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PEC Joins Youth Advocates at Philadelphia City Hall
Testimony on Ending Youth Homelessness

On Thursday, April 28th, People's Emergency Center joined representatives from area youth homeless service providers to provide testimony to the Philadelphia City Council on ending youth homelessness. This hearing was led by Councilwoman Helen Gym and Councilman Allan Domb.

In Philadelphia, the number of youth experiencing homelessness has grown 73% since 2009, and currently only one crisis shelter exists to serve homeless youth. Below are links to the full testimonies provided by PEC and others. To learn more about what you can do to help us end youth homelessness, subscribe to the today.

Hearing by Philadelphia City Council on Youth Homelessness, April 28, 2016
Testimony by Youth:
Charisma Cooper
Joseph Hill-Coles 
Larbriah Morgan

Testimony by Service Providers:
People’s Emergency Center
The Attic Youth Center
Covenant House PA
Community Legal Services
Education Law Center
Juvenile Law Center
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs for the City of Philadelphia
Mazzoni Center
Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations
Philadelphia Office of Supportive Housing
Philadelphia Department of Human Services
Project HOME
Valley Youth House


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