On June 5, at least eleven people overdosed on a type of synthetic marijuana known as “bizarro,” outside the Federal City Shelter building, reported NBC… Read more »
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Sasha Bruce Youthwork, located at 741 8th Street, SE, Washington, D.C., is a place where young people can go for many services such as emergency… Read more »
Enthusiastic cheers, colorful, hand-painted signs, and bright raincoats cut through a recent cloudy Wednesday outside D.C. City Hall. “We live, we breathe, we all are… Read more »
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On June 16, Samaritan Inns held the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Clark Inn, named to honor the late A. James Clark. The Chairman and CEO of the Clark… Read more »
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In line with the District Interagency Council on Homelessness’ vision for an end to homelessness in D.C., The Department of Human Services seeks suppliers of Homeless Prevention Services.
On June 15, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced The Sale of Synthetic Drugs Emergency Amendment Act of 2015 as part of a new strategy to prevent the use and sale of synthetic drugs to youth.
On May 20th, KaBOOM!-a national non-profit organization dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the lives of all children, especially those growing up in… Read more »
A new five year plan to end homelessness in Washington prepared by the District’s Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) developed was discussed at a meeting… Read more »
The District of Columbia Interagency Council on Homelessness’ Emergency Response and Shelter Operations Committee (EROS) met Wednesday, May 27, to discuss their part in the… Read more »
On May 19 the Congressional Homeless Caucus drew national grassroots organizers to a briefing about “treatment first” and “housing first” models. “Many people don’t realize… Read more »
After a 9-month-old and a two-year-old staying at D.C. General family shelter tested positive for lead in their blood, a series of tests have been… Read more »
Memorial Day is dedicated to honoring soldiers who gave their lives during various conflicts in American History. While Memorial Day has come and gone, a… Read more »
On June 2, 2015 Street Sense held its Sixth Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards at the WilmerHale building, recognizing excellence in reporting on poverty and homelessness. Following the awards ceremony, the winners discussed poverty and journalism on a panel moderated by Arthur Delaney.
Homeless veterans make up roughly 12 percent of the homeless population. They are men and women of all races who served their country in numerous… Read more »
After over 100 years of operation, the land that was once the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) sits unoccupied in Ward 4. In 2011,… Read more »
Buffalo Soldiers is a nickname given to units of the United States Army formed on September 21, 1866, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Through an act… Read more »
The May 27 budget meeting began over an hour late, as various members of the D.C. Council struggled to set priorities for the city’s fiscal… Read more »
“Rain or shine, Freshfarm markets will be open,” said senior market manager Lindsay Wallace. Freshfarm operates 13 farmers’ markets in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia…. Read more »