RHD’s One Step Away featured at Mayor’s “Text-to-Give” campaign kickoff press conference with Office of Homeless Services
June 12, 2017
RHD’s One Step Away was featured at the kickoff press conference for Philadelphia’s “Text-to-Give” campaign with Mayor Jim Kenney and Director of the Office of Homeless Services Liz Hersh. In an effort to combat Philadelphia’s opioid epidemic, city officials announced a new service to benefit established homeless service programs. Instead of giving to panhandlers, people can donate $5 by texting the word “share” to 80077. The money will go to the Mayor’s Fund to End Homelessness and will be matched by the city’s Office of Homeless Services. One Step Away, Philadelphia’s street newspaper, was highlighted as an example of productive alternatives to panhandling — at One Step Away, people work to break the cycle of homelessness by producing and selling the paper, which serves as a voice of advocacy and a source of meaningful income to people experiencing homelessness.