Civic and Community Engagement

Prevention Point harassment allegations: New GoFundMe supports workers who left

It’s been about half a year since Chyna Parker, Tatyanna Woodard and Courtney Lane shared harmful behavior they experienced from management at the Kensington harm reduction nonprofit with Billy Penn. They detailed transphobia, racism, abuse, dangerous conditions, and sexual assault.

Now, several grassroots orgs are pledging to help them recover. | From: Billy Penn (Read more.)

Civic and Community Engagement

Philadelphia’s Chinatown fighting development: Vine Street Expressway cap moving forward

To some, it’s a great area to visit: a place to eat noodles, get bubble tea, and sing karaoke. To the roughly 3,000 people who live there — and thousands more who count on it for cultural connection — it’s home.

The neighborhood has also been a consistent battleground for development plans, many of them proposed without residents’ support. | From: Billy Penn (Read more.)

Community and Family

Philly’s foster kids don’t need to sleep in DHS conference rooms

In 2016, Philadelphia closed its only juvenile psychiatric residential treatment facility — Wordsworth — after a 17-year-old died in a fight with staff. The city opened another in 2020, but that facility soon lost its license due to “multiple child right violations,” according to the state. Now, the city is asking providers to bid for a contract to create another facility. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)