PEC’s mission is to nurture families, strengthen neighborhoods and drive change. For families, children, and youth experiencing homelessness, PEC offers more than 235 affordable housing units, job training, parenting and early childhood education, financial education and planning, life skills and technology classes. PEC seeks to change the life trajectory for the families who seek its services and inspire them to achieve housing security and financial stability. Grant was awarded specifically for the Youth HEALers Stand Up! program. Youth HEALers Stand Up! is a group of 13-24 year olds who are fighting to put a end to youth homelessness in Philadelphia and beyond. The people involved with this group have experienced homelessness or housing insecurity and want to make it so that future generations don’t have to go through the same struggle. The HEALers do this by educating young people, professionals, decision makers on what youth homelessness looks like, bringing awareness in our communities to the situation, and empowering other youth to use their voice and take real action to put a end to youth homelessness.