Adults without stable housing and sufficient income face more and greater stressors than the general population, including physical danger, stigmatization, loneliness, and chronic health conditions. Homelessness, poverty, and isolation create and reinforce a multitude of issues including stress, instability, and isolation.
I recently attended a webinar hosted by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. The discussion focused on how housing advocates can speak about Housing First programs to gain support for those programs from the general public. (For this article, you don’t need to worry about what Housing First is, because that isn’t the point of…
After the doom and gloom of my last few columns, I wanted to write something a little more upbeat this month. Based on my current thoughts, I may not succeed, but by the end of this article I will try to have found a ray of hope. At the end of July, I travelled to…
Recently, a discussion about bathrooms at Peace House Community took a strange turn. I and several community members were talking about the problem we have with individuals camping out in the bathrooms. We have two bathrooms and we serve about 120 members a day, so we need everyone to get in and out quickly. The…
Peace House Community provides a refuge from the chaos and dehumanization of life on the streets. When community members and volunteers enter the building, they know that they will connect with others through services and conversations that affirm our common humanity.
“Understanding I’m okay just where I’m at, just who I am, how I am, when I am, what I am.”Anonymous
“Without a lot of other qualifications, anyone can be part of the community. [It’s] a model for the rest of the world.”Kevin
“When we run away or deny our dark side it controls our lives. We need to make it conscious, bring it into the light. We can use this energy like coals burning in the furnace.”Angie
PHC allows individuals to fulfill their social, emotional, spiritual, and physical needs. Members in our community know they are not alone in their situation and their worth is not determined by their economic situation.
Peace House Community welcomes all compassionate individuals to join together to provide a place to belong to all who need it.
Peace House Community grieves the inequalities and discrimination that have divided our community into separate and unequal groups. We stand beside, mourn with, and demand justice for any and all community members who have been systematically profiled, killed, and treated unjustly throughout history.
Peace House Community is excited to partner with Loaves and Fishes!
Loaves and Fishes will serve meals out of PHC’s building each weekday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. This partnership will expand both agencies’ impact in the Phillips neighborhood and will meet more community needs. PHC has wanted to get more use out of our building on behalf of our neighbors, and now that goal is becoming a reality.