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Pathways to Housing; the Housing First, Harm Reduction Model

We belive that housing is a basic human right.

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Philadelphia Furniture Bank repair area
Thank you to Lincoln Financial Foundation for your ongoing and consistent support of the Philadelphia Furniture Bank!
The PFB has moved to 3650 I Street
We are now located at 3650 I Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134.
A smiling woman stands in front of dinosaur bones at a museum

I spoke to Susan on a Friday afternoon. She was dressed in spring colors, pastel pinks and blues, with her hair pulled back beneath a cap. She was going on a group outing that afternoon and I could tell she was looking forward to it. She introduced herself with a bright smile that reached all the way up to warm eyes, crinkled at the corners. Nervous, she began her story haltingly.

An older participant sits outside in a chair, smiling in the sunshine

We are sitting in his studio apartment. I am on the sofa, and David is in his recliner, clearly his favorite place to sit. He’s angled slightly so that he can glance in my direction during the interview without having to completely take his eyes off of his television. An older model, but one of his prized possessions Renee tells me, the service coordinator from his team who has volunteered to accompany me to his home.

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