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How (And Why) Philly Forced 16 People Off the Streets During the Deep Freeze

During our recent cold spell, Philly experienced its longest stretch of consecutive “Code Blue” days in 13 years. The city declares a Code Blue emergency […]

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Philly Declares Code Blue: Keep Yourself (And Others) Warm This Winter

With forecasted strong winds and an expected high of 31 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday, officials are warning residents to stay inside and keep warm. The […]

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This Philly Woman Wants to Open the First Homeless Shelter for People and Pets

In her six years of working in Philly homeless shelters, Stephanie Sena has been forced to turn away countless people for the same reason: they […]

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What I’ve Learned From Philly’s Homeless

When I tell people that I’m working on a book about the homeless, most are curious to know what I’ve discovered while tracking five homeless […]

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Local Agents Pull Off a $6,000 Miracle

How would you like to be able to raise the money you need to build your home in about an hour? For some of the […]

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Hundreds Gather at Homeless Memorial Vigil

It was a somber evening at Thomas Paine Plaza on Wednesday night as several hundred people gathered for a vigil to remember the more than […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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.

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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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Richard Gere Was in Philly Last Night to Advocate for the Homeless

Last night it was a packed house at the Ritz East in Old City for a red-carpet premiere of Time Out of Mind, a new […]