Philadelphia

Helping Homeless Families: Drueding Center Stairway to Our Future Gala

Helping Homeless Families: Drueding Center Stairway to Our Future Gala on March 25, 2017
at the Loews Hotel

Good Monday, I hope you all have a wonderful week. I get to cover many glamorous events, notable events, but it’s the charity events that really feed my soul. Last week I covered two organizations which I had never heard about before SPIN and the Drueding Center. I am so grateful to be able to shed some light on these amazing organizations that do extraordinary things for those in crisis.

Drueding

The Sisters of the Holy Redeemer founded Drueding Center in 1987 as Project Rainbow.  They serve the most vulnerable, helping them recover the dignity of standing on their own.  Unique among Philadelphia’s transitional housing organizations in the length of time they stay involved with families—up to seven years after they leave Drueding Center—and in the quality and breadth of our interconnected programs.

Drueding

John Battista and Patricia DiDomnico

 

Nick Lezzi, Barbara Nugent and Trina Hayward

Nick Lezzi, Barbara Nugent and Trina Hayward

Greta Morgan, Hillary Davala, Nadia Frazier and NNeka Fagan

Greta Morgan, Hillary Davala, Nadia Frazier and NNeka Fagan

Drueding

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Lisa Simon, SPRYTE, Dr. David Nugiel and Mary Anna Rodabough, Holy Redeemer Health System

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Janice Kramer, Ebony Wright, Anne Marie Collins, executive Director at Holy Redeemer Health System and Patty Wynne

Hope Bocella, Virginia Atkinson and Janice Kramer

Hope Bocella, Virginia Atkinson and Janice Kramer

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Jane and John Ahmad

Jane and John Ahmad

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Sr. Eileen and Sr. Bernadette

Maggie Faulkner, Frank Lawlor, Samanthan Simcox, and Lauren Lawlor

Maggie Faulkner, Frank Lawlor, Samanthan Simcox, and Lauren Lawlor

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After the cocktail party the guests headed into the beautifully decorated ballroom for dinner and a short program

As Philadelphia’s first transitional housing program for homeless women and children, Drueding Center has developed a comprehensive program that meets the needs of both generations of our young families. We acknowledge that healing takes time, and preserve our families’ achievements through an extensive After Care program, forever breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness.  We are proud to report that we are a program that works.

If you would like to donate to Stairway to Our Future, click here.

I headed upstairs to the 18th Annual Black-Tie GayBINGO which I will be writing about this week. #CatchingUp in #SpringSocialSeason