Homelessness Sources

Organizations

Project HOME –  projecthome.org

Description: This local organization works to “break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through affordable housing, employment, health care, and education.” Project HOME has been a great partner to the Young Heroes Program in past years and is a leader in advocacy and public policy changes in Philadelphia.

National Coalition for the Homeless –  nationalhomelessness.org

Description: The National Coalition for the Homeless is a network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To end and prevent homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected. Students can browse the website for up-to-date facts and statistics about homelessness, in addition to contributing causes and resources for further investigation.  They also outline why they advocate for trauma-informed care to be included in polices regarding homelessness. Appropriate for grades 4-8.

Brae’s Brown Bags braesbrownbags.org 

Description: This organization was founded by one of the Young Heroes featured in our curriculum: Braeden Mannering. His organization not only provides support for his local community, but works to help other communities implement their own programs and supports.

Links and Articles

Social Issue Overview 

https://www.we.org/we-schools/program/issues-backgrounders/local-homelessness/

https://projecthome.org/about/facts-homelessness

Videos and Media 

National Homelessness Coalition: 

https://www.youtube.com/user/nationalhomelesscoal

Description: Find the Faces of Homelessness and other instructional videos on the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) YouTube channel. Screen videos for age appropriateness prior to viewing.

WHYY: https://whyy.org/secondary-categories/homelessness/

 Description: WHYY is a public radio station serving Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Explore various articles related to homelessness in Philadelphia from a local perspective.

Description: Mark Bustos uses his skills as a hairstylist to support people experiencing homelessness.