All of our residents come to us through the referral process of the City of Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services.
Families at PEC start out in our emergency housing at Gloria's Place, where, once they are initially stabilized, they begin to address many of the underlying problems that may have led to their homelessness. Our emergency housing offers seven dormitory rooms with common bathrooms, a cafeteria, visitor’s lounge, library, and computer lab. Families receive food, clothing, healthcare, school supplies, and books. Play spaces create a welcoming environment where children can learn and thrive. Our emergency residential facility, called Gloria's Place after PEC's former President of 27 years, Gloria Guard, is located at 3902 Spring Garden Street. It is well secured and staffed 24 hours a day, every day, including weekends and all holidays.