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Pathways to Housing PA is honored and exited to announce our new team, specifically serving homeless individuals caught up in our nations devastating opioid-epidemic.

Participant with table

Dave is a member of the Pathways' community. He now works part-time at the Philadelphia Furniture Bank (PFB) as part of Pathways' Transitional Supported Employment Program. He agreed to talk to Howard Pinder, PFB's Assistant Director, about his experiences. We believe that our stories are as important as our successes.

Q:  What is the story that connected you with Pathways?

Woman Drinking bottle of Water.

It’s really hot outside. We are in the midst of a heatwave and its supposed to be like this for most of the remaining summer.  I spend most of my day in an air conditioned office, an air conditioned car or my air conditioned home.  I have access to plenty of cold clean water to stay hydrated and bathrooms to deal with drinking all of that cold clean water.  And still, I find the heat miserable and difficult to manage.

2 men standing in a park.

As summer kicks into high gear, extreme heat can put many people at risk. Pathways to Housing PA's Medical Director shares some helpful tips on helping you and your neighbors in need beat the heat.

Yonnette talks to Howard about beds for her and her family.

On a sunny June day, Yonnette came into the Philadelphia Furniture Bank. The Philadelphia Furniture Bank, a project of Pathways to Housing PA, provides furniture for individuals and families moving out of homelessness. Most clients that come into the furniture bank live in homes without couches, beds, tables, and even lights. Yonnette was one of thsoe individuals.

"Do you have any kids?" we asked.

"Yes, I have two boys, ages 9 and 10. I also have two twins on the way!" she said with glee.

"Wonderful. Do you have any furniture in your house?"

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