TEAM NORTHEAST ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WE ARE PARTICIPATING IN Generosity Philly
IN SUPPORT OF PHILADELPHIA INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK
$1738 RAISED
$1,400 GOAL

About PHILADELPHIA INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK

Since our founding in 1991, Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN) has moved 325 families—910 individuals— from homelessness to stability. We have grown our network further with the expansion of our network into Northeast Philadelphia in 2012.

The PIHN program provides assessment and referrals, emergency housing, supportive service and transitional housing. Equipped with new skills and relationships, 92% of our families do not return to shelter programs after their PIHN experience.






OUR TEAM

Bob Byrne
$1122 RAISED
$1,000 GOAL
During my 5 years working for Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN), I have been blessed to work with many great families who happened to be going through hard times.
It has been amazing to see their joy whenever a family has graduated from our homeless shelter program and moved into their own home.
But many families we meet are "one step away" from homelessness. The best outcome would be if they could get help and not have to experience homelessness.
At PIHN, we have a new focus on homeless prevention. With the funds that you donate to this cause, PIHN will provide timely assistance that will prevent families from becoming homeless.
More information can be found at www.philashelter.org
Please consider donating to this great cause. You will really make a difference.
Thank you,
Bob
Michael Serverson
$400 RAISED
$200 GOAL
Deborah Kish-Silver
$216 RAISED
$200 GOAL
On October 29, I am participating in a charity walk to raise funds for the Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN.) All proceeds from the event will be used to keep families in our community from becoming homeless.

The horrific problem of family homelessness needs a fresh approach. Shelters are full. Lengths of stay are getting longer and longer. Families are stuck in the system because there are few affordable housing options for them to relocate to. In the meantime hundreds of families are turned away from the City Shelter System daily. It is becoming more and more common for working families to couch surf at the mercy of others, trade food stamps for lodging, live in their cars, live in unfit properties that make their children ill, return to abusers. There is literally no safety net for low income working families – a complete American tragedy!

Hence PIHN is taking steps to focus on homelessness prevention. Homelessness prevention involves comprehensive guidance and individualized case management, combined with timely, targeted financial supports for any family at risk of losing their housing. Perhaps all that is needed is a one- time cash grant to prevent eviction…. Or maybe they need a shallow rent subsidy, a redesigned budget, and material supports…. Or perhaps just a safe place to be during the day where they can job search and relax with their children, taking pressure off their doubled up housing arrangements? It is not acceptable to put a displaced family on a wait list that might go on for months.

With a small pilot prevention program this past year, PIHN was able to help 20 at-risk community families to get back on track without losing their homes. Doing this prevention work has taken a toll on our staff. The cases are complicated, requiring lots of staff time, and our part time social workers are already quite busy serving the families who we are currently housing as well as 150 alumni families needing ongoing services and supports.

PIH is trying to raise $20,000 to help us staff prevention services appropriately through a 5 K Walk/Run to Prevent Homelessness on Sunday October 29th at the Art Museum.

OUR SUPPORTERS

Daniel Farrell - $200
Carol Fern Culhane - $103.50
Go, Bob!
Karen A. Byrne - $103.50
We are so proud of you.
Love, Mom & Dad
Anonymous - $103.50
Bob and Patti Van Zandt - $100
Anonymous - $100
Anonymous - $100
Anonymous - $100
Anonymous - $100
Michael Serverson - $100
Mickey Abraham - $100
Robert and Emilee Harting - $100
Nick Claxton - $75
Anonymous - $50
Monica M. Kolb - $50
Bob, you are already a winner!!
Matching Donation - $38.75
Joy A Heywood - $25.87
Anonymous - $25.87
Rachel Falkove - $25.87
Go Northeast Philly PIHN!
Rory Rebuck - $25.87
Proud of you! Sorry we can't run with you tomorrow but we will in the future!
Scott Sinay - $25.87
Bob you are an inspiration to so many people.
Bob and Nancy Elfant - $25
Anonymous - $15.76
Marie Van Brunt - $10
Ursula Van Brunt - $7
India Van Brunt - $6
Ashlee Van Brunt - $5.75
Anonymous - $5
Tiffany Muzon - $5
Tanya Freeman - $3
Toria Smith - $2