Project HOME empowers people to break the cycle of homelessness, address the structural causes of poverty, and attain their fullest potential as members of society.
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None of us are home until all of us are home.
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.
Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of care comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.
Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.
Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.
The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.
We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.
We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.
We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.
We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally .
VETERANS OUTREACH PROGRAM
A member of Project HOME’s Outreach team pairs with a member of our local Veterans Affairs office to conduct street outreach once a week targeting veterans living on the street. The outreach team visits with approximately 30 to 40 veterans in the Center City area regularly.
Project HOME has 12 units specifically designated for veterans at our St. Elizabeth’s Recovery Residence. This site is a transitional housing program for homeless men with a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder with or without a co-occurring mental illness; residents pay 30 percent of their income towards rent and $100 per month for the meal program. The program operates on a level system and has 24-hour staffing.
Location: 1850 North Croskey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Project HOME, in partnership with the Exelon Foundation Veterans Training & Employment Program—and Exelon subsidiary PECO—offers job skills training and paid internships to formerly homeless veterans. Through this initiative, formerly homeless veterans have access to paid work experiences for a period of nine months.
Project HOME has developed a proven and effective program to assist persons in overcoming chronic homelessness. This “continuum of care” is carefully designed to deal with the complex issues of persons with special needs such as mental illness and addiction. The continuum consists of street outreach, a range of supportive housing from entry-level to permanent housing, and comprehensive services, including health care, education and employment.
If you see a homeless person living on the streets, please call our Homeless Outreach Hotline at 215-232-1984.
If you are client in need of services, please call 1-877-222-1984.
Our Outreach Teams develop trusting relationships with homeless individuals who have severe mental illnesses or substance addiction.
The Women’s Emergency Respite Center serves a particularly vulnerable population: women with a long history of street homelessness, many of whom are incompatible or resistant to city-run shelter services.
Project HOME’s supportive housing programs enable each person to break the cycle of homelessness, move toward self-sufficiency and achieve his or her fullest potential.
Project HOME’s alumni group provides residents the opportunity to stay connected to our community even after moving out of our supportive housing programs.