The Way Home is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to fighting homelessness in Lower Bucks County. We come from a variety of places. Some of us are professionals, some are local members of religious communities, and some of us have even wrestled with homelessness ourselves.
We exist to create pathways out of chronic homelessness through permanent supportive housing in Lower Bucks County.
In 2011 a group of concerned social service representatives, county officials, nonprofit representatives, and religious officials met to address the need to relocate and house people from a nearby homeless encampment that was being cleared out by local authorities. While some were figuring out housing, others were addressing the emergency needs for social services, medicine, food, and clothing.
This group, seeing the need beyond emergency relief, began calling themselves The Way Home.
Today, The Way Home has two permanant supportive houses that are intended to affirm the dignity of the residents and help those who have dealt with homelessness find their way home.
Lower Bucks County is home to more than 500 individuals without housing. Lower Bucks is also our home. We love the places we live and want to see our towns thrive. We have committed to stay and embrace the community that is already here rather than run to greener pastures. That means loving our neighbors and dealing with the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Our goal is to work in our own neighborhoods first then to share the Housing First model with all of Philadelphia and her suburbs. Homelessness is a part of a regional economy of poverty that lays claim to more than 5,000 individuals struggling with chronic homelessness. Since we work in that economy, our end goals are both local and regional.
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