To provide personal development, programming and permanent supportive housing services to homeless and at-risk veterans, men, womenand their children, to become self-sufficient. AHARI is committed to establishing collaborations with other nonprofit organizations with a similar passion that provide housing, programming, and auxiliary support services.
I obtained my CPS (Certified Peer Specialist, FPS (Forensic Peer Specialist), WRAP Facilitator Certification between 2017-2018.The training and experience helped me overcome obstacles and combat triggers that years of group sessions, and individual counseling didn’t totally address. Now, I would like to share the training and my experiences with my peers.
Stephanie Bookeris the CEO and Founder of AHARI, Inc. She holds an BS, and MS Degrees.
AHARI will work with the government and nonprofit partners to eradicate veteran homelessness in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding areas. By providing homeless veterans with access to safe, quality, affordable housing, resources and supportive services, AHARI will ensure that the veterans are able to become educated and self-sufficient creating lasting economic viability.
A Home Is A Right, Inc. (AHARI) was founded in 2011 by Stephanie Booker to provide all homeless veterans and their families with permanent supportive housing options. Stephanie founded AHARI during her Master’s Program at Eastern University in 2011. Stephanie has a history with chemical dependency, homelessness, and depression. However, she acquired the tools needed to successfully live a productive lifestyle. She has 27 years of recovery and is a community activist with relationships in the political, social services, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Gay, and Transgender, Gender Non-Conformance and Veteran communities.
Stephanie’s past experiences have given her the passion to assist the homeless population. After working in the transitional housing field for over 10 years, she decided to take on the Veterans at-risk and homeless population. AHARI has been collaborating with the Veteran Multi-Service Center in Philadelphia for the last 24 months. AHARI provides home cooked meals to the Vets once a month; provide clothing, and personal items necessary for their personal hygiene. Stephanie has also housed Vets in her private rental homes. AHARI is currently seeking partnerships, funding, volunteers and sponsors to assist with funding, properties and/or collaborating to allow AHARI to provide permanent supportive housing.
AHARI’s goal is to obtain brick and mortar funding, provide programming and our veterans with self-sufficiency and their first home. There will be volunteer, internship, and employment opportunities for the veterans that complete the program.