Project Home is a non-profit organization that provides housing and support services to people who are homeless in Philadelphia. The organization has helped over 10,000 people find permanent housing.
Project Home's mission is to end homelessness in Philadelphia by providing housing and support services to people who are homeless. The organization's vision is a community where everyone has a safe and stable place to live.
"The mission of the Project HOME community in both Philadelphia 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."
Since its beginning , Project HOME has been a leader in providing comprehensive and effective services to persons who experience chronic homelessness. With innovation, leadership, and an unyielding commitment to the dignity of each person, They have developed nationally recognized programs that have proven that homelessness can be solved.
They have also been a leader in Philadelphia in responding to the root causes of homelessness by helping to rebuild low-income neighborhoods and by engaging in political advocacy to bring about positive public policies for low-income and homeless persons.
Project HOME began participation in The Philadelphia Plan, partnering with Crown Cork & Seal to do comprehensive community development in the Diamond Street and St. Elizabeth’s Neighborhood.
They opened a free neighborhood health clinic in partnership with the Independence Foundation.
Project HOME's supportive, affordable housing offers permanent housing for individuals and families who have been homeless. Most residents come to Project HOME from a safe haven, a shelter, or from the streets. They currently provide 976 units of affordable housing with support services.
Also With support and collaboration from local experts in young adult programming, Project HOME provides LGBTQ-friendly permanent housing and support services for young adults at risk of homelessness as a foundation to achieve their long-term goals for housing, education, and employment.
Project HOME’s young adult program is one of three main components of their initiative to end and prevent chronic street homelessness.
National research shows that vulnerable young adults and youth – especially those transitioning from foster care, those who identify as homosexual, and those that are homeless living in shelter or other unstable housing situations – comprise one of the largest and fastest-growing groups of homeless individuals.
PROJECT HOME believes that with interventions to stabilize, educate, employ, and empower these young adults, they can prevent them from becoming a steady stream into the homeless system.
Toward that end, Project Home is working with partners to identify and serve young adults who may be appropriate candidates for housing opportunities at Project HOME. To ensure these services appropriately meet the unique needs of participants, their young adult residents are encouraged to provide ongoing feedback and evaluation of programming.
One of the quotes of PROJECT HOME is "None of us are home if all of us are not home." This simple yet thought-provoking statement holds a deep significance when we consider the interconnectedness of our lives and the importance of belonging.
In our modern world, it is easy to focus on individualism and personal success. However, this saying reminds us that true fulfillment and a sense of home extend beyond our personal boundaries. It implies that our well-being and sense of belonging are intricately tied to the well-being and presence of others.
Imagine a scenario where all the people we care about, all our loved ones, are not at home. Even if we find ourselves physically in the comfort of our own dwelling, a void would remain within us. Home, in its essence, is not merely a physical structure but rather the emotional sanctuary created by the collective presence and connection of the people we hold dear.
Moreover, this saying invites us to reflect on the interconnectedness of humanity as a whole. We cannot truly thrive if others are suffering or neglected. When we recognize that our collective well-being is intertwined, we become responsible for fostering a sense of home for one another. It compels us to build communities, support one another, and create a world where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and loved.
Let us remember the importance of unity and empathy in our daily lives. May we strive to create an environment where none of us are truly home unless all of us are. Together, we can transform this saying from a mere statement to a powerful guiding principle, shaping a more compassionate and inclusive world.
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None of us are home until all of us are home®.