Service House

Welcome to our home

The flagship project of the Philadelphia Service Cooperative is our Service House. Located in West Philadelphia, the house serves multiple goals: (1) to provide an intentional community and serve as a model cooperative living, (2) to perform regular community service in the area, and encourage all members to make service part of their lives, and (3) to provide a venue for events and a base-of-operations for social entrepreneurship. PSC also seeks to promote values including sustainability, consent-based culture, and access to food and healthcare, and try to incorporate those values into our projects and lifestyle.

Our service house is a beautiful, 8 bedroom Victorian near Clark Park. The house has ample common space, two kitchens, and a scenic backyard. All of the residents commit to at least two community service projects a month, participate in cooperative decision-making, and take an active role in promoting the house’s goals and creating a welcoming environment.

Beyond the housemates, the Service House is the foundation for a network of socially conscious individuals, the Friends of PSC, who are a regular part of service projects, social events, and the welcoming atmosphere of the house.

You can stay in one of our guest rooms by making a reservation through the Embassy Network. Guests are welcome to participate in as many house social and service events as they choose during their stay.

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Service

What kinds of service does this house do? In the last year, we’ve had a series of recurring service opportunities, as well as one-time events we participated in. Recurring service has included Grace Cafe, a meal serve in center city, cooking meals for the Attic, an LGBTQ shelter, and Books Through Bars, a program that sends books to prison inmates. One-time events have included service at Bartram’s Gardens, a mosaic mural project, Rubye’s Kids, Taste of Success, and Villanova’s day of service.

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