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First Shelter for Humans AND Pets

$22,539 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 359 people in 9 months

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THE PROBLEM:

* Approximately 250 died in Philadelphia last year while experiencing homelessness.
* A portion of these people died from hypothermia.
* Of those who died from hypothermia, many were homeless with their pets.
* There are no shelters in Philadelphia that house people and their pets.
*Over the course of operating shelters in churches for 6 years, SREHUP (Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia) has had to turn away countless individuals who are seeking shelter with their pets.

THE SOLUTION:

*SREHUP is opening the FIRST shelter for people and their pets (ALL pets/All Breeds) in Philadelphia.
*We are partnering with local pet shelters, which are providing crates, dog supplies, dog food, veterinarian care, and dog groomers and walkers for our shelter. Morris Animal Refuge is our biggest pet care partner.
* This shelter will be innovative, revolutionary, and life saving.

WE HAVE A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS:

*SREHUP is a shelter initiative that has successfully operated 3 homeless shelters in Philadelphia. We have over 7 years of experience doing this vital work. And we have helped move hundreds of our vulnerable neighbors from street to housing.
*We are different from most shelters because we are not a drop in shelter, and our guests aren't transient.
*The same guests stay with us all winter while we link them to social workers and services they need to get back on their feet.
*This is not a band-aid, it's real and lasting help that changes lives.



*Please donate today, be a part of this groundbreaking project, and help us save the lives of our vulnerable neighbors and their pets.

Thank you for your support!

To learn more about the SREHUP shelters, please visit our facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/SREHUP/


The excitement over our revolution of love is building!
Here's some recent stories about it in the news:
http://www.fox29.com/news/local-woman-raises-money-to-keep-homeless-with-pets

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2017/09/19/homeless-shelter-pets-philly/

https://whyy.org/articles/plans-advance-philly-shelter-welcome-pets-along-people-need/


https://whyy.org/articles/four-years-later-student-run-shelter-serves-phillys-most-vulnerable-homeless/

Here's the TED Talk about the SREHUP Revolution:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFYi_PvHR0k






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Generous people and dreamers of a better world,
Thank you so much for your kind donation to our shelter!
Just a quick update to thank you so much for your support!
And to let you know we are a 501c3, so your donation is completely tax deductible.
You will be receiving a tax receipt soon, but so that you have it for your records- our tax ID is ‭(452) 525-646‬, and our name is SREHUP (Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia).
Thank you for generous donation- every dollar helps.
Your donation is going the building purchase and operation of our new pet friendly shelter- which we plan to open very soon!
We are currently running a shelter out of a church basement, and you’re welcome to come break bread with us one night!

Please follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/SREHUP for updates. This weekend we will be posting updates from Brown University in Rhode Island. The SREHUP board and volunteers are traveling there today for a summit on ending homelessness. This is a movement- not confined to Philadelphia. We are spreading our ideas throughout the country!

PLEASE share this page and help raise needed funds!
Thank you for believing in this shelter, and the good we can do when we come together.
We won’t let our neighbors- on two legs and four - die on the streets. We will wrap our arms around each other and get our neighbors back on their feet and paws. With your help. Xo.
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Thank you so much for your support!
We have identified our dream building and are accumulating the funds to purchase it. We are hoping to make the purchase in February, and move in ASAP.
The need is urgent, and growing.
So please spread the word to everyone in your network!

Here are our exciting updates!
We are currently accumulating support from large partners: Pepper-Hamilton LLP provides all our pro-bono legal support, Morris Animal Refuge is providing our pet-care, Penn and PCOM are providing our medical care. Project HOME does our intake.
We have support from members of city council, Derrick Ford at Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health, and Ramon Cruz at Prevention Point.
SREHUP is strong and successful because of our partnerships throughout the city. These collaborations include (but are not limited to) a partnership with R and B Farms INC, which is building our rooftop garden, installing solar panels, creating a plan for sustainability and green practices, and leading workshops, classes, and job training for our the guests at our shelter.
We are also partnering with Charge Performance and Wellness which offers regular free fitness training workouts and wellness education classes at our shelter.
SREHUP is not a bandaid. It’s a holistic approach designed to get people back on their feet. And we are more than a shelter. We are a movement.


The SREHUP board just returned from a trip to San Francisco where we and our partners at Morris Animal Refuge visited California's pet-friendly homeless shelter so we could learn best practices and put them to use in Philly.
While we were in California we also went to Homeboy Industries, and met with founder Father Greg Boyle. This experience was inspirational and we are borrowing many of their ideas on job training!

This project is innovative and overdue. We are humbled by the outpouring of support from the city.
Thank you for joining our team, and being part of this movement. Together we are creating a stronger, more compassionate, and just city.
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