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File #: 190248    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/28/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/28/2019
Title: Recognizing and Honoring Project HOME on the Occasion of its 30th Anniversary.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Gym
Attachments: 1. SignatureCopy19024800
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Recognizing and Honoring Project HOME on the Occasion of its 30th Anniversary.
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WHEREAS, The Project HOME community's mission 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"; and

WHEREAS, Project HOME was co-founded by Sister Mary Scullion and Joan Dawson McConnon in 1989. Staff and volunteers from Bethesda Project and Women of Hope combined their resources to respond to the unmet needs of chronically homeless individuals living on Philadelphia's streets. A temporary shelter, the Mother Katherine Drexel Residence, was set up to serve chronically homeless men; and

WHEREAS, Project HOME and its partners have pledged to end chronic street homelessness in Philadelphia, housing 2,200 people. So far, Project HOME has developed 894 units of affordable and supportive housing for persons who have experienced homelessness and low-income persons at-risk of homelessness in Philadelphia. Many more units are on the way, with a goal of completing 1,000 total units of affordable housing in the near future; and

WHEREAS, To encourage and develop opportunities for employment, Project HOME's Adult Learning and Workforce Development Program provides a variety of resources. Offerings like computer classes, career trainings, job readiness workshops, life skills workshops, GED classes, and adult basic literacy classes create chances for upward economic mobility. Project HOME's social enterprises, such as the HOME Spun Resale Boutique and the HOME Shop employ residents and help them develop employable skills; and

WHEREAS, Project HOME offers top-notch health and wellness services to currently and formerly homeless men, women, and children and low-income residents of North Philadelphia through the Stephen Klein Wellness Center. Patients can receive services such as primary...

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