More than 100 women experiencing homelessness were cast out of the Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter during a Sept. 22 deep clean of the building. While out on the lawn, some told stories of verbal abuse from staff and guards. They say the rules and conditions are pushing them to their breaking point.
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Artist and vendor Ronald Dudley shares the perspective of a woman’s pain.
A woman was raped outside of a city shelter, across the street from a police station.
IjahQueen Is Peniel is losing her housing voucher following three years of poor living conditions and struggling to pay rent. She believes a paperwork error led her to fall behind on her rent and not have her lease renewed. Now she must try and find new housing without the subsidy from the state.
Jeffery McNeil’s story of what led him to being homeless, and how he dealt with it.
There is a lack of services available to victims of domestic violence in Washington, D.C. A coalition of advocates assessed 22 District agencies and the D.C. Council to evaluate how they handle situations of domestic violence internally and externally.
Legal, financial and social service experts agree that financial abuse is an integral component of most abusive relationships and can prevent victims from seeking help.
After a grand jury investigation revealed the details of ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania, with up to 1,000 victims affected, the attorney who helped the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team investigate clergy sex abuse says it’s only the beginning.
There must be meaningful policies to end gender violence, the persistent feminization of poverty, the growing Black female prison population, restrictions to citizenship, the deportation of Black and Brown people, restrictions to health care, reproductive justice, and the ongoing war on women
The National Museum of the American Indian hosted a candlelight vigil in honor of the Native American women who have been murdered or are currently missing.
Housing and homeless services factored heavily into changes considered during a first vote on the city’s budget for fiscal year 2019, held May 15.
A poem about overcoming hardship
Vendor Angie Whitehurst reflects on International Women’s Day.
A new report by the D.C. Interagency Council on Homelessness shows high rates of women experiencing homelessness in D.C. who have been, or continue to be, victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Guns have affected my life in many ways. Guns tend to put hate, trauma, fear and unforgiveness in the human conscience.
Street Sense vendor Jennifer McLaughlin discusses her experience being sexually harassed in the workplace.
A description of the McKinney-Vento Awards and the law behind them.
A vendor shares his struggle.
Cassandra Morgan began performing stand-up after escaping an abusive relationship and facing homelessness. Now she is part of a community of survivors that draw strength from each other, share their stories and help others avoid similar situations.
Street Sense artists give their definitions of “Poor” and “Homeless”