“The addition of Sr. Mary Scullion to our Board brings unparalleled expertise in addressing issues involving homelessness and affordable housing. We have witnessed Sr. Mary’s compassion and determination in working to better the lives of those who are seeking solutions to their daily struggles of poverty and homelessness. The entire Board is excited to have her advice and consult in furthering our mission of combating these persistent societal problems,” said Mimi Box, Executive Director of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.
Sister Mary Scullion has been involved in service work and advocacy for homeless and mentally ill persons since 1978. In 1988 she helped found the Outreach Coordination Center, an innovative program coordinating private and public agencies doing outreach to chronically homeless persons in Center City Philadelphia. In 1989, Sister Mary and Joan Dawson McConnon co-founded Project H.O.M.E., which currently provides 459 units of housing in Philadelphia, including 272 units of supportive housing for formerly homeless men, women and families. Project H.O.M.E. also works in a low-income neighborhood to prevent homelessness thru development of homeownership, open space management, economic development, adult and youth education and employment initiatives.