DIRECTIONS Winter 2010

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When it comes to housing, PHMC programs address barriers that prevent families, whether they live in a shelter or a row house, from achieving the goal of living in a safe, comfortable atmosphere.

Food preparation and lead safety tips.

directions_winter2010_thIn 2007, 41-year-old Rita Hernandez had an apartment and a job. Life with her 3-year-old son, Cesar, was good. But when her company laid her off and she couldn’t afford her rent, Hernandez and her son found themselves at a Philadelphia shelter. “I would go to sleep,” says Hernandez, “and wake up crying.” Her story isn’t uncommon.