Christina Mele talks about tragedy and the human need to find meaning.
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Homelessness is up by 6 percent this year in the city, according to the newly released preliminary results of an annual homeless count conducted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG).
A rundown house in the city’s Marshall Heights neighborhood is soon to be transformed into a haven for homeless young people, thanks to a collaboration between a local nonprofit organization and two companies that serve the construction industry.
Steve Cherenfant, 21, considers himself lucky. Although he grew up in what he called an “unstable environment,” he never had to resort to couchsurfing or sleeping in a homeless shelter. He had a loving father and a house he called home.
Troubles at home send many Washington, D.C. children and young adults into foster care or the juvenile justice system.
A poem about police violence
Hundreds of young adults in the foster care system are facing emotional problems, living in poverty and are without adequate means to become independent upon exiting the system.
On March 9, members of the Obama Administration traveled to Detroit to host an unprecedented national conference regarding housing and homelessness among America’s LGBT community, particularly its youth.
Although Trayvon Martin’s tragic death and the accompanying circumstances should cause Americans to question how far we have come on racial issues in the past few generations, I am cynical about the motivations of some of those who have shown up in Sanford, Fla.
The gymnasium at Calvary Baptist Church was recently transformed into a space for over 100 giggling and squealing children. A March 3 Pop-Up Play event allowed them to create their own playground.
The school board said they were getting more tutors to help the kids. But I left the meeting still worried. I wasn’t convinced by the reassuring words.
Founded in 1990 as a faith-based homeless services organization, THC, or Transitional Housing Corporation has grown into a major Episcopal housing agency.
The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) and Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) have set a goal of distributing 60 million disposable diapers over the next three years to help struggling families across the United States.
Lenny Harris didn’t have anything to steal, said people who knew him the best. He had already given all he had. The murdered activist for Alexandria, Va.’s poor and homeless was remem- bered Feb. 6 by friends and family.
Little Friends for Peace is a nonprofit organization that strives to teach peace skills to youth in the greater D.C. area. In a culture that glorifies violence, LFFP equips students with the skills to combat violence and encourage peaceful conflict resolution.
Franklin Sterling, 58, is proud of many things. He is proud to be vendor #214 for Street Sense. He is proud of his back- ground as a ’70s protest kid in D.C., opinionated and steadfast. And, above all, he is proud to call himself a modern poet with a love for the classics.
There are 1,880 children experiencing homelessness in the District. The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project visits 6 different transitional housing and emergency shelter programs to provide… Read more »
Vennie Hill talks about her son and how he changed her life.
The Interfaith Conference (IFC) aims to promote dialogue, understanding and a sense of community among persons of diverse faiths and to work cooperatively for social and economic justice in metropolitan Washington, D.C.
Established in 1994, Young Women’s
Project was started by young
women as an organization that
works for under-resourced women
and girls, and teens of color.