The newest installment of Gerald Anderson’s series on his life in New Orleans.
The latest installment of artist and vendor Gerald Anderson’s series, “Treading the Waters.”
Vendor Marcus McCall shares the story of his own wake-up call.
Nonprofit land developer Jubilee Housing has projects underway to provide affordable housing for returning citizens.
The Pathways program, managed by the Office of Neighborhood Engagement and Safety, allows those most vulnerable to committing or being a victim of crime to learn work skills and, ultimately, obtain a full time job. The ONSE staff aims to address any and all issues along the way, whether it be housing or mental health.
Many jails have drastically reduced their populations amid coronavirus fears, but where do ex-prisoners go once they’re out?
Vendor/artist Andre Brinson talks about what success means to him.
Nonprofit housing developer Jubilee Housing purchased the King Emmanuel Baptist Church, and intends to transform it into affordable housing.
One of our vendors gives us a different voice on why there needs to be a new halfway house in the District.
Hope Village was granted an extension on its contract by the Federal Bureau of Prisons until Apr. 30, 2020.
A Street Sense vendor tells about his experience with the message that homelessness can affect anyone.
With Hope Village set to close at the end of October and no plan in place to replace it, men returning home from federal incarceration are losing a critical piece of the reintegration process. The barrier this adds to the reintegration process only lengthens the list of challenges these men already face when they come home.
A Street Sense Vendor and former resident of Hope Village describes some of his experiences in the halfway house and why Hope Village should not be in operation anymore.
Martha’s Table announced a new partnership with the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizens’ Affairs to extend its Outfitters program to D.C.’s returning citizens. According to the CEO, Outfitters could serve as many as 4,000 new members through the partnership, a tremendous expansion from its current monthly membership of 1,200.
Regardless of the years of reports showing poor conditions and minimal resources, the value of Hope Village remains debated as federally incarcerated DC residents across the country fear losing their one connection to home.
The fissure between DC marijuana law and workplace drug testing policies adds a new barrier for returning citizens from the criminal justice system.
Artist and vendor Ronald Smoot reflects on his re-entry process and shares his hope for the future.
Vendor and artist Marcus McCall asks for advice on how to turn his life around and recover from addiction.
Charlton Battle talks about his recent return to StreetSense.
Marcus Green talks about his new job.