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NEWS
May 17, 1997 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / RON TARVER
Sister Mary Scullion, director of Project HOME, receives an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Linda Kraemer, dean of the College of Health Professionals at Thomas Jefferson University. Project HOME finds housing for low-income and homeless people.
NEWS
January 8, 2004 | By Stephan Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With bitter cold weather forecast through the weekend - the overnight lows are expected to be in the teens - the city has instituted emergency procedures to move homeless people off the streets and into shelters. Special outreach teams are ready around the clock to assist homeless people, said Robert Hess, the city's deputy managing director in charge of special-needs housing. One recreation center in North Philadelphia will be used to provide overflow beds, Hess said, and a center in West Philadelphia could be opened over the weekend.
NEWS
February 11, 1993 | by Frank Dougherty and Kurt Heine, Daily News Staff Writers
Homeless people seized a vacant North Philadelphia building yesterday in a day of protesting that led to seven arrests and a nine-block march down Broad Street that snarled rush-hour traffic. The 75 protesters said they want to take the vacant four-story building on Broad Street just below Girard Avenue for a community life center - a place where perhaps 300 homeless people could sleep, learn, eat and share fellowship. Trouble is, somebody else owns the building. And doesn't seem willing to donate it, said Leona Smith, founder of Delaware Valley Union of the Homeless.
NEWS
July 24, 1992 | By Huntly Collins, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
City officials are keeping homeless people with AIDS on the streets by unnecessary delays in spending more than $1 million in rental subsidies, an AIDS activist has charged. David Fair, executive director of We the People Living with AIDS/HIV, an advocacy group, said the city's foot-dragging threatened the lives of homeless people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). "The city has a new housing program for AIDS victims: sleeping in boxes in the subway, bathing in Penn's Landing, setting up house in MAC machine entranceways," Fair said.
NEWS
August 4, 1994 | By Susan FitzGerald, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Life on the streets is obviously tough. Now an extensive scientific study documents how deadly it can be. The study of 6,308 homeless Philadelphians found that in any given year a homeless person is 3 1/2 times more likely to die than someone who has a place to live. The research, published in today's New England Journal of Medicine, represents the first precise measurement of mortality among the homeless, comparing their death rates with those of people of similar age, sex and race in the general population.
NEWS
February 11, 1993 | By Kimberly J. McLarin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
About 75 homeless people and advocates for the homeless disrupted evening rush-hour traffic along North Broad Street yesterday after several members of a homeless organization were arrested for squatting in a vacant building in North Philadelphia. Police said four women and two men were arrested and charged with criminal trespass yesterday morning while inside the building at 925 N. Broad St. Police did not release their names. Eric Murdock, a member of the Delaware Valley Union for the Homeless, said the group took over the building - formerly the location for Food For Life, a nonprofit group that provides food and shelter to the homeless - Tuesday night after learning it was vacant.
NEWS
October 8, 1988 | By Kitty Caparella, Daily News Staff Writer
The association of private shelters and boarding home operators "never had an agreement (among themselves) to evict homeless people," claimed their attorney yesterday, a week after 500 homeless were evicted from the city- funded private shelters. "The city panicked and took people out" of the shelters, said Obra Kernodle, attorney for the association of about 45 private shelter and boarding home operators. Kernodle said the city falsely accused the shelters of evicting homeless people last weekend when more than 500 were displaced during a contract dispute with the city.
NEWS
August 2, 2004
I'M WRITING in response to the recent Daily News article on violent vagrants. I can't believe for the life of me - being born and bred in this city that is supposed to implement brotherly love - that we can be so damned insensitive of our fellow men and women. Putting labels on unfortunate homeless people, most of whom are in this position through no fault of their own, does not take into consideration the feelings of the people it hurts. Instead of demoralizing homeless people, it's is time to take a page out of Sister Mary Scullion and Ed Speedling's book.
NEWS
March 24, 1989 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS
Homeless people yesterday told stories of deprivation to City Council President Joseph Coleman (back to camera) and Councilmen Angel Ortiz and George Burrell, as their advocate, Dignity Housing, pleaded with Council not to allow any cuts in social services when Mayor Goode presents his new budget next week. Carrying signs reading "We Say No To Cutbacks" and "We Need Housing and Health Care for All People - No Cutbacks," about 200 protesters jammed Council chambers before the Council session to air their grievances.
NEWS
January 3, 1993 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
To Gregory, a resident of Chester who has been homeless for the last year, the day center that opened at the Salvation Army's Chester headquarters in early December is a place to get out of the cold and stay out of trouble. For Joanne and Bob, a couple who have been homeless for almost two years, the center, established so that they and other homeless people can get off the street for a few hours a day, is a place where they can shower and have an address and phone number to put down on job applications.
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