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How Bethesda Project’s Church Shelter Program is responding to COVID-19 purpose

Mar. 24, 2020 7:09 am

How Bethesda Project’s Church Shelter Program is responding to COVID-19

CSP has adopted the process of community-based surveillance — used in Sierra Leone during the West African Ebola outbreak a number of years ago — in which every member of the shelter community has an important role to play.
These women are leading change at the city’s largest family shelter purpose

Mar. 9, 2020 12:53 pm

These women are leading change at the city’s largest family shelter

Ceciley Bradford and Kathy Meck are part of the leadership team that is effecting the renaissance of what was, 100+ years ago, the Traveler's Aid Society and is today Families Forward Philadelphia.
The harm reduction approach to shelter management purpose

Feb. 24, 2020 11:44 am

The harm reduction approach to shelter management

"The value of harm reduction is that it puts things in very simple terms," says guest columnist Andrew Huff, "How can we respond to this situation without causing more harm?"
Does discharging a homeless person from emergency shelter as punishment for wrongdoing constitute torture? purpose

Feb. 12, 2020 8:30 am

Does discharging a homeless person from emergency shelter as punishment for wrongdoing constitute torture?

Columnist Andrew Huff argues it does. But even if you disagree, he says, the disciplinary practice represents a "gross failure in homeless services."
Project HOME opens a STEAM lab at Honickman Learning Center purpose

Jan. 27, 2020 6:44 am

Project HOME opens a STEAM lab at Honickman Learning Center

“Quality education for every child should not be a luxury, it’s a basic need,” says Project HOME's cofounder and executive director Sister Mary Scullion.
How about a war on poverty? purpose

Jan. 10, 2020 11:30 am

How about a war on poverty?

Less than a fifth of what we've spent on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past 17 years is all we would need to address extreme poverty worldwide, says guest columnist Rob Wetherington.
Emergency shelter is not prison, but there are overlapping human rights concerns  method

Dec. 24, 2019 6:30 am

Emergency shelter is not prison, but there are overlapping human rights concerns 

In his most recent think piece, guest columnist Andrew Huff encourages emergency shelters to begin reformulating their disciplinary protocols to align with restorative justice practices.
Respecting human rights in emergency shelter purpose

Dec. 11, 2019 3:03 pm

Respecting human rights in emergency shelter

Those who work in human services care about human rights, says guest columnist Andrew Huff. As such, he goes goes on to say, they should know whether or not their work upholds international human rights agreements.
How we use participatory, community budgeting in our emergency shelter purpose

Dec. 3, 2019 3:17 pm

How we use participatory, community budgeting in our emergency shelter

Toronto Community Housing uses it. And now the Bethesda Project's Church Program has adapted it for use in one of its shelters. The participatory budgeting model is readily scalable, says guest columnist Andrew Huff.
Being gay and working in emergency shelter purpose

Nov. 26, 2019 10:49 am

Being gay and working in emergency shelter

Guest columnist Andrew Huff considers what it means for a white, housed, gay man to be in solidarity with Black men experiencing homelessness.

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