Economic Justice

'Poverty' Archive

Campaign For Working Families

Posted April 30, 2014

The Campaign for Working Families seeks practical ways to improve the economic status of working people in Philadelphia so that families have the opportunity to increase their income, wisely manage their finances, protect themselves from expensive financial services, and build assets. The Campaign for Working Families accomplishes this by connecting families to valuable tax credits, […]

Project H.O.M.E.

Posted April 30, 2014

The mission of Project H.O.M.E. is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, and to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty. Project H.O.M.E. achieves this through a continuum of care comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and other comprehensive services. The organization addresses the root […]

ACLAMO Family Centers

Posted April 30, 2014

Acción Comunal Latinoamericana de Montgomery County (ACLAMO), located in Norristown, is the only bi-lingual social service agency in Montgomery County. Since 1976 ACLAMO has worked to promote improved access to economic, health, educational, social and cultural opportunities for low-income individuals and families in Montgomery County, especially those of Spanish speaking background. ACLAMO offers low-income Latinos access to programs in employment, housing, supplementary education/drop-out prevention, family literacy, early prenatal care and primary care health services and parenting education.

Dignity Housing

Posted April 30, 2014

Established in 1988, Dignity Housing is the first housing and supportive services program in the nation to be founded and guided by homeless people and activists.  Since its inception, Dignity has provided both quality, affordable housing and supportive services to thousands of people – primarily single African American women and their children. Heads of households […]

Profugo

Posted April 30, 2014

Profugo is a grassroots non-profit organization that works to provide international communities access to tools and resources that enable them to build a better quality of life. Profugo works to promote positive community development that focuses on health & wellness, human development, and social capital. Website: http://profugo.org/ See http://profugo.org/get-involved/engage/ to learn more about volunteer opportunities. […]

Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC)

Posted April 30, 2014

The mission of WORC is to promote social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for economically disadvantaged women and their families. WORC provides entrepreneurial training, individual business assistance, incentive savings programs, and access to business and financial resources. WORC empowers its constituents through various self-help strategies including savings, a self-employment network, and access to its local and […]

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia

Posted April 30, 2014

Habitat Philadelphia is on a mission to transform lives and our city by building and repairing quality homes in partnership with families in need, and uniting all Philadelphians around the cause of affordable housing. Volunteer opportunities are available in constructing a Habitat home, supporting Habitat’s non-profit building supply/interior design storefront by organizing and pricing donated […]