A poem from Robert Williams.
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Tony and Sally are two examples of people who reached rock-bottom before making the decision to reclaim their lives from addiction. Recovery is difficult, but the effort pays off in the long run.
On September 16, a hospice for homeless people with late stage HIV/AIDS called Joseph’s House held a drag show in Adams Morgan. Drag queens performed and community members gathered around to celebrate their community.
D.C. Legal Aid sues DHS after an updated computer program leads to delays in food stamp application processing. Local safety net programs see significant increase in requests for emergency food assistance.
A vendor profile of John Littlejohn, who has worked for Street Sense since 2010.
Members of Congress, a country music artist, and the president and CEO of Make Room, Inc. held a Sept. 12 briefing on the rental housing crisis in America.
The D.C. chapter of Food Rescue US is using volunteer “food runners” to pick up fresh food from restaurants and grocers to deliver to hungry people — all coordinated through a smartphone app.
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.
After its August recess, the Committee on Government Relations will review two bills that would help close the digital divide that has persisted in D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods.
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.
Daima Lewis moved her family when her daughters were accepted to the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts. But she underestimated the housing market.
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.
In 2014, Relisha Rudd, an 8-year-old girl living at DC’s largest homeless shelter, DC General, was abducted by a shelter janitor. His body has been… Read more »
Justice and Witness Ministries protests for Medicaid at the Hart Senate Office Building.
2nd Street Bridge encampment swept by city officials leaving homeless campers with nowhere to go.
The D.C. Interagency Council on Homelessness is looking to expand its voting body through adding business and philanthropic organizations, allowing them to make policy decisions affecting the D.C.’s homeless community. This was proposed in the Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act of 2017, and if passed would embrace new voices, ideas, and funding to end homelessness.
Private landlords are meeting up to join with the D.C. Government to house homeless people. They are finding ways to help house DC’s 7,473 homeless population using vouchers along with other tactics.
FY 2018 budget does not identify funding for Incarceration to Incorporation Entrepreneurship Program Act of 2016 despite being unanimously passed as a law in 2016. Current D.C. employment and entrepreneurship services for returning citizens cannot provide for the amount of people released from the Department of Corrections, and do not focus on creating education partnerships to facilitate reintegration into society for retuning citizens.