PIHN’s COVID-19 Service Announcement:
Our Northwest Office is open for meals, diapers, feminine hygiene products, and personal supplies to help families at this time. All visits to the office to pick up supplies, or drop off donations must be scheduled by appointment. If you would like to receive, or drop off donations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays, please schedule an appointment by calling (215) 247-4663 ext. 8
Additionally, we will be updating our resources tab each day to share other services in the city that can provide assistance with food, diapers, childcare, and more. If you have any resources that you would like to share with our community, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
☼ Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network ☼
Offering Solutions & Services Toward:
Homelessness Prevention, Housing, Shelter, and Advocacy
The problem of family homelessness is complex.
A large number of factors that are often out of our control such as job loss and health crises can easily change the financial status of an otherwise stable family. And it’s a growing problem. On any night of the year in Philadelphia, an estimated 1,000 to 1,300 children and their families are homeless.
With the worsening economy, families are finding themselves unable to make their rent or mortgage payments. And Philadelphia’s shelter system is stretched beyond capacity. Unfortunately, there is no simple solution or quick fix. Ending homelessness requires holistic approach that begins with meeting immediate needs, and extends further to alleviate the root causes and help families achieve lasting independence. Our approach is highly effective. 92% of our families have succeeded in permanently overcoming homelessness.
Currently, Northeast Philadelphia has the second highest eviction rate in the city with more than 5,700 School District students living without a permanent place to call home last year. PIHN has recently put a fund together specifically to target preventing homelessness before it begins.