Don’t miss your chance to Win a $3,000 voucher for an Ocean or River Cruise for 2 in 2019. Ready to escape the mundane? Buy your raffle tickets today for a captivating cruise experience through Fun on the Waves Travel Company. Not interested in a Cruise… Use your $3,000 voucher to enjoy other great travel adventures. But Wait- There’s more! You have 2 options for purchasing tickets. Choose to purchase: Individual tickets at $30 OR…5 tickets for only $100.00! Take a chance to create unforgettable new memories, while knowing that you are supporting disadvantaged men and women served by Horizon House. The winning ticket will be drawn November 27, 2018, “live” on the Horizon House Inc Facebook page. So, » Continue Reading.
The development of our new headquarters at 59th and Market Street is well on its way. Rather than just inviting you to the unveiling in 2020, come, take a peek with us to witness the progress thus far. New Market West will be much more than an office as it will bring child care, retail shops, and low-income housing that will benefit both the local community, our participants, and staff.
Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Real has returned as Medical Director at Horizon House and as Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Community Psychiatry Fellowship program.
Having accepted the position as the Chief Medical Officer for the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual disAbility Services in 2015, we are quite pleased that he has returned; bringing new knowledge and energy to Horizon House.
Dr. Real was the first psychiatrist appointed to the Horizon House Board of Directors in 2009 and joined the agency in July 2010 as the Medical Director.
It’s official! Horizon House became a smoke-free environment as of July 1, 2018. With the support from top management, advanced planning, and communications, allowing agency-wide feedback, we’ve made it. We recognize that choosing to become a smoke-free environment may not be easy for some, but in the long run, we know that it is the right decision for everyone. We will continue to help those that are still on the fence by offering smoking cessation classes, education materials, and other resources to help everyone with this transition. We are excited to choose a New Normal for Horizon House- breathing cleaner air.
“When you go through a dark time and cannot see any light ahead, your true friends will SHINE like diamonds.” We are grateful to call the phenomenal women of The Sophia Group friends. We thank Pat Nagor, host of Living Well with Pat Nogar for initiating the call to action immediately after being informed of the devastating recent 3-alarm fire that tore through an apartment building in Norristown, leaving the two men served by Horizon House homeless. The unbelievable response to her call resulted in three women operated businesses opening their doors to serve as collections points and the collection of clothing and loads of household goods to help replace everything lost during the fire.
If you would like to join this effort, please go to our www.hhinc.org and click the Donate Now Button.
Horizon House would like to thank the sponsors, golfers, and volunteers who generously donated your time and money to make the 26th annual golf outing, held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the Huntingdon Valley Country Club an incredible success. Because of your wonderful generosity, our fundraising goal of $115,000.00 was exceeded.
The marvelous day on the course was followed by the incredible story told by Frank, a recipient of Horizon House services, and the hilarious impressions of Philly’s own radio personality and comedian, Joe Conklin.
While some golfers walked away with bragging rights for next year, we all left knowing that our mission to improve the lives of the men and women we serve is being accomplished.
Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s Beach Raffle! As you may already know, 100 percent of the money from each and every raffle ticket sale directly supports the people served by Horizon House.
We want to sincerely thank our amazing raffle sponsor for their generous donation as well. Thank you for helping support the important work Horizon House does to help change so many lives in our community.
What an incredible group of girls! During the Brownie Bash of the Brandywine Valley Service Unit Girl Scout Event – 400 girls donated 350 socks, gloves, hats and undergarments to Horizon House.
Pictured above is only one of the troops who attended the event. On behalf of the men and women served by Horizon House, thanks to you, to all the troops, and troops leaders who helped make our feet and hearts happy
The excerpt is taken from : Falling off the Cliff Part 4: Life after death By: Ronnie Polaneczky, STAFF COLUMNIST, Daily News Philly.com December 1, 2017
For those … like Norman Moore, 60, the going is dicey without the close advocacy of others.
Born with intellectual disabilities to a violently alcoholic father and an abused mother unable to care for him, Moore was removed from his parents’ Southwest Philly home as a toddler. He ricocheted in and out of terrible foster-care situations and, as an adult was often homeless. Other times, he rented rooms in squalid boarding homes whose housemates were sketchy. By the time he was 44, Moore had never lived in one place for more than a few years.
“People stole my money and clothes – everything,” he says.
His luck changed 18 years ago when he moved in with State Rep. Stephen Kinsey (D., 201st) and his family (Kinsey, » Continue Reading.
Thank you to our friends at Networking Women PA and to all the wonderful donors of the 3rd Annual Event Project Helping Handbags. We are amazed by your collection of over 250 handbags over the last three years filled with personal care items for the women served by Horizon House.