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When you’re unsheltered, the public in ‘public safety’ doesn’t include you

Apr. 17, 2024 7:38 am

When you’re unsheltered, the public in ‘public safety’ doesn’t include you

Supreme Court to decide if you can be fined or jailed for living on the street
Holistic Solutions for Housing Systems

Apr. 25, 2023 6:47 am

Holistic Solutions for Housing Systems

Homelessness is an issue with many causes. What solutions are working and what supports do those experiencing homelessness need?
Desperately Seeking Housing

Apr. 18, 2023 10:54 am

Desperately Seeking Housing

Insights from those in need of housing locally and trying to navigate the systems our nonprofits and governments have put in place.
Uncovering the Reasons Behind Philly’s 18% Unsheltered Homeless Population

Apr. 11, 2023 6:55 am

Uncovering the Reasons Behind Philly’s 18% Unsheltered Homeless Population

Exploring Insights Contributing to Homelessness Despite Shelter Availability
Philadelphia’s Housing Crisis

Apr. 4, 2023 10:37 am

Philadelphia’s Housing Crisis

Why 5,700 men, women and children are living without permanent, functional housing
Creating a Prosocial Emergency Shelter Culture method

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 […]
The problem with homelessness ‘innovation’ purpose

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.
Donations, food and God have kept Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission going for more than 140 years purpose

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.
Kensington residents ask: ‘Why would you think this is acceptable for us?’ purpose

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.
National conversation: ‘Housing First’ approach can meet the demands of homeless union purpose

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.