A breakfast program on Connecticut Avenue has been feeding 60-70 people every Tuesday-Saturday morning for nearly 30 years. While people are there for a meal, they are also offered clothing, health care, haircuts and art therapy. The warm and welcoming atmosphere is what makes this program noteworthy.
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Street Sense Vendor Angie Whitehurst comments on the Shaw Community Center’s impact in the neighborhood.
New Endeavors by Women provides transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless women and families through its seven housing-based programs. For 29 years, NEW staff and services have helped over 3,000 women and 500 children work towards achieving or improving employment, education and housing.
On June 8, 2017 D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and, former mayor Anthony Williams spoke about the 3-year renovation of D.C.’s downtown library branch while the historic 56 ft x 7 ft mural of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was removed.
Wisconsin man Dennis Schulze brings a personal touch to his fundraising efforts for police and military. After spending a month traveling from Delaware to the White House by wheelchair, Schulze finds himself so touched by the stories in Franklin Park that he spends a week sleeping there.
Part of an ongoing initiative to write obituaries for the homeless death. The point is to remember as they came not as they went.
Adapt. a disability rights organization, gathered at the White House to advocate for the Disability Integration Act and to demand recognition from the Trump Administration.
With the Martin Luther King Jr. Library now closed for a three-year renovation period, downtown community members have expressed a need for a service center for the time being. City officials have been seeking feedback from community members to gage their needs.
The new documentary “Check It,” directed by Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer, follows the rise of the first known all-LGBTQ gang.
Street Sense Vendor Anthony Crawford has been getting his customers ready for Valentine’s Day. With the help of Second Story Cards, a startup project run… Read more »
The nonprofit People for Fairness Coalition is contacting some of the District’s biggest movers and shakers for the Dec. 20 Homeless Person’s Memorial Day candlelight vigil.
Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown is “baking a difference” by providing job training for disabled veterans.
People shared their experiences with mental illness through monologues, poetry, music and dance at the Keegan Theatre on Oct. 10 and 11.
Members of a long-standing “hidden” tent city faced eviction and a clean up as part of an ongoing effort overseen by the Office of the Deputy Mayor.
A memorial honoring Larry Avents, a D.C. man who had been experiencing homeless for 20 years. He passed away in August of 2016, and is remembered fondly by those who knew him.
Street Sense vendor Sol Hicks discusses his experience with stereotypes about the homeless.
The only two constants in Don Gardner’s life have been faith and. By the time he started founding nonprofits and hosting community events, Gardner, 59,… Read more »
Robert Williams greets the community, recommends D.C. food stops and calls readers to action.
Vendor artist says farewell to Epiphany Reverend Elizabeth in his second installment of “Behind the Scenes.”
D.C. government conducted an encampment cleanup near K & 27th St. NW July 28, the second cleanup at the site within five weeks.