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hairston foundation

What We Do

Founded in 2017, The Hairston Foundation is a private, non-profit organization created to address the needs of a growing population of individuals living at or below the poverty level in Philadelphia and other urban areas.

These are frequently seniors or individuals with chronic disabilities living in terrible conditions and in need of additional support, access to programs, nutrition and resources.

The Hairston Foundations has four core initiatives:
  1. Healthcare training and education
  2. Advocacy and support for seniors and people with disabilities
  3. Veteran advocacy and support
  4. Re-entry employment opportunities for the formerly incarcerated

Through these initiatives and in conjunction with community and industry partners, the Hairston Foundation aims to drive meaningful change in our communities through improving the quality of life for individuals aging in place or living with chronic disabilities.

Ultimately our goal is simple:
Get the right services at the right time to people who need them.

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Our Programs

Training and education of the next generation of healthcare workers in the Greater Philadelphia area.​

Advocating on behalf of individuals who wish to remain in their communities, ensuring fundamental needs for shelter and nutrition are being met, and connecting them to Medicaid and other resources.
Advocating for VA home care services for qualified veterans through grass-roots and legislative advocacy campaigns.

Working with community partners to increase employment opportunities for the formerly incarcerated – focusing on the healthcare industry

Providing fundamental support to developing nations where poverty is high and access to opportunity and education are low. 

In Pennsylvania, a criminal conviction does not stop you from voting. YOUR VOICE MATTERS! YOUR VOTE MATTERS!

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