Your neighborhood shouldn’t limit your health, happiness, or economic outcomes.
Resources that enhance quality of life can have a significant influence on population health outcomes. By helping with re-entry, improving pathways for career development, increasing affordable housing, and focusing on community development, we can not only improve individual and population health but also advance equity in the Kensington neighborhood.
Impact provides housing for over 200 formerly homeless veterans and for veteran families. Impact uses a “housing first” model to ensure that veterans in need get assistance putting themselves on a path to self-sufficiency.
Impact works with the community to facilitate a broad range of activities including, vacant lot stabilization, repurposing vacant buildings, planning social events, and fostering collective action toward common goals. We also invest in social enterprises and small businesses through the Impact Loan Fund.
Impact’s workforce development programs will place over 2,000 people into jobs this year, creating stability for individuals and families. We also help people sign up for benefits through BenePhilly, and help inmates and returning offenders get the identity documents they need to apply for employment.
(and that's only so far this year!)