Director: Karen Spuriel-Coleman
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Fax: (215) 386-2597
Jane Addams Place is a comprehensive emergency homeless shelter in Philadelphia for up to 29 mothers with children.
Staff utilize a holistic framework in assisting residents by focusing on family systems and employing Sanctuary, a nationally recognized trauma-informed model. Our programs help families to regain and maintain self-sufficiency and access permanent/transitional housing and employment.
Residents of Jane Addams Place participate in a myriad of programs and services aimed specifically to meeting their housing, healthcare, parenting, and psychosocial needs. Programming includes children and teen groups, community meetings, arts and culture classes and trips, health and dental services, limited childcare and a Mommy and Me family cooking group.
Jane Addams Place seeks to minimize the barriers homeless families face in accessing affordable housing and in sustaining independence. Homeless families experience a variety of obstacles in securing housing including a lack of affordable housing options, limited employment opportunities and minimal resources for childcare. A history of mental illness and substance use can further complicate mothers’ efforts to obtain an adequate wage and to be able afford market rate housing.