A program called Communities for Families helps families stay together and children out of the D.C. foster care system.
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Street Sense artist and vendor Robert Warren explores the history of his family in D.C. as they face the struggles of homelessness.
Pregnant women and mothers face many barriers when seeking housing and shelter. Small-scale operations in the District, like the Northwest Center and House of Ruth, are taking the lead to support women with families who are experiencing homelessness.
The coalition of nonprofits created Platform of Hope to help families access and navigate existing services by centralizing them. The program will take on its second wave of clients in September.
DHS and Capital Area Asset Builders have begun a city-wide flexible subsidy pilot program giving families the authority to decide how much to spend on household expenses each month.
A Street Sense Vendor experiencing homelessness expresses his love for his customers and daughter while showing anyone can help someone else.
The contest asked entrants a simple question, “Tell us why your baby is the cutest!” And at Street Sense Media, we know homelessness and poverty in no way define a person, a family, or a child’s cuteness.
Artist/Vendor Ibn Hipps writes the second part of a series about two misunderstood children, encountering the trials and tribulations of growing up.
Our vendors reflect on Father’s Day 2019.
Vendor Patty Smith shares a poem about her reflections on love.
Artist and vendor Ronald Dudley reflects on affection in a poem about life struggles and family.
Many individuals lodge complaints against the Virginia Williams Family Resource Clinic during a recent oversight committee hearing.
Artist Evelyn Nnam’s poem is a reminder of what Mother’s Day is truly about.
Everyone always thinks their mother is the best in the world. Of course they should feel that way! The Bible says honor thy mother and… Read more »
The always captivating adventures of Black Fields continue.
The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project gives children a chance to enjoy themselves while in a difficult situation.
Sesame Workshop announced on Dec. 12 that Lilly, Sesame Street’s first homeless Muppet, will be reintroduced on its show. The bilingual character is expected to teach young viewers empathy for those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity.
Charles Martin Davis died of natural causes and was found in his bedroom on Oct. 21, according to a police report. Davis, a Street Sense Media vendor, writer and illustrator, was 55 years young. He often sold newspapers in the Tenleytown neighborhood.
There is a possible revolution in the way homelessness is addressed in the nation’s capital.
Laticia Brock dedicates this poem to her birth mother and godmothers.