5 Simple Ways to Give Back

We are a few weeks into 2016, but it’s not too late to pull out a piece of paper and pen and jot down some goals you want to accomplish this year. My goals are simple: give back and make an impact. I have come to realize that service doesn’t have to be complicated or

Remembering the Homeless: National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day

During a recent Homeless Memorial Day ceremony at Arch Street United Methodist Church, I had the privilege to stand in solidarity with my fellow Philadelphia advocates as we remembered the lives of our homeless friends that were lost this year. It is a sobering feeling standing in a crowded church and listening to the names of more than

Send Warm Holiday Wishes to Philadelphia’s Homeless

You know the feeling. That heartwarming sensation you get when you rummage through a stack of mail and see a red envelope with the phrase “Merry Christmas” written out in swirly letters – the promise of a heartfelt holiday greeting inside. I know this feeling well. Each year, I look forward to receiving a homemade

Movie Review: Time Out of Mind

Time Out of Mind is a new film in select theaters which deals with the realities of homelessness.  Try to take the time to see it (at the Ritz East in Philly) or stream it on Xfinity on Demand. In the film, Time Out of Mind everything is “reduced.”  George, played by Richard Gere, is

Ten Facts about Homelessness and the Papal Visit

Everyone knows that Pope Francis will be visiting Philadelphia on September 22nd through 26th.  But do you know what will happen to the homeless men and women who live in Philadelphia?  Over a hundred homeless men and women who live on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and around the city will be displaced by the security

One Flood

  Over the past few weeks, the Mission has been under construction due to flood damage and necessary upgrades.  No services have been suspended but we have had to move things around.  When the construction began, we just planned on revamping the entryway in order to make the Mission a more welcoming place for the