THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

12,053. The number of adults and children who find themselves homeless in Philadelphia.*

8,000 (and counting). The number of people in Philadelphia (to date) who have been given a place to call home, thanks to Project HOME.** 

55. That’s the number of new supportive, permanent residences for the homeless at Project HOME’s newly constructed JBJ Soul Homes building.

$61,260. That’s the check amount PGW presented to Project HOME in June for energy efficient upgrades at its JBJ Soul Homes building. The apartment offers energy-efficient natural gas furnaces and hot water heaters, as well as low-flow faucet aerators and shower heads that help to provide residents a basic need – and comfort – that may have been otherwise unobtainable.

700. The number of people in attendance as Project HOME received the grant check at its ‘Taste of HOME’ street fair – an event in appreciation of the efforts of residents, staff and volunteers. Pictured below are Project HOME staff, residents and friends, along with PGW’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Customer Programs Denise Adamucci and Director of Customer Programs Elliott Gold to the far right.

 

25. How many years Project HOME has been carrying out its mission to end chronic homelessness by eliminating the root causes of poverty, and empowering individuals to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.

13. The number of Project HOME locations across the City of Philadelphia, including the new energy-efficient building on Fairmount Avenue.

2. The number of addresses to remember. First: pgwenergysense.com. Visit the site to learn all about available grants and rebates from PGW. The second is projecthome.org. Stop in to learn about the organization’s work and its community contributions.

*Homeless statistics are approximate and derived from a 2012 study

**As of April 2014



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