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Shared Public Spaces Brings Together Members of Business and Civic Communities, Unveils New Initiative

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This Giving Tuesday, Shared Public Spaces (SPS) provided an opportunity to give more than money in the pursuit to keep homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in Philadelphia. More than 200 attendees gave their commitment, expertise, and time to “Addressing Philadelphia Homelessness: Healthier Streets, Better Business,” an event designed to explore how homelessness has affected the local business and hospitality industry and discover innovative solutions.

Shared Public Spaces—a public-private workgroup comprised of leaders from business, hospitality, and civic communities—was established in 2016 to work on proactive and compassionate approaches to chronic street homelessness in Philadelphia. The group, led by OHS, considers ways to ensure the city’s public spaces remain clean, open and available for all to enjoy. Public education events like “Healthier Streets, Better Business” are just one way it works toward its mission.

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