It is 10:30 a.m. on a Thursday at the NoMa encampments, several communities of people living in tents at the K, M, and L Street… Read more »
Content categorized as Shelter
A woman was raped outside of a city shelter, across the street from a police station.
The annual Point in Time Count of people experiencing homelessness, a nationwide effort, found nearly 500 youth ages 18-24 to be homeless in the District while D.C.’s annual Homeless Youth Census reported approximately 1,300 youth in the same age range as homeless.
Some Ward 1 residents say they have legitimate concerns about the construction of a new homeless shelter in their neighborhood.
The District’s shelter meal debate has revolved around the issue of food service contracts. This is a story about the people who eat the food.
Artist/vendor Jennifer McLaughlin describes her experience living in a neglected shelter building.
Artist/vendor Reginald Black paints a picture of the ways in which shelter life requires one to be on constant alert.
Artist/Vendor experiences participating in the Xavier challenge, an event meant to expose university students to the experience of homelessness.
Patrick Geiger argues D.C.’s PIT count results reveal worrisome trends for homeless singles.
Many individuals lodge complaints against the Virginia Williams Family Resource Clinic during a recent oversight committee hearing.
“We can be the government that ends homelessness,” said one councilmember.
Volunteers and staff members at Samaritan Ministry’s Northwest D.C. location provided clothing, meals and smiles.
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’s administration cut, and then partially reinstated, fiscal year 2019 funding for housing counseling services. Across-the-board funding cuts related to a federal block grant program, totalling $3.4… Read more »
There is a possible revolution in the way homelessness is addressed in the nation’s capital.
This 10-year study in Boston, Massachusetts, analyzed the discrepancies between the mortality rates of the unsheltered homeless population versus the sheltered homeless population.
A fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing Complex displaces 160 residents and leaves one senior trapped in the building for five days.
Two men were arrested after a violent episode at the 2nd and D Street shelter.
Advocates questioned the timeline to close D.C. General and the impact of demolition taking place on the campus. D.C. Council held a hearing to investigate.
Matthew Farkas, a resident at 801 East men’s shelter for several years, died on May 11 at the age of 36. It was exactly one month before his birthday.