- Volunteer at Street Sense Media – support our vendors, help plan exciting events,
- Or become an intern
- Volunteer your time at a nearby service provider – like Miriam’s Kitchen or Sasha Bruce Youthwork
- Add the Hypothermia Shelter Hotline (202-399-7093) to your phone; call when you see a person who may need transportation to a shelter during Hypothermia Season (Nov. 1-Mar. 31)
- Endorse the Housing Not Handcuffs campaign to end the criminalization of homelessness and assure holistic housing for all.
- Volunteer with The Way Home Campaign and sign their pledge to end chronic homelessness in D.C.
- Join the Housing for All Campaign run by the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development
- Stay informed about policy initiatives that might need your support, and write to your local officials.
- Contribute to Street Sense Media to support our work and make an impact on the lives of people experiencing homelessness in D.C.
- Please email [email protected] with any questions about donations. In addition to online donations through the link above, we accept donations by check (mailed to our office), donations of stock, and online donations via Facebook.
- You can also support Street Sense Media by shopping through Amazon Smile and selecting Street Sense Media as your charity of choice!
- Donate new winter clothing, hand warmers, socks, hats, gloves, and other items to Street Sense Media starting in November each year for our annual holiday party/vendor gift distribution in December. Please email [email protected] to make a donation.
- You can also donate clothing, hygiene products, and other goods to local service providers and homeless shelters year-round. Check out our service provider guide to find organizations in need of supplies.
- Learn more about how you can be part of the solution:
- Engage friends and family in discussions about homelessness to confront negative stereotypes with compassion and encourage positive language and respect
- e.g. use language such as “people experiencing homelessness” or “homeless individuals” rather than “bum,” “transient,” “panhandler,” or “the homeless”
- Why might someone be “smelly, lazy, uneducated, rude, addicted, etc.”? If they had access to resources and support to change this situation, we bet they would.