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.
Content categorized as Physical Health
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?
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.
Artist/Vendor Robert Williams asks how the problem of veteran homelessness can be solved.
D.C. nonprofit Community of Hope reopened its redesigned health clinic in Adams Morgan after two years of renovation. The new clinic has more facilities and specialized resources to serve the immigrant and asylee communities in Ward 1.
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.
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.
Cancer is a very invasive and destructive enemy. Even afterward, attempting to repair and restore the damage caused by the treatment to fight the disease, the body remains broken. It is a very long process. With the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, you will never be 100 percent, because your immune system is weakened. My father was a victim of this aggressive and deadly disease.
United Nations Special Rapporteur Philip Alston visited several locations throughout the United States to observe and report on extreme poverty and its human rights implications.
Many witnesses at at D.C. Council oversight hearing for the Department of Health criticized D.C. Health Care Alliance.
A get well letter from the Street Sense Media Team to Toni, a Street Sense vendor.
Robert Williams calls for increased care towards homeless senior citizens, sharing an experience he had with a homeless friend recently.
After budget cuts last October, Thrive DC has cut its hot meals offered from five days a week to three days a week, as well as decreased the hours that clients may use the facilities. Clients and staff alike said they are upset about these changes, but have been working to adjust to the new schedule.
Scott Lovell talks about the health problems he has had in 2017
Street Sense Media Vendor Aida Peery interviews Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) about jobs, homelessness, the housing crisis, health care, incarceration and more.
Dwayne Butler talks about the difficulties of being homeless in cold weather.