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 3

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In this Issue: Meet Our Philly Heroes

Every day people throughout Philadelphia work tirelessly to help those in need. Whether it is an individual or a community, there are countless compassionate individuals working to help those who have come upon hard times. Often these heroes work to lift people up who have fallen with little praise or acknowledgment. These unsung heroes have dedicated their time and committed themselves to improving the lives of those around them. Each year we take a moment to recognize these individuals and the work they do with our annual “Steppy” Awards.

Save the Date – May 10, 2019

Save the Date Champions Celebration May 10 2019
One Step Away’s Champions Celebration Fundraiser is May 10, 2019 at The Pyramid Club Philadelphia

Enjoy a fun-filled evening celebrating One Step Away’s Champions, those who work each day to overcome homelessness in their lives and communities. The Champions Celebration will feature a silent auction, raffle prizes, hors d’oeuvres, a slider station, a pasta station, and an open wine and beer bar. Proceeds support One Step Away’s mission of creating economic opportunities for individuals experiencing homelessness.

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.