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.
Content categorized as Domestic Violence
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.
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.
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.
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”
I am a domestic violence survivor. I was in a relationship that started out well, then became abusive. Then it became MORE abusive; we were… Read more »
This is the title track of Pookanu’s brand new album, focused on being there for his kids no matter what.
Patty Smith talks about her experience with her ex-husband who was trying to harm her while she was pregnant.
The day after the inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington brought 500,000 demonstrators to the National Mall to affirm women’s rights and for many, to protest the new Trump administration.
Social entrepreneur starts website to connect refugees and domestic violence victims to free homestays.
Local activists push for more resources to be dedicated to the 27 percent of D.C.’s homeless population that has experienced domestic violence
It was the summer of 2010 when Tenickia Polk lost everything. After years enduring an abusive marriage, she sought help from her church and ended… Read more »
Roberta Bear awoke on a mid-October night to her romantic partner screaming about something he had found in her drawer. He beat her, just like… Read more »
Why is it alright to hit a woman? Some men think it’s okay to hit their significant other. My question is, “Why?” According to a… Read more »
Domestic violence causes homelessness. And many homeless women are survivors of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and in recognition, a nonprofit dedicated… Read more »
I was once a beauty queen. A professional model with everything going for me. A beautiful smile with dimples, beautiful makeup and my hair was long.