|Delaware County Housing Coalition|
PURPOSE: Delaware County Housing Coalition (DCHC) is a faith-based social service organization focusing on the revitalization of the city of Chester. DCHC has developed a unique model of organizing volunteers to turn around transitional neighborhoods through facade improvement programs.
The Northwest Center, Inc.
PURPOSE: The Northwest Center is a pregnancy center and maternity home supporting pregnant and parenting women from the urban poor population in Washington, DC. This social service organization provides housing, counseling, material assistance, pre-natal care, medical and legal services, educational opportunities, job training and child care.
U.S. Senator Santorum, Jennifer Graves, Joseph Vitale, and Ravi Kothare, BOA memberYouth Golf & Academics Program
PURPOSE: Youth Golf & Academics Program provides academic support for at-risk children in low-income neighborhoods. The developmental programs, serving the cities of Camden and Philadelphia, function as an essential piece of the support network for high-risk, inner-city children.
Ravi Kothare, Garry Maddox, U.S. Senator Santorum, Kerry Ann Williams and Patrick SheridanThe Fellowship House of Conshohocken
PURPOSE: The Fellowship House of Conshohocken’s overall mission is the provision of recreation, social, cultural and educational opportunities for the citizens of the borough of Conshohocken and the surrounding area in an effort to bring families and community together as well as promote normal social growth and development of individuals within the community.
Purpose: Crossroads Foundation is a faith-based organization whose mission is to nurture the academic and personal development of highly motivated at-risk low-income adolescents from economically distressed Pittsburgh communities.Matt Stalder, U.S. Senator Santorum, Jan Hayes and Jim StalderBirthright
Birthright is a practical emergency pregnancy service that focuses on helping a distressed pregnant mother by making her feel supported and encouraged to bring her baby to birth. The organization provides the necessary services e.g. education, financial assistance, medical help, legal advice, parenting skills, clothes, etc. in order to assist a mother to bring her baby to birth and provide a stable home environment.
U.S. Senator Santorum, Sister Joanne Uet
and Annie Regan
Return to Summary of Grant Recipients PageThe Northside Coalition for Fair Housing, Inc.
PURPOSE: NCFH is a tenant organization founded and run by residents of a HUD multi-family section “8” development. Teens Taking Action in Pittsburgh (TTAP) is a special life skills program for youth in low-income families in the Pittsburgh community.Asia Howell, U.S. Senator Santorum and Ronell GuyDreuding Center/Project Rainbow
PURPOSE: Drueding Center/Project Rainbow, a social service organization, is the oldest transitional housing program for women and children in Philadelphia. The Center provides a much needed service in the North Philadelphia area by helping homeless women and their children obtain permanent housing, and the life skills to remain independent and develop family self-sufficiency.U.S. Senator Santorum, Anne Marie Collins and Christine JohnstonW. Wilson Goode, Sr., U.S. Senator Santorum and Rev. Wayne CroftRedeemer Renaissance Community Developement Corporation
PURPOSE: Redeemer Renaissance Community Development Corporation is the only faith-based community development organization located in the Point Breeze (PBC) neighborhood of South Philadelphia. The organization seeks to assist in revitalization, rejuvenation, education and empowerment of PBC.
New Life Youth & Family Services
PURPOSE:New Life & Family Services is a faith-based social service organization offering comprehensive services to over 700 children, youth and their families. The organization serves both adjudicated and nonadjudicated males, offering both residential and communitybased programs and services, and additional programs for adolescent females and their families. Its mission is to “provide spiritual, educational and counseling programs designed to promote growth of the whole person”.
U.S. Senator Santorum, Peg Renner and Bill TarrMiracle Center R.A.G.S.
PURPOSE: Miracle Center, a faith-based social service organization, has an overall mission to provide mentoring, counseling, encouragement and support to at-risk disadvantaged, homeless and abused children, youth and adults to better enable them to overcome troubling circumstances in their environment and to grow to their full potential in spirit, mind and body.
U.S. Senator Santorum, Reverend Campbell, Reverend Bernadine Campbell and Jim StalderThe Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation
PURPOSE:The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation’s mission is to improve the physical, economic and social conditions within three predominantly low-income neighborhoods in Pittsburgh’s East End. BGC will kickoff its capital budget campaign to address real estate improvements for three community service centers, to invest in needed upgrades for the organization to enable it to better meet the social needs of its communities and to stabilize its financial condition, enabling BGC to continue to undertake aggressive redevelopment and social service programs.
Blessed Virgin Mary Church/Heart Beat Program
PURPOSE: Blessed Virgin Mary Church’s Heart Beat is a faith-based outreach program whose mission is to provide holistic health care (spiritual, psychosocial and physical) and supportive services to the Darby community and the surrounding communities in Delaware County. Heart Beat represents health promotion, education, advocacy, resources, training and bringing community together.
U.S. Senator Santorum, Sister Mary Elizabeth Burke and Reverend Joseph Corley
Return to Summary of Grant Recipients PageExodus Youth Services, Inc.
PURPOSE: Exodus Youth Services is an ecumenical Catholic ministry of educational, social service, and recreational outreach programs serving the needs of homeless, runaway, latchkey, and refugee children, their families, and the elderly for over 16 years in the metropolitan Washington DC area.U.S. Senator Santorum and Virginia Kemper JacksonInner-City Neighborhood Art House
PURPOSE: The Benedictine Sisters’ Inner-City Neighborhood Art House provides programs to give inner-city youth an experience of the arts. This faith-based social service organization has a diverse curriculum providing free lessons in literary, performing and visual arts to at-risk youth in Erie’s most impoverished inner city neighborhoods.Philadelphia Cares
PURPOSE: Philadelphia Cares, a non-profit organization, exists solely to support the work of social service agencies that serve low-income, disadvantaged populations. The organization recruits, trains and manages volunteers who then serve as auxiliary staff to social service agencies in the Philadelphia area.
U.S. Senator Santorum, Lissa Hilsee and
Esperanza Health Center
PURPOSE: Esperanza Health Center is a holistic healthcare center focusing on primary care and prevention for the working poor, mostly Latino, of North Philadelphia. Esperanza seeks to change lives by providing healthcare oriented to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of an estimated target population of 24,000 medically underprivileged persons.
Return to Summary of Grant Recipients PageJEWISH RELIEF AGENCY
PURPOSE: Jewish Relief Agency is a faith-based social service organization that feeds needy families and other homebound families in Northeast Philadelphia. JRAdistributes food staples monthly door-to-door to over 1,500 families, including the elderly, the homebound or those having trouble accessing food. The agency’s strong reliance on volunteers makes this a cost effective operation.
U.S. Senator Santorum, Mike O’Neill, and
Menachem Schmidt, BOA Member
PURPOSE: Wood-to-Wonderful, Inc. of Reading, Pennsylvania is a grass roots social service organization whose main focus is “Reading is Toyrific¨”. This outreach program motivates low-income and children-in-need to read and appreciate books by providing a book and a corresponding toy each month of the school year. This organization is a unique service organization because it is nearly 100% volunteer driven with only one paid staff member.AIDS Alive, Inc.
PURPOSE: AIDS Alive’s mission is to increase AIDS awareness and provide emotional, psychological and spiritual support to individuals and families affected by HIV. The agency fills a critical service gap by providing youth development programs that utilize youth-driven, familyinclusive strategies to address multiple issues faced by diverse populations of youth in the Philadelphia region.Kathy Campbell, U.S. Senator Santorum, Martie Gillin and Don GayhardtAlliance For A Drug Free Puerto Rico
PURPOSE:Alliance For a Drug Free Puerto Rico is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the demand for illegal drugs and restrain drug trafficking. Through an anti-drug campaign in the mass media, Alliance serves to address all population segments with comprehensive educational anti-drug programs and workshops.
Alice Paul House
PURPOSE: Alice Paul House, a domestic violence shelter, provides shelter services, education, crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling outreach for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and other related crimes.
U.S. Senator Santorum, Kimberlee Cunkelman, and Mike Crofton
Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of the Philadelphia, INC.
PURPOSE: The mission of Mercy Neighborhood Ministries is to create partnerships and services that respond to the needs of the poor community in North Philadelphia. The organization’s adult programs serve the most vulnerable poor population; the elderly, women, and physically and mentally challenged adults residing in personal care facilities located in the Tioga-Nicetown section of North Philadelphia.
Foundation for Icthyosis &
Related Skin Types
PURPOSE: Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, a social service organization located in Lansdale,
Pennsylvania, is dedicated to helping individuals and families affected with ichthyosis, a rare genetic skin disease
characterized by dry, cracked, scaling and thickened skin. The Foundation provides support, information, education,
advocacy and supports research into causes, treatment and a cure for ichthyosis.
Variety The Children’s Charity
PURPOSE: Variety the Children’s Charity in Pittsburgh helps children with special needs and disabilities by providing enabling equipment, special devices and the opportunity to participate in social, educational and physical activities. Variety’s Kids on the Go! Program provides mobility equipment for children with disabilities living in 8 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. The organization’s annual Camp Variety for Kids offers summer day camp at no cost to families.