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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.

View of Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway where many homeless Philadelphians wait out the summer heat.

Extreme weather can make things more challenging, or even life threatening, for individuals living outside. As we flip the calendar into July with some of our hottest weekends yet, here are some tips for supporting our neighbors and friends who are living on the streets.

Poster advertising Peace and Noise Concert, showing  images of the three featured bands

What do rock music and ending homelessness have in common? They're both things that our friends Ben and Brianna are passionate about. Learn how they used their passion to move one person out of homelessness and into a home this January.

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This week we explore Team 7, our exciting new team dedicated to surviving one of Philadelphia's most vulnerable homeless populations; those struggling with persistent opioid addiction.

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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.

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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.

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