For Immediate Release:

May 8, 2007


Shirley Robinson, 215.473.7451, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kimberley A. Smith, 516.812.4005, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mortgage Company Makes Mother's Day Special for Homeless Mothers

Philadelphia--In honor of Mother's Day this Sunday, Delta Funding Corporation/Fidelity Mortgage, Woodbury, NY, are sponsoring a day at the spa and dinner for 20 residents at HELP Philadelphia, a non-profit agency in West Philadelphia that provides transitional housing for homeless and low-income families.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for our mothers," says Shirley Robinson, project director, HELP Philadelphia. "Many have experienced domestic abuse, foster care, childhood abuse, and other traumatic situations. From taking care of young children to working and attending school themselves, these moms are often overwhelmed with life's tasks. This day at the spa and dinner gives them a day of relaxation and luxury which they have never experienced," she adds.

Thanks to Delta Funding Corporation/Fidelity Mortgage, on May 11 and May 14, groups of the mothers will receive a complimentary visit to Toppers Spa in Center City and dinner at a local restaurant of their choice. Robinson noted that New York-based company approached the center about sponsoring the outing. "We are grateful to them. With our limited budget, HELP Philadelphia would not be able to do something like this for our residents. This event will give them a much deserved day of respite," says Robinson.

A partnership between the Philadelphia Health Management Corporation and HELP USA, the largest provider of transitional housing in New York City, HELP 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. Eligible families participate in an intensive twelve- to eighteen-month program that ultimately qualifies them for permanent affordable housing. HELP 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 new playground. For more information on HELP Philadelphia, call 215.473.7451.

PHMC is a non-profit, public health institute that builds healthier communities through partnerships with government, foundations, businesses and other community-based organizations. For more information on PHMC, visit

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