First University begins operating to provide training and technical assistance to service providers and others who want to do what Pathways does.

March 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic hits Philadelphia. From March to June, we housed and supported 77 additional people. 

June 2021

Pathways Housing Wellness Corporation (PHWC) is formed to develop affordable housing in blighted neighborhoods. 

January 2022

PHWC is gifted site control for 20 vacant lots in North Philadelphia by PHA and the Land Bank.

building mockup for Pathways Housing Wellness Corp
Mockup of a future PHWC project

March 2022

Good Haul launched as a social enterprise junk hauling business to support and complement our Furniture Bank. Good Haul donates all reusable items back to the community. 

May 2022

Team 10 is launched to expand our services to individuals experiencing chronic homelessness with one or more mental health disabilities. 

2023 & Beyond

We are thrilled for what the future holds for Pathways and are incredibly grateful for your support thus far. We will continue to innovate and adapt to our changing circumstances, as we've done for the last 15 years. 

We have several exciting initiatives on the horizon, including a shared housing model, new ways to engage participants in medication assisted treatment (MAT), and in-unit technology to prevent overdose. As we reflect on 15 years of growth and progress, your generosity continues to shape the path forward.

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