Category Archives: Homeless

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Contact:  Deborah Reichmann, Executive Director, executivedirector@hebrewfreeloandc.org, (202) 725-6141 The Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLAGW) is maintained by the Jewish community of Greater Washington, DC, providing interest-free loans to members of the community, to help them meet their financial needs with dignity. Loans are available for a range of legitimate needs, including, but not limited to, medical bills, emergency bills, and credit card debts. Student loans are available for students in their junior and senior years of college and graduate students. The Jewish philanthropic tradition of extending interest-free loans is a […]

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Our Closet

Our Closet 2100 Arch Street 5th Floor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 Contact:  Andrea Johnston, Program Coordinator (267) 256-2179 andrea@ourclosetpa.org Our Closet is a volunteer-driven organization that provides clothing to vulnerable Philadelphians and their families free of charge by operating “pop-up shops” throughout the city. We offer community members who are struggling to make ends meet the opportunity to receive free, quality clothing in the “pop-up shop” in a dignified and welcoming space. Our goal is to meet a basic need for our shoppers so they can better focus on handling other stressors in their lives, such as securing a steady source of income or […]

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Nationalities Service Center

Nationalities Service Center 1216 Arch Street, 4th floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107 Contact:  Volunteer Coordinator (215) 893-8400 volunteers@nscphila.org Here at Nationalities Service Center (NSC), we believe that immigrants and refugees are a critical part of the fabric of life in the United States, and it is our vision that all immigrants and refugees achieve a life of dignity, safety, stability, sustainable opportunities and meaningful connections to their communities. To this end, NSC provides comprehensive services to immigrants and refugees, including legal protections, community integration, access to health and wellness services, and opportunities to achieve English language proficiency. Our dedicated staff are […]

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Cradles to Crayons Boston

Cradles to Crayons 155 North Beacon St. Brighton, Massachusetts MA Contact:  Giana Manganaro, Group Volunteer Coordinator, 617-779-4724 The Need Cradles to Crayons has a special niche, and—in its two host cities—meets a critical need. More than 305,000 Massachusetts children 12 years old and younger live in low-income or poverty-stricken households. In any given year, more than 100,000 Massachusetts children will experience homelessness. Meanwhile, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Philadelphia has the highest poverty rate among the nation’s ten largest cities. Nearly one in four Philadelphians, including 130,000 children, live in poverty. But statistics don’t get to the heart of […]

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Pathways to Housing PA

Pathways To Housing PA 5201 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA 19141 Contact:  Bob Hunn, Board Chair, 215-292-1906, rhunn@kolsbygordon.com Pathways To Housing is a 501(c)(3) non profit whose mission is to transform the lives of people experiencing mental health challenges and chronic homelessness by providing housing and treatment services in the areas of mental and physical health, substance abuse, education, and employment. PTHPA utilizes a Housing First model. The Housing First model is simple: provide housing first, and then combine that housing with supportive treatment services in the areas of mental and physical health, substance abuse, education, and employment. Housing is provided in […]

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Penn Hillel Soup Kitchen

Penn Hillel Soup Kitchen 215 S. 39th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 Contact:  Allison Resnick, Volunteer Coordinator, 215-898-7391, atr@sas.upenn.edu The Soup Kitchen at Hillel convenes every evening from in Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons at Steinhardt Hall. Night Soup Kitchen is a space for community guests and Penn volunteers to get to know each other over a warm meal and friendly environment. Each Sunday, our dedicated volunteers arrive before dinner to set up the dining hall and make packaged lunches for our guests that they can eat the next day. When the doors open, volunteers first serve the guests and then – everybody’s favorite […]

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People’s Emergency Center

People’s Emergency Center 325 N 39th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Contact:  Meredith Pollock, Volunteer Coordinator, mpollock@pec-cares.org, (215) 382-7523 or (267) 777-5829 People’s Emergency Center (PEC) nurtures families, strengthens neighborhoods, and drives change. We are committed to increasing equity and opportunity throughout our entire community. We provide comprehensive supportive services to homeless women and their children, revitalize our West Philadelphia neighborhood, and advocate for social justice. PEC primarily serves homeless families consisting of single mothers and their young children. Many of these families are headed by young mothers with little or no work experience and some history of personal or familial trauma. The […]

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HomeFront NJ

HomeFrontNJ.org 1800 Princeton Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 Contact:  Judy Long, Development Director 609-989-9417, judyl@homefrontnj.org HomeFront’s mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources and expertise of the community. In the U.S., an astonishing 1.7 million children are homeless. That is one out of every 45 children in our community. We lessen the immediate pain of homelessness and help families become self-sufficient. We work to give our clients the skills and opportunities to ensure adequate incomes, and we work to increase the availability of adequate, affordable housing. We help homeless families advocate for themselves individually and collectively. […]

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Mitzvah Circle Foundation

Mitzvah Circle Foundation 1561 Gehman Road, Harleysville, PA 19438 Contact:   Fran Held, Founder and Executive Director, 484-897-0414,  info@mitzvahcircle.org Mitzvah Circle is a non-profit organization that provides support, hope and dignity to individuals and families during times of crisis, poverty, homelessness and serious illness. We assist people who have fallen through the cracks, removing barriers to meaningful help and resources. We provide individualized support such as clothing, school supplies, diapers, household items, food and referrals. We respond without discrimination—fulfilling basic human needs with compassion, to truly make a difference for people who are walking along life’s edge. Bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah […]

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One Warm Coat

One Warm Coat 2443 Fillmore St, #380-5363 San Francisco, California 94115-1814 Contact: Patti Zappa, Director of Development and Communications, (877) 663-927, patti@onewarmcoat.org One Warm Coat’s mission is simple: Collect warm coats and give them to those in need, free of charge. We dream of a day when every person who wants or needs a warm coat can get one easily. Toward that goal, we work to develop and nurture the volunteer spirit in caring people everywhere and to make it easy to provide warm coats  for those in need in local communities. One Warm Coat is a national nonprofit organization, committed to providing a free, […]

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