Every other week, I’ll tell you about the phenomenal work the City’s Office of Homeless Services and our partners are doing to move people from homeless to home.

December 5, 2018

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Resilient PHL Going Strong!
More progress! The City is still saving lives and improving the neighborhood! Check out the reports for the week ending 11/30.
Over the past two weeks we worked on a new policy to guide our work in preventing future encampments, prepared for the launch of a Safe Routes to Schools pilot, met with organizations interested in bringing health services to the area, and planned for the large-scale volunteer community clean-up on 12/8.
Check out the full update here.

Preventing Homelessness Through Shelter Diversion

Does everyone who shows up at our front door need to go to shelter?
Our goal is to see if households requesting emergency housing have a safe alternative.
Sarah Chess (holding booklet) from the Cleveland Mediation Center provided state of the art training for OHS providers and staff on homeless diversion and prevention through resources, assessment and referral.
Thanks to everyone who participated for their role in stabilizing families experiencing homelessness!

Yay Drueding!

Big congratulations to partner organization Dreuding Center! They were chosen as one of ten GSK Impact Award winners.
The award recognizes non-profits for innovative and transformational programs that make our communities healthier and comes with a $40,000 unrestricted grant.

Partner Special Events
Episcopal Community Services – 12/10 – Cookies and Cocktails
Episcopal Community Services – 12/16 – Liebesfreud Christmantime Concert
Senior Law Center – 41st Annual Gala – 3/16/19

Ready Resources

Where to Turn | Meal Schedule | Substance Abuse Treatment

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