Laticia Brock dedicates this poem to her birth mother and godmothers.
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I want to live a life of God. I want God in all of my thoughts, all the things I do, and my whole life… Read more »
A poem by Laticia Brock about blind love.
Street Sense Media artist/vendor tackles the question: What is a fathers’ duty?
Artist/Vendor Reginald Denny remembers his mother and how she helps him even now.
Artist/Vendor Marcus Green describes how he lives his life and his goals for the future
Artist/Vendor Reginald Denny describes how growing up in a “demeaning location” affected his mentality as an adult.
With the help of a $1 million donation from Amazon, the D.C.-based nonprofit Friendship Place recently launched Family Connect, a privately funded homelessness prevention and diversion program. The 115-day program focuses on getting participants into stable housing and helping them gain employment as quickly as possible.
Is life tough? Ask young people who are experiencing homelessness. On the first day of spring, despite heavy snow, I left for work at 5 a.m. to supervise our delivery crew unloading the latest edition of Street Sense. A few blocks away from the office, I saw a young man on the street, probably 14 years old, asking for money for breakfast. He is not alone in his circumstances. A 2017 study shows that there are 4.2 million adolescents and young adults in the U.S who are experiencing homelessness.
Mothers are a subject that can vary wildly from individual to individual. Some are a gift from God. Others are the salt of the earth, which really is not much different. Unfortunately, many just hold the title and are considered the worst person ever to be called “mother.”
A poem about the importance of family
A poem about war and conflict
Sasha Williams reflects on the challenges she’s faced and the progress she’s made.
On March 8, the Way Home Campaign held a rally and march calling for FY2019 budget appropriations to end chronic homelessness.
Gerald Anderson recounts a visit to his hometown of New Orleans
When I wake up in the morning to start a new day, I never know what lies in front of me. But I know I must face the battle alone.
The D.C. Council Committee held its budget oversight hearing of several agencies which address aging in place in Washington, D.C.
The American Civil Liberties Union D.C. filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Marshals Service for an eviction that occurred in June 2015, where marshals entered the home of a woman with weapons drawn and evicted her and her twelve-year-old daughter.
Construction continues on smaller short-term shelters in each ward. Not all of the new shelters will be open by the time D.C. General closes, requiring an expanded use of motels to house displaced shelter residents in the interim.
A vendor shares his struggle.