Restoring Health

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I’ve worked for nearly 20 years in public health in various capacities and organizations. For 13 of those years I have worked as a nurse, mostly with people experiencing homelessness.  Through two decades of experience, Pathways to Housing PA is the organization that operates most closely to its mission day in and day out.  To be able to work with our mission in mind is a rarity, and a gift to both participants and staff.  

Michael with his "I did it!" shirt and a cake.
We at Pathways to Housing PA, are so excited to celebrate our participant Michael! Our Integrated Care Clinic was able to support him and successfully treat him for Hepatitis. When any of our participants complete treatment our clinic recognizes them and their path to restoring their health by having a celebration.
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Saturday, November 16th is the start of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, which is a week dedicated to drawing attention to poverty. While hunger and homelessness are issues that require attention and support year round, we stand by our fellow social services organizations this week in advocating for community support and funds to address these critical issues.

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How a local pharmacy in North Philadelphia goes above and beyond to support people transitioning out of homelessness

low income housing

PTSD can increase a person's risk of experiencing housing instability and the Housing First model disrupts this cycle.

whiteboard on an office door that reads "Thank you! Be well"

Fastening a seatbelt before driving a vehicle, applying sunscreen before a day at the beach, and putting on a helmet before riding a bicycle are strategies many use to reduce the harm associated with potentially risky every day activities. The desire to stay safe is a natural instinct, particularly when the health and wellness of ourselves and those around us may be at risk. Recognizing this risk and taking steps to protect ourselves is the foundation of harm reduction.

Housing First is a human right

Our most basic needs for survival are food, water, warmth, and rest, but a person is only able to maintain these things if they first have safety and security. Housing First is a philosophical approach that says, let’s start with a permanent place to live.

Pathways to Housing; the Housing First, Harm Reduction Model

We belive that housing is a basic human right.

It's that simple.

 

Philadelphia has a 26% poverty rate, one of the highest in the nation. Of that 26%, nearly half (12.2%) are living in deep poverty, with incomes below 50% of the federal poverty limit. Even before the shutdown, people were struggling to make it day by day.

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