Dec. 13, 2022 10:10 pm
Creating a Prosocial Emergency Shelter Culture
Prosocial behavior is the intent to benefit others, such as helping, sharing, donating, co-operating, and volunteering. Since 2016, Bethesda Project’s Church Shelter Program (CSP) for chronically homeless men has committed to proactively including shelter guests in program management in order to encourage a prosocial culture. As peer leaders, guests help staff create the agendas for […]
Jan. 24, 2022 6:45 am
The problem with homelessness ‘innovation’
In the context of homeless services, innovation needs to move us closer to a fully realized human right to housing—not more tents, pods, or makeshift shelters.
Nov. 10, 2021 10:28 am
Donations, food and God have kept Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission going for more than 140 years
The $75K contributed this year by Joel Embiid and the 76ers was a welcome surprise, says the Mission's CEO Jeremy Montgomery, but it's only part of the story.
Aug. 20, 2021 2:27 pm
Kensington residents ask: ‘Why would you think this is acceptable for us?’
When people speak up about neighborhood issues in wealthy neighborhoods, the City resolves them. But in the Kensington area, residents say, the City forces them to wait for solutions.
Jul. 22, 2021 8:59 am
National conversation: ‘Housing First’ approach can meet the demands of homeless union
The changes necessary to meet the demands of the ATL Homeless Union are significant, but they are not unreasonable. Take a look at how some of those challenges are met in Philly, say guest columnists Ryan Villagran and Andrew Spiers.
Jun. 14, 2021 4:31 pm
Evictions at PATCO encampment show fragile nature of last summer’s Parkway agreement
The promise to place people in permanent, sustainable housing remains unfulfilled, say activists. But at least one service provider says we should be celebrating the positive developments that came from the encampments.
Jun. 7, 2021 11:35 am
Homelessness in reentry is a serious concern. Here’s what Philly is doing about it
The Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity and JPMorgan Chase are partnering to provide a full-time housing counselor from Clarifi to work with returning citizens.
May 17, 2021 2:31 pm
It’s (almost) time to mix it up at Philly Pours
This year the event will take place via Zoom on June 23 and will feature a virtual mixology experience led by Master Mixologist, Nate Rogers. And, don’t worry, you will get your own mixology kit.
May 4, 2021 9:31 am
New research parses how income inequality drives homelessness in U.S.
Analysis links income inequality with increased cost burdens, rather than how fast housing prices rise, says guest columnist Clark Merrefield.
Apr. 9, 2021 10:15 am
When little things mean a lot
New sheets and towels. A suitcase instead of a garbage bag for your clothes. The security deposit for a safe place to stay. Joel Embiid's recent donation will go to provide what may seem commonplace but isn't common for the youth YSI Philly serves.