I passed out (from what I later learned was very high blood pressure) at the McPherson Square bus stop. Someone called 911. When I opened… Read more »
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Six years ago, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. From that point on, I have been going with her to some of her doctor’s… Read more »
“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.”
Working in the heat can be very dangerous. I wear a hat and drink plenty of water. My mission is to find a shady spot… Read more »
Painted in bold shades of blue, red, green and pink, Whitman-Walker Health’s Max Robinson Center has stood prominently in the historic Anacostia neighborhood, just a… Read more »
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 summer can be an especially difficult time for homeless residents living in the District. Rising temperatures pose some unique challenges for people living without shelter. Here are some things readers can do to help relieve the heat.
The D.C. Health Justice Coalition hosted a community discussion on July 11 to develop their arguments for equitable health care throughout the District.
After nearly 30 years of service at Joseph’s House, Patty Wudel, the nonprofit’s outgoing executive director, leaves behind a legacy of community building and compassion.
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.
Health clinics in D.C. may now prescribe produce to patients with chronic conditions in order to issue assistance to afford healthy food that will mitigate those conditions.
IjahQueen Is Peniel is losing her housing voucher following three years of poor living conditions and struggling to pay rent. She believes a paperwork error led her to fall behind on her rent and not have her lease renewed. Now she must try and find new housing without the subsidy from the state.
While attending Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure in Washington, D.C., Black Fields learns a shocking fact about breast cancer.
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.
After going through several iterations since early 2017, the Public Restroom Facilities Installation and Promotion Act was advanced through the Committee on Transportation and the Environment.
There is a lack of services available to victims of domestic violence in Washington, D.C. A coalition of advocates assessed 22 District agencies and the D.C. Council to evaluate how they handle situations of domestic violence internally and externally.
This 10-year study in Boston, Massachusetts, analyzed the discrepancies between the mortality rates of the unsheltered homeless population versus the sheltered homeless population.
Tyrone Chisholm Jr. writes this series to demonstrate the challenges and opportunities
he has found while homeless, employed and enrolled in higher education in our
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.
The Northeast is experiencing a heat wave. What resources are available to help D.C.’s homeless community cope?