Interfaith Cooperation

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  • Interfaith Immersion for all ages
  • Interfaith Gatherings for Conversation, Learning
  • Service-Learning Projects

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Training

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  • Interfaith
  • Trauma
  • Anti-Racism

The Mission of
The Welcome Project PA

The Welcome Project PA strives to be a diverse, safe place for marginalized and vulnerable populations and seeks to bring about positive social change to improve the quality of life for these individuals and families in Greater Philadelphia.

Here at The Welcome Project PA, we provide educational resources, support groups, social activities and events, legal services, advocacy, food and nutrition services, interfaith learning and cooperation, and LGBT+ friendly, trauma-informed therapy, healing, and counseling. We serve newcomers to the US, Spanish-speaking communities, refugees, vulnerable faith communities, LGBTQ+ communities, and people living in poverty who lack the basic necessities.

La Misión del Proyecto de bienvenida PA

WPPA se esfuerza por ser un lugar diverso y seguro para las poblaciones marginadas y vulnerables y busca generar un cambio social positivo para mejorar la calidad de vida de familias e individuos en el Área Metropolitana de Filadelfia.

En WPPA, brindamos recursos educativos, grupos de apoyo, eventos sociales, servicios legales, abogacía, servicios de alimentos y nutrición, aprendizaje y cooperación interreligiosos, terapia psicológica, y asesoramiento para la comunidad LGBT+. Atendemos a recién llegados a los EE. UU., comunidades de habla hispana, refugiados, comunidades religiosas vulnerables, comunidades LGBTQ+ y personas que viven en pobreza y carecen de las necesidades básicas.

Upcoming Events

Próximos Eventos

Learn to Swing Dance: Lindy Hop!

Friday, Feb. 17th

The Welcome Project PA / SAGA
350 S York Rd Hatboro PA 19040

Back by popular demand! Join Rittenhop for another Lindy Hop workshop, followed by a night of dancing! A beginner’s workshop will take place from 7:00-8:00pm, with a the social dance from 8:00-10:00pm

($10 suggested donation)

ASL Interpreting Services Provided


Click here to register!

Awakening Through Art

Tuesday, Feb. 21st

The Welcome Project PA / SAGA
350 S York Rd Hatboro PA 19040

Awakening through Art offers participants powerful spiritual tools that will lead them to a place of healing through inner discovery.

The class is offered by Jackie Cooper is a gifted artist, medium and spiritual seeker whose body of work is an artistic vision at a soul level. Her multi-disciplinary approach is rooted in her deep connection to nature, the cosmos, and her own spirit guides. With more than 20 years of experience working with children and adults, Jackie has dedicated her life to healing herself and others through artistic mediumship.

There is no need to have any artistic background. Materials will be provided.

($10 suggested donation)

Click here to register!

Youth Opioid Awareness and Narcan Training

Saturday, Feb. 18th

The Welcome Project PA / SAGA
350 S York Rd Hatboro PA 19040

5:00-6:00pm Pizza
6:00-7:15pm Workshop
7:15-8:00pm Refreshments

An educational event for youth, parents, teachers, and school administrators. Hope McMahan (she/they), a Prevention Specialist from Prevention Education Solutions, will provide an Opioid Overdose Education Workshop for youth, parents, and teachers. The program is funded through Montgomery County.

This is a free event.

ASL Interpreting Services Provided

Click here to Register!

Queer Clothing Swap

Friday, April 28th

The Welcome Project PA / SAGA
350 S York Rd Hatboro PA 19040

Join us for a spring Clothing Swap! Bring your gently used spring clothes as well as your formal wear to swap for our upcoming Queer Prom! (We will have lots of clothes, so don’t worry if you can’t bring any to give away, we’d still love to have you there!)

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Queer Prom!

Saturday, May 20th

Location: TBA

Join us for a Queer Prom for all ages! We’ll have food, music by DJ Trish, and great company!

Click here for tickets!

Click here to sponsor!

Bucks-Mont PRIDE Festival

Sunday, June 25th

Join us for our 3rd annual Bucks-Mont PRIDE Festival at the beautiful Abington Art Center! Bucks-Mont PRIDE is a family-friendly event with food trucks, live music, activities, vendors, and more!


Click to find out more!

Check our calendar for our regular programming!


Meet Our Staff

Conozca a nuestro personal

Josh Blakesley

Josh Blakesley

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Niki Kulp

Niki Kulp, MSS, LCSW

(she/her/hers or they/them/theirs)
Co-Founder, Associate Executive Director

aimee goldsmith

Aimee Goldsmith

Co-Founder, Co-director of Development and Programs

LaTanya E. Jones

LaTanya E. Jones, MSM, NIC, MSW, MEd

Co-director of Development, Therapist, ASL Interpreter

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Joseph Torre, M.Ed.

Director of Youth Programs, HR Administrator, Therapist

Jai Thompson

Jai Thompson

Support Group Facilitator

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Ames Ryan Capomacchio, MA, LPC

Support Group Facilitator

Vena Guzman, MSW, LSW

Support Group Facilitator

Support Our Work

Be part of The Welcome! Thanks to your generosity, we are making our communities truly welcoming to those who have faced discrimination, marginalization, and hardship.


Apoye nuestro trabajo

¡Sé parte de WPPA! Gracias a su generosidad, estamos haciendo que nuestras comunidades sean verdaderamente acogedoras para aquellos que han enfrentado discriminación, marginación y dificultades.


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