Depaul USA has five programs in Philadelphia that provide services for men and women who are homeless.
Depaul USA opened its first program in Philadelphia in 2009. Operating four different programs and a social enterprise, Depaul USA’s services provide comprehensive services to help individuals transition from homelessness to lives of greater stability and fulfilment.
Programs in Philadelphia provide various services to help individuals exit homelessness; including:
- Case management
- Financial education
- Consumer-centered employment assistance
- Depaul House
- Dax Program
- Rapid Rehousing
- St. Raymond's
- Social Enterprise: Immaculate Cleaning Services, LLC
Depaul USA’s first program, Depaul House, is a 27-room transitional housing facility for men in Philadelphia. This program is innovative in its employment-focused approach to help men move out of homelessness. It seeks to achieve systemic change; breaking the cycle of poverty by working with people who are living on the margins and integrating them into the community.
Depaul USA is working to end college homelessness through the Dax Program. Founded in Chicago in 2015, Depaul USA is expanding the program to Philadelphia to open in February 2020. A 24-room Dax House is planned for the former convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Philadelphia. This Dax House will address students’ immediate crises of homelessness by providing stable and safe housing. The Dax Program provides students with various services that support a successful path toward the continuation and completion of their studies. These include: housing, case management, counseling referrals, transportation, food stipends, textbook assistance and educational reimbursements.
Provides permanent housing though scattered-site units with short-term subsidies and case management assistance. Depaul USA houses 25-35 employed men per year in scattered-site units throughout Philadelphia and helps individuals maintain their housing.
Depaul USA opened St. Raymond’s House in 2015 to provide permanent supportive housing for 27 men and women with chronic medical conditions and a history of housing instability. Staff work with residents to identify goals that will help them maintain their tenancy.
St. Raymond’s House, is located in the East Mount Airy neighborhood and hosts an on-site medical clinic one day per week staffed by students from Drexel University College of Medicine.