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Each year One Step Away's editorial board and advisory committee honors those working to bring Philadelphia one step closer to ending homelessness with an award we call "The Steppy." This year's Steppy winners are a mix of some big names and some names everyone might not know, working behind the scenes to help those in need break the cycle of homelessness in ways big and small. Congratulations to the 2014 Steppy Award winners:

Cynthia Brooks, Endow-A-Home
Genny O’Donnell, Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center
Rev. Robin Hynicka, Arch Street United Methodist Church
Misty Sparks, Bethesda Project
Wendell Alston, Chosen 300
Bob Fishman, Resources for Human Development
Darren Daulton, Phillies star & homelessness advocate
Rachel Ehrgood, Project H.O.M.E.
Witness To Innocence
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Philly Tax Diva
Russell Whaley, Arch United Methodist Church

 

Kara Cohen, Best Foot Forward Clinic
Nate Miller, Knocking Out Homelessness
Depaul House, Giving Homelessness a Name
Neighborhood Film Company, Lights, Camera – and Taking Action
Rev. Bill Golderer, Broad Street Ministries
Arelene Pearlstein, People’s Emergency Center
Rebecca Mead, Ready, Willing and Able
Meg Retz and Morgan Black-Smith, SOAR, Homeless Advocacy Project
HUD, Opening Doors

When considering those working to bring Philadelphia one step closer to ending homelessness, some of the same names pop up each and every year. Here One Step Away recognizes people who are always deserving of the honor, in the Steppy Award "Hall of Fame":
Jannie Blackwell, Philadelphia City Council

Sister Mary Scullion, founder & co-director, Project HOME
Rev. Robin Hynicka, Arch Street United Methodist Church
Harvey Finkle, documentarian and advocate

Darren Daulton, Darren Daulton Foundation
Dennis Culhane, Penn professor and homelessness research expert
Dainette Mintz, Philadelphia Office of Supportive Housing
Jon Bon Jovi and the Bon Jovi Soul Foundation
Brian & Shandai Jenkins, Chosen 300

 

 

 



Each year One Step Away's editorial board and advisory committee honors those working to bring Philadelphia one step closer to ending homelessness with an award we call "The Steppy." This year's Steppy winners are a mix of some big names and some names everyone might not know, working behind the scenes to help those in need break the cycle of homelessness in ways big and small. Congratulations to the 2012 Steppy Award winners:

Roy Hoffman, Medical Director, Fatality Review
Misty Sol, arts mentor, Travelers Aid
Paul Messing, Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Fineburg
Jannie Blackwell, Philadelphia City Council
Matthew Saad Muhammad, Knock Out Homelessness Spokesperson
Sister Mary Scullion, founder & co-director, Project HOME
Jennine Miller, Director of Advocacy & Education, Project HOME
Addictions Coalition of Delaware, nonprofit partner
We Feed the Homeless Philly, nonprofit hunger relief
Rev. Robin Hynicka, Arch Street United Methodist Church
100K Homes, Philadelphia campaign to house the homeless
Jennifer Lin, Philadelphia Inquirer
Willis of Pennsylvania, corporate support for affordable housing
Michael Taub, Homeless Advocacy Project
Harvey Finkle, documentarian and advocate
Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School of Philadelphia, student homelessness project
Nikki Johnson-Huston, City of Philadelphia Law Department Major Tax Unit
John C. Haas, philanthropist (posthumous award)
Darren Daulton, Darren Daulton Foundation

Last year's winners:

Brooks Brothers ** Dennis Culhane ** Dainette Mintz ** Bon Jovi Soul Foundation ** Jennifer Lin ** Tenant Council at Dignity Housing ** Antonio Dixon ** Jeff Brown ** Kritsten Gallagher ** Jannie Blackwell ** Brian & Shandai Jenkins ** Pastor Deborah Savage ** Pastor Carolyn Howard