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Storymap: Schools count the young and homeless in the Philly ‘burbs purpose

Mar. 14, 2019 11:13 am

Storymap: Schools count the young and homeless in the Philly ‘burbs

Chester County is one of the six counties that comprise the region with the greatest number of school-age homeless children. Our storymap gives you a closer look at the numbers in specific school districts in Chesco, Bucks, Delco and Montco.
Amid the buzz of his shears, Joshua Santiago dreams of a better Kensington people

Mar. 6, 2019 9:30 am

Amid the buzz of his shears, Joshua Santiago dreams of a better Kensington

He sees a lot while he's cutting hair: People sheltering in abandoned buildings, huddling up for warmth, struggling with drug addiction. And he thinks about how the neighborhood's empty buildings could be filled with help.
How hard is it to convert vacant buildings into affordable homes for Kensington residents in need? method

Feb. 18, 2019 10:55 am

How hard is it to convert vacant buildings into affordable homes for Kensington residents in need?

Neighborhood organizations such as Simple Homes, Jumpstart Kensington and NKCDC are looking for solutions to a multi-ZIP code problem.
How can Philadelphia’s point-in-time count do a better job of counting families? purpose

Jan. 25, 2019 1:16 pm

How can Philadelphia’s point-in-time count do a better job of counting families?

Three homeless service pros describe the limitations of current tracking methods and advocate for better data sharing across city agencies.
For Philly’s vulnerable, the government shutdown trickles down to tragedy purpose

Jan. 18, 2019 11:01 am

For Philly’s vulnerable, the government shutdown trickles down to tragedy

"Wherever we fall on the political spectrum, we all must agree that punishing the poor is not the way to make America great again," writes Pathways to Housing PA head Christine Simiriglia.
Here’s where people living on Philly streets can find respite from the cold method

Dec. 28, 2018 12:24 pm

Here’s where people living on Philly streets can find respite from the cold

Meet nine facilities keeping people experiencing homelessness safe in the wintertime.
3 nonprofit managers on how to be a great (productive, actually useful) volunteer method

Dec. 28, 2018 10:00 am

3 nonprofit managers on how to be a great (productive, actually useful) volunteer

Do your research, let your skills lead and consider donating your time during the non-holiday season, say pros from Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, Broad Street Ministry and Hopeworks Camden.
As Philadelphia temperatures dip, homeless outreach workers distribute socks, smiles and resources method

Dec. 3, 2018 1:51 pm

As Philadelphia temperatures dip, homeless outreach workers distribute socks, smiles and resources

A Generocity reporter rides with two Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services staffers as they encourage people living on the streets to take advantage of increased city services in the coldest months.
This is what family homelessness looks like in Philadelphia — and how to solve it method

Nov. 19, 2018 10:25 am

This is what family homelessness looks like in Philadelphia — and how to solve it

Jason Miller, CEO of Families Forward Philadelphia, reflects on his first year at the helm of one of the only inclusive family shelters in the city and explains "invisible homelessness."
4 unheralded Philadelphia nonprofits doing the tough, on-the-ground work purpose

Oct. 30, 2018 12:30 pm

4 unheralded Philadelphia nonprofits doing the tough, on-the-ground work

Four experienced nonprofit execs picked four local orgs they think more people should know about. Meet Up and Running Healthcare Solutions, Tree House Books, Urban Creators and Preventing HIV Project.

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