Engage & Impact Initiative

This event is the main way we engage individuals and families experiencing homelessness. From soup and sandwiches to corner haircuts to BBQs in the summer, we love to engage people with a variety of activities. Toiletry bags, new clothing, and genuine conversation are always shared at each event. The goal is to engage people in a way that affirms their humanity, creates authentic connection, and restores the fun in being a part of community.

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Summer Movie Fest

Summer Movie Fest was created to provide a family oriented summer opportunity for the Philadelphia community. If you're looking for free summer fun come out and enjoy a movie, food, arts and craft, and more for all ages. Healthy conversations with our youth are an important part of all our activities so youth not only enjoy free fun but also get to discuss positive learning points found in the movie selection. Our Summer Movie Fest runs from May to August. Check back for our 2021 summer movie schedule.

Women of Change

Women of Change is a safe haven residence for women. Four times a year we partner to assist the organization in their goal to encourage the residents to participate in activities that lead to personal growth, well-being and self-sufficiency with a focus on moving to permanent housing. We host a range of events from Pamper Days to Painting without a Twist type events. All our events center around empowerment, self love, and dignity

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The Creative H.E.R.O. Project

The Creative H.E.R.O. (Healthy Expression Reclaiming Originality) Project was designed to give youth a unique combination of creative art projects matched with Life Skills lessons. Project activities help youth foster self-confidence and creativity as well as encourage individuality and improve self image in order to realize their fullest potential.

Read a review on The Creative H.E.R.O. Project.

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Dinner with The Plug

Dinner with The Plug The Series is a space created to bring a mentally stimulating and culinary enriching experience together for the benefit of the residents at Youth Emergency Services. We invite restaurants and catering companies to prepare delicious meals for each session in order to expand the residents' taste buds while they interact with and learn from some incredible speakers.

The Build Project

This project brings local nonprofit organizations and individuals working in the community together to provide support, networking, and shared resources in an effort to increase quality programs and services offered in the community. Each session offers useful organizational and team building activities along with a short workshop centered on different topics that are critical in understanding successful, quality programming.