The coalition of nonprofits created Platform of Hope to help families access and navigate existing services by centralizing them. The program will take on its second wave of clients in September.
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Some Ward 1 residents say they have legitimate concerns about the construction of a new homeless shelter in their neighborhood.
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 landlord declined to comment on the matter.
Vendor Moyo Onibuje discusses his experience finding housing, the comforts of his new home, and his ambitions for the future.
Woman experiencing homelessness’ review on author Annie Finch’s poetry performance.
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.
Nonprofit developer Jubilee Housing is building affordable housing in Columbia Heights that will allow low-income families to stay in their neighborhood.
Eric Thompson-Bey discusses his journey to getting a job in a restaurant, which began when he obtained an externship through a culinary program called Real Opps located at Thrive D.C.
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.
Street Sense vendor returns home to Adams Morgan, the place where he got his start in newspaper sales.
On September 16, a hospice for homeless people with late stage HIV/AIDS called Joseph’s House held a drag show in Adams Morgan. Drag queens performed and community members gathered around to celebrate their community.
A breakfast program on Connecticut Avenue has been feeding 60-70 people every Tuesday-Saturday morning for nearly 30 years. While people are there for a meal, they are also offered clothing, health care, haircuts and art therapy. The warm and welcoming atmosphere is what makes this program noteworthy.
Speakers from One DC, Amalgamated Transit Union 689 and others encouraged the crowd to contact their council members and call for affordable transit.
Ever since the city announced its plan to close the D.C. General family shelter and transfer its residents to new facilities in seven of the… Read more »
Artist-vendor Angelyn Whitehurst writes about jazz and poetry at Loaves and Fishes.
An appeal brought against the District government by a group of 42 homeless men who were evicted from the La Casa low-barrier shelter in 2010, has been summarily dismissed on all counts by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
A photo essay by Vendor/Artist Ken Martin showing a Ward 1 neighborhood meet-up to discuss public safety and more.
A group of homeless men who stayed at La Casa sued the city under the Fair Housing Act.