Day-to-day operations look different now in many of the District’s health care providers that serve low-income and homeless residents. Whitman-Walker Health, Community of Hope, Unity Health Care, and La Clínica del Pueblo are re-orienting care to virtual platforms and instituting protocols for personal protective equipment to keep both patients and providers safe.
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DHS Director Laura Zeilinger confirmed that five shelter residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and are being treated either in quarantine or in a hospital. Individuals in quarantine are being housed in one of three local hotels.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides for stimulus payments to every adult and every child with a valid Social Security number. The legislation is more inclusive than previous recession relief packages but experts say D.C.’s most vulnerable residents are still the farthest away from receiving help.
More than 20 District restaurants, agencies, and organizations are providing free meals to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
Street Sense Media’s CEO announces the temporary suspension of print publication of Street Sense and calls for support and donations for homeless vendors.
The text-message based notification service is maintaining guide to service providers that are staying open while D.C. deals with the coronavirus.
From Facebook groups to restaurants, people across the District are finding ways to help out their fellow community members amid the coronavirus pandemic.
With the coronavirus pandemic impacting people across the country, here these are five myths and the truth about them.
Street Sense Media’s CEO calls community members to support their vulnerable neighbors during COVID-19 precautions. For his organization, customers can pay vendors through its mobile app.
As the District copes with the spread of COVID-19, more than a dozen organizations that provide essential services to the homeless said they will stay open.
Advocates with Miriam’s Kitchen and The Way Home campaign ask what a state of emergency looks like for people already in crisis.