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Episcopal Community Services empowers vulnerable individuals and families by providing high‐quality social and educational services that affirm human dignity and promote social justice.  


  • HOW TO HELP: The St. Barnabas Mission is based in West Philadelphia and provides shelter to over 100 women and children experiencing homelessness each year. If you would like to be involved with the St. Barnabas Mission in any way, please contact manager of community engagement and volunteer coordinator, Alicia Cooper. care. 
  • CONTACT: Alicia Cooper, Manager of Community Engagement and Events | | 215.351.1466
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The mission of Bethesda Project is to find and care for the abandoned poor and to be family with those who have none. Bethesda Project embraces the core values of social work: Service, Social Justice, Dignity and Worth of the Person, Importance of Human Relationships, Integrity, Competence.Bethesda Project serves 2,000 homeless and formerly homeless men and women each year at 13 sites throughout Philadelphia. 

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The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.

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Since 1915, Families Forward Philadelphia has been dedicated to the same mission – to provide information, advice, guidance, protection and shelter…originally targeted to travelers.  We continue this legacy 100 years later by meeting the needs of Philadelphia’s homeless families.

At Valley Youth House, we do more than just provide a home for vulnerable, abused and homeless youth; we partner with thousands of individuals to build a solid foundation for young people and their families. We understand that everyone’s needs and situations are unique. That’s why we offer responsive programming that is built to fit the needs of each young person we work with. No two programs are identical, and each provides youth with meaningful support, skills and strength.  Our wide-ranging programs allow Valley Youth House to remain a constant in the lives of those we serve.


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EACHIEVEability works to permanently break the generational cycle of poverty for low-income, single-parent, and homeless families through higher education, affordable housing, supportive services, community and economic development, and accountability. 


  • HOW TO HELP: Volunteer by tutoring a family or rally a group of friends to fix up a home for an incoming family.
  • CONTACT: Brian Hoskins, Events Manager & Development Specialist | | 215-557-8484 ext. 8814

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission exists to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless and disadvantaged in the Philadelphia area since 1878. 



  • HOW TO HELP: Sunday Breakfast serves three meals a day on every day of the year to anyone in need. There are a host of ways you can get involved at Sunday Breakfast that utilizes you unique talents and gifts. Are you handy in the kitchen? Help serve a meal. Are you gifted at bringing people together? Gather your friends and colleagues to volunteer as a team at the Mission. Are you a master event organizer? Host a food or clothing drive. Too busy to donate your time? Consider making a monetary donation to sponsor meals. Even a gift of $1.95 can sponsor one meal for a person in need.
  • CONTACT: Nick Mendillo, Volunteer Coordinator |