The Children Work Group Early Childhood Conference featured Dr. Jeanette Herbers of Villanova University on her findings from a survey of national shelter providers, discussing their training needs for working with young children in families experiencing homelessness.
Dr. Herbers, a HopePHL Visiting Scholar, showed hard evidence that emergency housing can be a positive factor for parents and young children, especially when there is an emphasis on child development. She is partnering with the Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services to offer training to family emergency shelter staff of how to maximize support for your young children.
In honor of Black History Month 2023, the HopePHL Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) recognized local stakeholders with the “Parks - Catto Community Hero Awards.” This award asked the community to nominate and vote for individuals, organizations and businesses that are Living the Legacy of heroes such as Rosa Parks and Octavius Catto! The winners were announced in celebration of the birthday of Octavius Catto. Each winner received a gift card and certificate of appreciation from NAC Manager Kevin Brown, on behalf of HopePHL. Click Read More to meet the winners.
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