“One of the most important decisions on the DC Council’s plate this fall is to pass the Direct Support Professional Payment Rate Act of 2019, initiated by Councilmember Brianne Nadeau.”
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On Aug. 20, benches adjacent to and across from New York Avenue Presbyterian Church were removed due to illicit activities.
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Xavier Justice shares his road to recovery from addiction with the help of Veterans on the Rise’s flexible program.
‘K2’ or synthetic marijuana is ravaging D.C. with a series of overdoses.
While attendees of a public forum on Aug. 15 agreed that a docket on behavioral health could benefit individuals with mental health issues, they said the program should not require participants to plead guilty and requires more public feedback before becoming final.
The Association of American Medical Colleges convened a panel of doctors and other medical experts to discuss the recent dramatic increase in opioid-related deaths in DC.
Vendor Marcus McCall shares a personal testimony about his experience struggling with K2.
The scholarship from Woodley House will support all five awardees as they complete the certification program or pursue internships and jobs to put their credentials to use.
Housing and substance abuse experts said having housing before attempting to seek treatment for individuals who are struggling with substance abuse increases the likelihood of success.
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council hosted a rally outside of the White House Friday calling on officials to consider housing a human right.
Artist and vendor Ronald Smoot reflects on his re-entry process and shares his hope for the future.
Street Sense Media Executive Director Brian Carome alleges the DC behavioral health system, including its mental health court, has failed under the purview of Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Vendor and artist Marcus McCall asks for advice on how to turn his life around and recover from addiction.
Artist and vendor Jet Flegette shares the final installment of the story of her time with Shelley.
A long-awaited downtown service center for D.C.’s homeless residents officially opened on Feb. 25 at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Ave. NW. The grand opening comes after the mayor’s initial plan to open the center on Nov. 1.
Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed a strategic plan to reduce the deaths.
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As a child, Reginald Denny had one household responsibility: clean up after the adults ate, drank and played cards. Denny’s chore paved the way for a battle with alcohol addiction.
Jeffery McNeil’s story of what led him to being homeless, and how he dealt with it.