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As soon as you step inside 1221 Bainbridge Street, it's easy to see that Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) isn't just housing, it's a place to call home for the next nine to twelve months. As a transitional housing provider in the City of Philadelphia, Ready, Willing & Able offers the 70 men who live here a supportive environment to work towards permanent self-sufficiency. Trainees find camaraderie and confidence amongst their peers, and graduates often return to socialize or offer advice to newcomers.

At the RWA facility, trainees:

  • Work in building maintenance, operations, and food service, and other in-house positions

  • Receive three nutritious meals a day

  • Have access to recreational spaces and computer labs

  • Are surrounded by a community of motivated peers

  • Pay a modest room and board, which helps them form the habit of supporting their own living expenses

The challenge:

Philadelphia has the fifth highest number of homeless individuals nationwide.

Our solution:

RWA helps people leave homelessness behind for less than the cost of a basic shelter bed.


Moving on.

Graduates of Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) must successfully obtain and maintain independent housing. For many graduates this will be the first time they've successfully lived on their own. RWA's Graduate Services department helps trainees locate housing and prepares them for the obligations of independent living.

Helping others find a place to call home.

Ready, Willing & Able has contracted with the City of Philadelphia of Supportive Housing (OSH) to assist single adult men, who are currently homeless, secure permanent, affordable and independent housing. The program, funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, is called Rapid Re-Housing.

Rapid Re-Housing helps homeless individuals identify appropriate housing options and provides the individual with the financial assistance and housing stabilization services needed to prevent a return to homelessness.

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