#GivingTuesday 2018
Support Strengthening and Empowering Lives and Futures this # GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) along with the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. This charitable giving season, consider supporting our programs and participants at SELF.

At SELF, our mission is to motivate, empower, and inspire individuals to live their best lives. With compassion at its core, our approach uses best practices and evidence-based programming to pave the way for personal and community transformation .

If you are receiving this email, you are aware of the important work that we do. Your donation can make a difference in the lives of the 500 men and women we serve with dail y.

Your donation of $75 can help us purchase 200 bars of soap, enough to supply nearly half of the men and women in our programs.

A donation of $155 can help provide housing for a month in one of our three homes for women.

A donation of $275 can help support housing for a month in one of our larger sites for men.

Twenty dollars will help purchase a case of paper towels.


With 26 percent of Philadelphians living in poverty, and housing costs skyrocketing, homelessness is not so distant for too many Philadelphians.

One person at a time, our team helps participants find housing, dissolve barriers to housing, recover from homelessness and social determinants of health, and become self-sustaining. Our participants are strong, smart, and brave. Each day, they take steps to transform their lives. We guide and assist, but they do the heavy lifting.

Take a moment to read about our awesome participants and click the button below to make your tax deductible donation today.
If you would like to become a long-term sustainer, or make SELF part of your giving portfolio, please email Rhashidah Perry-Jones at perryr@selfincorp.org


Yvette C.
I’ve always been able to take care of myself. I am not and have never been afraid of hard work. But after working for a company for several years, I was laid off and could not find another job. That is how me and my mom ended up at Erie House. I tell you, the women there were so kind to us. I was intent on finding me a job so I could get a place. Every week I walked from Erie House, all the way to the Philadelphia Unemployment Project to look for work. Thank God, that when I got there someone gave me a ride back or I was able to get a token. If I needed to walk back, I would have done it but God had it so I didn’t have to.

Now, I have so much to be grateful for. I have to thank the Erie House, Connections, and Rapid Rehousing for my beautiful apartment. It’s all mine and I am so, so proud. Now I am looking for my mom so she can move in with me. I am so happy to have a place to call my own.  

The ladies at Erie House saved my life. I will always be grateful!
Louis M.
I left Newark, New Jersey and headed to Philadelphia in 2007. I was looking to change and live a clean and sober life. I went to Outley House and it started from there.   I began doing things at Outley House to help my recovery and then started going to a SELF program. 

The program was in Center City and I started sweeping and cleaning up things round there in my spare time. SELF program leaders really appreciated it. I was doing it because it also helped me stay clean. They offered me a job as a peer mentor in the program and in only a couple of months, they promoted me to head peer mentor. I was really happy.

With the help of the SELF program and team members, my life was completely transformed. They respected me, believed in me, and loved me. With them believing in me, I was able to believe in myself .
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