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To increase access to housing services for patients of FIGHT's Y-HEP Adolescent and Young Adult Health Center, the HIV-prevention group has teamed up with social services organization Valley Youth House.The nonprofits kicked off a collaboration Sept. 9 that has two Valley Youth House staff members visiting the Y-HEP Health Center on Mondays from 2-5 p.m. to connect patients experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness with housing counseling, emergency housing referrals and resources including clothing, personal hygiene products and sleeping bags. The clinic serves patients ages 13-24. Those at least 18 years old can also work with staffers to complete the Office of Homeless Services’ coordinated entry housing assessment , a tool that matches eligible people with housing within 3-6 months, said Zakia Dodson, FIGHT’s community health worker.The Y-HEP Health Center initiative is one of four “mobile sites” Valley Youth House debuted in Philadelphia this summer. Staff also visit the Mazzoni Center’s...

College Snapshots

CCPTV's, Sikemi Williams, took home a prestigious Emmy® award at the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences ceremony on September 28, 2019. She won the award for her graphics/animation work on the opening credits of Strange College, a fictional science-fiction program. "Winning an Emmy still feels so surreal," she said. "I am so excited, grateful and very happy to have won in the Graphics/Animation category. Having worked in creating content all my life, winning this Emmy is like a pat on the back for the many years of hard work on the job." Allan Kobernick, director of Multimedia Services said, “The staff and crew of CCPTV are proud of Sikemi and proud that this show met the high level of excellence required to obtain this accolade.” Strange College, written by assistant professor Frank Fritz, produced and directed by Allan Kobernick, is its first fiction program produced and filmed on campus.

Strange College can be viewed at the following links:  Episode 1 | Episode 2