SREHUP: Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia

The Waypoint Service Stewards recently hosted a home cooked dinner at a local Philadelphia emergency housing unit called “SREHUP (Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia). SREHUP works one-on-one with individuals experiencing homelessness to help find them permanent housing and stable employment and by advocating legislatively for issues connected to prevention of homelessness- education reform, job creation and fair housing initiatives.

Ellari Hillard, a Waypoint Consultant, Service Steward and the Operating Board Director of SREHUP said,”SREHUP thrives as an initiative because of the fervent support of the local community – having a group of enthusiastic professionals socialize, play chess, and break bread with the residents of SREHUP as equals is what makes the residents feel loved and at home when they walk through our doors.”

If you would like to learn more about SREHUP, please visit their Facebook page here or volunteer by contacting


Waypointer Justin Bender contemplates his next move during game time.

West Chester Food Cupboard

Back in November, the Service Stewards assisted the West Chester Food Cupboard by donating non-perishable food items and assiting the staff with stocking the shelves for the holiday season.

Tina DePrisco, Director of HR & Operations at Waypoint stated; “We were so impressed with the mission as well as, how well run and organized the WC Food Cupboard was!  They made it so easy to help out and we are proud of what they offer in our community.”

The West Chester Food Cupboard assists low income families to ensure that no one goes hungry, no matter what their financial situation is.  Learn more about their cause and how to get involved via their website.



Alex Biliniski takes a break from stocking the shelves at the cupboard.

Chester County Color 5K

The Service Stewards also particpated in the second annual Chester County Color 5k – a family-friendly, timed 5k to raise funds to help reduce the stigma of addiction, raise awareness, and help prevent the opioid and heroin epidemic here in Chester County.  To learn more about this event and to sign up for the 2018 run, click here.



No one escaped the “color bombs” and everyone crossed the finish line!
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