Everybody deserves a place to call home.
From shelters and safe havens to supported independent living and homeownership opportunities, Resources for Human Development helps people of all abilities pursue their dreams of permanent shelter.
The Woodstock Family Center
offers emergency shelter for mothers with minor children where a family shelter support team (FaSST) directs them other appropriate community services and agencies.
programs support women with not only chronic homelessness issues but also addictions and mental illnesses, offering individual and group therapy with the aim of reintegration into the community.
Iconic actor and activist Richard Gere visited with RHD's One Step Away and praised the work Philadelphia's street newspaper is doing to fight homelessness. One Step Away is a source of meaningful income and a voice of advocacy for people experiencing homelessness. Read more here
We also offer a variety of services designed to help move families from homelessness to homeownership, through innovative programs like Endow-A-Home, which provides affordable housing and case management services to help motivated women achieve self-sufficiency. You can find these and other programs to fit your needs from the list provided below.
In 2010, in partnership with men, women and families in its homeless shelters, RHD launched One Step Away
, Philadelphia's first newspaper "produced by those without homes for those with homes." The monthly publication is produced and distributed by people working to break the cycle of homelessness.
'This place is a new start'
At New Orleans Womanspace, chronically homeless women find a safe haven and a fresh start. Still weathering the storm after Katrina, Womanspace fights severe budget cuts to continue to care for women in need, including female veterans of our military. Read about their story, and how Womanspace is committed to being there for them even in difficult times.