Disability Justice Volunteers with Women’s Shelter

For their 25 Days of Giving, Disability Justice supported Project HOME, a local housing and learning center that provides assistance to homeless people in Philadelphia. They work to provide housing and educational services to children and adults.

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, the attorneys and staff of Disability Justice worked together with the staff of Women of Change shelter in Fairmount, one of Project HOME’s locations. They provided warm meals for the women and children living in the facility and enjoyed making food, handing out poinsettias, playing bingo, and meeting all the people at the shelter.

“I had a wonderful time volunteering with Project HOME. I enjoyed sitting down to talk with the women to get to know them and hear their stories, and I was especially glad to see how much the women liked the poinsettias we brought,” said staff volunteer Noriette. “I was proud to spend the holidays giving back to our community.”

While working to reconstruct low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia, Project HOME also promotes positive public policies for low-income and homeless persons. They support individual growth, security, and self-sufficiency with the goal of moving on to permanent housing.

The Fairmount shelter Disability Justice visited, Women of Change, is one of Project HOME’s many locations. They offer housing to 25 women and their children and help women with documented severe mental illnesses.

To learn about Project HOME and how to help, visit: projecthome.org.

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