Homeless

The only medical respite for the homeless in Philadelphia, Serenity Court, celebrated its official opening of the facility.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
July 17, 2018 - 7:31 pm
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The only medical respite for the homeless in Philadelphia is officially open for business, allowing the city's most vulnerable patients the opportunity to recover in dignity. When a homeless individual is released after being hospitalized, many times they are...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
June 12, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The People's Emergency Center is planning to expand its services to families in homeless shelters thanks to a three-year grant. The Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program is contributing nearly $1.5 million over three years to the PEC in West Philadelphia for its...
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Ad hoc protest of today's planned eviction of Kensington tunnels
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
May 30, 2018 - 5:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — By the time trash trucks rolled down Tulip Street and Kensington Avenue, removing a six-month accretion of mattresses, blankets and tents, more than 100 people had accepted services, but — even as their belongings were carted away — others just were not ready. "With...
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Businesses shared success stories about practical workforce development solutions at a Roadmap for Growth forum.
Steve Tawa-KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
May 30, 2018 - 11:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia-area business and civic leaders are providing a roadmap for homeless people to find jobs. Their program is called "Combating Homelessness Through Economic Empowerment." Comcast executive David Cohen says through the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's "...
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