One Step Away creates meaningful income and personal growth opportunities for people in need. Street “Vendors” purchase each magazine for $1.50 and distribute it for $5. All the money they make goes directly to them.

How It Helps

How It Works

Our Programs

  • Street Magazine

    One Step Away produces a monthly street magazine. The magazine advocates for social justice, raises awareness about issues of homelessness and poverty, and provides a platform for marginalized communities to have a voice.

  • Vendor Program

    One Step Away's vendor program is a no-barrier income opportunity for individuals experiencing homelessness, poverty, or joblessness.

  • Community Engagement

    One Step Away works with vendors to engage the community and break the stigmas and stereotypes related to homelessness. We work with vendors and the community to create opportunities for the public to get involved in solving homelessness through hands-on interaction with vendors, street sales, and by reading the magazine.

  • Social Innovation

    We strive to create innovative programs and activities that positively impact all sectors of society. We focus on programs that are sustainable, scalable, and invest in our mission.

On the streets now – Volume 9 Issue 6

Volume 9 Issue 6 Our First Home
In this Issue: Our First Home

We’re excited to share our newest issue and the news that OSA vendor Ram & his daughter Symphony moved into an apartment thanks toBerger Rental Communities’ Hope and Door Initiative. When Ram was 10-years-old he was taken out of his home and placed in a boys’ group home. Once he aged out of the foster system, he had no where to go. Now, he has his own apartment and can break the cycle of homelessness for his daughter Symphony. Get your copy today on the #streets of #philly to hear Ram’s story and see photos from move-in day. #streetpaper

Also, in this issue:
– #ICYMI from Broke in Philly: A collaborative reporting project on economic mobility
– #HousingFirst Interview with Pathways to Housing PA’s Matt Tice by Generocity
– Buses4Homeless showcases their #Londondouble-decker buses courtesy of Reuters & INSP
– vendor articles, photos, poems, puzzles, & much more!

Our Story

One Step Away is a program of Resources for Human Development (RHD), a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Since 1970, Resources for Human Development (RHD) has supported tens of thousands of people of all abilities with effective, innovative, and person-centered programs. In 2009, RHD launched One Step Away, Philadelphia’s street paper, to offer a no-barrier income opportunity for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty. One Step Away is a positive and meaningful income opportunity that supports and empowers individuals. We believe in giving everyone a chance to succeed, and believe that no one should have to beg for money to survive.

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