One of our Vendors talks about his experience when he was living outside and how people would taunt him because of it.
Content categorized as Living Unsheltered
D.C. officials released the first-ever plan to decrease youth homelessness on May 22. The plan includes prevention and outreach efforts, increasing housing options and providing youth with mentors. The plan will provide shelter and a support systems for indivduals up to 24-years-old.
Reginald Black Talks about the many situations that the service center serve.
After nearly three decades of being homeless, Charles Davis finally has a place to call home and he’s doing well.
I have been homeless for the past four years, working with Street Sense and my faith in the Lord has kept me grounded.
The MLK Library in Downtown D.C. is closed for renovations. The closing closely impacted the homeless community who utilize the resources they provided.
An anonymous Street Sense author reflects on his time in a DC homeless shelter, and how he eventually found hope.
Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and PFFC Downtown D.C. Public Restroom Committee held a March 20 forum to hear from the creator of the Portland Loo, a probable model for implementation of the bathroom bill Nadeau introduced in January.
At ICH pre-meeting, DC Department of Human Services owns communication breakdown between officials and homeless community during last-minute interim service plan implementation for MLK Library renovation years in the making.
Feature interview with legendary journalist Gay Talese, best known for defining the style of literary journalism. Talese touches on what the growing number of people experiencing homelessness says about our society, his endeavors to help panhandlers modernize their signs, and how he came to know his neighbors on the street in East Manhattan.
The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness conducted the annual Point in Time homeless count on Jan. 25 on behalf of the District to estimate the number of homeless people in D.C. The data collected from the count is used by the city government to more accurately plan housing resources and other solutions for homelessness.
A vendor describes the screening of “Mekko” and her film “Who Should I be Grateful To?” at the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian.
Demonstrators protested nuclear weapons, war, poverty and homelessness over inauguration weekend, camping out in Franklin Square Park alongside the park’s homeless residents.
Mayor Bowser and Obama administration officials spoke at the opening of the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence, which provides housing to homeless veterans in D.C. and includes other affordable units for low-income tenants.
A vendor writes about being homeless and his gratitude.
A vendor asks that the new presidential administration deal seriously with the issue of homelessness and treat homeless people with respect and compassion.
Timothy Ray, who died at age 51 in December, was generous, hardworking and deeply committed to his faith and friends.
A documentary by filmmaker Michael Leoni portrays the challenges facing homeless youth in Los Angeles.