Every year as the holidays approach, hundreds of schools, colleges and universities across the country host events for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week.
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When the hospital was discharging Anthony, a social worker told him that he had two choices: a homeless shelter or Joseph’s House, a hospice for homeless HIV/AIDS sufferers in Northwest D.C. Anthony did not hesitate.
Hispanic residents of the District who are coping with poverty, illness and homelessness may not know about the help that is available to them. Language and cultural barriers, fears about immigration status and traumas in their lives may hinder them from learning about social services, medical care and shelters.
In November, Brian Carome joined the staff of Street Sense as the new executive director. He arrives with more than 20 years of senior and executive management experience at local nonprofit social service organizations. Previously, he served as executive director at Housing Opportunities for Women, Project Northstar and A-SPAN.
Women toil in the fields for most of their lives producing food and strengthening the largely agricultural economy of African countries, but when their fathers, husbands or older sons die, they are no longer welcome on land they may have tended for years
Street newspaper sales have increased across the world for a second year, helping alleviate poverty for tens of thousands of poor and homeless vendors, according to new figures released by the Scottish-based International Network of Street Papers (INSP.)
A Spotlight on the Georgetown Ministry Center
By this time next year, the venerable Central Union Mission, long a refuge for homeless men, may itself be homeless.
A shelter in Alexandria tries to help people afford housing.
The closing of a well-established AIDS prevention program is being felt by its many clients. What’s more, the recent loss of Prevention Works! is affecting… Read more »
“Her mother was doomed to a life full of death/ And so was she/ It was predicted that she would breathe her last breath before… Read more »
More than 60 percent of people live at or below the poverty line in Ziebach County, S.D., America’s poorest county. Failed attempts to create jobs… Read more »
The three things Street Sense vendor and native Washingtonian Andre Brison are most proud of are his 12 and 21-year-old daughters and 16-year-old son. Andre’s… Read more »
Just a few minutes from the U.S. Capitol is Open Door Shelter, which is operated by New Hope Ministries, a local nonprofit founded in 1993. … Read more »
You lost your job and you’re down to your last $1,000. Will you make it through the month? The Urban Ministries of Durham and the… Read more »
Home Free Bagels, a new bagel business in Asheville, N.C., plans to hire homeless residents, the Ashville’s Citizen- Times reported. Local eateries have already committed… Read more »
On a particular Monday night, I was assigned to cover an event for Street Sense. My trip first took me from my apartment, located in… Read more »
Valley Transportation Authority in Santa Clara, Calif., approved a plan to give the area’s homeless free bus and rail passes starting in April, according to… Read more »
A new surf program in Honolulu focusing on homeless teenagers provides lessons in both surfing and life, according to KITV Honolulu. These beginning surfers have… Read more »
The District’s leading needle exchange program for AIDS prevention plans to close its doors by the end of February, the Washington Post reports. Waning private… Read more »