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Man experiencing homelessness writes about the importance of public restrooms in Washington DC
This 10-year study in Boston, Massachusetts, analyzed the discrepancies between the mortality rates of the unsheltered homeless population versus the sheltered homeless population.
Ernest Yambot expresses his thanks to Mayor Muriel Bowser and Street Sense Media for their efforts in helping people experiencing homelessness.
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.
Pharmacies have long been in short supply in Wards 7 and 8, which serves as a disadvantage to residents.
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.
Casa Ruby offers a variety of services to members of the LGBTQ community regardless of housing or immigration status
D.C. local government agrees upon LGBTQ health data collection, in opposition to Trump Administration’s attempt to eliminate it.
As treatment for HIV has improved over the years, federal funding dedicated to housing for HIV-positive people has not. Service providers are struggling to help new people in need as others continue to age and housing costs skyrocket.
A short story of the struggles that artist/vendor Patty Feris has experienced over the course of her life.
An article on Kaiser Permanente’s actions to promote affordable housing and its affects on homelessness across the country.
On April 19, Mayor Muriel Bowser launched ‘Right Care, Right Now,’ an initiative by D.C. Fire and Emergency Services that transfers non-emergency 911 calls to nurses at clinics around the city. The program was launched to preserve the resources of District hospitals for medical emergencies, and connect patients in non-emergency situations with more effective care.
A report released Feb. 26 by the Office of the D.C. Auditor and the Council for Court Excellence documents serious shortcomings in the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health, including instances in which staff without formal forensic training made decisions regarding patients’ competency to stand trial and their criminal responsibility for the charges they face.
DC residents, disability-rights advocates and service providers testified on February 14th during the Committee on Human Service’s Performance Oversight Hearing lead by Chairwoman Brianne Nadeau.
The Committee on Health’s Performance Oversight Hearing, chaired by Councilmember Vincent Gray, was held on February 12. D.C. residents, medical service providers and advocates testified on a range of issues pertaining to the health and well-being of D.C. residents.
Twenty million Americans now re-
ceive health care services through 8,500 community health centers, up from 17 million four years
ago, according to a new report issued by the White House.
Once home to a thriving shipbuilding industry, the port city of Perama near Athens has seen its fortunes wane over the years as buyers abandoned it for cheaper options outside Greece.
At Bread for the City’s Northwest Center, located in the District’s Shaw neighborhood, guests gathered on Feb. 16 to cut a ribbon, and to celebrate the official beginning of a much-needed new health program.