Hope Has a Home committed to opening 48 medical respite beds in the District, doubling the city’s capacity for this service. The program was launched by AmeriHealth Caritas D.C. and Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas in partnership with Unity Health Care and Pathways to Housing.
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Advocates worry the absence of face-to-face meetings between them and the people they serve, as well as the extra steps involved in registering to vote by mail without a stable address, are going to harm voter turnout.
Candidates for DC Council respond to questions about housing, homelessness, health care, jobs, and maintaining the city’s safety net during the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Homeboy, a resident of D.C. experiencing homelessness, lost nearly all of his possessions in an encampment clean-up.
Since the CARES Act was passed, many Americans who filed tax returns have already received their economic stimulus payment. Catholic Charities DC is reaching out to those who may not have filed and think they’re ineligible.
The first two episodes of “Beats” a web series by Street Sense Media and The Homeless Filmmakers’ Co-op.
Hands Up Outreach Ministry, a faith-based community organization handed out blankets, water, socks, and other supplies to residents of the NoMa homeless encampment during Black History Month.
The state-of-the-art men’s shelter is set to replace a 380-bed facility in Southeast DC by September 2021. But construction atop a former landfill and a Metrorail tunnel have raised environmental and structural concerns.
Several people living at an encampment in the NoMa neighborhood lost everything in an April 8 fire. They’ve been working to pick up the pieces with community support.
Due to guidelines about group gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic, many Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous groups have chosen to move meetings online or cancel them altogether.
According to a witness, encampment cleanups are continuing amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
For the time being, service providers contracted by the Department of Human Services can bill the agency at their full rate for case management.
Over the course of two webinars, the National Alliance to End Homelessness offered guidance on how homeless service providers can protect their constituents during the pandemic.
New referrals to the District’s coordinated entry housing program were suspended last month. Service providers say the process should be resumed virtually until the public health situation subsides.
In less than a week, Taylar Nuevelle has organized significant mutual aid for women residing at the emergency shelter within King Greenleaf Recreation Center.
Day-to-day operations look different now in many of the District’s health care providers that serve low-income and homeless residents. Whitman-Walker Health, Community of Hope, Unity Health Care, and La Clínica del Pueblo are re-orienting care to virtual platforms and instituting protocols for personal protective equipment to keep both patients and providers safe.
DHS Director Laura Zeilinger confirmed that five shelter residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and are being treated either in quarantine or in a hospital. Individuals in quarantine are being housed in one of three local hotels.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides for stimulus payments to every adult and every child with a valid Social Security number. The legislation is more inclusive than previous recession relief packages but experts say D.C.’s most vulnerable residents are still the farthest away from receiving help.
More than 20 District restaurants, agencies, and organizations are providing free meals to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
The text-message based notification service is maintaining guide to service providers that are staying open while D.C. deals with the coronavirus.