Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sr. Mary Scullion, RSM at St. Joseph's Prep

Sister Mary Scullion, founder and director of Project Home (Project H.O.M.E.: Ending Homelessness in Philadelphia), an alumna of St. Joseph's University and one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people, will speak at the Prep on Tuesday, May 18 at 7 p.m., as part of the Taggart Cultural Events Series. Sister Mary will offer "A Call to Justice, A Call to Action." This talk was rescheduled from February due to inclement weather.

Sister Mary Scullion has been involved in service work and advocacy for homeless and mentally ill persons since 1978. In 1985, she co-founded Women of Hope which provides supportive housing for homeless mentally ill women. In 1988, she helped establish the Outreach Coordination Center, a nationally recognized model, which coordinates street outreach to chronically homeless persons in Philadelphia.

In 1989, Sister Mary and Joan Dawson McConnon co-founded Project H.O.M.E. Since that time, Project H.O.M.E. has grown tremendously - now offering 459 units of housing in Philadelphia, including 272 units of supportive housing.

To RSVP for this free event, go to www.sjprep.org/taggart or call 215-978-1018.

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