Everybody deserves a place to call home.

From shelters and safe havens to supported independent living and nationally renowned case management services, 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/Connections) directs them to other appropriate community services and agencies. RHD’s Womanspace 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.

'You're heroic'

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.

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.


For more information:

  • Linda Donovan-Magdamo
  • Executive Vice President
  • (215) 951-0300 x3028
  • LDonovan@rhd.org


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  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team 2

    The ACT Program provides community based services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Their mental illness may also be accompanied by a substance abuse disorder and/or a developmental …

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  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)Team 1

    The ACT Program provides community based services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Their mental illness may also be accompanied by a substance abuse disorder and/or a developmental …

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  • Boulevard Apartments

    Boulevard Apartments provides permanent housing for persons in recovery from mental health challenges who have been homeless. These persons in recovery have the capacity and desire to live independently residing …

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  • Cedar Park

    Cedar Park is a residential facility for homeless women diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse. The staff of Cedar Park strives to help each woman increase her awareness of …

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  • Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC)

    The Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center, the only year-round, 24/7, emergency housing service for single adults experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County, is a partnership between Montgomery County’s Office of Behavioral Health …

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  • Creating Increased Connections through Education and Support (CIC)

    Creating Increased Connections is staffed primarily by people with the lived experience of mental health and co-occurring challenges. We are committed to using our lived experience to enhance the delivery …

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  • Critical Time Intervention (CTI)

    RHD’s Critical Time Intervention is a blended case management service that provides support, for a duration of nine months, to adults experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County who also have significant …

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  • Crossroads Housing/Community Services

    Crossroads began as a permanent supportive housing program providing service to people who have serious and persistent mental illness, and who have experienced homelessness. Services include rental subsidy; case management; …

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  • Enhanced Supportive Housing Program

    The RHD NC Enhanced Supportive Housing Program provides a team of five staff members to ensure that persons with serious mental illness who have or are experiencing homelessness have an …

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  • FaSST/Connections

    FaSST/Connections (Family Shelter Support Team) is a behavioral health care unit that provides evaluation, linkage, and coordination of services to individuals and families living in various shelters. FaSST/Connections’ primary outcome …

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  • Future Search Network

    Winner of the 2011 Outstanding Global Work Award, presented by OD Network, Future Search Network is an international membership and training organization designed to stimulate innovative community planning using Future …

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  • Healing Ajax

    Healing Ajax is an innovative, brothers-in-arms approach to helping Iraq, Afghanistan and other war veterans reintegrate into society. It’s possible that only a fellow veteran can truly understand the transition …

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  • Kailo Haven

    Kailo Haven is an entry-level program (Safe Haven) for homeless persons who are dealing with issues of mental illness and/or substance abuse. The Kailo Haven philosophy is to provide a …

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  • Private: Knock Out Homelessness

    Join One Step Away and help Knock Out Homelessness. Former light heavyweight champion and Philadelphia legend Matthew Saad Muhammad will host Knock Out Homelessness, a gathering of athletes, celebrities and …

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  • La Casa

    La Casa provides safe, transitional housing for emerging young adults who are experiencing homelessness and mental health challenges. La Casa is dedicated to teaching young adults life skills, building around …

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  • Metropolitan ACT Team 1

    Metropolitan ACT is a multidisciplinary, recovery oriented team, which provides in home treatment to individuals diagnosed with a serious mental illness. ACT is designed for individuals who are not able …

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  • Misty Harbor

    Misty Harbor is a 12-bed community group home for people with mental illness who have low stress tolerances, limited coping abilities, and possible drug and alcohol addictions. The program provides …

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  • Morris Home

    Morris Home supports trans and gender non-conforming individuals as they develop the knowledge, skills and supports necessary to promote sobriety, manage emotional and behavioral difficulties, choose and maintain safe and …

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  • New Start I

    New Start I is a Level 2B residential treatment program that provides new and innovative ways to service men in the Journey of Hope Program with co-occurring mental health and …

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  • New Start II At Jackson Street

    New Start II at Jackson Street is a long-term residential treatment facility that provides intensive drug and alcohol treatment and mental health support services to chronically homeless males. The program …

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  • Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Office

    This is RHD’s administrative office for the Lehigh Valley and Pocono region of Pennsylvania. Programs administered from this office include The Lodge; Crossroads Supportive Housing Program; Hope House; Hope Springs; …

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  • One Step Away

    One Step Away is Philadelphia’s street magazine, produced and distributed by people experiencing homelessness. One Step Away Vendors purchase each magazine for $1.50 and distribute it for $5. All the …

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  • Opportunity Place

    Opportunity Place is a facility designed to create a window of opportunity by meeting the needs of 28 homeless, chronically mentally ill/dually diagnosed men who are struggling to manage their …

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  • Progress Haven

    Progress Haven provides housing and transition services to chronically homeless couples. Progress Haven is the only couple’s shelter in the city of Philadelphia, and one of four in the United …

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  • Project Advantage

    Project Advantage is permanent housing for homeless women with a mental health diagnosis and a history of chronic homelessness defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The …

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  • RHD Camden Supportive Housing

    RHD Camden Supportive Housing is part of the MATI (Medication Assistance Treatment Initiative) compiled by the New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. This initiative …

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  • RHD Fernwood

    RHD Fernwood provides emergency housing for single men in Philadelphia referred by Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services. Assessments focus on the immediate needs of the individual. Linkages with community services …

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  • RHD SALT Of Passaic County

    SALT offers a variety of flexible services and subsidized housing to assist mental health consumers in their transitions from a hospital setting to the communities of Passaic County. This housing …

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  • Rapid Rehousing

    Rapid Rehousing is a transitional housing program that provides up to 24 months rental assistance, intensive case management and a full network of supportive services to young single women and …

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  • Street2Feet

    Street2Feet is part of RHD’s Crossroads Community Services and, with the financial support of the Emergencies Solutions Grant, serves the homeless population of Monroe County. This grant provides half of …

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  • Supported Adult Living Teams (SALT)

    The SALT program provides a variety of flexible services to individuals with serious mental illness in their own rent-subsidized apartments. Services are based upon the individual’s needs and include case …

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  • Team A.R.R.I.V.E.

    Team A.R.R.I.V.E. (Achieving Recovery and Rehabilitation with Individual Vision and Excellence) is the mobile core services team for individuals moving to permanent supported housing, utilizing psychiatric rehabilitation, peer support, and …

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  • Wister Street

    Wister Street provides a therapeutic residential environment for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who have some history of forensic involvement. The transitional program helps people learn social, emotional, …

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  • Womanspace Philadelphia

    Womanspace Philadelphia is involved in the Mayor’s homelessness initiative project and serves as the only female residential treatment program for dually diagnosed, chronically homeless women. Special components address drug/alcohol addiction, …

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  • Woodstock Family Center

    Woodstock Family Center provides emergency shelter for homeless single parents with children and intact families. The facility provides an array of supportive services including case management, a Bright Spaces child …

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