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Yes, You Can Still Support Valley Youth House’s Holiday Giving for LGBTQ Youth

Never underestimate the power of a touching article. Last year, G Philly ran a story about Valley Youth House, a nonprofit working to combat youth […]

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Report: New Jersey’s Homeless Population Down 50 Percent Since 2007

Homelessness in New Jersey has dropped by almost 50 percent over the last nine years, according to a report by the federal government.

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City to Increase Beds, Outreach for Homeless During DNC

Philadelphia will have more beds and resources to help shelter its homeless population for the next few weeks. In the city’s budget for the upcoming […]

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Why Stylists Are Giving Free Haircuts to the Homeless on Philly Streets

Lolly Galvin sits cross-legged on the gum-stained sidewalk near 16th and Market streets, next to a homeless man who’s getting a haircut. He wanted it all buzzed off. Galvin made it […]


Mayor Kenney Officially Ends Ban On Serving Food in Public Parks

Philadelphia has removed a dormant ban prohibiting serving food in public parks, the Kenney administration announced today. The ban, which the city tried to implement four years […]

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Five Big Ways Philly’s Not Ready to Show Off for the DNC

Thursday I got a press release from the Philadelphia DNC 2016 Host Committee announcing “the installation of its 57 fiberglass ‘Donkeys Around Town.’” My first thought […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Here’s Why Valley Youth House Has Pop-Up Couches All Over Center City Today

Starting today, Valley Youth House will have pop-up couches all over Philadelphia this week as a way to raise awareness about LBGTQ youth homelessness.


Philly to Focus Outreach to Homeless on Center City “Hotspots”

The Kenney administration announced a new strategy to fight panhandling and street homelessness in Philadelphia on Monday, one that will focus existing outreach efforts on […]

City Life

What It Was Like at Philly’s Homeless Pop-Up Restaurant

Last Saturday afternoon, the outside of the 23rd Street Armory revealed few signs of the party going on inside. Faint strains of songs by the Stylistics and […]

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That $20,000 One-Night Homeless Pop-Up Restaurant Is Happening This Weekend

Less than one month after launching his crowdfunding page to raise $20,000 for a one-night pop-up restaurant for the homeless, Jason Pinardo says he’s all […]

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Is It Wrong to Spend $20,000 for a One-Night Homeless Pop-Up Restaurant?

We see a lot of GoFundMe and similar crowdsourcing campaigns coming through our inbox. Many of them are good ideas, but most of them fizzle […]

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Extreme Weather Means City Has to Get Homeless Off the Street, If They Can

With a potential blizzard looming, Philadelphia is currently in a Code Blue emergency. This means outreach teams will be working into the night to help transport […]

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We Left a Homeless Toddler in the Middle of LOVE Park

“Young Boy Found Wandering in LOVE Park.” It was easy to judge the story’s first headline, and judge I easily did. Why was a 2-year-old outside alone, […]

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What’s it Like Being Homeless in Popeadelphia?

I was walking down Broad Street on my way to the National Shrine of St. Rita when two men and a woman stopped me and […]

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Will Pope Francis Get to See Philadelphia’s Homeless?

Follow Philadelphia magazine’s live coverage of Pope Francis’s historic visit all weekend long.  New Jersey native Brooke Peder sits on Walnut Street next to a […]