When people my age look back on their college days, they often recall being “starving” students. But, back in a time when it was possible to complete a university education with some scholarships, a modest student loan and a part-time job, few of my peers were ever truly hungry.
Helping young people in Philadelphia go from homelessness to hope
As Nikki Johnson-Huston was click-clacking her heels to get to her office on 15th and Market, she suddenly craved a steaming cup of Wawa coffee to get her through the 9-to-5 grind.
Past a chalkboard that says, “Come inside to read a good book,” on one side and “Don’t be an asshole!” on the other, you come across a tattered SEPTA Union Strike poster from the early twentieth century, preserved underneath an equally withered-away lamination. A few cautious inches deep inside of this surreal time machine, a pillar manages to stand from the 1890s home of an anarchist feminist writer and speaker who lived near Drexel University.
The New York Times reports about a Spanish restaurant chain’s business model: use revenue made by serving breakfast and lunch to cover the costs of free dinners for homeless people.
The Office of Supportive Housinghas been awarded $8 million in a second installment of grants issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
While one side experiences a rapid makeover, the other is still dodging bullets in a notorious drug market.
Bajo el liderazgo del Project HOME, el Comité contra el hambre y la indigencia del WMOF ha trabajado durante varios meses para desarrollar un plan para implementar acciones concretas que puedan prevenir y poner fin al hambre y a la falta de vivienda en la región de Filadelfia y Camden.
With leadership from Project HOME, the WMOF Hunger and Homelessness Committee has worked for several months to develop a plan to implement concrete actions to end and prevent hunger and homelessness in the Philadelphia region and Camden.