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.
Over the last few years, there has been a movement to stop using the word “homeless” to describe those who don’t have permanent housing. Phrases like “those with lived experience of homelessness” or “the unstably housed” have popped up to fill the void. Those advocating for the change intend to reduce the stigma attached to …
In June, Peace House Community sent out a supporter survey to give us a sense of why so many people give to PHC, and why they follow our activities through social media. The responses we received gave us a clear idea of your interest in PHC’s ministry. We heard repeatedly that PHC’s supporters love that …
Kat has been coming to Peace house Community for decades, so her desire to contribute to the community shouldn’t surprise anyone. But Kat does more than talk about how much she loves PHC; she puts her words into action. This spring, Kat got tired of the graffiti and stains on the porch area, so she …
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.