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  • Join the fight

    05/31/2011 12:14:46 PM
    One of the arguments I often hear in defense of the anti-homeless bill currently in city council is that the homeless are hurting our tourism industry. "We're in the tourism industry in this city," said Frank DiCicco, the Philadelphia City Councilman who introduced the bill we're currently fighting.Here's the thing...
  • One Step Away fights anti-homeless bill

    05/26/2011 2:52:22 PM
    One Step Away, the street newspaper produced by the homeless, is joining Project HOME and a coalition of homelessness advocates and providers in Philadelphia to oppose City Councilman Frank DiCicco's amendments to the city's 1999 Sidewalk Behavior Ordinance that would empower police to cite or arrest people who are homeless.We'll...
  • Looking for a second chance

    05/23/2011 5:05:43 PM
    Here are some images from the Citywide Career Fair for ex-offenders or homeless individuals May 20, sponsored by RHD. More than 1,000 applicants came to seek a second chance. We're honored to help them get it. For more photos of the event, please see our Facebook page.Job seekers were greeted...
  • Still here?

    05/22/2011 2:32:15 PM
    Still here. Whew. The New York Times had a great story on people who quit their jobs and emptied their kids' college funds because the rapture was coming and the world would end May 21. It would be funny if it weren't so hopelessly sad. A story on Sunday quoted...
  • Not so secret, after all

    05/19/2011 11:44:45 AM
    Here's the weird thing: The Secret Service has a twitter account. The Secret Service. I would have thought that, by definition, would not be so into telling people what they're up to. Turns out the Secret Service is just naturally blabby, I guess ...This was apparently an accident, and the...
  • Join Team Pam

    05/16/2011 12:07:00 PM
    At our program at RHD Missouri, a terrific young woman named Pam Weems needs our help. Pam was injured in an automobile accident in April. Her spinal cord was severed and she will experience paralysis from the waist down.Pam and her family are surrounded by a lot of people who...
  • Equal Dollars valuation changes

    05/13/2011 9:13:27 AM
    Last year, the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced an increase in the amount that the Federal Reserve Banking system will charge for overnight banking. That decision, along with other factors, is causing members of our community to experience the affects of the declining purchasing power of the US dollar....
  • Why we pay more for healthcare

    05/11/2011 2:23:01 PM
    Here's a handy chart, from the good people at medicalbillingandcoding.org:
  • 'The point where the story turns positive'

    05/09/2011 3:23:20 PM
    If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend this story in the Philadelphia Daily on our own Robert Hayes, a former RHD Ridge Center resident who does the Lil Addict comic strip in One Step Away. Dan Geringer's story is really well-written, and showcases one of the ways One...
  • 'Who is Osama bin Laden?' Really?

    05/05/2011 10:05:09 AM
    I'm rarely shocked at the things you see on Twitter. By definition, it can be kind of a weird medium - 140 characters just isn't enough for me, as those who know me might guess - so you'll see some strange things there (by the way, you can follow RHD...