We extend a “Big Thank You” to David Kauffman for connecting Horizon House with his friends at the Haverford YMCA. We were able to receive an incredible donation of 150 new winter coats for our families with children who need them the most. We are always grateful for our community of friends and supporters with hearts for giving!
Larry and Darlene Guess celebrated 21 blissful years of marriage, with an amazing reception planned and executed by staff that has supported them since before they were married. The couple shares an apartment in Roxborough, where they live independently. They love being married and spending time together. They have developed a wide social network in the community through work, social activities, and church.
Attending the celebration were staff and friends who witnessed their nuptials 21 years ago including the best man, photographer, and peers!
All Darlene could say was, “I’m soooo happy.”
Horizon House was proudly recognized by the Philadelphia Eagles Red Zone program presented by Philadelphia Insurance. Loren, our own “Bird Man” and his brother-in-law Andre represented Horizon House in the stands while Marcie Cole and Pamela Nabried-Abdullah informed passersby of the work we do and shared Horizon House information and HH items at a designated booth on the main concourse. Loren’s brother in law, said, “Loren, who is an avid Eagles fan -had a big old smile plastered across his face. It made my day to see the thrill and excitement he enjoyed throughout the game. Loren had made a profound statement to me when I asked are enjoying yourself. Loren- stated that ” he is blessed” and I confirmed to him. “Yes, you are blessed”. And, most exciting for Loren…the Eagles won!!!!!
What an incredible evening for “Celebrating You,” an event to thank 4 exceptional community leaders and the organizations they lead, for their dedication to the Horizon House community and for giving joy to those we serve.
This year’s Horizon House Community Leaders Awards were presented to David Kauffman, BNI Main Line I, Karen Ebbert, Networking Women PA, Patricia Nogar, The Sophia Group, and Pamela Follo Badolato, The Plaid Pajama Project. The awards are our way of thanking our community partners and highlighting the exemplary partnerships which collaboratively have transformed the lives of the men and women we serve.
We also extend a big thank you to Geoff Dodd, Store Manager, and staff of Raymour and Flanagan, KoP for graciously opening their doors to host the event and for presenting Horizon House with a special gift as part of their community outreach.
Have you ever wondered how disadvantaged students afford the school supplies they need? According to a new survey from Deloitte that analyzes back-to-school buying trends, parents will spend an estimated $510 per household on school supplies this year.
Thanks to the generosity of BNI Mainline I- Voices initiative, students in our PEACE program and parents in our Housing programs received a little assistance to begin the school year. 150 backpacks, loaded with school supplies were donated and distributed. At Horizon House we understand that support to the men and women we serve is more than a mere treatment of a diagnosis. Our goal is for the whole person to thrive. This act of kindness from our BNI Mainline I community partners truly alleviated stress and anxiety for the recipients.
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. Choose to purchase: Individual tickets at $30 OR…5 tickets for only $100.00! Take a chance to create unforgettable new memories, while supporting disadvantaged men and women served by Horizon House. So, imagine yourself experiencing an enchanted journey and Purchase your tickets today. Drawing: November » 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.