Over the past seven years, I have worked at Turning Points for Children CUA 3 servicing families in the Child Welfare System within the City of Philadelphia. During the course of my work, I have witnessed many struggles and hardships that our low-income populations face trying to make ends meet. The greatest challenges families face are food, clothing and shelter/lack of housing. Within the city, there are many programs to assist families with connecting to these concrete goods or resources.

Members of the Pathways to Housing PA community cut the red ribbon to the Philadelphia Furniture Bank.

Here it is... your Top 5 of 2015!

Thanks to your generous support, the first year of the Philadelphia Furniture Bank has been one to remember. We gratefully present to you the top 5 things you made possible in 2015!


People always ask, “What can I do to help the homeless for the holidays?” At Pathways, we are all about filling needs.  Here’s a quick list of ideas to help answer that question:

  • Make a year-end gift to help with our mission on the DONATE page of this website.
  • Shop at AmazonSmile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Pathways To Housing PA.
Kitchen furniture

The following is a letter to you, from Dave, a veteran who recently found himself homeless.

I wanted to take a few minutes to thank you and everyone who works and volunteers at the Philadelphia Furniture Bank on J Street.


I love fall. Fall means crisp colored leaves, hot chocolate, chai lattes, and wearing my favorite sweater again. I sleep in extra in the morning, and feel a deep envy of bears, who’ve budgeted time for a long winter sleep. The deeper towards winter it gets, the more comfortable I want to be.


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