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Back 2 School With Dignity!

For many children, back-to-school is a time of excitement. It marks the start of a new year, new classroom and new friends. Unfortunately, the lives of children growing up in low-income households are often very different from those of their more affluent peers. Back-to-school shopping isn’t an exciting time of new clothes and school supplies.

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Dignity’s Deputy Director Elected Co-Chair of Phila CoC Advisory Committee

As an organization that was first in the nation to be founded and guided by homeless individuals and activists, Dignity Housing takes great pride in continuing our advocate roots by working in coalition with other homeless agencies and government officials.  Recently, Dignity Housing’s Deputy Director, Vanessa Tercero, was elected as Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Continuum of

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Connecting our Community

Connecting Our Community with Free Computer Course

Three years ago Dignity Housing launched our Free Basic Computer Literacy classes, which take place twice a year in our KEYSPOT computer lab. In addition to classes, the KEYSPOT lab offers our residents, as well as members of our community, the opportunity to access the internet for free. During a six week period, Dignity’s Basic

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Dignity in the News: Generocity

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READ THIS: A wonderful feature by Tony Abraham of Generocity about Dignity Housing and our new Executive Director John Ungar. “It’s all about leveraging the resources you have” — Dignity Housing’s new ED

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dignity housing announcement

From the Desk of Board Chair, Anthony D. Braxton

Dear Friends and Supporters, On Behalf of Dignity Housing’s Board of Directors, I am pleased to make the following announcements: John C. Ungar has been appointed Executive Director of Dignity Housing effective, March 7, 2016. He will be replacing Beverly Roberts-Cruse who will be retiring after 28 years of dedicated leadership to the agency that has

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Dignity's Adult Basic Computer Class

Dignity’s Basic Computer Class is Getting Adults Connected.

“If you don’t know how to use a computer, you’re lost in this world”, said Ms. Sandra Heggs. What if tomorrow morning, everything you’ve ever learned about computers was erased from your mind? You sit, staring at the machine for hours, but can’t even figure out how to turn it on. How would this impact

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Celebrate a Mother with Dignity

Meet A Mother With DIGNITY

At Dignity Housing, our residents come from many walks of life. However, they all have one common goal: to move out of poverty and get back on their feet in order to provide a life of stability for themselves and their children. In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve chosen to highlight one of our stand-out

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Dignity Welcomes Bowdoin College Volunteers

On March 11, 2015, 10 students from Bowdoin College in Maine spent the day with Dignity as a part of their Alternative Spring Break program. The goal of their visit was not only to volunteer their time, but to learn about Dignity’s role in breaking the cycle of homelessness in Philadelphia. Once they arrived, the

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Amazon Smile

YOU SHOP. AMAZON GIVES. DIGNITY WINS.

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, have you given any thought to that perfect gift for mom? Get her something unforgettable AND support Dignity Housing by shopping through AmazonSmile, a website operated by Amazon. The only difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases

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