National Safety Awareness Month

June is National Safety Awareness Month and did you know that every year, poison control centers receive about 2.2 million calls from people seeking medical help for poisoning?  It is the leading cause of unintentional death, surpassing even motor vehicle crashes, and includes inadvertent ingestion of drugs or chemicals, the excessive use of a drug and exposure to environmental…

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Client Services Department

Housing Counselor, Crystal Walker, facilitates monthly First Time Home Buyers Class United Communities Southeast Philadelphia’s Client Services Department is comprised of two services designed to strengthen family stability within our community. The point of entry for services is through the BenePhilly Center, where a Benefit Access Counselor screens clients for public benefits and helps complete appropriate applications such as…

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Meet Than Than!

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Name: Than Than Nain

Grade: 12th

Program Site: Furness High School

Favorite Book: Yellow Fever

Career Aspiration: Nurse or Medical Assistant

Than Than joined the Furness OST Music Club in the 9th grade with the intention of learning how to play the piano. Since then, she has tackled every challenge that was put in front of her. After spending her first two years in OST learning to play the piano, she decided it was time for a new challenge, and became the leader of the Furness OST Music Band. She has represented United Communities and Furness OST at many concerts and events, always surpassing everyone’s expectations.

As a student, she is even more phenomenal! Her straight A's landed her on the Honor Roll in 9, 10, and 11th grade, shes's had perfect attendance from 9th through 12th grade, and has received two congressional awards. Capping off a fantastic high school experience, Than Than learned that she has been accepted to the following Universities:

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
  • La Salle University
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • Harcum College

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Did you know that 1 in 5 children, ages 13-18, have or will have a serious mental illness and that 70% of youth in state and local juvenile justice systems have a mental illness ? Some warning signs that a child may be experiencing symptoms of mental illness can include: • Feeling very sad…

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