Advocacy

Two people walking away from the camera

As we enter 2020, it’s no longer a surprise that federal, state, and local policies and programs have systematically disadvantaged people because of their race, gender, and/or sexual identity for decades. Those systemic disadvantages have contributed to a whole host of discriminatory practices that have led to a disproportionate number of people of color and members of the LGBTQ community experiencing poverty, homelessness, unemployment, and whole host of other issues.

Matt Tice sharing his story at the Narcan Story Slam

My name is Matt Tice, and I’m the Practice Clinical Director of Pathways to Housing PA. I’ve spent much of the last 3 years training dozens people on overdose prevention and reversal given the nature of my work. I’ve helped build a program designed to support folks coming from long term homelessness, opioid use, and major trauma to transition into their own apartments with no preconditions. I work with a group of incredible committed folks who fight every day supporting people’s survival. Even in all that I’d never had to do a reversal myself.

Pathways to Housing PA board member and homeless service provider Evan Figueroa-Vargas educates others in Philadelphia on homelessness, active addiction and recovery.

Those closest to the problem are closest to the solutions.

Wil Reynolds

In honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, a friend of Pathways to Housing PA is "sleeping outside" to help our area's homeless children. Wil Reynolds, founder of SEER Interactive, a Philadelphia-based SEO firm and a board member of Convenant House will be particpating in a "Sleep Out" on November 20th.

Wil graciously took some time to talk with us about his sleep out.

 

Eugene at the Polls

Pathways was thrilled to help get our program participants to the polls for the primary election in Philadelphia. It is a wonderful sight to witness the self-esteem that comes with pulling that lever. Our goal is to help every Pathways community member feel that power and exercise their right to vote. 

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