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Success Stories

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Anthony's Story

I met Anthony at my first participant picnic back in 2019. He was the self-described "Grill Master", standing over multiple grills and looking...
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Meet Anthony

Anthony has been a Pathways participant since October 2018. His first apartment was in Kensington, near where he spent a lot of time when he was...
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Mark's Story

When the Housing First model was first founded, it was assumed to be a permanent solution. The population targeted by Housing First was individuals...
Robert, a participant smiling at the camera

Meet Robert

Historically, Housing First has been used to support single individuals living in their own studio or one bedroom apartments. The model wasn’t...
Dwayne

Dwayne's Story

As 2022 comes to a close, we are reflecting on what, for many, has been an incredibly difficult two years. Stress and fatigue have become every day...
Aaron

Aaron's Story

As 2022 comes to a close, we are reflecting on what, for many, has been an incredibly difficult two years. Stress and fatigue have become every day...
Kat and Honey

How Housing First Changed My Life

Housing First is a policy that offers unconditional, permanent housing as quickly as possible to people experiencing homelessness, and other...
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Meet Raymond

Raymond is a recent participant on Team 7 who has lived in Philadelphia all his life. What he loves most about Philadelphia is the people, as he has...
Mohammad

Meet Mohammad

Mohammad and his family recently relocated to Philadelphia. They are originally from Afghanistan, and came to Philadelphia without many personal...
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David's Story

Addressing the health needs of our participants can be a challenge. In most cases, they are more susceptible to chronic health conditions as a result...