Friday, February 09, 2018
Project HOME and Jon Bon Jovi Deliver Hope to the Homeless
Jon Bon Jovi, a long-time supporter of Project HOME , was in attendance for a Jan. 30 ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new Hub of Hope in Philadelphia. The 11,000-square-foot facility operated by Project HOME seeks to provide a gateway to vital services and care for Philadelphia's homeless. The initiative is backed by the health center, the city and SEPTA. According to Project HOME founder Sister Mary Scullion, "The new Hub of Hope will offer a safe place where people can enjoy a warm cup of coffee, take a shower and wash laundry, and speak to peers or case managers to begin the process of finding a permanent home. It creates even greater opportunities to connect individuals experiencing homelessness to treatment, medical care and ultimately stable, supportive housing." An existing Hub of Hope, operating out of a 150 square-foot storefront in the winter, has placed thousands into shelters, and provided treatment and other housing options since 2012. The new facility will be open 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday, year-round.