Bill that allows the District to work with the National Park Service to maintain and operate Franklin Square Park passes in the House of Representatives
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Craig Thompson discusses homelessness, D.C, and religion.
One man was arrested while resisting a group eviction of homeless people illegally camping in tents on public space across from the U.S. State Department. Two cleanups were held over seven days. Tents returned to the area both nights.
Every Monday, homeless youth flock to a drop-in center formed by First Congregational United Church of Christ, Sasha Bruce Youthwork, and the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District. Staff supplies youth with food, activities, HIV testing, and other services, as well as connects them to other resources.
On September 20th, approximately 6,800 out-of-school and unemployed D.C. youth attended the Opportunity Fair & Forum. Special resources were provided for homeless and at-risk youth.
The story of Franklin park and a man who sells hot dogs there.
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.
Street Sense Vendor Angie Whitehurst comments on the Shaw Community Center’s impact in the neighborhood.
New Endeavors by Women provides transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless women and families through its seven housing-based programs. For 29 years, NEW staff and services have helped over 3,000 women and 500 children work towards achieving or improving employment, education and housing.
On June 8, 2017 D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and, former mayor Anthony Williams spoke about the 3-year renovation of D.C.’s downtown library branch while the historic 56 ft x 7 ft mural of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was removed.
Wisconsin man Dennis Schulze brings a personal touch to his fundraising efforts for police and military. After spending a month traveling from Delaware to the White House by wheelchair, Schulze finds himself so touched by the stories in Franklin Park that he spends a week sleeping there.
Part of an ongoing initiative to write obituaries for the homeless death. The point is to remember as they came not as they went.
Adapt. a disability rights organization, gathered at the White House to advocate for the Disability Integration Act and to demand recognition from the Trump Administration.
With the Martin Luther King Jr. Library now closed for a three-year renovation period, downtown community members have expressed a need for a service center for the time being. City officials have been seeking feedback from community members to gage their needs.
The new documentary “Check It,” directed by Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer, follows the rise of the first known all-LGBTQ gang.
Street Sense Vendor Anthony Crawford has been getting his customers ready for Valentine’s Day. With the help of Second Story Cards, a startup project run… Read more »
The nonprofit People for Fairness Coalition is contacting some of the District’s biggest movers and shakers for the Dec. 20 Homeless Person’s Memorial Day candlelight vigil.
Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown is “baking a difference” by providing job training for disabled veterans.
People shared their experiences with mental illness through monologues, poetry, music and dance at the Keegan Theatre on Oct. 10 and 11.
Members of a long-standing “hidden” tent city faced eviction and a clean up as part of an ongoing effort overseen by the Office of the Deputy Mayor.