On Tuesday, August 26, 2008, H.E.L.P. Philadelphia welcomed students from Bryn Athyn College for “Reach-Out Day.” The extensive community outreach project began at 10 a.m. when Bryn Athyn students and parents arrived at the H.E.L.P site, located in West Philadelphia. The day’s activities included landscaping, painting, visiting with residents, and taking the program’s children on a field trip to the Please Touch Museum. 

H.E.L.P Philadelphia is a transitional living facility for families previously in shelters.  The program provides families with critical on-site support services to help them move from homelessness to permanent housing and self-sufficiency. Families can live at H.E.L.P for up to two years while developing their vocational, daily living, parenting and money management skills.

Bryn Athyn’s C.A.R.E. is a student led service organization where students gain leadership experience through designing, organizing and facilitating service projects. CARE volunteers work with H.E.L.P Philadelphia throughout the school year on numerous activities and events for H.E.L.P Philadelphia children.

For more information about this event, PHMC or H.E.L.P Philadelphia, or to volunteer, please contact Jamie Arehart at 267-350-7699.

About H.E.L.P Philadelphia

A partnership between the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) and H.E.L.P USA, the largest provider of transitional housing in New York City, H.E.L.P Philadelphia is devoted to building self-sufficiency among homeless and low-income families through the acquisition and/or enhancement of key skills necessary for independent living, such as personal self-esteem, parenting, employment, education, and health care. H.E.L.P Philadelphia’s facilities include fifty transitional apartments for homeless families and the Genesis Square Townhouses, a forty-unit low-income housing complex, as well as on-site daycare and a playground.