People’s Emergency Center (PEC) and Youth Service, Inc. (YSI) are merging to achieve greater impact, now known as HopePHL™.
HopePHL inspires Philadelphia's children, youth, families and communities to thrive by providing housing, advocacy, and trauma-responsive social services designed to promote equity, resilience, autonomy, and well-being.
Whether it’s moving to a first home of their own, opening their first living-wage paycheck, enrolling their child in their first year of pre-school — our moms, like Mia, have many spring flowers to celebrate!
Mia is 16 and a new mother. She wants a bright future for her daughter and heard of the Teen Success parenting group offered at HopePHL™. After facing the untimely, tragic death of her baby’s father, Mia turned to the group’s steady support. She kept her goals for her child in mind, and Mia persevered, attending Teen Success groups, and school, regularly. Last year, Mia graduated from high school. She’s now attending cosmetology school, focused on her future, and looks forward to living independently and supporting her daughter.
“The group’s support and Ms. Lynne helped me focus on what was best for my daughter. It gave me a safe space to talk about the loss of my child’s father, reflect and grow through the trauma.”
Help HopePHL support participants throughout their journey, ensuring they have the help needed every step of the way to realize their dreams, by giving today.
Your generous donation today through Mother's Day, will be matched with the help of the Wyss Foundation – doubling the impact of your gift for moms like Mia.
You can make a contribution by selecting a donation amount in the box to the right, and clicking “next” for credit card payment information, (our site is secure), or mailing a check made out to HopePHL to:
Attn: Melissa Sly
325 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
For stock gifts: please email Melissa Sly, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For gifts in kind and volunteer opportunities, contact Trish Downey at email@example.com.
How your gift helps
$500 will help a family of three stay in housing for one month, where they will access supports to build resilience and cope with trauma, and learn life and job skills to become independent and thrive.
$250 will provide a youth with supplies and clothes for school, college, or work.
$150 will provide personalized financial planning, job skills assistance and opportunity connections.
$75 will help enroll a resident in a GED-completion course, or vocational or degree-earning program.
$50 will provide a 5-day supply of groceries to families in need.
$25 will provide a family or youth with personal hygiene and necessities such as clothing, diapers and formula.
Photo: participants at a community event