Giving change to people on the street usually only helps keep them there. Giving to Real Change helps non-profit organizations like CCDF and Pathways to Housing provide the services homeless individuals need to rebuild their lives. On a daily basis a specially trained group of CCD's Community Service Representatives encourage and assist people who are homeless in coming off the street and into appropriate facilities where they can find shelter and necessary social services. CCDF also supports job opportunities for disadvantaged workers.
To create more job opportunities for formerly homeless individuals contribute to the Center City District Foundation.
Pathways to Housing's Housing First programs are based on the belief that housing is a basic human right. Pathways believes people should not have to prove that they are "housing ready" by first participating in treatment or by being clean and sober. Instead, Pathways moves people who are homeless and suffer from psychiatric disabilities directly from the streets into apartments of their own, instantly making them part of a community. Once settled in a stable living situation, they successfully engage with the variety of services available to them, such as psychiatric or substance abuse treatment, employment readiness and skills developments, and family reconnection.
To support Pathways to Housing, which immediately provides quality homes for those on the street, go to PathwaystohousingPA.org.
FOR GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
To learn more about how you can support CCDF initiatives, please contact:
Development Manager, Center City District Foundation