“In March, MHASP advocates came across a man living on an open-air back porch of Mt. Airy Commons, a licensed boarding home for people with mental and physical disabilities in Philadelphia…The paying resident, diagnosed with schizophrenia and who had had both his legs amputated…had lived on the back porch and the lawn through the previous summer, fall and winter…MHASP advocates went into action and, in the wake of the ensuing publicity…the owners announced the closing of the three homes…MHASP staffers helped the approximately 280 residents find new and better places to live...”

2000'sSusan Rogers