The long-anticipated groundbreaking ceremony for Central Union Mission, a program that has been around for 126 years, finally took place on Monday, May 7.
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Friends and colleagues in the district’s
homeless community are remembering
poet and activist Jesse Smith Jr., who died May 1. He had been ill for about a year.
Halfway through a five year plan,
advocates and officials pause to
Eric Sheptock was passionate and spirited as he told of the events that unfolded surrounding the closing of the Franklin School Shelter in 2008.
A new report, released by two federal agencies, offers alternatives to criminalizing homelessness. The findings could change the way cities treat their homeless—or not.
Located on the 2800 block of Texas Avenue SE, the Gasner House is now home to 49 extremely poor single adults. It is one of eight houses that are part of the organization’s Affordable Housing Capital Campaign.
Homelessness across England has
increased by 14 per cent in the past
year, and Wakefield is no different from the national picture.
If you like to run and care about the homeless, Run for Shelter is the race for you. Carpenter’s Shelter, the largest homeless shelter in Northern Virginia, is holding its very first race on April 28 in association with Pacers Events.
A karate instructor teaches Women of Street Sense skills to protect themselves and defuse dangerous situations.
Homelessness is up by 6 percent this year in the city, according to the newly released preliminary results of an annual homeless count conducted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG).
Even while homelessness is rising
in the District, a budget battle is unfolding
over possible cuts to programs
designed to shelter the indigent and feed homeless families.
The women of N Street Village reacted with elation and nervousness when they first glimpsed the Terrace Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Homeless people are entitled to
vote. But they may face barriers to
making their voices heard. Since they live transient lives, their names may be purged from registration rolls.
A rundown house in the city’s Marshall Heights neighborhood is soon to be transformed into a haven for homeless young people, thanks to a collaboration between a local nonprofit organization and two companies that serve the construction industry.
Overwhelmed with donations of unusable clothing, local shelters are forming a new partnership called DonateSmart- DC to educate donors on what is actually needed.
Janine Bandcroft, who publishes Street Newz – a Canadian street paper, contacted Bartle Bogle Hegarty’s Labs (BBH) directly to clarify some points about the Homeless Hotspots project.
Once home to a thriving shipbuilding industry, the port city of Perama near Athens has seen its fortunes wane over the years as buyers abandoned it for cheaper options outside Greece.
Troubles at home send many Washington, D.C. children and young adults into foster care or the juvenile justice system.
On the morning of April 9, U.S. Marshals picked up 34-year-old Jaamill Hipps, a Street Sense vendor suspended from selling the paper pending response to the multiple warrants for his arrest.
April 20-22 marks the ninth annual National Challenge weekend of the Great American Bake Sale. Sponsored by Share Our Strength, a leading non-profit in the effort to end childhood hunger, the Bake Sale Challenge Weekend is an effort to have about 500 bake sales across the U.S. in just two days. The profits from the sales help to fund Share Our Strength’s programs and advocacy efforts.