On this page you will find events in Philadelphia neighborhoods that address the problems of homelessness. Click on the image for details about the event.

March Events

Women Against Abuse

Shared Safety Open Meeting

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time: 3pm
Location: Community Behavioral Health, 801 Market Street, Room 1154A, Philadelphia, PA 19107


Gaudenzia 50th Anniversary Dinner

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Best Western Premier Hotel, 800 E Park Drive Harrisburg, PA 17111

Join us for an evening celebrating Gaudenzia’s golden anniversary of providing compassionate, quality care for individuals and their families. ABC News Anchor Elizabeth Vargas and PA Media Group will be honored for helping to raise awareness about the disease of addiction.

VIP reception at 6:00 pm. Dinner program begins at 7:00 pm.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tickets are now available here!



Women Against Abuse

Dish It Up

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 6pm
Location: VIE, 600 North Broad Street, Philadelphia



25th Annual Women & Children’s Conference
Generation to Generation: Impacting Addiction, Pregnancy and the Family

Date: Thursday, March 29 – Friday March 30, 2018
Time: 7:45 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Best Western Premier Hotel, 800 E Park Drive Harrisburg, PA 17111

Registration is now open! Please click here to register. Special Early Bird Rates available until February 23rd!

Participants will be enabled to promote better outcomes for women and children exposed to High Risk Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, Adolescent/Adult Trauma, Domestic Violence and other healthcare related issues.

Featured Speakers:

Elizabeth Vargas, Award winning ABC News anchor and author of Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction.

Dr. Marlene Carson, Founder of Rehab’s Hideaway, Sur-thriver of domestic minor sex trafficking.

Rabbi Mark Borovitz, Author and addiction expert

This conference is a partnership between Gaudenzia, UPMC PinnacleHealth, Maternal Assistance Program of Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.

For more information, please contact Jackie Felker at 717-238-4200 x 1119 or

May Events


Food for Thought 2018

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 7:30-10:30pm
Location: Reading Terminal Market, 51 North 12th Street, Philadelphia

Join us for the 8th annual Food For Thought at a new location – Reading Terminal Market! Enjoy a great evening with food, live music, games and fun at one of Philadelphia’s iconic locations, while supporting ACHIEVEability’s amazing work to end the cycle of poverty.

In eight short years, Food for Thought has become one of the most well-attended and unique food events in Philadelphia with over 600 guests including elected officials and corporate, civic and non-profit leaders.

Registration Opens February 1

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center Leadership Prize 2018

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Location: National Constitution Center, Philadelphia

Juvenile Law Center’s annual Leadership Prize is awarded to outstanding advocates working to advance the rights and well-being of youth in the child welfare and justice systems. Check their site frequently or sign up for their email list to get updates about the event.

Lutheran Settlement House

Women of Courage

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 8:30-10:30am
Location: Double Tree Hotel, 237 S Broad St., Philadelphia

Women of Courage is Lutheran Settlement House’s annual fundraiser that celebrates the courageous spirit of remarkable women who have overcome obstacles and continue to advocate for the Philadelphia area community. The 10 year anniversary will celebrate the homeless shelter, Jane Addams Place and honor Nikki Johnson-Huston, CEO and Founder of the Donafy App, and Liz Hersh, Director of the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Homelessness Services. For questions please contact Erica Zaveloff at  Learn more about purchasing tickets or sponsoring the event.


September Events

Valley Youth House

Setting the Stage with Elton John

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 8pm
Location: PPL Center, 701 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101