Jeffery McNeil’s story of what led him to being homeless, and how he dealt with it.
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D.C. government, nonprofit organizations and citizens are responding to the most recent spike in synthetic drug overdoses.
At the “People’s Barbecue” in Baltimore City in August, local nonprofits offered resources to attendees.
The D.C. Department of Behavioral Health offers training sessions for individuals who suffer from substance abuse and other mental illness to become mental health peer counselors.
While it is most common among youth nationwide, synthetic cannabinoid overdoses are plaguing poor adults in the nation’s capital.
Behavioral health specialist Richard Bebout is piloting a comprehensive high-tech project to provide care services to homeless patients with a complicated physical or mental health history.
Matthew Farkas, a resident at 801 East men’s shelter for several years, died on May 11 at the age of 36. It was exactly one month before his birthday.
May 12 marked the inaugural “Walk 4 Recovery,” organized by D.C. residents to celebrate recovery from substance abuse and bring hope to those struggling with it.
After our visit to WAMU with Tyrone Turner, a visual editor and photojournalist, l visited the opioid memorial in President’s Park. Tyrone’s story on glue addiction in Brazilian young children and his story about the death of an opioid-addicted child make one realize how we are all susceptible to opioid addiction.
James Butler, who is running for mayor of D.C., outlines his plan to end homeless in the District using a three-part process that focuses on community engagement, replacing D.C. General, and redistribution of tax money.
Artist and Vendor Betty Everett shares her best wishes for everyone in 2018.
Street Sense vendors reflect back on 2017 and talk about their new years resolutions.
Tony and Sally are two examples of people who reached rock-bottom before making the decision to reclaim their lives from addiction. Recovery is difficult, but the effort pays off in the long run.
Vendor Wendell Williams shares his personal journey, rising through the ranks in the radio broadcast industry and finding his way to personally overcome addiction and chronic homelessness.
Street Sense vendor Marcus Green gives advice to those experiencing homelessness
On his new album, after years of work, Street Sense vendor Ron Dudley details his experiences with homelessness, loss and faith.
This is the title track of Pookanu’s brand new album, focused on being there for his kids no matter what.
Ricardo Meriedy opens up about his Heroin addiction and his six year success of sobriety.
Elizabeth Bryant explains her past life style and how it affects her to this recent day.
Gerald Anderson talks about how things in his life took a turn for the better. He recounts his stay at a halfway house and how he became a leader.