November 15, 2018
In celebration of the upcoming opening of a new home for LGBTQ youths in danger of living in the street, Project HOME, the Philadelphia non-profit that combats homelessness, hosted a “Raise the Roof” party on Wednesday while also honoring sponsors John Alchin and Hal Marryatt.
Funds raised at the celebration for the Gloria Casarez Resident at 1315 N. 8th St. are earmarked to complete the housing project and providing operating dollars.
The 30 one-bedroom apartment complex is the first LGBTQ-friendly permanent housing to serve young adults, ages 18 to 23, who are homeless, have experienced homelessness, or are at risk of homelessness (including those aging out of foster care).
Residents will benefit from a combination of housing, employment, education, and health care-related services, in addition to case management, life skills, and community-building activities.