Project H.O.M.E., Philadelphia

August 13, 2010 - March 1, 2011

The mission of the Project H.O.M.E. community 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. Project H.O.M.E. strives to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Project H.O.M.E. achieves its mission through a continuum of care comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. Project H.O.M.E. is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.

Project H.O.M.E. Art Program Project

H.O.M.E.'s formerly homeless residents include individuals with mental illness and those in recovery from substance use disorders. These individuals are the target participants for Project H.O.M.E.'s Art Program. Regularly scheduled art classes are also open to members of the St. Elizabeth's/Diamond Street neighborhood, a low-income community that we partner with, as well as individuals who are currently homeless. Many participants are gifted artists with talent that would go entirely unrecognized and untapped without the opportunities provided by Project H.O.M.E. The classes provide participants with a much-needed creative outlet, as well as an opportunity to showcase their talents and increase their levels of confidence.

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James Webster,
Window Sill with Basket


Mary Crawford,
Blue Vase