Co-founder, President and Executive Director of Project HOME, Sister Mary Scullion has been involved in service work and advocacy for homeless and mentally ill persons since 1978. Project HOME is a nationally recognized organization that provides supportive housing, employment, education and health care to enable chronically homeless and low-income persons to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. A powerful voice on political issues affecting homelessness and mentally ill persons, Sister Mary’s advocacy efforts resulted in the right of homeless persons to vote as well as a landmark federal court decision that affects the fair housing rights of persons with disabilities. Sister Mary has received numerous honorary doctorates for her leadership in the City of Philadelphia, and was selected by Time Magazine as one of the “World’s Most Influential People in 2009”.


Project H.O.M.E.


Executive Director

Areas of Interest

Social Services, Community Development
  • Sister Mary Scullion

Program Year



United States Program

Country of Origin

United States

Destination Country