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When little things mean a lot purpose

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.
Hidden figures: Human services organizations’ clients are an inspiration purpose

Feb. 18, 2021 11:00 am

Hidden figures: Human services organizations’ clients are an inspiration

"It’s tough to ask for help in the best of circumstances, and a global pandemic is certainly not the best of times," says Generocity columnist Valerie Johnson.
The protest encampments — and the housing crisis they represent — aren’t going away purpose

Aug. 19, 2020 11:58 am

The protest encampments — and the housing crisis they represent — aren’t going away

On Monday the City gave notice it would evict the residents of two encampments the next day. After a flurry of actions on Tuesday, the residents find themselves with a reprieve until Thursday morning, when a federal judge is slated to hear their testimony.
How we use restorative justice in shelter method

Aug. 11, 2020 1:27 pm

How we use restorative justice in shelter

At Bethesda Project's Church Shelter Program, guests and staff speak with each other openly about what justice means, what it looks like in their shelter community, and then decide together how to achieve it.
Restorative justice still matters purpose

Jul. 30, 2020 7:49 am

Restorative justice still matters

Bethesda Project's Church Shelter Program has been rethinking its approach to disciplinary action since before COVID-19. But the pandemic represents an important opportunity to revisit these changes and reflect on why they still matter. 
Organizers and activists clash at the crossroads of Philly’s housing crisis purpose

Jul. 29, 2020 7:30 am

Organizers and activists clash at the crossroads of Philly’s housing crisis

Forty unhoused Philadelphia families are squatting in vacant buildings that belong to the Philadelphia Housing Authority. As those individuals transform the blighted spaces into living ones, Occupy PHA and PHA spar about housing needs.
What homeless encampments can teach us about the state of nature purpose

Jul. 17, 2020 8:20 am

What homeless encampments can teach us about the state of nature

"When people live on the margins of society and government, they do not necessarily or inevitably descend into chaos, anarchy, or violence," says columnist Andrew Huff.
This is the view from within the encampment on the Parkway purpose

Jul. 10, 2020 1:42 pm

This is the view from within the encampment on the Parkway

The City announced this morning it will disband the autonomous tent city by next Friday. But Brandon Dorfman takes us inside, to meet organizers and the people experiencing homelessness who called it home.
Who’s afraid of bedbugs? In emergency shelter, that’d be everybody method

Jul. 8, 2020 9:17 am

Who’s afraid of bedbugs? In emergency shelter, that’d be everybody

Bethesda Project's Church Shelter Program uses a community-based surveillance model to prevent pest infestation. Columnist Andrew Huff tells us what that looks like.
Let’s imagine what a fully realized human right to housing might look like purpose

Jun. 29, 2020 8:00 am

Let’s imagine what a fully realized human right to housing might look like

"Are we trying to eradicate homelessness without providing adequate, affordable housing? Are we innovating rather than investing?" asks columnist Andrew Huff.

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