We called all of the city’s heat emergency resources for people who need to get cool. There were less options for homeless people than advertised. Not everyone knew they were part of the plan.
Content categorized as Health, Mental
SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) recently opened its third facility to help meet the transitional housing needs of local LGTBQ youth.
Samaritan Inns’ new facility provides homeless or at-risk women seeking sobriety with a six-month treatment program that allows them to live full-time in the building while receiving a personalized regimen of therapy and medical care, and later, assistance finding jobs and housing.
Reporting on a Maryland firm that allegedly committed Medicaid fraud by bribing homeless individuals to submit requests for mental healthcare services that were never provided.
Shane Sullivan, a harm reduction outreach worker, argues that only full decriminalization of drugs will enable the District to seriously address its increasingly deadly street supply.
William ‘Bill’ Maggi was a force of personality in Dupont Circle for decades. His death is still a mystery, and his daughters mourn his loss.
Some people find religion, others find poker.
Artist/Vendor Vennie Hill continues sharing her story of overcoming addiction.
Joyner shares her growth as a woman through a flower simile.
Attorney General Karl A. Racine is suing a home health care provider, Vizion One, for defrauding D.C.’s Medicaid program of more than $3 million from 2012 to 2014.
Community organizations are trying to help children and families in need but have limited resources
Without a phone and pandemic closures where computers are accessible, communication is proving to be a challenge.
Artist and Vendor Vennie Hill Bracey writes about their recovery journey.
Artist and Vendor Ronald Smoot writes about what brings him joy.
Williams shares her growth from her triggers.
Family and neighbors gathered on Feb. 20 evening to celebrate the life of Angela Hill, who died under the John Philip Sousa Bridge. She had lived there for at least 10 years.
Cleaning benefitted my mental and physical health. Laziness left me unhealthy, sad, and depressed. Cleaning led me to set a time schedule to exercise, write, and pursue the thing I enjoy.
In the midst of COVID-19, DC must work to improve their accessibility to essential mental health services for the homeless community
I can’t force my client to do anything; all I can do is support him as he sets himself up to meet his goals.
Artist and vendor Jeff Taylor critiques the case study written by Street Sense Media about the life and death of Alice Carter, who he knew and lived with.