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THOMAS’ STORY
When Thomas came to us he never smiled. His behavior was different. He would strip all of his lower clothing
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ROBERTO’S STORY
When Roberto first came to class, he cried inconsolably the first half of the day asking for his mommy.  He
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JAVIER, GENARO AND DYNASTI GET A NEW HOME
Marie and Jerome have been foster parents through APM since February 27, 2013. They have never been foster parents with any
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MRS. THOMPSON – A KINSHIP TALE
Mrs. Thompson* has three grandchildren – Jack, 10, Kisha, 9 and Lilly, 4.* She’s been a part of their lives
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A STORY FROM PRADERA RESOURCE HOME DEPARTMENT….
People become foster parents for a lot of reasons. When this 28 year old discovered she couldn’t be a biological
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FROM CLASS MOM TO CLASSROOM
Sofia Vasquez was an active mom in her child’s classroom at APM.  She was unemployed and not attending school at
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A FULL HOUSE IS A HAPPY HOUSE
As most immigrants, I came to the United States full of dreams and determined to work hard for a living.
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IG BEGINS WITH ONE STEP
IG, a single mother of two daughters, entered the Abriendo Caminos Program on November 1, 2013.  Ms. IG was living
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Battling the Opioid Crisis to Create a Healthy Community

Battling the Opioid Crisis to Create a Healthy Community

City officials have stated clearly that “Philadelphia is facing the greatest health crisis in a century. Every neighborhood is being hit hard by an epidemic of opioid use and overdose.” But, you don’t have to tell that to Nilda Ruiz, CEO of Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM)…

Posted by Andrea Keliher
Ensuring a Future for Philadelphia’s Children – All of Them

Ensuring a Future for Philadelphia’s Children – All of Them

May is National Foster Care Month – a time to acknowledge and celebrate the foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors and professionals who help youth and children find permanent homes and connections. This is a special time for Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha (APM), a Philadelphia-based..

Posted by Andrea Keliher
APM’s Ruiz and Gray honored at PCA Conference

APM’s Ruiz and Gray honored at PCA Conference

At the 2019 M. Powell Lawton Conference hosted by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, the 2019 Lawton Award was presented to Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha’s President & CEO Nilda Ruiz and Senior Vice President of Community & Economic Development Rose Gray. At this year’s event,..

Posted by Andrea Keliher
APM Mourns Passing of Medical Director Dr. Oscar Saldana

APM Mourns Passing of Medical Director Dr. Oscar Saldana

April 3, 2019, Philadelphia – Dr. Oscar Eduardo Saldana, medical director for Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM) passed away peacefully on March 18,2019. Dr. Saldana’s career as a psychiatrist spanned over 50 years.

Born and educated in Peru, Dr. Saldana came to the United..

Posted by Andrea Keliher in Press Release
Univision 65: Government Shutdown Assistance Story

Univision 65: Government Shutdown Assistance Story

January 22, 2019 Univison 65
Government Shutdown Assistance

The City of Philadelphia will offer help for federal workers during government closure.
Univision 65 Genaro Tijerina presents the following report.

Posted by Rick Olmos in Media Room