Independent, mutual bank supports donates $10,000 to provide shelter to homeless adult Bucks County residents in crisis
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (September 2018) – Penn Community Bank, the area’s leading independent, mutual bank, has donated $10,000 to support Penn Foundation’s Village of Hope, a temporary housing program for homeless adults in Bucks County who have been diagnosed with both a mental health and a substance abuse disorder.
The Village of Hope is located on the campus of Penn Foundation in Sellersville, which brings stability, hope, and change to people battling mental health and addiction issues. Residents stay at the Village of Hope for an average of nine months but can stay up to two years if needed, all the while having access to Penn Foundation services.
“The support that community leaders like Penn Community Bank give us is critical,” said Don Detweiler, Director of the Village of Hope. “We have been fortunate to find community partners who understand the importance of continuing this work.”
The Village of Hope provides a supportive, recovery-oriented environment for those who voluntarily wish to seek treatment. Residents are prepared for re-entry into mainstream life with 24-hour support, beginning with stabilization treatment and teaching of life skills and ultimately leading to opportunities for work, education, and community involvement through volunteering.
Supporting local housing initiatives such as the Village of Hope is a vital part of Penn Community Bank’s philanthropic mission. In addition to the bank’s contribution to the Village of Hope, it supports the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter and has donated financial support and volunteer time to Habitat for Humanity for Bucks County. Penn Community Bank has sponsored the building of three homes, and its team members have contributed more than 200 hours of labor to projects to build affordable housing in the communities the bank serves.
“At Penn Community Bank, we understand the roles that safe, affordable housing and the provision of mental health services play in building a thriving community,” said Todd R. Hurley, Executive Vice President, Chief Relationship Officer, Penn Community Bank. “When we help our most vulnerable neighbors, we make life better for everyone.”
For more information about the Village of Hope, visit Penn Foundation’s website.
About Penn Community: Penn Community Bank holds nearly $2 billion in assets, employs more than 300 people, and offers banking, lending, insurance and investments at 25 bank branches and two administrative centers throughout Bucks County and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. As an independent, mutual financial institution, Penn Community Bank is not publicly traded and operates with its long-term mission in mind: to help businesses grow and prosper, to provide financial resources to individuals and families throughout their lifetimes, to strengthen the local economy, and to partner with local organizations to act as a catalyst for positive growth in every market it serves.